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Visiting Tromso? The mountains on the mainland are the perfect place if you’d like to go mountain hiking and take in the view on Tromso from above, without having to leave town or rent a car.
There’s several trails you can choose and two peaks you can climb: Storsteinen (“the big rock” at 421 metres above sea level) where the cable car station is situated, and Mt Fløya (671 m) which sits on top of Storsteinen.
You can either take the cable car up and down, and walk to Mt Fløya from there, or you can walk up Storsteinen. To do that, you can either choose the longer, less steep climb which is 3,8 km long and takes around 1 to 1 ½ hours or you can take the steep climb with rock stairs which is only about 1 km long.
There’s signs at the lower cable car station to point your way and all paths are also clearly marked so that you won’t get lost.
If you’re interested in further information on hiking in Tromso, you can find one guide on winter hiking in the city and one guide with 5 quick and easy hikes for the summer, in my Nordic Resource Library!
Even though there's still snow in the mountains in June, it's not actually cold, especially when the sun comes out. Also, there's nothing more relaxing than climbing a mountain in the evening to fully take in the Midnight Sun!
Are you a mountain climber or cable car vista enthusiast?
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PS: If you're interested in more information on visiting Tromso, check out this page where I've gathered all my tips for your visit!
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