Tjeldbergtind

Tjeldbergtind, Svolvaer: Address, Tjeldbergtind Reviews: 4.5/5

Tjeldbergtind
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KSHolm
Drobak, Norway264 contributions
Since the weather did not allow for longer hikes (cloundy, risk of rain), we decided to climb to the top of Tjeldbergtind.
The hike started out on a gravel road, but soon advanced to a little more demanding and fun trail with somewhat steeper sections. Shouldn't be too hard for most people though. In other words, a fairly easy and short hike, close to Svolvær, yet still pays off in terms of spectacular views of Svolvær and Kabelvåg. Two possible peaks to venture, one of them where you can climb to the top with the help of a fixed rope. Apparently, there is also another, more gentle way up where you don't need to climb the rope. Make sure to sign your name in the guest book ;-)
We were lucky that the clouds rose a bit higher while we were on the top, so we got to enjoy the view properly. But when we started descending, it started to rain as well, which made it a bit slippery coming down, yet not "impossible".
If you have only limited time, the skies are not all clear or you simply want a shorter hike, this is the perfect spot!
Written September 1, 2020
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Jusylte
Sandnes, Norway85 contributions
Family
This route was suggested in Tourist office as an alternative to Fløya in a rainy day. We are experienced hikers, but I didn’t want to take a risk to take kids up if the weather will get worse. We walked from boats marina to the start of the trail next to fire station. The trail starts as a tractor way and continues through the steep forest after. There are 2 tops you can access walking the same ridge. The both are easy, but the higher one had 20-30 meters you need to hold a rope. Views from both are breathtaking. Good hiking shoes are always advised!
Written October 8, 2020
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Samantha S
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Family
Fantastic view from the top. Good shoes/boots necessary as quite slippery in places. 45 minutes to walk up and 30 minutes to get down again. If you do the higher peak it will take longer. We stopped at the peak on the left of the path.
Written July 10, 2020
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Mr H
Lofoten Islands, Norway340 contributions
Family
With its two summits Tjeldbergtinden is the table mountain of the area between Svolvaer and Kabelvåg. Even though it is "only" 367m high and by far not the highest mountain of the region both summits provide awesome panoramic views over the cities of Svolvaer, Kabelvåg. Also the whole Vestfjord including Skrova and Litlmolla to the East and local lakes and mountains to the north.

The start of the hike is from the ESSO gas station across the road of the huge Osan shipyard. When you drive along the E10 from Svolvaer to Kabelvåg you can park nearby the Esso gas station. From there follow the road (Kongsvatveien) up the hill and then turn left until you reach a road barrier. Now follow the gravel road named Pistolbane towards a huge radio mast up to 120m. There you find a bank with a nice panorma view. You will need 20 - 30 minutes from the gas station to hike up to this point.

At this mast the road ends and you have to hike back a little to a huge boulder where the small path towards Tjeldbergtinden starts. There is also a sign which marks the beginning of the trail. You can't miss it. The trail winds through this forest and then soon gets quite steep.

The trail can be slippery (when wet) and pretty steep at times so proper hiking shoes are recommended. For this part of the hike plan another 30 - 40 minutes. So for the whole ascent an average person will need +/- 1 hour (plus breaks) and a little bitt less for the descent.

Walking from the east summit to west summit takes 15 - 20 minutes.

This is the easiest track, but several routes are possible with a map.

Written June 28, 2016
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GlobeTrotters4001
Brisbane, Australia709 contributions
Couples
Thinking that Floya would be too much of a challenge, we chose to hike up Tjeldbergtind. It's classed a 1/4 but that's for Norwegians and their families who do this on a regular basis. If you're just an average walker/hiker, you would have no problems with this hike, but it can be a little uninspiring in the initial part of the hike.

Make sure it's the second left once you pass the Esso. Do not go to the end of the bitumen road. But you need to walk up between some houses and to your right is a sign showing Kjeldbergtind.

The first part of the road is I think a private access road to the pistol club and then just where the road continues up the hill to the radio mast turn right and the hike to Tjeldbergtind is signposted.

For the Norwegians this hike is a walk in the park. I think I am of moderate fitness and the walk took me hour to hike up and forty-five minutes to get down and that was going to the very end and looking down to Svolvaer and Kabelvåg. It is a steep rocky climb and muddy in parts but once at the top glorious views.
Written December 5, 2017
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Jowen L
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions
Friends
If you are coming in to Svolvær along E10 from Svolvær Airport, Esso will be on your right handside. You will have to pass the shell and circle K petrol stations and go on for another 5mins. We followed some reviews and parked near the Esso station at the foot of the slope and walked up the road till we reached the gravel path. The area was quite empty and seemed like some people actually parked along the road close by instead. Following the gravel path it was a easy walk for about 15 to 20mins before reaching the Tjeldbergtinden sign. After which it starts to get a little more challenging. The path is marked with blue and white markers painted on the rocks which makes navigation easy. It started to rain on our way up with made the rocks a little slippery. Overall a nice short climb. It will be good to set aside 2 to 3 hours in total for trip from Esso up and back. After climbing to the first summit or rather plateau continue on to the 2nd summit and take your time to enjoy the views!
Written November 9, 2017
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Avrom W
New York City, NY259 contributions
Solo
For starters it's one of the most spectacular views of the classic lofoten mountains perhaps in all of lofoten. However the hike up to get to it is definitely a difficult one which requires steep climbing. You don't need to b fit it just requires work up. But it's a must the views are just so amazing 360 degrees all around.
Excellent hiking shoes are a must.
To get to the hike you you turn off the E10 by the wasp gas station past the main part of svolvaer. Then u make a right turn a short while before the oh grey and blue building. You'll see a path but there's no real signs for it. The first part of the hike is a regular gravel path but a little way up you see a small sign starting with the narrow climb up which is the real hike.
It takes about 45 minutes to climb up and leave plenty of time to stay up there and eat maybe.
Written July 6, 2017
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thewoodygirls
Brooklyn, NY75 contributions
Norwegians climb up there with their 2-year-olds in carrying devices on their back, but don't let that fool you, it's not easy. The path up is steep and rocky, you slip easily, and it is exhausting. Of cause, for the experienced outdoor fanatic or the mountain climber it's a piece of cake, but for us (mother with 8-year-old) it was pretty exhausting. It took us about 1 hour from the Esso station. The view is totally worth it, though, and I would do it again.
Written July 21, 2017
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financecounselor
Aspen, CO157 contributions
Couples
Not really worth the hike. Most of the walk is along the highway. The view of the city and surroundings is dominated by two huge buildings which we think are ship construction or repair faciltites. There are no bad views in the area because it's so beautiful...but this viewpoint is not really all that spectacular.
Written October 9, 2015
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maria g
Piraeus, Greece75 contributions
Couples
Tjeldbergtind is a summit overlooking Svolavaer and surrounding areas. It's not particularly hard to climb up there. It is suitable for families with children (at least up to a point) and for everyone with an average physical condition. Driving on E10 fron Svolvaer (direction A i Lofoten) you find an Esso petrol station. You turn right and then the second left. There is a sign for the start of the path. The first part is a gravel road. You pass the Svolvaer shooting club and before the radio mast there is another sign for the path. The trail is muddy but otherwise it's easy. The view from the top is rewarding.
Written August 25, 2015
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