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Distance

57.59 mi

Elevation gain

12,106 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

11,788 ft

Max elevation

2,604 ft

Trailrank

55

Min elevation

-82 ft

Trail type

One Way

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

  • Photo of Cloudberries
Delicious cloudberries
Summit

National park boundary

  • Photo of National park boundary
Boundary of Ånderdalen Nasjonalpark and highest point of the route.
Intersection

Error in map

  • Photo of 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

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

Day 1, break 1

  • Photo of Day 1, break 1
Short stop at Åvatnet
Summit

Day 2, lunch

  • Photo of Day 2, lunch
Day 2, lunch
Lake

Day 2, break 2

  • Photo of Day 2, break 2
Short stop
Panorama

Day 2, break 3

  • Photo of Day 2, break 3
Short stop
River

Day 3, break 1, Ånderelva river crossing

  • Photo of 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

  • Photo of Day 3, lunch
Lunch at Åndervatnet
Waypoint

Day 3, break 3

Short stop
Panorama

Day 3, break 4

  • Photo of Day 3, break 4
  • Photo of Day 3, break 4
  • Photo of Day 3, break 4
  • Photo of Day 3, break 4
Short stop, excellent views from Istind/Jieŋas
Panorama

Day 4, break 1

  • Photo of Day 4, break 1
Short stop at the pass between Tromdalen and Leirdalen
Tree

Day 4, lunch

  • Photo of Day 4, lunch
Lunch in Tromdalen
Tree

Day 4, break 3

  • Photo of Day 4, break 3
Short stop in Sør-Heggedalen
Panorama

Day 4, break 4

  • Photo of Day 4, break 4
  • Photo of Day 4, break 4
Short stop at Ávŋi/Heggtuva, between Sør-Heggdalen and Nord-Heggdalen/Ávčavággi
Intersection

Day 5, break 1

  • Photo of Day 5, break 1
Short stop at Lysvatnet/Čáhppesjávri, where I depart from the T-marked route.
Tree

Day 5, lunch

  • Photo of Day 5, lunch
Lunch above the Lyselva near Bukkemoen. Lots of nice blueberries here.
Mountain hut

Senjabu

  • Photo of Senjabu
Senjabu unmanned tourist hut (Troms Turlag).
Mooring point

Skrollsvik, start of hike

  • Photo of Skrollsvik, start of hike
Start of the hike at Skrollsvika
Lake

Trimkasse and shelter at Åndervatnet

  • Photo of Trimkasse and shelter at Åndervatnet
Small shelter with trimkasse at Åndervatnet
Campsite

Camp 25–26 August

  • Photo of Camp 25–26 August
  • Photo of Camp 25–26 August
Camp at Stor-Bunkevatnet
Campsite

Camp 26–27 August

  • Photo of Camp 26–27 August
  • Photo of Camp 26–27 August
Camp at Blåfjellet
Campsite

Camp 27–28 August

  • Photo of Camp 27–28 August
  • Photo of Camp 27–28 August
Camp at Langdalsvatnet
Mountain hut

Shelter 28–29 August

  • Photo of Shelter 28–29 August
Nice little shelter where I spent the night 28–29 August

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