View towards Sommarøy and Hillesøy
two people hiking up the hill on Hillesøy
one person hiking down the hill

Hiking on Hillesøy

Destination Tromsø

Who knew you could find the Riviera above the Arctic Circle. It’s located about one hour outside of Tromsø you find the island Hillesøy.
This tour is conducted by Destination Tromsø.

Like many of the islands in the area of Sommarøy, it has secluded white beaches and turquoise shallow waters lying at the feet of picturesque mountains. Join us on a hike up the hill to explore this unique area from sea to top.

The tour leaves from the city center in Tromsø, where you will be picked up and taken on a scenic drive to Hillesøy island, the neighbouring island to Sommarøy. On the way, we make a quick stop at Hella, a popular historical area along the coast. Here you receive a lunch package to bring with you on the hike.

From the start of the hike at Hillesøy, a guide will show you the way to the viewpoint at the peak from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views. On request, we could offer to guide you along a more challenging climb with rope-assisted trails on the steeper side of the hill. From the top of Hillesøy, you can locate the neigbouring islands such as Sommarøy, Senja and the famous island Håja (the source of inspiration for designing the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø). Surrounded by these incredible views, we will take the time to eat our lunch, relax and snap some great landscape photos and portraits.

Once we have made our way back down, depending on the pace, there might be some spare time left to explore the town of Sommarøy before catching the bus back to Tromsø.

Latest meeting time and place: 10:45am (10:45), Sjøgata 16, 9008 Tromsø.
Departure time and place: 11:00am (11:00), Sjøgata 16, 9008 Tromsø.
Duration: 5,5 hours

Included: English speaking guide (french and italian on request). bus transfer from Tromsø, lunch (sandwich).
Please bring: Appropriate hiking footwear, water- and windproof jacket (be prepared for all types of weather), water bottle.

Itinerary:
Transfer Tromsø-Sommarøy: ± 90 minutes
Hike to Hillesøy: 2-3 hours
Transfer Sommarøy–Tromsø: ± 60 minutes 1 hour

Number of participants: min 2 – max 15
Level of difficulty: Medium (some physical activity involved, possible difficult terrain)

When can I book it?

17 jun 2023
Hiking on Hillesøy 17 June 2023 - 11:00
24 jun 2023
Hiking on Hillesøy 24 June 2023 - 11:00
01 jul 2023
Hiking on Hillesøy 01 July 2023 - 11:00

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