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Address: Rikard Kaarboes gate 11, Harstad 9405, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 77 01 89 89

Distance: 3.5km there and back. Estimated time to the top: 30 minutes...

Distance: 3.5km there and back. Estimated time to the top: 30 minutes Suitable for: Most people. Start and finish: Car park in Toppenveien. Drive to the roundabout at Kanebogen Shopping Centre (3km south of Harstad city centre). Go past Shell petrol station. Turn right at the second road, Gamle Stangnesvei. From here it is signposted to the car park. Map available at the tourist office. Necessary equipment: None. Map: Walking map of Harstad (1:30 000) Marked trail: No. Good path. Drinking water: No. Route description: Good trail to the top. Rolling birch ground. There are benches and a binocular on the top. Fantastic views across the city of Harstad.

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Short hike with beautiful view of the city

This is a very short, and not too exhausting hike to a small "mountaintop" in Harstad. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the top, and when you get there, you will be rewarded... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Maria K
Harstad, Norway
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Harstad, Norway
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a very short, and not too exhausting hike to a small "mountaintop" in Harstad. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the top, and when you get there, you will be rewarded with a great view over Harstad city. It is possible to take the trip both in summer and winter, but you may need a headlight... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a relatively easy hike that we saw many families with small children doing. Once at the top it provides a great view of the city. No total it's about a 45 minute round trip hike.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Even the unfit can make this climb - take your time, pause often & you'll get to the top without a red face & dripping sweat. The view in all directions is endless on a clear day. I was lucky to find the top deserted just as the last wisps of fog swirled from the water surface... The beauty of... More 

Thank Mac K
Goa, India
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

It is not a difficult climb but you need to be in good shape nevertheless. Fully worth the climb as the view on top is stunning. We were fortunate as we started in the fog but once on top the weather cleared and we could see the entire vista. There is a covered place on top with a table and... More 

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Harstad, Norway
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

You cannot visit Harstad without taking a walk up to Gangsåstoppen. The view from the top is absolutely stunning, you can see the whole city, and the sea and mountains in all directions. There is even a stationary telescope that you can use if you find a point of interest you want to study closer. The walk up there is... More 

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