MELBU MOAN

 

Vesterålen Hiking Association

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From Trolldalen Stokmarknes trip goes along Trolldalsaksla and around the mountain to Lekang Dalen followed westward to Husby valley and Urvatnet. With its footing under the skis it is straightforward to get up on Melbu Moan, in a fairly steep uphill.

Moan is not so high above sea level, but here you get one anyway Alpine feel, with views of the local fells, sea and Hinnøy- and Lofoten mountains. It proceeds gently down towards Kvanntolimyra and Haugnyken. The return trip can be overlaid Seats Hill, east to Close lake, and from there north to Båtvatnet.

HELL SHOLA

Hell Shola is a little ability to penetrate dump in Gullestad Marka, just east of Litlurvatnet down against Båtvatnet. When the cattle were driven down from grazing around Urvatnet and they came down into the cave, so did the shepherds trouble getting cows on. Hence the ugly name.

 

Type: Cross country

Length: About. 19.9 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium+

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fits: Adult, child, senior

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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OVER HADSELØYA

Vesterålen Hiking Association

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The trip over the mountain range in the middle of Hadseløya yesterday at the intersection of the wild and rugged mountain scenery to the north and the rounder, more fertile landscape of the southern part of the island. From Stokmarknes followed forest road to Bergvik Lake. West of this, and on the north side of Kvanntoa. Further up in the cut between Vardheia and Nils Swedish tines.

From vessel followed back to the top of Nils Swedish Draw. Egga followed westward over Motinden (625 m) to Sæterfjellet. Down to Mannshausen, and further east down the hillside to the interior lake. Up Gotadalen to plateau Melbu Moan. Urvatnet passed on the south side, and then carrying it through Burn Vins Haugen Ørnheia.

Back to Stokmarknes over Heibruna, Loft edge and Trolldalsaksla. The tour may be interrupted halfway by following Ånnstaddalen down to Ånnstad.

NILS SWEDISH DRAW

Nils Swedish Draw Named for a Nils Swede, whose last name is unknown. This Nils came to Hadsel turn of the century. He traveled around the island on different kinds of masonry work, and often went over the mountains to and from, in particular route of summit which got his name. Nils drank some, and people from the village were worried that it was going to happen to him something on these mountain tours. Ei lady pointed this out once and Nils replied only: "Interest will nogon have bekymmer before my burial!" Four days before Christmas he would again over the mountains to Melbu, now to buy Christmas dram. On this trip, he was gone. It was searched for him in the mountains, but he was not found.

 

Type: Hiking, hike

Length: About. 17.6 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: demanding+

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fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km5,0 km10,0 km15,0 km025050075070 moh.

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BØVATNET AROUND

 

 

Vesterålen Hiking Association

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From the youth in Lokkøya be head west towards the southern tip of Bøvatnet. Lake followed on the west side with a side trip up the valley between Bear Mountain and Vetten.

Here is a protected place with lovely views.

A detour to the not-so-pristine Hegge valley is also recommended, before continuing through Jokkumskogen and up Poll valley to Poll Hill. The return trip will be added over the marshes east of Bøvatnet.

CULTURAL HERITAGE

On Poll hill located remains of a large farmstead. This Ødegården is a distinctive and valuable cultural heritage which is just waiting to be further explored. In the absence of reliable information can the each one of us make us thoughts about the business that has taken place here in ancient times.

 

Type: Cross country

Length: About. 10.4 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km2,5 km5,0 km7,5 km10,0 km010020030040022 moh.

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MONSEN MINUTE BY MINUTE: VESTERÅLEN (FJÆRVOLL-LYNGHAUGTINDEN-VETTE STEINE)

The Norwegian Trekking Association

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LARS MONSEN IS IN VESTERÅLEN 25TH TO JULY 29TH AND ROUTE LYNGHAUGTINDEN AND VETTEN 28-29.JULI. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE "MINUTE BY MINUTE RULES" IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING JOINING:

1.  To follow in the footsteps Monsens means you have to take responsibility for yourself. Remember the mountain code. 
2.  Make sure you understand the route to go. 
3.  You are responsible for transportation to and from the trip. Start and finish can be far apart. Take public transportation if possible. 
4.  Bring your own tents and other necessary equipment if you want to stay overnight. The cabins Monsen will visit will be fully booked at the time he is there. 
5.  Allow enough time for the return trip if you do not stay overnight. 
6.  Dress in line with the weather and temperature, and be prepared for changing weather conditions. See our packing list on dnt.no. 
7. Bring enough food and drink for the whole trip. The catering cottages will have limited severingsmuligheter. The unserviced cabins will as usual have no food storage. 
8.  Be prepared to get on TV. Smile for the camera! 
9.  Bring all the rubbish back from your trip, and pick what you might see on the trail. 

10.  It can be crowded on tour with Monsen. If you want to have nature for yourself, we recommend to look for travel tips on UT.no.

 

Day 4 and 5 (28-29.juli) Fjærvoll - Lynghaugtinden - Vetten - Steine

Departure at. 11:00, the tours are estimated at approximately 5 hours both days. 

From Fjærvoll (parking at the nursery), the exchange rate against the north edge of Fjærvollfjellet, and then followed back southwards to the summit (161 m). Back to outlying road, exit is via Nøkkbua (Fjærvoll districts) by Nøkktjønna trail east of Black Knausen, until you hit the tractor from Lead. Furthermore southeast of Revelten. Here bends off towards the northeast, where after about 200 height gauges through forests and low vegetation reaches the heath at Cross River. From here follow to the top of Lynghaugtinden (504 m). After descent of the tine, is established tent camp at the foot of the mountain, at around Cross River. There will be activities for all ages throughout the evening. The day after the trail direction south, of Lassan (438 m) to the surface and long Spikarheia. Furthermore, over Heggedalsbruna to Vetten (467 m), named after the Sciences in which kindled here in the old days. 

From Vetten added trip to the southwest, across the green, gently sloping uplands past Geitbergknutran and down to Losjehytta. Take off right before Losjehytta the path westwards and down to Sikan Shooting Range. Dirt road from here to Bøhallen on Steine. Possibility of showering on Bøhallen after completing the tour.
 

Dog walking:  Dogs are welcome but it is certainly a lead, both on tour and in camp.

Toilet:  If you gotta go where it is not set up toilet, you must bring the paper in return for separate bag. Avoid wipes. 

The use of open fire and storm kitchen:  Camping stove must be used with caution. There will be bonfires on campsites, but there will be limited space around. Campfire outside this is not allowed.

Clay Policy : There will be calm in the camp until 24:00.

Running water:  Study the map before heading out. See tour descriptions on UT.no. There are water pumps at campsites and all start somewhere. 

Access to food:  It is not possible to trade food for starting places or on campsites. Food must have dealing before the tour starts.

Garbage:  Everyone has to take care of own trash and throw it in containers at camp sites.

Other : In Bo is arranged well, old-fashioned market upon arrival Bøhallen Sunday, 29.07. Here you can buy barbecue, cakes and much more.  

 

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 15.3 km

Duration: 2 days+

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: demanding+

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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USEFUL LINKS

Monsen minute by minute
Top experiencing Vesterålen
Parking on Myre
Transport in Bo
Map - Tour 1: Norway Series Andoy
Map - Tour 2: Norway Series Sortland
Camps Wednesday, 25/07: Steady
Thursday, 7/26: Oppland

GETTING THERE

Transport Øksnes: 
Note! The road into Nyksund is closed to normal traffic. There is no parking in Nyksund. Therefore, it is set up transport from Myre. Everyone must pay yourself.

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Transportation Info to tour participants

Tuesday, 24/07 starting at 17.00 to 23.00: 
Taxi from Myre-Nyksund. See map of parking Myre under "useful links". 
Price £ 150 per person one way. 

Wednesday, 25/07 starting at 08.00- 11.00
Taxi from Myre-Nyksund. Price £ 150 per person one way. 

Shuttle buses from at 08.  
Children under 16 years: 70 kr per person one way. Adults: 130 kr per person one way. 
For those going to Nyksund and also want entry to the Harbor days, prices are respectively 80/150, - 

Thursday, 07/26 starting at 4:00 p.m. to 2:00
Bus from Nyksund Myre. B
arn under 16 years: 70 kr per person one way. Adults: 130 kr per person one way. 

Friday, 07.27 from 07.00
Taxi from Nyksund Myre. Price £ 150 per person one way. All must have left the campsite until 11:00

Transport Bo: 

Parking & Camping
There is limited space for parking on both Guvåg and Fjærvoll. Be good to run together and show respect. We recommend anyone who comes with caravans or camper to avoid running into Guvåg since the road is narrow. It could be chaos if there will be many large vehicles. 

When it is fully at the car parks at Guvåg visitors must park elsewhere and possibly use scheduled buses. Caravans and campers are encouraged to park at Asters, at Bøheimen, at Straume or at one of the many fine campgrounds we have in the village. 

Main Public Parking for walkers:
Asters by Bo Secondary School. Here we recommend everyone to park to go to Breitinden and Guvåg cabin. 
Old Fjærvoll School. Here we recommend everyone to park to go to Lynghaugtinden and Vetten. NB: not motorhomes and caravans. 
Regulation of the way during the period

Please note that there are recce prohibited on Jørlandsveien. Those that are to Guvåg must run Guvåg road. 

There will be no entry in the 3 municipal roads in restricted periods: 
Harbor Road on Guvåg parted with no entry on 25 July - 28 July. No entry does not apply to those who use the road to residential / rental.
Vinje Sjøveien parted-entry before and during the Summer Open 27 - July 29. The time from 20.30 to 22.00. No entry does not apply to those who use the road to residential / rental or who have parking at the boat club. 
Sikanveien parted with no entry Sunday 29 July in the space-time from 13.00 to 16.00 in connection with the Adventure Trail until Monsen with companions have come down. No entry does not apply to those who use the road to housing. 

For more information about bus transportation in Bo, look under "useful links" further up the page. 

Friday, 27/07 Morning
Bus: 
08.00 Steine - 8:15 Straume - 08.30 Asters - 9:00 Guvåg
08.30 Steine - 8:45 Straume - 09.00 Asters - 9:30 Guvåg

Shuttle buses:         
09.30 Asters - 10:00 Guvåg
10:00 Asters - 10:30 Guvåg

Friday, 27/07 Morning
Bus: 
17.00 Guvåg - asters - Straume
18.00 Guvåg - asters - Straume
19.00 Guvåg - asters - Straume

Saturday, 28/07 Morning
Bus: 
08.15 Guvåg - asters - Straume - Fjærvoll
09.15 Guvåg - asters - Straume - Fjærvoll

Sunday, 07.29
Intercity residential Sortland at 16.45 from Steine school at Bøhallen
See here for information on the fixed bus routes to and from Bo
Taxi can be ordered from Bo Taxi: 76137700. 

Ticket prices bus: 
tickets bought in advance with rocker accommodates warranty . Vipps- number 529202                 
Ticket adult one way kr. 75, -
Free for children under 16 years registered in advance with the lashes.                                                                      
You can also buy your ticket as you go on the bus. Price for adult is then $ 100, children are still free. 
Please note that only advance purchase with lashes that guarantees space.

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HIKING FROM SKUTVIK TO KVALBAKKHÅGEN

Kjell Fredriksen

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From signs in Skutvik with "Welcome to Skutvik" drive westward and park on the hill above the nursery or a little further out by the boom on the way to Utaker, here there is room for 3 cars. Then go on good old rural road beyond the Utaker. Once you have passed Utvåg, make up a steep hill. On top of this hill there is a picnic area with tables and benches. About 30 meters before this picnic area, turn off to the left and up on the hill southwest of the picnic area. Here it is cutting pliers "Top ten for Hamarøy 2016" The ride up here in 2016 years marked with white plastic ties. From here you have nice views of the Vestfjord and Lundøya in the southwest and to the hall and the mountains in the north.

 

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 1.4 km

Duration: 1 hour+

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

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fits: Children

Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km0,5 km1,0 km025507532 moh.

GETTING THERE

Own car.

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STORTUVA AT SKUTVIK

 

Kjell Fredriksen

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You can start from the ferry terminal and go to the intersection in Skutvik where the road out towards Å Yesterday, Go past the kindergarten onwards towards a salmon farming. Just beside this you have a boom on the old road to Utaker. You go through this boom and further about 100 meters from there turn left from this road and the path up to Stortuva

 

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 1.8 km

Duration: 1 hour+

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

fits: Children

Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km0,5 km1,0 km1,5 km0100200300113 moh.

GETTING THERE

Car, bus or express boat and ferry to Skutvik.

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VATENDALEN TO LEKANG

 

Geir Mellem Klæboe

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Hilly ride from Vatendalen on Hadsel island's north side, over Gong vessel to Moan (Moan is not so high above sea level, but here you get one anyway Alpine feel). From Moan trip continues eastward and follow the forest road through Lekang valley down to the parking lot on the trails at Lekang.

Type: Hiking, hike

Length: About. 10.5 km

Duration: 4 hours+

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium+

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

fits: Adult, senior

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km2,5 km5,0 km7,5 km10,0 km020040062 moh.

GETTING THERE

Start off the road at the top of Vatendalen

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MOUNTAINEERING TO VETTEN AND LYNGHAUGTINDEN

Vesterålen Hiking Association

About group 53 SuggestionsWhat   4 cabins

From Fjærvoll be heading towards the northern edge of Fjærvollfjellet and back followed south, to the top. Further east on utmarksveg over Soppåselva. Ridge south of Trolldalsvatnet adhered to the top of Vetten (467 m), named after the Sciences in which kindled here in the old days. Bøvetten was one of the first that was lit in Vesterålen, upon notice of strife. 

From Vetten trip goes north towards the flat Spikarheia and Lynghaugtinden (504 meters), by many called the Needle. The return trip goes along Revelten and the marsh to Fjærvoll. By Nøkktjønna has villagers in Fjærvoll brought up a daytrip cabin.

 

Type: Hiking, mountaineering

Length: About. 14.0 km

Duration: 1 hour +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium +

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km5,0 km10,0 km020040060014 moh.

GETTING THERE

Fjærvoll

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ØRNFANGARHULA

Vesterålen Hiking Association

About group 53 SuggestionsWhat   4 cabins

The tour starts at Teigan, on the seaward side of Hadseløya, 12 km west of Stokmarknes. From here, carrying it up the old power station road along the east side of Teig lake and further along the west side of Ground Lake. 

From across the lake, the exchange rate inward Gong Skar valley, which stretches southwest toward Taskaret. At the bottom of the valley lies Dansar mound, where people before met and danced. From vessel wonderful view towards Taen, Lofoten and the ocean. The return trip laid on Seats vessel northeast of Tanipa, and further down in Teig valley. 

The rate is set westwards in the valley to some caves that are interesting to peep out, before bearing down against Teig Lake. 

Ørnfangarhula
On route to Lamlitinden under Taskaret, in flatura around 100 meters west northwest of Kulivatnet (295 m), lies the very elaborate Ørnfangarhula, so well camouflaged that even the most attentive hostel can step on it without knowing what he has under his feet. 

It was early in the 20th century that ørnefangeren Oluf Ellingsen could lie here with their bait. Once the eagle swooped down to meat, he pulled it to him, grabbed around the legs of the eagle, tied them together and put the eagle in a sack. Ellingsen was trying to make a living by capturing and display of live eagles, but had to give up after a short time.  

 

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 6.4 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium+

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km2,0 km4,0 km6,0 km0200400600111 moh.

GETTING THERE

By car to Teigan on Hadseløya

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MOUNTAINEERING TO LILAND DRAW

Petter Michael Hovland

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Liland Draw is a peak in the Steigenberger at 587 meters. The tour goes first on a tractor, but eventually you have to go in the forest, heather and rock. The trip can be carried out by children, but is not particularly suited.

The tour starts from Skjelvareid. From the starting point, follow a dirt road to the top past some fields and into the woods. Tractor road goes a bit up the mountain. Eventually stops the road and you have to go up towards the back. From there the basis there is no path and you just have to go to you on your back. From the back you look straight down on Lilandsvatnet / Førvatnet. Up on the ridge takes aim at the highest point and goes to the top.

The top is right on Snow's is another popular trip.

 

Type: Hiking, hiking, mountaineering

Length: About. 23.9 km trip / return

Duration: 2 hours +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium +

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km2,5 km5,0 km7,5 km10,0 km025050075084 moh.

Height curve and the map shows the trip one way. Overall, the trip is about 23.9 km trip / return.

GETTING THERE

Parker at Skjelvareid the FV835. On Skjelvareid there is a stop near the exit towards Bogøy and Engeløya.

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GAUKVÆRØY - 10 ON BØLGAN - VESTERÅLEN

 

Brottsport TI ON BØLGAN

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One of kayak trips in 10 on Bølgan Vesterålen. It is possible to paddle to Litløy lighthouse, which has previously been shown in Norway, among others Around - where a lady housed in an abandoned lighthouse. Here it is possible to stay overnight, or just drop by. Read more here: http://www.littleislandlighthouse.com/?id=2071374403

 

Type: Paddling, kayaking

Length: About. 4.4 km

Duration: 1 day, 2 days +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

  • All suggestions on UT.no are graded according to the Brand Manual. Read more here

fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km1,0 km2,0 km3,0 km4,0 km02040601 moh.

USEFUL LINKS

Brottsport - all at the perfect trip!

GETTING THERE

Set out from Vinjesjøen in Bø. It is possible to choose a short and a long trail towards the goal, we have marked up the short course. The longer trail runs on the south side of Gaukværøy.

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TOPPTUR TIL SMÅTINDAN

 

Petter Michael Hovland

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Småtindan in Steigen is a peak of 873 m. The trip is largely on the way and can be completed by most. The entire trip is on 11.4 kilometers t / r. Do you want to just go to the tower is the tour about 10km t / r. Most tour ends at the tower and three-pronged. The trip can be completed in the summer and the winter. In winter, you can either ski or on legs. It runs regularly with snowmobile belt ATV and least weasel to top that leaves tracks you can follow. In summer it is also possible to ride a bike.

The tour starts at the neck, a ski resort in Leinesfjord. You can either start from the large parking lot at tidtakerbua or up at the barrier. In winter, you have to start from the large parking lot.

Follow the road until you get to the mast. On the trip you will pass Litl Bjorndal lake. You also come to a crossroads where you can go off the road and take a shortcut. This road is shorter and steeper. Up at the mast can either tell you happy and enjoy the view, or you can continue towards Småtindan. The trip so far has been very easy and suitable for everyone. In winter it is normal to stop at the Tower since it is difficult to move on.

Shortly after you have passed the tower, go to the left and head for the highest point further along. This trip can be for some perceived as demanding and are not really suitable for children. You can either go back to the top or go scree to the left top. Do you go back you have to count on a little scrambling. This road is not suitable for the elderly and for children. Scree are very loose, so here you have to be careful if you are more that go together.

Up on the top you can enjoy the views of the Vestfjord, Scotland Fjord and Leinesfjorden.

 

Type: Hiking, mountaineering, hiking

Length: About. 11.7 km

Duration: 4 hours +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium +

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Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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GETTING THERE

From Leinesfjord follow FV835 against E6. About. 2,6km from the exit toward Nordskot you come to a sign towards Ferdigplen and Skihytta. Then follow the road all the way in, but no further than the boom.

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OVERGANGSTUR AUST POLLEN - TROLLFJORDEN

 

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Between all the peaks in the scheduled boat area is a road that is relatively straightforward to go for the smooth walking. 

From Aust Pollen Sløverfjord carries it upward Aust Poll valley, on the west side of the river. If the upper Austrian Poll lake (275 m) have high water, you may want to go a little way up the hillside west of the lake. Moreover, until Isvatnet and Trollfjord Heia, with stunning views Trollfjorden and Raftsundet. Trollfjord lodge is located at the east end of Isvatnet, approximately 400 meters above sea level. 

From the hut, the trip east to the penstock against the Troll Fjord. Penstock can be followed steeply down to the bay, but it might just as well continue a few hundred meters further east, and go down into flatter terrain. Route is encircled by 1,000 meters high peaks. In north Trollfjordtindan and south Trolltindan.

Trollfjord

Trollfjord is 2.5 kilometers long, and the inlet is 200 meters wide. A little further into the fjord shore only 100 meters. So widens fjord out and forms an internal pool with a maximum width of 350 meters. Maximum depth in this pool is approximately 60 meters. There bay is at its narrowest, is a breaking consisting of the lower stone, where the depth is only 30 meters. On the north side of the fjord rises a precipitous, smooth polished walls of the granite-like rock monzonite, the oldest rock in Norway. 

They would Trolltindan south reaching up to 1,045 meters above sea level. Several lakes in the area was regulated in the '50s, and the two power plants on the fjord still delivers power to the regional coordination network.

 

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 6.6 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: demanding+

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fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km2,0 km4,0 km6,0 km0200400600241 moh.

GETTING THERE

You must have a boat, kayak or canoe to both ends of this trip.

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MOUNTAINEERING TROHORNET ENGELØYA STEIGENBERGER

 

Paul Fortun

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Trohornet 649 m. Engeløya - Steigenberger is about 10 km long. 

From the top you can enjoy the gorgeous view that reveals itself 360 degrees around you with beautiful archipelago along the coastline, Engel island's highest peak and the very heart of the island. Here is an overview of most of the peaks on the island as Priest Kona, Hanekammen, West Hornet, Mjeldberget, Tretindan, Sætertinden, and one has a lovely view across to Skrova in the Vestfjord, the Lofoten Wall, Lundøya, Hamarøy, Hatten, Bogen mountain range around Småtindan and Nordskot.

"Trohornet" is signposted at the roadside by Mølleskog. The trail is good and the ground dry all the way to the top. The first few hundred height few meters walk through beautiful birch forest that gradually flattens out while the vegetation diminishes and the view reveals itself. Up on the 300M you about the forest border and you get an incredibly beautiful mountainous area that opens up to you. 

On the approximately 3 km from here to the top Paser first Klekkstinden and so Nonstinden before the final ascent up to Trohornet ahead. 

Easy hike on a dry and well-marked path. Fill ev.vannflasker down (no rivers or streams in the mountains) 

Winter
Can be part of snow and ice on exposed areas, so crampons and snowshoes can be an advantage. Skiing can also be used up to Nonstinden and or with a trip up the Cabinet Tuva.

 

Type: Hiking, hike, telemark, mountaineering

Length: About. 3.9 km

Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

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fits: Adult, senior

Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km1,0 km2,0 km3,0 km0250500750265 moh.

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GETTING THERE

When you come across to Engeløya and turn left at the intersection on AALSTAD, run to Mølleskog and park your car at the exit right side about 200 m before exit to Engeløystua.

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IN KAISER WILHELM'S FOOTSTEPS

 

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In Kaiser Wilhelm's footsteps

At the southern end of Hinnøya is a small state with a big name. Keiservarden Named ether that Emperor Wilhelm of Germany took the trip to the summit twice; in 1889 and 1906

From the old ferry landing, go south through the settlement; path to the hillock takes off to the left just after the store, see signs. The path is partially steep but well structured and locally secured with rope. At the top (349 meters) will be found two cairns with plaques commemorating the "events". On the plateau behind Digermulkollen there are great opportunities to extend your trip, for example. Snøtinden (637 m)

Easy Gone tour, ca. 1 hour up, distinct path. 

 

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 1.8 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

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fits: Adult, child, senior

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km0,5 km1,0 km1,5 km02004006 moh.

GETTING THERE

Driveway to Digermulen

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MOUNTAINEERING TO STORTINDEN ON LEINES

Petter Michael Hovland

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On Leines in Steigen find Stortinden at 827 meters. The top is a pretty sight when lying on Brennviksanden and sunbathing.

The tour starts at fantastic Brennviksanden. Follow the beach south until you come into the forest and to Heimstelva. You can also follow a trail on the east side of the beach. Inside the forest you follow a clearly visible trail. Soon after Heimstelva there is a path to the left and up to Heimeslvvatnet. The trail is steep and highly visible throughout the trip until you are at the lake. 

You come as a plateau. Go back against Stortinden and scree. There is no trail here. Upward scree is the red marks on the rocks and the rock that you should follow to the top. You must be expected to climb slightly in the scree.

Up on the top you can enjoy views Brennviksanden, Burn Sund, Vestfjord and Lofoten. You'll also see Værøy and Rost in the distance. 

 

Type: Hiking, hiking, mountaineering

Length: About. 10.2 km turn / return

Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium +

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Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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Height curve and the map shows the trip one way. Overall, the trip is about 10.2 km turn / return.

GETTING THERE

Follow FV633 and turn towards Brennvik. Follow the road all the way in and park by Brennviksanden.

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MOUNTAINEERING TO KRÅKTINDAN

 

Petter Michael Hovland

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On Leines in Steigen find Kråktindan at 1,045 meters. This is a very nice trip that gives good views Brennviksanden, one of Norway's finest sandy beaches. The ride is approximately 10.4 km.

From parking as described under "Arrival", follow a well-visible trail that runs into the woods. It starts slaughtering and gets steeper after a short time. Follow the path up the tray and the vessel Botn. In Skar Botn find Skarbua. Here it is nice to take a breather before continuing toward the ridge against Kråktindan. From Skarbua there is no clearly visible trail further up the ridge.

Up on the ridge you go against the highest point. When you follow the ridge you reach a steep rock where, for some with a fear of heights can be uncomfortable to wear when you have to go to the edge. Adjacent the top goes almost right up to a plateau. Here you need to find what they call chimney. This is a crack that is used to reach the top. Here you have to climb / climb. On the plateau, go against the big boulevard that is on top.

 

Type: Hiking, hiking, mountaineering

Length: About. 10.5 km trip / return

Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: Medium +

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Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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Height curve and the map shows the trip one way. Overall, the trip is about 10.5 km trip / return.

GETTING THERE

Follow FV633 against Leines. Turn left towards Brennvik / Brennviksanden / Hustoft. On this road, turn left after 450 meters. Run as 100 meters and keep right. You will then sign against Kråktindan. You can park your car on the grass at the house that has the address Burn Vikveien 22.

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DRONNINGRUTA OVER FLØYA

Paul Fortun

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"Dronningruta over Fløya" in Steigen. Dronningruta is 10.2 km long and runs over Fløya from Skånland to Holkestad. The name has the trip got after that Queen Sonja have walked there. The trip goes through easy and pleasant terrain with a breathtaking view of Hamarøy, Scotland Fjord, against Småtindan, Nordskott, Vestfjord, Engeløya and Lofoten. 
The highest point is 360 m and the time required approximately 4-5 hours. The trail is well marked and cleared. Suitable for all and used to the outdoor children from 4-5 years and up. 

Dronningruta: Skånland - Holkestad
trail is marked up the road behind the farm, over a fence
and into the woods. There follow post markings until you are up on the back. You see Hamarøy northeast and Engeløya straight north. From there, just follow your back upwards towards the cairn at the highest point. 
In Midnight's vision priceless! The path is mostly easy to find, and by following the back and labeling come well ahead. You have now come a long way down the hillside and glimpsed a little water down the left, the top of Troll Vatna. 
Here it is nice to take a bath. The forest also can be a bit tight, and something
småklyving must on some rocks. In a little one is down in some marshes. From there you rise slightly upward ei li, and is now coming to the last "top" here takes you down to the right.
Good trail, somewhat steep, but not sinister. Down in the little valley it goes slightly upwards again, and then one is right above Holkestad. Now it's just to follow the path well to the right down the rocks until you are down on the beach by a row of boathouses. 

Popular events include North Salten hiking association with the midnight ride around Midsummer times and fullmåne- and midnight sun trips in June and July. Then you see the full moon in the east of Småtindan and midnight sun over the Lofoten Islands in the west. 

Season all year round, but one takes weather, wind and polar into consideration, it is suitable from April through October. 

"One of the most beautiful trips Queen has gone" Queen Sonja
"Beautifully along Dronningruta" NRK Nordland
"Fabulous fjord and mountain scenery" nord-salten.no

 

Type: Hiking, hike

Length: About. 9.3 km

Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes+

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

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fits: Adult, child, senior

Area:

North Salten

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km2,5 km5,0 km7,5 km0200400347 moh.

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GETTING THERE

Run from Bogen in direction Holkestad but take off after about 3
km to the Skånland. In the crossroads of the Skånland, turn left
and drive about 200m. Drive to the sign "Dronningruta» pointing
towards a farm. Here there is parking and a blackboard with a map of the route. 

Upon arrival Holkestad it is okay to have two cars, or agreed pickup. The various Sjøhusene and accommodation places will help with transport, both by car and boat. See links on the municipality's info page.

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FAMILY TRIP OVER ÅRSTEIN

 

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The small eye ÅRSTEIN, south of Hinnøya suitable for a family trip

Start from Årstein quay. Follow the road to the settlement, take the first road on the left. The trail starts from the last two farms. The trail goes over Årst Eins Karet, ca. 100 m, further down the Pundslett lake to Pundslett. 

Relatively light trek, ca. 2 hours on the clear path.

Type: Hiking

Length: About. 3.8 km

Duration: 1 day +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: easy +

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fits: Adult, child, senior

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

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GETTING THERE

It's a road to ÅRSTEIN quay.

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HIGRAVTIND, LOFOTENS HØYESTE!

Roar Berg

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Follow the trail on the left side of the river valley and cross the river by a large rock about 200 meters above sea level. Continue up the valley / gutter. It is best if you find snow to walk on as it is part SVA upward. When you come up the gutter so that you look over towards Geitgallien turn left up the hill. You must traverse a piece to the right to find chute that goes further towards the top. Here it is quite steep. Up at the top back you have a nice walk with amazing views across to the fort halogen downlight 1144. To come up on 1,146 will probably most preferable rope.

 

Type: Hiking, mountaineering

Length: About. 2.1 km

Duration: 6 hours +

  • Bereg running time for an adult male, in good shape, with no breaks. Read more about the timing here

grading: demanding +

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fits: Adult

Area:

Lofoten, Vesterålen and Hinnøya

 

ELEVATION PROFILE

0,0 km0,5 km1,0 km1,5 km2,0 km05001 0001 50057 moh.

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GETTING THERE

Drive E10 to Laupstad / Eide. Parking at the village hall, situated on the right hand by Leeland Crossed if you come from Svolvaer

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