Hiking up to Sæteraksla, Nordreisa Northern Norway
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Summer hiking week at Uløya, experience the lesser known hikes in the Lyngenfjord region

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We invite you to discover a stunning natural paradise in the remote and magical Uløya Island in Norway. Join us for a unique week and enjoy great hikes, amazing rock climbing and sea fishing in this very special destination, located in the northern end of the Lyngen Fjord, 500 km north of the Arctic Circle.

View from Arontinden to the islands of Skjervøy
View from Arontinden - Photo: Petr Pavlicek


During the endless, long days of summer, Uløya is a peaceful haven of untouched nature, green birch forests and exceptional wildlife. After months of white landscape, in summer the snow disappears in Uløya, revealing meandering rivers, green meadows, turquoise lakes and enchanting waterfalls, a perfect setting for great adventures, and a complete contrast to the harsh and snowy landscape of the winter months.

Our activity program includes wonderful day hikes of all possible types, from seaside walks to climbing stunning mountain tops, amazing sea fishing and regular sightseeing. We invite you to experience wild and untouched nature, surrounded by spectacular views, unique solitude and tranquility in this beautiful island in northern Norway.

During this week, you will be staying at our comfy, warm and fully equipped apartments at the Lyngen Outdoor Center, with breathtaking views. Every day you will be also served a great food – we combine the local specialties such as reindeer, various kinds of fish, fresh mussels, fiskekake (Norwegian-style fishcakes) with international cuisine created from a fusion of the Norwegian North with a touch of foreign influence. We are particularly proud with our selection of soups based on Norwegian tradition of nutricious food enriched with an international spice.

Throughout your stay our team of guides will help you get the most out from this experience, taking you to the most amazing hikes and climbs in this area. They are all experienced mountaineers, with excellent local knowledge, for whom experiencing the outdoors is a way of life.


Day 1

Arrival in the evening, dinner

Day 2 - 7

  • 5 days with guided hikes
    • Arontinden
    • Seteraksla
    • Unna, Reisa National Park
    • Uløya's "Côte d'Azur"
    • Valhalla valley on Kågen Island
  • 1 day of sea fishing
  • On the trip to Reisa National Park you have the option of a riverboat safari to Mollisfossen (extra cost) or a hike

Day 8

After a week of adventure it is time to say good bye

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The Hikes

Arontinden 563 masl

Fantastic views over the little islands and the outer part of the Lyngenfjord towards the open ocean.

Arontinden is a mountain dominating the north-east tip of Uløya. Its northern wall falls dawn to the open sea creating a striking panorama. 5 mins drive takes you to the beginning of the trail.
The walk is gentle, yet continuously up, takes about 2-3 hrs to the top and 1-2 hr down. It’s very beautiful, meanders amongst trees at first, then goes up on the open plains with some stones and rocks and with great views to all sides. The view from the top is remarkable and it is long remembered – an epic panorama of Lyngen Peninsula, open ocean and the archipelago of islands. The way down on the same track, but it is also possible to take a longer way, along the wide crest of Reinrabben amongst the multiple lakes.

  • Highlights – spectacular views in all directions
  • Wildlife – chance to meet moose, reindeer, birds, eagles
  • Duration – 4-6 hrs

Sæteraksla 1000 masl

Stunning views over a 1000m drop down to Rotsund straight and a unique glacial cirque of Isvannet mountain lake.

Sæteraksla creates a south-east aspect of Uløya island. Gentle to the north it’s almost vertical to the south. Standing on the top you get a feeling of being directly over the fjord.
The trip starts right at the lodge and follows arctic woods and then goes up on the open terrain. The big Mettengelva waterfall is passed on the left, then the trail follows the crest on the right of the stream. After 2-3 hrs we arrive at the vast Isvannet Lake (600m) and the spectacular mountain cirque of Uløytinden (1113 m). A further walk of 2-3 hrs takes us to the top, from where a breathtaking panorama of Lyngen Alps and Kåfjord Alps opens up. A striking view down on the Rotsund Straight sends shivers down your spine. A walk down the same way takes about 2-3 hrs.

  • Highlights – wild mountain environment, spectacular views over the lake and fjord
  • Wildlife – chance to meet moose, reindeer, birds, eagles
  • Duration – 6-9 hrs

Reisa National Park

A hike around Unna or optional riverboat safari to Mollisfossen (extra cost)

We drive to outside of Bilto town (about 1-1,5 hrs drive) in the beautiful Reisa valley (great landscapes along the way) from where we have 2 options: either a walk around Unna or a boat trip to Mollisfossen waterfall. A hike is very beautiful and presents the true beauty and wilderness. The hike is gentle, goes up to 400m, and takes about 2-3 hrs.
The boat trip (extra cost NOK 1000 per person) takes about the same time (3-4 hrs) and takes you to one of Europe’s largest waterfalls 269 meters high with a 140 meter free waterfall. You can take a walk behind the falls admiring 6 tonnes of water per second cascading right before you. A tea made over a fire is served at Mollisfossen.
Reisa is famous not just for landscapes, but also for its wildlife. It’s possible to see many rare birds, eagles or moose and reindeer both on a hike and during the boat ride.

  • Highlights – a nature reservation area with lavish nature and great mountains. A boat trip to one of Europe’s largest waterfalls (269 m). A chance to walk behind the falling water.
  • Wildlife – all kinds of small birds, eagles, moose and reindeer.
  • Duration – 3-4 hrs, 8 hrs from/to the lodge

Uløya's "Côte d'Azur"

Path along the "riviera" on the north side of the island

This is a fantastic and unusual track which follows a kind of riviera on the north side of the island. The path goes up and down to the rocky beaches and numerous rock towers creating a totally unusual landscape. Rock arches, lonely pinnacles exchange with gentle meadows and beaches covered with ocean-polished rocks. It’s one of the hidden gems known only to the few, many locals come here for their walks.

  • Highlights – very picturesque walk, with many rock towers and rocky beaches
  • Wildlife – chance to meet reindeer, birds
  • Duration – 3-4 hrs, but may be extended to 6-8 hrs

Valhalla Valley on Kågen Island 450 masl

A fantastic and monumental valley with picturesque lake and a vertical, 550 m granite wall which has never been climbed. The hike starts after we drive to Kågen island (about 1 hr) and follows a gentle path. After another hour we enter the valley, which we follow for another 1-2 hrs until we arrive at the lake and at the foot of the Valhalla Wall.

  • Highlights – great nature, high mountain lake and a monumental rock wall
  • Wildlife – chance to meet reindeer,
  • birds
  • Duration – 3-4 hrs, 5-6 hrs from the lodge

Storberget 450 masl (additional alternative on one of the days)

Storberget is a flat mountain overlooking Uløya from the east. We cross the fjord to the mainland Ravelseidet from where a very nice path take us to the very scenic plateau which continues for several kilometres offering very nice views. Finally we arrive at the edge of the cliff, from where a striking and memorable view opens up. It’s a very nice hike with unforgettable panoramas.

  • Highlights – spectacular view from the top of the 350m vertical cliff
  • Wildlife – chance to meet moose, reindeer, birds, eagles
  • Duration – 3-4 hrs, 4-5 hrs from the lodge

A day of seafishing

The let your legs relax we go seafishing with our boats (all equipment supplied). During a 2-3 hrs trip you get a chance to admire the views of the islands from water. There is also a chance to see many sea birds and eagles. If you’re lucky, a group of dolphins may come around.
Of course, you should be able to catch one of the large codfish or even a halibut!

Fishing on the fjord

About Lyngen Outdoor Centre

The base is in our comfortably furnished apartments in two houses located just 50m from the water's edge.
The apartments are comfortably equipped with everything you need for a home away from home. The kitchen is modern, clean and fully equipped with all the necessary equipment for a comfortable stay: plates, cutlery, pots, pans, coffee maker, electric kettle, oven and dishwasher. The living room is furnished with leather seating and has a traditional Norwegian fireplace. TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi (free) are all provided so you can stay connected with the outside world if you wish. In addition, there is a heated cellar that guests are welcome to use for drying equipment/clothes and laundry facilities.

All meals will be served in our restaurant area.

About Uløya

Uløya is a truly extraordinary place. This is the Arctic, where you can really feel like you are at the edge of the world! It is right here that famous peaks like Uløytinden (1114m), Kjelvagtinden (1104m) and Blåtinden (1142m) rise straight from the sea, making for wonderful hiking routes. It is right here where you find stunning crystal-clear lakes across the landscape, and where beautiful waterfalls drop down many metres from high, rocky outcrops.

During these days, you will enjoy unforgettable hikes, discovering beautiful rivers and streams, in the middle of green meadows, even on the shortest walks. You will also find herds of reindeer and mooses here and the eagles flying above! You will be amazed by the magical and unique scenic landscape and wildlife of Uløya and the Lyngen Fjord.

In Uløya you will also have the opportunity to enjoy great rock climbing experiences. Completely virgin rock walls are the perfect spot for unique climbs in the island. Uløya boasts fantastic walls in 3 picturesque valleys. Above Isvanett, you will find a great rock wall, offering challenging and interesting opportunities from easy scrambling to even challenging explorations. Below the lakes there are many smaller areas waiting to be discovered and explored!

Lyngen is also famous for its great fishing grounds. Many islands and inlets make for the perfect conditions for fishing in perfect solitude, often with the whole fjord to just yourself. This area is rich in catfish, cod and the huge halibut. We will take you to across the Lyngen Fjord by boat, to catch a great halibut for your evening dinner! You will experience a true adventure in a truly wild location.

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