Sea to summit hiking

Strap on your boots

There is just something about hiking in the coastal regions. The trails start seaside and the peaks rise up to 1200 meters above sea level. 

And for each step you are rewarded with an increasing view of the surrounding fjords, mountain ranges and islands. On a clear day you will see far into the next county and the neighboring island of Senja which also offers splendid hiking.

In the prime summer months we offer guided hiking tours up to some of the summits surrounding the archipelago of Sommarøy.

 

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Basic information

Minimum booking of 2 persons, ages 14 years and up.
Season:
1. Oktober – 1. May

Duration: Aprox 6 hours.

Difficulty level:
A little challenging. Having a little hiking experience up front will get you a long way.

Meeting point: The Sommarøy Adventure activity centre at 09.00AM (see map below)

With a guide showing the way you will hike through birch forrest, alpine moss terrain and end your tour in alpine rock terrain and sometimes hiking through a patch of snow left over from the winter as you near the summit.

When the weather permits we will spend a fair time at the summit snacking up, before descending back for the transfer back to Sommarøy. For the true adventurer there is always the possibility to dive in the ocean to cool of after the descent, so bring your swim trunks and a towel if you feel up for it:-)

All our summer hiking tours can be set up as a midnight outing on request between 1st of June – 26th of July.

You might just want a little experience hiking before joining these tours as the ascent can be fairly steep on some of the routes.

What is included:

  • Your guide.
  • Transfer15-40min each way.
  • Hiking poles if wanted.
  • Warm drinks, and snacks.
  • Photos from tour.

Smart things to bring:

  • Hiking pants and a wind/waterproof jacket. Sturdy hiking boots or sneakers with good traction.
  • Warm sweater or a fleece jacket/jumper.
  • Energy bars, snacks or ask at the hotel at Sommarøy for one of their great wraps for lunch.
  • Thin gloves and a warm hat.
  • Waterproof Camera/GoPro.
  • Water bottle.

NB! Remember to fully charge the batteries for your camera as the cold quickly drains them of power. Bring spares if you have.