Nordtinden

This is one of the highest and easiest accessible mountains on the beautiful Kvaloya island. Dominating the small village of Skulsfjord, and the Skulsfjord Valley, the 640m high mountain is a 30 minutes drive from Tromsø and the trail is about 10 km return. When you reach the top, you have an amazing view of the fjords surrounding Nordtinden, of Kvaløya island’s great mountains and the valley below. The parking place is next to a school in Skulsfjord and then you need to follow a small dirt road up to the start of the trail.

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Brosmetinden

One of the easiest hikes with a breathtaking view, about 1h from Tromsø. The trail is well marked and you can see the top of the mountain from the parking place. The mountain is 525m. above sea level and it takes about 1.5 hours return with a trail of 4 km. return. On the top you will have a view of the small village of Rekvik, the majestic Atlantic ocean and a lot of small islands. The beginning of the path starts between Tromvik and Rekvik. The parking place is easy to find and the drive on the way there is beautiful.

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Nattmålsfjellet

This mountain is situated at the end of one of the most famous fjords in the north of Norway; Ersfjord. There is actually two trails to reach the top, one will start at the beginning of Ersfjordbotn village and the second on the other side of the mountain on the road towards Kattfjord and Sommaroy. This side is the easiest because it’s not too steep. The highest point is 297m above sea level and the trail takes about an hour with 4 km return. On the top you will have a view from Ersfjord on the left side and Kaldfjord on the right side.

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Hillsøytoppen

This one is located in Sommarøy, a beautiful town about 1hr from the city of Tromsø. With its top at 211m above sea level, you will have a view from Sommarøy on one side and a view of the atlantic ocean on the other. You will also have a great panorama on Kvaløya, Senja and the small islands surrounding Hillsøya, like Høya, a famous mountain resembling the Arctic Cathedral of Tromsø. The path is well marked and not too steep. About 2 km both ways it will take you about 1 hr. You can also go down from the second path on the south part of the island, it is not as steep as the eastern side trail but just as beautiful.

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Lille-Blåmannen

This mountain will give you a bit more of a challenge with its altitude of 861m and the trail’s length is 5.6km one way. You will spend around 5.25 hours return if you resist having lunch or just relax looking at the view at the top. On the way up you will have a great view of Tromsø and surroundings, at the end of the trail you are so high you see Ersfjord, Kaldford, Store-Blåmann mountain ( big brother of Lille-Blåmann ), valleys and rivers, in short, all kinds of different breathtaking landscapes. The beginning of the path is only 20 minutes from Tromsø and has a parking space that is easy to find from the road in Håkøybotn.

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Store-Blåmann

This is the highest mountain on the island of Kvaloya with its 1044 meters above sea level, it dominates Kaldfjord with its impressive stature. The hike is not long ( 3 km one way ) but it will take about 5 hours and it is very steep. The path can also be confusing because of trail crossings going different ways. At the top you will have a 360 degree of an amazing view of kvaløya. The mountain tops of the island will all be below your eyes and the fjords will seem so small under your feets. The top is available in summer only because the snow stays there much longer than the other mountains and, being as steep as it is, it might be dangerous. You can reach the trail by driving along Kaldfjord on its western side. There will be a parking place with a sign written Blåmann. And of course there are two trails too. You can choose the shortest one, the steepest or the longest one that is mildly easier.

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Tromsdalstinden

Tromsdalstinden hike is one of the most popular. It is very close to the city of Tromsø ( about 4 km ) and you can even walk to and from. The tip of the mountain sits at 1238m above sea level and it takes from 4 to 6 hours to do the round trip. You can reach the trail from Turistveien Street and find a parking place at the end of the road. The trails are well marked just be sure you take the right one because a lot of paths begin here to reach different tips around. It is a loop trail but if you hike too early in the season the south route could be still full of snow and can be dangerous. When you reach the top a magnificent view of Tromsø and Kvaløya islands is on one side and the other side shows a range of mountains with snow peaks and glacier carved valleys.

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