On Thursday I drove to Lakselvbukt, around 70 km from TromsΓΈ. Quite a long way to drive to climb a mountain, but it was worth it. The mountain is called 1000-meteren but is actually only 954 m high πŸ˜‰

1000-meteren indicated by the arrow. The mountains to the right are the Lakselv mountains and are 1500-1600 meter high View from Hompan

The day started sunny and quite warm, but more and more rain showers popped up during the day. None of them hit me though πŸ˜€ It was fun to watch the showers on the other side of the fjord…

It was fun to watch all the local showers on the other side of the fjord This particular one had a funny shape!

On the way you pass the 800-meteren (which really is 857 m high, to compensate for the 1000-meteren perhaps? πŸ˜‰ ), on a very narrow ridge. The path goes below this ridge, it would be madness to follow the top.

And this one even had its own rainbow The cairn at 800-meteren, which really is 857 m high

There were lots of information signs on this mountain, very nice! Most of them were about Sami language and culture, I have now learned that Jiehkevarri means Big Glacier Mountain and that there is a special word for “snow to make coffee of” in the Sami language. How cool πŸ˜€

The ridge is very narrow here! The path goes further down There were lots of information signs on the way, most of them about Sami language and history, but this one explains the views :)

The description states that the path is “relatively flat” between the 800-meteren and the top, so it was a bit frustrating to find that it actually dropped down 60 m, then climbed another 150. That is not flat for a Dutchie πŸ˜› Anyway, I made it: the top!! It took me a bit more than 3.5 hours.

The top! They are generous with the height though, in reality this top is 954 m - I guess it averages out with the 800-meteren ;) Steep drops around the top

The views were fantastic, even though some of the surrounding mountains were covered in clouds now.

Panorama looking into Lakselvdalen Another panorama from the top

I didn’t stay on the top for very long, it was cold and windy there. Autumn is near, and I actually found areas with rime on my way up. The bit just below the 800-meteren is a bit tough, scrambling is involved here, but the route is extremely well marked.

On my way back... the ridge in the background is the one with the 800-meteren Climbing down - incredibly well marked here :)

From the ridge you have a good view of Store Holmbuktind and the glacier (partly hidden in the clouds in this photo).

Store Holmbuktind. In the clouds you can just about make out a glacier Nice view walking down

And for those interested, here is a map and a profile of the route up 1000-meteren.

Route up the 1000-meteren The profile. The description called the bit between the first and the final top 'relatively flat' - yeah right!!

After in total 6.5 hours I made it back to the car – tired but very happy after a really nice hike πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “1000-meteren

  1. Uncredible!!! Me and my wife can not wait for another set of your photos. We spent a lot of evenings watching them (often with mouth opened πŸ˜‰ . They’re so uncredible beautiful.

    I so badly want to live there…

    Sorry for this feeling of mine. This time I must express it even by my horrible english.

    Tusen takk.
    Tomas og Hanka

    1. Hello Tomas and Hanka,
      Your comment made my day, thanks so much!! I have a lot of free time this month so I am in the mountains as much as I can – and it seems like on every trip I find some amazing weather phenomena πŸ˜€
      I really hope you can make your dream come true! I think you’d love it here – and then you can join me in the mountains and see those scenes for yourself πŸ™‚
      All the best!

  2. Wow! Zo zie je maar weer dat wolken je niet thuis hoeven te houden. Ze zorgen voor prachtige foto’s!

    1. Inderdaad!! Er is altijd wat moois te zien eigenlijk – en dan ben ik zo blij dat ik gewoon gegaan ben πŸ™‚

  3. Those panorama shots … well that scenery would have made the hike up worthwhile.

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