Time  3 days 23 hours 33 minutes

Coordinates 1312

Uploaded September 9, 2012

Recorded August 2012

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near Skrollsvika, Troms (Norge)

4½-day hike from Skrollsvik to Lysnes, crossing Senja from the southwest to the northeast. Skrollsvik can be reached by speedboat from Harstad and from Lysnes there are speedboats to Tromsø. Check www.tromskortet.no for timetables.

Terrain: Skrollsvik – Å: low-traffic asphalt-road (for me, 3 cars in 90 minutes). Å – Storbunkevatnet, partly trail, partly track, partly cross-country. Storbunkevatnet – Lysvatnet: marked trail. Lysvatnet – Lysbotn: partly track, partly cross-country. Lysbotn – Lysnes: low-traffic asphalt road.

Most of the route is easy. I hiked in late August, for me the river crossings were easy, but earlier in summer they might require wading. In some places markings are poor and I took my own way, in other places the map is incorrect. I found the climb out of Tverrdalen/Doaresvággi (near Kapervatnet) towards Istind/Jieņas quite steep. The northern half is easier than the southern half.
Tree

Cloudberries

Delicious cloudberries
Summit

National park boundary

Boundary of Ånderdalen Nasjonalpark and highest point of the route.
Intersection

Error in map

Warning! Turkat Senja Sør (2009) has the first part of the trail through Heggedalen on the wrong side of the river!
Mooring point

Lysnes

Lysnes, where the speedboat to Tromsø departs (check timetables at www.tromskortet.no).
Lake

Day 1, break 1

Short stop at Åvatnet
Summit

Day 2, lunch

Day 2, lunch
Lake

Day 2, break 2

Short stop
panorama

Day 2, break 3

Short stop
River

Day 3, break 1, Ånderelva river crossing

Short stop after crossing Ånderelva. I took the marked route, which crosses the river about 1 km downstream compared to the route as drawn on Turkart Senja Sør. I don't know how the river crossing is at the place as it is marked on the map.
Lake

Day 3, lunch

Lunch at Åndervatnet
Waypoint

Day 3, break 3

Short stop
panorama

Day 3, break 4

Short stop, excellent views from Istind/Jieŋas
panorama

Day 4, break 1

Short stop at the pass between Tromdalen and Leirdalen
Tree

Day 4, lunch

Lunch in Tromdalen
Tree

Day 4, break 3

Short stop in Sør-Heggedalen
panorama

Day 4, break 4

Short stop at Ávŋi/Heggtuva, between Sør-Heggdalen and Nord-Heggdalen/Ávčavággi
Intersection

Day 5, break 1

Short stop at Lysvatnet/Čáhppesjávri, where I depart from the T-marked route.
Tree

Day 5, lunch

Lunch above the Lyselva near Bukkemoen. Lots of nice blueberries here.
Refuge

Senjabu

Senjabu unmanned tourist hut (Troms Turlag).
Mooring point

Skrollsvik, start of hike

Start of the hike at Skrollsvika
Lake

Trimkasse and shelter at Åndervatnet

Small shelter with trimkasse at Åndervatnet
Camping

Camp 25–26 August

Camp at Stor-Bunkevatnet
Camping

Camp 26–27 August

Camp at Blåfjellet
Camping

Camp 27–28 August

Camp at Langdalsvatnet
Refuge

Shelter 28–29 August

Nice little shelter where I spent the night 28–29 August

1 comment

  • javieer Feb 27, 2016

    wonderful https://nl.wikiloc.com/routes-outdoor/senja-skrollsvik-lysnes-3320261#wp-3320283/photo-1442445

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