|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but some care should be shown if doing the final ascent to the summit along the south-east ridge if there is ice or snow.|
|Drinking water||No access to drinking water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (July 2009).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head.|
|Start height||23 metres|
|Vertical metres||375 metres for the roundtrip|
|Trip distance||4.6 km|
Start of the route to Tjeldbergtinden. |
Start of the path to Tjeldbergtinden.
Part of the path to Tjeldbergtinden north-east ridge.
Alternative routes to Tjeldbergtinden summit.
Assume your starting point is Svolvær. Drive south-west on road E10, approximately 1 km, and turn right where signed for "Kongsmarka" and "Pistolbane". Turn left after 260 metres, and park at a small car park on the left hand side of the road after another 80 metres.
Start walking by following the gravel road towards west. After 400 metres the road turns south, and takes you past the local shooting club. 100 metres after the road has turned towards east you leave the gravel road and turn right onto a path. This path takes you up the eastern slopes of Tjeldbergtinden, and joins a path coming up from north-east. Turn left here and continue up to the flat section south-east of the summit. You can now see the summit to your right, but before aiming for the summit you should visit the south-east point of Tjeldbergtinden by turning left. There is a registration point at the south-east view point.
From the south-east view-point head back the way you came, and then proceed to the summit. Just below the summit you have three options for the final ascent. You can either walk around the summit on the left hand side and ascent from west, or you can walk up the small gully south-east of the summit, or you can scramble directly up the south-east ridge to the right of the small gully. Both the gully and the ridge require some use of hands, but are not difficult. Care should be shown on the ridge if it is icy.
For your descent return down to the flat section between the summit and the south-east view point. Turn left here, and then turn right after less than 100 metres to get onto the path that will take you back down to the gravel road.
19. July 2009
This Sunday was the last day in Lofoten for Elisabeth and me, and we were driving towards the airport at Evenes. It was another cloudy day, but a bit better than the previous days so we decided to stop and do a small hike somewhere along the road. Tjeldbergtinden was chosen since it was a short hike and would give fine views across a new area.
We located the trail head without any problems, and enjoyed a Sunday stroll along the gravel road. The path up towards the summit is relatively steep, and requires a bit more effort than strolling, but isn't difficult in any way. We first visited the south-east view point, before heading up to the summit. At the summit we enjoyed the good views, but slightly limited by the clouds.
From the summit back to the car we had company by a local woman, who where out on her mission of collecting local "Top-10" tops. Since the hike had ended up being more than a stroll we decided to stop for a quick swim in the sea along the road to the airport, which proved to be very refreshing and cooling ...