Three adults and a child on a hike in Hammerfest

Mountain Hike In Hammerfest

Enjoy an exhilarating hike up Mount Salen, passing through Hammerfest’s only forest on your way up to the peak for panoramic views.

  • Take a guided mountain hike from one of the northernmost towns in the world
  • See the distinctive parish church of Hammerfest on your way out of town
  • Follow the ‘Old Way’ hiking path through the only forest in Hammerfest
  • Get a magnificent view of the area and outlying islands from the mountain’s peak
  • Direction

    Southbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    1 hour 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    109 €

  • Notices

    We recommend bringing a backpack with a water bottle, extra clothing, camera, and sunglasses.

Take a guided hike up Mount Salen, a mountain that rises above one of the world’s northernmost towns, Hammerfest. As we make our way out of town to the base of the mountain, we’ll pass the distinctive parish church. 

To get to the top of the mountain, we’ll take “Gammelveien” (“Old Way”), a hiking path that winds around the mountain. In the earlier days, this was the only way to get into town. On our way up, the path will take us beneath the canopy of Hammerfest's only forest, Jansvannskogen.  

A bid for the mountain’s peak requires a good level of fitness, but the panoramas from the viewpoint are certainly worth the effort. On a clear day, you can enjoy incredible views of the islands Melkøya, Sørøya, and Seiland down below. Once you’ve taken in the scenery, we’ll take a zigzag path back to the town centre for a well-earned rest. 


  • Disembarking port: Hammerfest
  • Embarking port: Hammerfest
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 11:00 - 12:45
  • Available period: All year
  • Meals on the trip: Warm drink and snack
  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • Note: Recommended equipment is backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, sunglasses. Guide will bring necessary safety equipment. Participants should have good general health. Choice of route up to Salenfjellet may vary due to seasonal road conditions.
  • Age limit: 16 years old together with parent