Location: North 67.93235, East 015.04322 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 2
Climbed: August 19. 2014
How to get there:
Drive south from the tunnel that connects Steigen to the rest
of Norway. Follow signs for Bogøy. As you get to Bogøy,
continue across the narrow bridge that serves the island Engeløya.
After the bridge, you will arrive at a T-junction. Turn left and drive
7.1 kilometer. You should now see a Joker grocery store on your right.
Park here, this is the trailhead, location N67.92630, E015.01099, elevation
about 16 meter.
The trail starts on the left side of the store. There is a well designed
information sign near the corner.
Follow the trail through a gate then across
some open land before the uphill begins.
Next, the trail climbs steeply to the col area
between Hankammen, 536m (left) and Prestkona
up on your right hand side. The trail turns right and
climbs through some trees before
entering open land that extends to the summit. Zig-zag uphill to reach what looks like the
summit. However, it turns out that this is the lower
end of a nice summit ridge
that extends to
the east. Follow the easy and almost horizontal ridge to the
opposite end where two cairns
This was a combined work and travelling home day after 3 successful days in
Steigen - one summit each day. I therefore decided to only take a short trip to
nearby Prestkona, the island HP.
In Bogøy, many people think that Trohornet
is the highest peak, however the
official map clearly states that it is one meter lower.
I left my car at 0900 and arrived at the summit at 1005. The sun was just breaking
through the clouds and the visibility was quite reasonable. I stayed on top for 20
minutes before heading down. It was nice to sit
down near the final cairn.
I could look directly down to the nice beach at Bø,
with warmer climate this
would have been popular.
The Lofoten peaks formed a long line, however not as nice
as seen previously due to clouds. On the
opposite side, the bridge across to Bogøy where
I was staying, formed an intersting curve. Also,
the pretty dominant Hatten, 1029 m, attracted attention.
The descent took 45 minutes. This hike is short, but
gains a very nice viewpoint. Thus, it is highly recommended.