Stetind is a typical Norwegian summit that rises about 1400 m above sea level. It is fairly perfect obelisk in pure granite with wide ridges growing right from the sea. The mountain has really smooth sides that reached all the way to the fjord. Summit of Stetind is shaped by screws and sharp, flat and slippery slopes of naked rock.
Stetind is legendary mountain and is famous among all mountain climbers. It even was selected to be the National Mountain of Norway in 2002. Also, this summit is historically important coastal landmark for fishermen and sailors.
The normal road to Stetind goes through Halls Fortopp. It begins with a great trail via a remarcable birch-forest. Firstly, this hiking trail is marked with red paint on the trees and then it is marked with the rare red T signs on rocks or cairns. The last part of the trail becomes a climber’s path. Also, there are free camping spots near the roads.
- Properly plan your hiking route
- Be sure to check the forecast before your trip and prepare accordingly
- Pay attention to the path and stay on the trail
- Take plenty of water
Stetind is positioned around 15 km northeast of Kjøpsvik village. The closest towns are Narvik to the north and Bodø to the south.
From Narvik drive by E6 to the south until 827 highway signed to Kjøpsvik. Follow this road until parking area. Stetind appears directly overhead. The trailhead is easy to find from here.
From Bodø drive E6 to the north for about 1.5 hours until signs for highway 827. Follow this highway till reaching the ferry. After the ferry drive via several tunnels anad then continue to the parking area at the base of the mountain.
ParkingThere is a parking area at the base of the mountain.
- Proper hiking boots and socks
- Spare warm clothing
- First-aid kit
- Map, GPS
- Pack high energy snacks and water