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Destination Snowman

HIKING IN THE BARDUFOSS REGION

Welcome to our fishing paradise!

The summer months are perfect for exploring the Arctic landscape by foot. Our nearest hiking adventure begins right outside the doors of Basecamp Snowman!

Based upon your hiking experience, you may choose a hiking option well suited for your level: beginner, intermediate, experienced. In addition, the trails have different lengths, so you can choose how long your hiking adventure will last. 

All of our alternatives for hiking are booked upon request. 

TRY A LITTLE, LEARN A LITTLE

LEVEL: BEGINNER
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Very easy walk, for families and beginners. Get a map and info in the reception. Start your trip from the reception door. Follow the instructions, look for 10 different checkpoints. Answer the questions at each checkpoint. Give your answers to the reception after your trip, and get a surprise!

Incl.: Map, competition rules, a surprise after the hike


MIDNIGHT HIKE WITH GUIDE

LEVEL: BEGINNER
DURATION: 3 HOURS

Lower part of the Målselv area, for families and beginners. Start at your doorstep. If you stay at Rundhaug Gjestegård we will follow the track along the lower part of the mountain, over the bridge, and down to the river Målselva to a shelter called “gapahuken”. If you stay in the Målselv Mountain Village, we will go from the Aurora park to the old cabin “Roa” The guide will tell you about the locals, the nature, and the history.

Incl.: Guide, snacks, coffee

HIKING IN MAUKEN WITH GUIDE

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
DURATION: 4 HOURS

Mauken, 600 masl, for hikers with intermediate experience and children over 10 years.
Start at Basecamp Snowman in Målselv Mountain Village at 360 masl, follow the tracks to the old cabin “Roa” where you are welcome to take a little break and write in our guestbook. Continue to the top of the mountain. During the trip you might see an eagle in the sky, a fox and, if you are very lucky, the wolverine.

Incl.: Guide, snacks, coffee, transfer from hotel.

VISIT THE MÅLSELV FALLS

LEVEL: BEGINNER
DURATION: 3 HOURS


Easy walk for families and beginners along the riverside of Målselva The guide will pick you up in the reception, and drive 20 minutes to the National Falls of Norway; Målselvfossen. We will walk along the riverbank and visit “Kulpen” below the falls. You will hear about the Salmon Fishing History of Målselva. If available we will visit “Laksesjået”, where you can see the wild Arctic Salmon going up the ladder in the river (tickets cost an additional NOK 40 pp)

Incl.: Guide, transfer

MAUKEN MASSIF WITH GUIDE

LEVEL: EXPERIENCED
DURATION: 6 HOURS


Mauken Massif, about 600 masl, is located between Målselvdalen in the south, and Takelvdalen in the north. The mountain has several peaks, the highest of which is Stormauken at 1194 meters above sea level. The mountain has an interesting history of Sami culture, gold digging, and biology. The hike starts at Basecamp Snowman, 360 masl. You follow the tracks past the old cabin “Roa” which leads you further into the Mauken Massif.

Incl.: Guide, map, transfer, coffee, cakes, “niste” for lunch

FINNBRUENE AND THE POTHOLES

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
DURATION: 4 HOURS


Visit the amazing old pine forest in Øvre Dividalen National Park, an ancient Sami culture landcape. Here you will find “Finnbruene” used by the Sami and their reindeer herds in earlier times. In addition, you can experience the impressing potholes, formed by rocks and water. You will be transported to the end of the road in Dividalen where you will follow the tracks down to the Divielva river.

Incl.: Guide, map, transfer, coffee, snacks


GRØNNKAMPEN WITH GUIDE

LEVEL: EXPERIENCED
DURATION: 6 HOURS


Grønnkampen in Målselv, 652 masl. The adventure begins with a ten minute walk from the hotel. The tracks are good, but a little steep. The view is so amazing, you can’t believe it! Good shoes are required.

Incl.: Guide, map, transfer, coffee, cakes, lunchpack





NIGHT HIKING IN THE PINE FOREST

LEVEL: BEGINNER
DURATION: 3 HOURS


Easy walk in Målselv, flat terrain in the forest The guide will pick you up in the reception and drive (or walk) you to the starting spot of the trip. The Snowman area has a big pine forest with beautiful landcape close to the river. In autumn you can pick berries of different types. Great conditions for taking pictures, especially in autumn when the colours of the Arctic is amazing.

Incl.: Guide, transfer, coffee, snacks


ISTINDEN WITH GUIDE

LEVEL: EXPERIENCED
DURATION: 6 HOURS


Bardu/Målselv, 1489 masl. This is one of the big mountains in the area, and a challenge! We drive by car about 30 minutes to Istindelva. A good track leads you up into the mountain. After a while you will walk in a rocky mountain terrain. Be aware of steep outer edges, you will feel that you are high up in the mountain. Ar the end you will come to Vestre Istinden with a breathtaking view. You can see Bardu, Målselv, Senja, Kvaløya og Lyngsalpene.

Incl. Guide, map, transfer, coffee, cakes, lunchpack

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