How to get there:
Locate the tunnel on Hwy. E-10 that crosses under the fjord Sløverfjorden. This is
about 30 kilometer (north) from the city Svolvær. There is a road fork on the west side,
go north on Hwy. 82, then left where Hwy. 82 just serves a ferry.
You are now o´n Hwy. 7638. Continue to the small village Strønstad. Locate a small
road that forks left, there is a rack of mail boxes as well as some garbage bins there.
The location is N68.43507, E014.73395. Ask about parking if you see people on the first
farm, I was told to park off a small road very near the trailhead at location
N68.43320, E014.73755. From this spot you will see a sign saying Strøna pointing
to the trail that leaves the small farm road at this point.
The trail starts where the Strøna sign points to the beginning of the trail.
The trail has been improved with board walks
across several meadows in the beginning.
It heads gently uphill to reach the east side of lake Dalsvatnet. The trail is well
marked. Pay attention (follow the markers) as the trail forks and leaves the lake near the
south end. Follow the trail as it climbs gently to reach a small basin at elevation
220 meter. Big boulders are scattered here. You will pass close on the right side of one
boulder, then go between two more. At this point you will see a giant boulder further
ahead. Follow the trail (faint) that forks a bit left here. Thus, you should arrive
about 30 meter to the left side of the giant boulder. Look carefully here and locate
a cairn that shows the beginning of the trail ascending the steeper terrain ahead in order
to gain the ridge line above.
The trail now becomes quite distinct again and easy
to follow as it gains the col above,
elevation about 450 meter. Continue along the ridge (left) and follow the highest
ridge (ignore some minor trails cutting right), until the ridge becomes difficult.
From about here, the trail is marked with small cairns and red paint the rest of the
way to the summit. First, descend slightly as you move a bit into the south-east
flank of the mountain. Continue to ascend until you top out on a false summit
above 800 meter of elevation. Descend slightly, the route now moves out on the
left (that is the west) side of the peak. You will
arrive at a rock slope with a thick
rope with knots. Ascend here, shortly after,
an easy scrambly section has been
equipped with a chain. Above this, the trail continues with a few easy zig-zags to
reach a nice summit plateau
with a cairn as well as a pole with the name
and elevation as well as a mailbox with some registry information.
I drove from Leknes pretty early and had no difficulties finding the trailhead.
Shortly before parking, I stopped and asked a friendly local man living in the
house right there, about parking. He said I could drive around the next building and
park off the road (left side) shortly before the sign where the trail begins.
I left at 1040, the trail was nice as I hiked in to the lake and then passing a pretty
large group of cows before entering the small bowl/valley immediately below the
ridge. Big boulders scattered around here, a very big one straight ahead. The trail
sort of ended and I looked fairly carefully in order to spot it. No luck, I proceeded
straight uphill and ran into the trail before long.
The remaining climb was nice. I (wrongly) believed that I was getting to
the summit when entering the flat top plateau (false summit), then seeing the