Hike to Steindalsbreen glacier

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
605 m
Descent
605 m
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Incredible route to Steindalsbreen glacier will certainly impress you with glacier front positions covering a period of more than 8000 years. It is totally worth your hike!

The incredible Steindalsbreen is located in the Steindalen valley and can be reached from the eastern side of Lyngen Alps. The trailhead starts at the bottom of the valley from the car parking. The path is comparatively smooth before the moraine ridge where it becomes steep until flattening out again and arriving at the base of the glacier.

Steindalsbreen glacier is wonderful creation of nature that stand out not just for its beauty but also for its individuality. Steindalsbreen with its history period of more than 8000 years makes you truly admire its magnificence!

During your hike you can easily explore Steindalsbreen glacier and unveiling all delightful secrets it has. There are many info signs about flora, fauna, history and local place names. Also, here you can find signs near the glacier that represent its recession year by year.

Steindalsbreen is a real nature and geological treat. You cannot miss this remarkable adventure to hike through it!

Author’s recommendation

Remember to be careful and do not walk onto the glacier without relevant experience!

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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
602 m
Lowest point
63 m
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Safety information

  • 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

 

Destination

Steindalsbreen glacier

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking just follow the tractor path into the valley. The path is comparatively smooth before the moraine ridge where it becomes steep until flattening out again and arriving at the base of the glacier.

Getting there

Steindalsbreen glacier is reachable from the eastern side of Lyngen Alps.

The glacier is located on road 868 between Oteren and Lyngseidet. Go via this route to “IMA Tursenter” and drive up a minor hill to the big parking area.

From the parking just follow the tractor path into the valley

Parking

There is a large parking area on a hill near the trailhead to the valley.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

  •  Proper hiking boots and socks
  • Spare warm clothing
  • First-aid kit
  • Map, GPS
  • Pack high energy snacks and water
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Author
Anita Tabulovich
Updated: November 13, 2019

Travel Guide: Hikes in Norway


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