Tijd  één dag 20 uur 26 minuten

Coördinaten 640

Geüpload 9 september 2012

Uitgevoerd augustus 2012

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470 m
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44,54 km

4888 maal bekeken, 26 maal gedownload

nabij Grunnfjorden, Troms (Norge)

Across Arnøya from Arnøyhamn to Nord-Rekvika and then to Årviksand.

Arnøyhamn is most easily reached by speedboat from Tromsø, check www.tromskortet.no for timetables. When I did this hike, it was late August and I arrived in the evening, so I couldn't do much hiking the first day, but made a camp quickly. It's easy to find a campsite in the valley north of Arnøyhamn, even in the dark. On the second day I walked through the easy terrain all the way to the Arctic ocean beach near Nord-Rekvika. I walked down on the right side of the valley; it's probably easier on the left side, as one avoids two river crossings, but there's a nice beach just east of the outflow of the Nord-Rekvikelva into the ocean. I camped here and on my 3rd and final day I walked along Nord-Rekvika and Rotvåg to Årviksand. The path from Rotvåg to Årviksand is arduous with some steep and difficult sections, but at the worst parts there are ropes attached, so I still classify this hike as "Moderate", not "Difficult". From Årviksand I walked along the road while hitch-hiking to Arnøyhamn; it took three hours and ten cars before I was picked up (there are occasional buses from Årviksand to Arnøyhamn, but the timetable was not suitable for me).

From Arnøyhamn one can then take again the speedboat to either Skjervøy or Tromsø.
afmeren punt

Arnøyhamn speedboat-terminal

Arnøyhamn speedboat-terminal, starting point of the hike
foto

Beach near Nord-Rekvika

Beach near Nord-Rekvika. If the weather is good, a great place for a dive in the ocean!
Archeologische opgraving

Nord-Rekvika

Deserted village of Nord-Rekvika
Meer

Break

Short break at nice lake
panoramisch

Lunch

Lunch near the hike's highest point
foto

Break

Afternoon break on the way to the ocean
foto

Break

Short break among the stones
Waypoint

Lunch

Lunch break
boom

Afternoon break

Short rest while hitch-hiking and walking along the road
Archeologische opgraving

Rotvåg

WW II remains at Rotvåg
Kruispunt

Road

Arrival at the road. Many birds.
camping

Camp 29–30 August

Camp 29–30 August
camping

Camp 30–31 August

Camp 30–31 August, close to the beach

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