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Norway: Tromtinden

Date walked: 03/08/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 7km

Ascent: 600m

With rain forecast in the afternoon, a short objective seemed sensible for today! We picked Tromtinden, a superb little hill right on the end of the central "arm" of Kvaløya. It has a good path all the way up and is a fine reward for not much effort! The drive to Tromvik is pretty dramatic in itself, passing under massive cliffs around the head of Grøtfjorden. The walk starts a bit over a km up the road from Tromvik to Rekvik by a bridge, where there is ample parking.

The route starts along a track from the north side of the bridge and heads towards the lake of Rekvikvatnet. Here the path disappears into a boggy section around a small stream, but it is easy to pick up again as it starts climbing towards some birch trees. Soon we reached a small lake under Mellomtinden, a beautiful spot. The path continues to the col behind, and then starts climbing across the hillside on the right. Very suddenly it arrives at the ridge, with a dramatic 450m drop straight down into the sea. Turning uphill soon brought us to the lower top of Aksla. A gentle descent led to the col, and then a final climb through some rocks up to the main summit. What a place for such a small hill! The views out to the islands, and back to the higher peaks of Kvaløya are stunning: you really feel like being on the edge of the world. We took our time here over lunch, and then headed back down - thankfully despite the heavy overcast skies the rain stayed off until after we reached the car.

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Mellomtinden
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Rekvikvatnet and the Rekvik road
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Tromvik
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Reflections...
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... of Hollendaren and Storstolpan on the skyline
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Mellomtinden and Sessøya
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A myriad of islands and skerries
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The main summit from Aksla
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Vengsøya
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Tromvik
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Storvatnet with Hollendaren at its head
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Sørtinden and Mellomtinden
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A Kvaløya panorama
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Location: Edinburgh
Interests: Hillwalking, rock climbing, winter climbing, ski touring, photography, running(sometimes), yoga.
Activity: Mountaineer
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2018

Trips: 5
Distance: 39.2 km
Ascent: 4420m

2016

Trips: 1
Distance: 15.5 km
Ascent: 1000m
Munros: 1

2015

Trips: 3
Distance: 41 km
Ascent: 2975m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 10.5 km
Ascent: 620m
Corbetts: 1

2013

Trips: 12
Distance: 210.5 km
Ascent: 13490m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2012

Trips: 13
Distance: 146.8 km
Ascent: 12560m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2011

Trips: 1
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 750m
Corbetts: 1


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