Midnattstur til Øksningan Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland

There are few other “mountains” in Helgeland that can boast such a great panoramic view after just a 15-20 minute hike.

Hiking Information

Difficulty level: Moderately challenging. Short hike, but with several steep sections requiring climbing.The can be slippery when wet.

One-way distance: Approximately 500 meters

Elevation gain: Around 80 meters

Estimated time one-way: 15-20 minutes

Starting point: Signpost along the road on Øksningan Island.
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With its 98 meters above sea level, Stortuva is the highest point in Herøy that you can reach without a boat. In the otherwise low landscape, you have a splendid view of the islands and the beautiful archipelago in Herøy. Not to mention the magnificent mountains surrounding the area, such as Dønnamannen to the north, the Seven Sisters to the east, Vega to the south, and Træna and Lovund to the northwest. There are few other “mountains” in Helgeland that can offer such a great panoramic view after just a 15-20 minute hike.

The trail is well-marked, and the starting point is signposted from the road. The terrain can be muddy and rugged, and occasionally you may need to scramble a bit to reach the top. However, with good hiking shoes and enough time, it’s a nice hike for both children and adults with average fitness levels. And as mentioned, the view from the top is absolutely stunning!

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  • Practicing Leave No Trace principles and bringing back any waste and toilet paper to the nearest trash bin.
  • Planning restroom visits to ensure they are done without causing inconvenience to others.
  • Respecting the local wildlife, keeping your dog on a leash, maintaining a safe distance from both wild and domesticated animals and birds.
  • Respecting private property and keeping a distance from private houses and cabins.
  • Exercising responsible boating practices, keeping a safe distance from the shore, maintaining low speeds near others on the water, including animals and birds, and avoiding unnecessary driving that creates disruptive motor noise.
  • Respecting the prohibition of entry and landing in seabird reserves during the breeding season.
  • Following mountain safety guidelines and planning hikes according to your abilities and experience.
  • Hiring an experienced guide for trips where you lack the knowledge or experience required for a safe journey.

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