• Svartfjellet
  • 629 m
  • Primary factor 629 m
  • Kvaløya island HP.
  • Northernmost Major Mountain in Norway.
  • Location: North 70:35.063, East 023:51.558 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2.
  • Climbed September 3, 2007.


How to get there: This mountain is near the city of Hammerfest. From the south, drive Hwy. E-6 from Alta, north to the intersection at Skaidi, then take Hwy. 94 towards Hammerfest. Cross Kvalsundet on a good sized bridge and continue towards Hammerfest until you arrive at the place marked on the map as Grøtnes. Find parking here. It is possible to park off the road just before the road makes a right turn, this is near the bottom of a gentle downhill slope, location N70:34.081, E023:41.860, elevation 14 meter. Park here, this is the trailhead.
Route description: Hike uphill more or less along the border between Hammerfest and Kvalsund kommuner. This direction will take you slightly south of Grøtneshumpen (582 m), then gain the general plateau between this mountain and Svartfjellet. Continue across fairly flat terrain to Svartfjellet. This "hump" can be recognized as it has a cairn as well as a small hut on its summit.
Comments: I did this climb together with my friend Geir Åke Dahlen. This climb continued our trip after our memorable ascent of Kjerringa on the wild island Stjernøya the day before. Our original plan called for climbing Øksfjordjøkulen, however, since Kjerringa took more than 13 hours we did not catch the boat yesterday and needed an easier goal.
The weather was quite reasonable as we started out around 10:45 and made the summit at 1300. After about 20 minutes there, we headed back down reaching the car at 1500.