near Skrollsvika, Troms (Norge)
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Terrain: Skrollsvik – Å: low-traffic asphalt-road (for me, 3 cars in 90 minutes). Å – Storbunkevatnet, partly trail, partly track, partly cross-country. Storbunkevatnet – Lysvatnet: marked trail. Lysvatnet – Lysbotn: partly track, partly cross-country. Lysbotn – Lysnes: low-traffic asphalt road.
Most of the route is easy. I hiked in late August, for me the river crossings were easy, but earlier in summer they might require wading. In some places markings are poor and I took my own way, in other places the map is incorrect. I found the climb out of Tverrdalen/Doaresvággi (near Kapervatnet) towards Istind/Jieņas quite steep. The northern half is easier than the southern half.
National park boundary
Boundary of Ånderdalen Nasjonalpark and highest point of the route.
Error in map
Warning! Turkat Senja Sør (2009) has the first part of the trail through Heggedalen on the wrong side of the river!
Lysnes, where the speedboat to Tromsø departs (check timetables at www.tromskortet.no).
Day 1, break 1
Short stop at Åvatnet
Day 2, lunch
Day 2, lunch
Day 2, break 2
Day 2, break 3
Day 3, break 1, Ånderelva river crossing
Short stop after crossing Ånderelva. I took the marked route, which crosses the river about 1 km downstream compared to the route as drawn on Turkart Senja Sør. I don't know how the river crossing is at the place as it is marked on the map.
Day 3, lunch
Lunch at Åndervatnet
Day 3, break 3
Day 3, break 4
Short stop, excellent views from Istind/Jieŋas
Day 4, break 1
Short stop at the pass between Tromdalen and Leirdalen
Day 4, lunch
Lunch in Tromdalen
Day 4, break 3
Short stop in Sør-Heggedalen
Day 4, break 4
Short stop at Ávŋi/Heggtuva, between Sør-Heggdalen and Nord-Heggdalen/Ávčavággi
Day 5, break 1
Short stop at Lysvatnet/Čáhppesjávri, where I depart from the T-marked route.
Day 5, lunch
Lunch above the Lyselva near Bukkemoen. Lots of nice blueberries here.
Senjabu unmanned tourist hut (Troms Turlag).
Skrollsvik, start of hike
Start of the hike at Skrollsvika
Trimkasse and shelter at Åndervatnet
Small shelter with trimkasse at Åndervatnet
Camp 25–26 August
Camp at Stor-Bunkevatnet
Camp 26–27 August
Camp at Blåfjellet
Camp 27–28 August
Camp at Langdalsvatnet
Shelter 28–29 August
Nice little shelter where I spent the night 28–29 August