After leaving the ship, this guided walk passes Hammerfest’s distinctive parish church before heading out of town and up the slopes. You start walking up The"Gammelveien" ("Old Way") a hiking path around the mountain Salen. This was the only way into town in earlier days.
You will also walk through Hammerfest’s only forest, Jansvannskogen. Walking all the way up the mountain’s peak requires a fair amount of fitness and stamina, but the panoramas are certainly worth it. On a clear day you can enjoy the endless vista of the Barents Sea and the islands Melkøya, Sørøya and Seiland. The route back down to the ship and a well-earned rest comes via the popular zigzag path to the town centre.
Dates: 8 Jun - 7 Nov 2016, 8 June - 7 Nov 2017