For obvious reasons (we are above the arctic circle) best season for climbing in Northern Norway is summer. Guided climbing tours to Stetind are done on demand.
The `normal route` at Stetind is snow free by mid June. Climbing season ends in September. The entire months of June and July have midnight sun.
Where is Stetind located?
Stetind is located in Tysfjord in Northern Norway, beetween the cities of Bodo and Narvik.
How much time do we need for a trip to Stetind?
A guided climbing trip to Stetind from Bodo could be done during a a long day, but we do reccomend to stay one night in Tysfjord before the climbing. The trip itself (after leaving the car) normally lasts 12 hours.
How many people could join this trip?
One guide can handle 3 - 4 people.Climbing Stetind is a `once in a lifetime experience` that deserves not beeing in a crowd (anyway that is unusual in Northern Norway...).
Stetind; fitness level
Yes, Stetind is a hard trip. You need to be physically fit and with a good head for heights to enjoy this trip. A guided climbing tour to Stetind involves steep uphill walking for 3 - 4 hours to reach the Halls foretop (Stetinds foretop).
The walk down is tough for the legs and knees, we reccomend to use walking poles.
You do not need any climbing experiences, our guides will show you what to do, they will be there with you every step on your way to the summit.
Bring your own hiking boots and personal clothing; we need to be prepared for both wind and rain, even gloves and a cap could be useful. A day pack (min 30 l) is useful, snacks for a long day. Water will be found on our way to the foretop. Be sure to bring your camera.
We will provide you with all necessary climbing equipment.
Our guides and languages
We only use certified and experienced guides to lead the trip to Stetind. All our guides speaks quite good english.
How to travel to Stetind?
Transportion is not included in the price, but we will be glad to help you with planning that.
If you plan to go there on your own (and we meet you in Kj°psvik in Tysfjord); there are good bus-connections between Bodo and Narvik; http://www.nor-way.no/
For ferry-boats across the fjord (Tysfjord) either from Drag to Kj°psvik or Bognes to Skarberget; http://www.ovds.no/
Accomodation in Kj°psvik
We do reccomend you to stay one night in Kj°psvik before the climbing. Our best advice is Stetind Hotell; 75 77 41 00 www.stetind-hotell.no which also is our base.
Is this trip dependent on weather conditions?
Yes! A guided tour to Stetind is not reccomended in wet conditions. Climbing is easier on dry rock, and more important; to enjoy the outrageous view from the top.
More info about Stetind
www.stetind.nu (only in Norwegian, but lots of pictures!)
westcoastpeaks.com (good route-description)
NOK 3000 pp. Minimum NOK 6000 (2 people for a trip).
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