Hike across sørøya
Come and on join us for a new adventure. The coming sommer we will offer you a pilot project, hike across Sørøya.
Sørøya is known as the lush island in the north. Sørøya literally means "south island", and the name is probably given due to the greenness of the landscape. Sørøya is the fourth biggest island in Norway.
We meet in Finnsnes early afternoon. We will take a bus to starting point of the hike on north side of Senja island. Before we hit the trail, we will divide all the common equipment, food etc.
In the evening we will walk a short distance to our first camp. After an intensive uphill we will be rewarded by beautiful camp spot. We eat late dinner after we have pitched the tents.
Full days of hiking. The daily distances will vary from 10 km to 20 km. We are heading to Southwest, across the interior of Senja. We are traveling through impressive valleys, some wetlands and rugged mountain plateaus. After we have passed the highest point of our route (Istind), we will reach the Ånderdalen Nationalpark, which is famous of its pine forests.
We will prepare breakfast and dinner in the camp. During the day we will enjoy simple lunch outside.
In the afternoon we will arrive to Olaheimen, which is the ending point of our tour. We'll share a taxi to closest village, where we can take a local bus back to Finnsnes. We arrive to Finnsnes late afternoon. From here there are several possibilities for further connections.
We will take a local bus from Finnsnes to the starting point of the tour. After our hike we need to share a taxi and take a local bus back to Finnsnes which you have to pay yourself. For the bus transports you can calculate around 250 nok per person and for the taxi ride around 100 nok.
If you are not sure what kind of food you should bring, we will make it easy for you. We are offering food package for additional cost. It will be 200 nok per day including breakfast, lunch and dinner. You only need to take care to bring enough snacks and sweets with you.
How to get there
The nearest airport is in Bardufoss. A shuttlebus is operating from the airport to Finnsnes village. You can also reach Finnsnes daily by ferry from Tromsø and Harstad, and by bus from Narvik.
Routes and rates
You will find equipment list for the summer tours from info folder. If you are lacking some equipment, please, let us know. We might be able to help.
Price: 6900 NOK
Dates: July - September
Group size: 2-8
Languages spoken: Finnish, English, Norwegian
6 nights in tents
Tent and camping stove
Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
Transport to/from Hammerfest
Hammerfest - Akkarfjord (135 nok),
Hasvik - Hammerfest (315 nok)
For additional cost
Food package: 200 NOK/day