Who knew you could find the Riviera above the Arctic Circle? But it’s there if you know where to look: located about one hour outside of Tromsø you find the island Hillesøy. Like many of the islands in the area of Sommarøy, it has secluded white beaches and turquoise shallow waters lying at the feet of picturesque mountains. Join us on a hike up the hill to explore this unique area from sea to top.
The tour leaves from the city center in Tromsø, where you will be picked up and taken on a scenic drive to Hillesøy island, the neighbouring island to Sommarøy. On the way, we make a quick stop at Hella, a popular historical area along the coast. Here you receive a lunch package to bring with you on the hike.
From the start of the hike at Hillesøy, a guide will show you the way to the viewpoint at the peak from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views. On request, we could offer to guide you along a more challenging climb with rope-assisted trails on the steeper side of the hill. From the top of Hillesøy, you can locate the neigbouring islands such as Sommarøy, Senja and the famous island Håja (the source of inspiration for designing the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø). Surrounded by these incredible views, we will take the time to eat our lunch, relax and snap some great landscape photos and portraits.
Once we have made our way back down, depending on the pace, there might be some spare time left to explore the town of Sommarøy before catching the bus back to Tromsø.
Available on Sundays in the period between 15th June – 15th August
10:45 at Sjøgata 16, 9008 Tromsø
Transfer from/to Tromsø
Sandwich for lunch
Appropriate hiking clothes and footwear