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Mount Tyven

This hike is a must-do if you love panoramic views of the whole area. From Tyven you will see the islands Seiland and Sørøya, much of the island Kvaløya, the suburb of Rypefjord and Hammerfest in the distance.

There are several possibilities to go up to the top of Mount Tyven:

ROUTE 1: The gravel road, which begins at the street called Tunnelbakken and is also suitable for mountain bikes (7 km one way) 

Explore the mountain lakes and views from Mount Tyven (418m) via gravel road route that starts at the street Tunnelbakken. There is a fence, with a map of the area. After the fence, keep following the gravel road all the way to the top.

 

Suitable for: Hiking, mountainbiking

Distance: 7 kilometres (one way)

Difficulty: easy (hiking)

Duration: 1,5-2 hours on foot, 45min, 1 hour by bicycle (one way)

Starting point on Google maps: Location of the start

Map of the route (made with norgeskart.no): Download

Link to a map of the whole area (norgeskart.no): Map of Tyven area

ROUTE 2: The hiking trail which begins at the street called Tunnelbakken (3.5 km one way)

 

The hiking trail starts at the street Tunnelbakken. There is a fence with a map of the area. After a few hundred metres on a gravel road, you go right, over a small hill, thereby leaving the gravel road. From here you walk past a small lake and up a valley, towards the top. Earlier in the summer season, you may have to cross a small snow field. 

 

Suitable for: Hiking

Distance: 3,5 kilometres (one way)

Difficulty: medium

Duration: 1-1,5 hours (one way)

Starting point on Google maps: Location of the start

Map of the route (made with norgeskart.no): Download

Link to a map of the whole area (norgeskart.no): Map of Tyven area

ROUTE 3: The hiking trail which begins at the main church in Hammerfest (4.5 km one way)

From the main church, you go right around the graveyard. On the street to the right of the graveyard, go right again halfway down the street, and then left after 20 metres. Now you are on the street Gammelveien, which will lead you to the hiking trail Gammelveien. Follow the hiking trail around the hill and through a small grove of birch trees. About 300 metres after the grove, you will come across a sign towards Tyven, and you will leave the Gammelveien trail. From here it is a direct route towards Tyven and the top.

 

Suitable for: Hiking

Distance: 4,5 kilometres (one way)

Difficulty: medium

Duration: 1,5-2 hours (one way)

Starting point on Google maps: Location of the start

Map of the route (made with norgeskart.no): Download

Link to a map of the whole area (norgeskart.no): Map of Tyven area

TOURIST INFORMATION
Hamnegata 3, 9600 Hammerfest
 
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