Mountain Hike In Hammerfest


Price from $184

Difficulty level

Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

Booking code



1 hour 30 minutes


Read the practical information below

Hammerfest Norway HGR 148515 Rune Kongsro
  • Take a guided mountain hike from one of the northernmost towns in the world.

  • See the distinctive parish church of Hammerfest on your way out of town.

  • Follow the ‘Old Way’ hiking path through the only forest in Hammerfest.

  • Get a magnificent view of the area and outlying islands from the mountain’s peak.

Take a guided hike up Mount Salen, a mountain that rises above one of the world’s northernmost towns, Hammerfest. As we make our way out of town to the base of the mountain, we’ll pass the distinctive parish church. 

To get to the top of the mountain, we’ll take “Gammelveien” (“Old Way”), a hiking path that winds around the mountain. In the earlier days, this was the only way to get into town. On our way up, the path will take us beneath the canopy of Hammerfest's only forest, Jansvannskogen.  

A bid for the mountain’s peak requires a good level of fitness, but the panoramas from the viewpoint are certainly worth the effort. On a clear day, you can enjoy incredible views of the islands Melkøya, Sørøya, and Seiland down below. Once you’ve taken in the scenery, we’ll take a zigzag path back to the town centre to rejoin the ship.

Practical information

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Hammerfest

  • Available: 1 Jan - 31 Dec

  • Meals: Warm drink and snack

  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • We recommend bringing a backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, and sunglasses. The guide will bring necessary safety equipment.

  • Minimum age: 16 years old when accompanied by an adult

  • Choice of route up to Salenfjellet may vary due to seasonal road conditions