Explore a range of hiking opportunities, such as Sherpatrappa, Fløya, Bønntuva, Tromsdalstinden, Tromsdalen power line and Steinbøhytta.
This is a stone staircase consisting of approx. 1,200 steps, which starts in Fløyvegen (85 m.a.s.l.) and ends on the plateau below Fjellstua at the cable car’s upper station (421 m.a.s.l.). It’s called “The Sherpa Steps” because it was purpose-built by Sherpas from Nepal.
Note: Please use the steps and not the surrounding terrain. If everyone uses the steps, the plants will have a better chance of surviving. The plants bind the soil. By protecting the plants, we will prevent erosion and the staircase will remain steady for many years. Moreover, it will be nicer for everyone if the stairs are surrounded by beautiful vegetation.
Fløya (671 m.a.s.l.):
The hike to the top of Fløya is an excellent option that offers wonderful views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands. The hike up to Fløya is suitable for children and adults alike. If you prefer to jog, it’s popular to walk/jog up the steep parts and then jog when the terrain flattens out.
There are several possible starting points for your hike up Fløya. We recommend either walking up the Sherpa Steps on the northern side, or the somewhat longer Dalberg path to the south. If you want an easier start, we recommend taking the cable car up to Storsteinen. From Fjellstua, you will see a marked path leading to your right. Follow this path southwards and then uphill. The path to the summit of Fløya leads close to Steinbøhytta, a lovely stone cabin that has been stored by the local hiking association, Troms Turlag.
Bønntuva (776 m.a.s.l.):
If you continue hiking from Fløya and into the valley, you will end up at Bønntuva. You will be rewarded with wonderful views of the Djupdalen valley and Rødryggen (“the red ridge”).
Tromsdalstinden (1238 m.a.s.l.):
Tromsdalstinden is Tromsø’s highest mountain and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts year-round. If you start by taking the cable car, hike to Fløya, across to Bønntuva and down into the Djupdalen valley. The path then leads up the Aschenberg hill to Rødryggen (“the red ridge”) and onto the route via Salen. From there, follow the well-marked path up the winter route to the summit of Tromsdalstinden.
Tromsdalstinden is one of the few peaks in the region that is also marked during the winter. This dates to 1973, when six iron stakes were erected. These indicate the route on the solid mountain from Salen and up to the summit.
The hike to the top can be demanding. We recommend wearing good hiking boots and having extra clothes and food/drink in your backpack. Note that there may be snow cornices at the top even in the summer. Be careful and make sure you stay on solid ground.
Tromsdalstinden is a peak with a lot of symbolism. The stone cairn at the top is an historic cairn from the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s survey system. The Sami people consider Tromsdalstinden as a sacred mountain, which people should show great respect for.
Tromsdalen Power Line:
This is a very nice path for biking or hiking from June to October, which suits hikers/bikers of most levels. Mountain bikers will encounter a few sections that are technically demanding, but it’s mostly easy cycling all the way up or down.
Note: You will encounter some wet sections early in the season and you will also need to cross some rivers.
This route is partially snow-free from June – October.
Follow the path from Fjellstua towards Fløya. About halfway up the final ascent to the summit, take the marked path to the stone cabin, Steinbøhytta.
The cabin was restored in the 1980s and is named after Erling Steinbø, who was one of the founders of the local hiking association Tromsø Turistforening, which is now Troms Turlag.