The Sleeping Queen.

The Sleeping Queen.

The sleeping queen is a popular destination in North Norway for people who likes to walk long trips. You can find the mountain in Narvik municipality.

(In this picture you can see where the trail goes to climb the mountain.)

It takes 4-5 hours to walk up the mountain. On the way up there is a steep climb,but you don’t need to climb. It’s a clear path and the path is well marked.

 

Here is some info about The sleeping queen.

The height of the mountain is: 1552 meters above sea level.

Tour type: Hike

Length: 6 km one way.

Time: 4-5 hours up.

Climb: 1330 meters

Difficult level: a little difficult.

The view is pretty amazing from the top. As you can see in the picture. When you are standing from the end of the top, you can see all of Narvik. One thing that characterizes The sleeping queen is at the top they have placed a stone tower.

It’s actually written a poem about this mountain you can read it right below.

The poem sounds like this:

That dearest sight I know is the sight of my childhood majesty.

The sleeping queen is her name prancing proudly over Narvik harbor.

With the robe of everlasting ice and snow she watches the father holy place.

When the winter spreads the last sprinkle when the spring sun sends the first kiss.

Then she glitters with golden profile against the sky blue one day in april.

Then she has no rival on earth my beautiful emperor at the Ofotfjord.

 

I recommend this trip even though, I have not been there. So I hope you take the chance when you get it.

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Stetind National Mountain.

 

This is Stetind Natjonal mountain.

Stetind is Norway`s national mountain, 1.392 above sea level. The mountain is localized in Tysfjord municipal, north of norway. Stetind is located in the municipality of Tysfjord, about 90 km south of Narvik.

The mountain Stetind is a well known landmark for the salers along the coast. The vertical steep mountain looks like an an evil, rises majestically from the sea. Stetind was in 2002 selected as Norway`s national mountain, and it also a favored place for peak climbers. The known professor and philosopher Arne Næss established himself as King of Stetind when he in the late 1930`s introduced bolt climbing in Norway. A number of impressive technical rotes brought him to the top.

By car from the south you take the E6 and cross the highway 827 towards Drag 15 km north of the entrase. Take ferry from Drag to Kjøpsvik and follow road 827 in 13 km to the parking lot at the foot of Stetind. From Narvik to Stetind it takes about 1 hour and 13 minutes. From the foot of Stetind and to the top it takes about 12 hours.

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Snolke.

                                                Snolke!

Snolke is one of the most famous mountains in Gratangen, Kvernmo and some of Fossbakken. When you stand in Gratangen or Kvernmo you will get a beautiful view of the mountain and you will see the back of the mountain when you stand in Fossbakken. A lot of people likes to walk or ride horses to Snolke. This picture is from the top of Snolke and it’s taken by Sissel Holtaas. Sissel Holtaas is a horseriding teacher, she owns a lot of the most wonderful horses. The first one is Nolle, the second one is a black friesian and her name is Leoni. We ride a lot of hacks to Snolke and gallops up the mountain.

It does not take long to walk up Snolke but you will get a better experience if you ride up. This trip is also recommended for children. There’s a lot of blueberries in the end of summer and there may be some wild raspberries as well. It’s not hard to walk up so children and dogs can easily walk up. There may be some rocks that you need to step on and they may be a bit slippery for children. The height is 502 meters over the ocean.

It will probably take around 45 minutes, more or less depends if you want to take it slow or fast. When you are at the top you get a wonderful view of Gratangen and Kvernmo and some of Sissel’s stable. There are some red markings along the way up on trees and rocks. You don’t have to climb the mountain because you can just follow the path, or you can be adventurous and start from the other side and climb it. When you are at the top there will a lot of rocks you need to step on, but almost no trees, just a lot of moss. There will be a small cabin at the top and you will also see a mailbox where you can write your name and tell others that walks up to Snolke is the future that you have been there. In the winter there are a lot of people that ski or downhill ski down the mountain.

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Svolværgeita

 

It is a 150 meter high mountain peak on the southwest side of Fløyfjellet just outside of Svolvær. The mountain has it’s name because of the two horns that makes it look like a goat. The top was first recorded on august 1st 1910, by Ferdinant. The nature is mostly rocks. To get to the top you have to climb and you will need the right technical equipments for this. It is possible to jump from one horn to the other, and it’s about 1.5 meter cross and about a meter down. It’s the perfect climbing stunt, because it is just possible, but hard enough to give one pause. From the top of the Svolværgeita you have an amazing view over the town Svolvær and the ocean. People from all over the world comes to Lofoten every year to climb this mountain.

Nipa

Nipa

Nipa is in Hadsel municipality, right outside of Stokmarknes. To get to Nipa, you go by boat to Somerset or Helgenes. It’s many trees up to the treeline. Already then you have to start climbing. You must be carefully, it’s very different  to go both roads. Its many moose`s there, you can meet them on the road up there. it’s a very beautiful view over to Vedøya. Vedøya is a cemetery. My dad used to say “on Vedøya is a lot of people but no life”. Last year I and my family go to Storlikollen, there we saw seven moose. I was very fascinated.

Leigas

You can find the mountain in Bjerkvik (vassdalen) and you need to have a backpack with some food with you on the trip. You begin to walk on a grass road. You start walking for 1-2 hours in nice green nature. Then it comes to snow and this snow is there all year long,

For the rest of the trip you have to walk in snow for 2 hours.

When you get to the mountain you need to climb and it is steep , it is really hard because you need to climb. You have to walk in snow and you must walk on big rocks.

Kids might be able to walk this trip, but it could be hard for some. As long the parent take good care of the kids, it shouldn’t be a problem.

When you are walking you can see some lakes, and you have really good view from the top. You can see, Bjerkvik, Narvik and a lots of mountains.

You can go swimming/ take a bath on the trip, because it is lots of good lakes you can swim and fish in.

The trip takes 4-5 hours.

On the top it is so beautiful and it is so good to take of the shoes and walk around on the snow without shoes.

When you go dawn it is much better to go up.

And it’s a beautiful trip and you should take this trip with your friends or family or just some other people.

Kopparfjellet

Kopparfjellet. 911 m.o.s.l.

 

Good to know:

Kopparfjellet is around 911m.o.s.l.  and it takes about 2,5 – 3 hours to walk to the top, to Kopparfjelvatnet it takes about 2 – 2,5 hours to walk.

It not hard to go to Kopparfjellvatnet, It’s a little bit harder to go to the top of Kopparfjellet.

                          

The best route ↓↓

The top you see on the picture, in the horisont is Kopparfjelltoppen.

 

Route description:

The trip is about 8,4 km. You can walk from Skitdalshøgda, Skitdalshøgda is 12 km form the E6 – E10 cross. You can park on the left side, on the parking place. In within the forest for the parking place, it’s a hut. Go in the direction of the hut, then you revolves to left you will see the path, just going over the stream. Go on the path in a northwesterly direction. After around 600 – 700 meters the path splits, there it splits go to the right (north). After about scarce 100 meters revolves the path northwest along the south side of stream, and cross the stream around 250 meters higer. Here you meet the traces to an terrain vehicle.The traces extends the hole way up to Neverfjell vannet.

 

When you come to the top of the vessel, you must leave the path and revolve 90-degrees to left (west), when then you follow the back just leading up against Kopparfjellet from south. The mountain have two peaks divorced with an gorge. The highest of this peaks is on the south side the kloof, it just have an carin and an trigonometric point.

 

Go the same way you come back.