Nordkapp to Grövelsjön. 1800km, 110 days.

Nordkapp to Grövelsjön – all stages

I researched and looked at maps during the last weeks and here are the possible stages for a combination from Gröna Bandet, Nordkalottleden, nortnernmost part of E1 (European Long Distance Footpath Norkapp to Sicily), Kungsleden and Norge på Langs.

 Bold words mean places where one can restock on food or at least buy a meal.

Of course camping is the way to go. But I still orientated my daily stretches to huts, for the sake of having a point of reference.

Nordkapp to Kautokeino / 330km

  1. Nordkapp -> Skarsvågskrysset 13km / there’s a shop and a restaurant on Nordkapp / close to the end of the stage, there is a camping. http://www.nordkappcaravancamping.com In Skarsvåg you can find one more camping http://www.kirkeporten.no and also a restaurant. Nordkapp etapp 1
  2. Skarsvågskrysset -> Veidneset 19km / no supplies / no accomodation Veidneset is the entrance to the Nordkapp tunnel. The tunnel is 7k long and speed limit for cars is 90km/h. It is recommended to take the bus or try to hitchhike.

    nordkapp etapp 2

  3. Vesterpollen -> Vardancohka 25km / no supplies / Very basic hut with space for 2 persons along the E1-route. No oven. 

    nordkapp etapp 3

  4. Vardancohka -> Stohpojohka 26km / no supplies/ Open reindeer herder hut with 4-5 beds. There’s a stove but not always firewood. 

    Nordkapp etapp 4

  5. Stohpojohka -> Hattir Ost 22km / supplies and accomodation 5km from the trail: Olderfjord hotell Russenes Caming (private) Open in summer season. 29 roomas and 14 huts. Includes retaurant. A bit south of Olderfjord there is a Statiol gas station that has a fair sortiment of food. The shop closes at 7pm. Transport: Bus towards Russenes passes the parking Hattir Øst 4.20pm. More info: http://www.olderfjord.no Tlf.: + 47 78 46 37 11

    nordkapp etapp 5

  6. Hattir Ost -> Duolbajarcopma 33km / no supplies / no accomodation

    nordkapp etapp 6

  7. Duolbajarcopma -> Bastingammen 23km / no supplies / no accomodation (the small hut burned down in a forest fire 2013)

    nordkapp etapp 7

  8. Bastingammen -> Rukkujavri 24km / no supplies / no accomodation

    Nordkapp etapp 8

  9. Rukkujavri -> Bojobeaskihytta 21km / no supplies/ Bojobeaskihytta (Alta Turlag) Locked with a DNT standard key, 5 beds.

    Nordkapp etapp 9

  10. Bojobeaskihytta ->  Mollesjohka Fjellstue 32km / 54 beds, food available but best to be ordered beforehand. http://www.mollisjokfjellstue.no

    nordkapp etapp 10

  11. Mollesjohka Fjellstue -> Ragesluoppal 17km / no supplies/ simple hut with 4 beds

    nordkapp etapp 11

  12. Ragesluoppal -> Masi 26km / Masi Turistsenter (private) Renting out huts, closes at 7pm. Warm meals can be bought in the café. There is a store (Naerbutikken) next to the church. 

    nordkapp etapp 12

  13. Masi -> Biggejavri 20km / no supplies / no accomodation

    Nordkapp etapp 13

  14. Biggejavri -> Mierojavri 27km / no supplies / no accomodation

    Nordkapp etapp 14

  15. Mierojavri -> Kautokeino 17km / several shops and hotels. Time to restock. 

    Nordkapp etapp 15

 

  Kautokeino to Kilpisjärvi / 190km                                                                                                 

  1. Kautokeino -> Cunovuohppi 18km / Madam Bongos fjellstue (private) several huts to rent Tlf.: 481 06 003 Meals can be bought.
  2. Cunovuohppi -> Reisavannhytta 30km / no supplies / Reisavannhytta (Statskog) Locked hut with 6 beds. Booking over inatur.no
  3. Reisavannhytta -> Nedrefosshytta 30km / no supplies / Nedrefosshytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 16 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  4. Nedrefosshytta -> Saraelv 28km / no supplies / Ovi Raishiin, Gammetunet Hut with 4 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  5. Saraelv -> Somashytta 31km / no supplies / Somashytta (Statskog) Open hut with 6 beds. 
  6. Somashytta -> Pitsusjärvi 15km / no supplies / Open hut with 12 beds. Simple standard, oven, wood.
  7. Pitusjärvi -> Meekonjärvi 10km / no supplies/  Open hut with 6 beds. Simple standard, oven, wood.
  8. Meekonjärvi -> Kuinarjohki 10km / no supplies/  Open hut with 14 beds. Simple standard, oven, wood.
  9. Kuinarjohki -> Saarijärvi 10km / no supplies /  Open hut with 10 beds. Simple standard, oven, wood.  
  10. Saarijärvi -> Kilpisjärvi 15km / Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus (private) Rooms and huts for rent. Restaurant, kitchen and supermarket.

Have food sent from home to the Hiking Center www.kilpisjarvi.info     

    

                 

Kilpisjärvi to Abisko / 190km

  1. Kilpisjärvi – Treriksrøysa – Goldahytta 15km / no supplies / Goldahytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 22 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  2. Goldahytta -> Gappohytta 13km / no supplies / Gappohytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 20 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  3. Gappohytta -> Rostahytta 20km / no supplies/ Rostahytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 33 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  4. Rostahytta -> Daertahytta 17km / no supplies/ Dærtahytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 24 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  5. Daertahytta -> Dividalshytta 24km / no supplies/ Dividalshytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 20 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  6. Dividalshytta -> Vuomahytta 18km / no supplies/ Vuomahytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 20 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  7. Vuomahytta -> Gaskashytta 17km / no supplies/ Gaskashytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 20 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  8. Gaskashytta -> Altevasshytta 12km / no supplies/ Altevasahytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 17 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  9. Altevasshytta -> Lappjordhytta 24km / no supplies/ Lappjordhytta (Troms Turlag) Hut with 164beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  10. Lappjordhytta -> Abisko Turiststation 25km / Food, a restaurant, a shop a warm bed! Have food sent from home to STF Abisko Turiststation

Abisko to Ritsem / 115 km                                                        

  1. STF Fjällstation Abisko -> Abiskojaure 15km / shop in Abiskojaure huts, sauna
  2. STF stuga Abiskojaure -> Alesjaure 20km / shop in Alesjaure huts, sauna
  3. STF stuga Alesjaure -> Tjäktja 13km / no shop in the hut
  4. STF stuga Tjäktja -> Sälka 13km / shop and sauna
  5. STF stuga Sälka -> Hukejaure 25km / no shop in the hut
  6. STF stuga Hukejaure -> Sitasjaure 19km / no shop in the hut
  7. STF stuga Sitasjaure -> Ritsem 22km Have food sent from home to STF Ritsem Turiststation    

Ritsem to Sulitjelma / 115 km                   

  1. STF Fjällstation Ritsem boat to Akkastugorna 
  2. STF stuga Akka -> Kisuris 14km 
  3. Kisuris -> Låddejåkka 23km / little shop by the hut and in the Sámi village
  4. Låddejåkka -> Arasluokta 13km / little shop by the hut and in the Sámi village
  5. Arasluokta -> Staloluokta 12km / little shop by the hut and in the Sámi village
  6. Staloluokta -> Staddajåkkå 12km / no shop in the hut
  7. Staddajåkkå -> Sårjåsjaure 6km / no shop in the hut
  8. Sårjåsjaure -> Sorjushytta 19km / no shop in the hut
  9. Sorjushytta -> Ny-Sulitjelma Fjellstue 16km/ Buying food in Sulitjelma or in Fauske

   

Sulitjelma to Lønsdal / 90 km                               

  1. Sulitjelma -> Lomihytta 5km / no shop in the hut
  2. Lomihytta -> Calalveshytta 12km / no supplies/ Calalveshytta (Sulitjelma og OmegnTuristforening) Hut with 25 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  3.  Calalveshytta -> Coarvihytta 12km / no supplies / Coarveshytta (Sulitjelma og OmegnTuristforening) Hut with 4 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  4. Coarvihytta -> Balvasshytta / 20km / no supplies / Balvasshytta (Sulitjelma og OmegnTuristforening) Hut with 4 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  5. Balvasshytta -> Argaladhytta 10km / no supplies/ Argaladhytta (Bodø og Omegns Turistforening) Hut with 7 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  6. Argaladhytta -> Trygvebu 8km / no supplies/ Trygvebu (Bodø og Omegns Turistforening) Hut with 20 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  7. Trygvebu -> Graddis Fjellstue 8km / Graddis ligger øverst i Junkerdale ikke langt fra svenskegrensa. Her passerer Grensesømmen og det er fjellstue, camping og vandrerhjem. Stedet har helårs bilvei. Overnatting i lavsesong bare etter forhåndsbestilling. Telefon i sesong: 75 69 43 41
  8. Graddis Fjellstue -> Lønstua 15km / Restaurant in Saltfjellet Hotel Polarsirkelen Lønstua (Bodø og Omegns Turistforening) Hut with 30 beds, locked with DNT standard key. Get food sent from home to Saltfjellet Hotel

Lønsdal to Umbukta Fjellstue / 140 km

  1. Lønstua -> Saltfjellstua 24km / no supplies / Saltfjellstua (Rana Turistforening) Hut with 20 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  2. Saltfjellstua -> Krukkistua 5km / no supplies / Krukkistua (Rana Turistforening) Hut with 8 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  3. Krukkistua -> Bolnastua 27km / no supplies/ Bolnastua (Rana Turistforening) Hut with 13 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  4. Bolnastua -> Virvasshytta 27km / no supplies/ Virvasshytta (Rana Turistforening) Hut with 16 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  5. Virvasshytta -> Kvisteindalstunet 23km /no supplies/ Kvitsteindalstunet (Rana Turistforening) Hut with 10 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  6. Kvisteindalstunet -> Sauvasshytta 23km / no supplies/ Sauvasshytta (Rana Turistforening) Hut with 9 beds, locked with DNT standard key.
  7. Sauvasshytta -> Umbukta Fjellstue 12km / Café, restaurant, accomodatio year round. Booking: 951 951 31 / 957 990 58 Get a box with food from home to Umbukta Fjellstue

Umbukta Fjellstue to Unkervatnet Camping / 110 km

  1. Umbukta Fjellstue -> Kjennsvasshytta 12km / no supplies/ Kjennsvasshytta (Hemnes Turistforening) 28 beds
  2. Kjennsvasshytta -> Gressvasshytta 12 km / no supplies / Gressvasshytta (Hemnes Turistforening) 14 beds
  3. Gressvasshytta -> Steikvasselv Gård 12km / Meals and supplies are available but must be booked beforehand  Tlf.:  +47 916 70 540/ +47 915 56 282
  4. Steikvasselv -> Sivertgården 21km / no supplies/ Sivertgården (privat) Accomodation to be booked beforehand Tlf.: +47 75 18 51 43
  5. Sivertgården -> Krutvatnet 20km / no supplies/ Krutvasshytta (Statskog) Åpen, 4 beds
  6. Krutvatnet -> Tverrelvnes 22km / no supplies/ Tverrelvnes (privat) 12 beds.
  7. Tverrelvnes -> Unkervatnet Camping 12km / no supplies/ Grannes Camping (privat) 12 Huts with 2 to 6 beds each.

 

I haven’t decided yet how to continue after Grannes Camping. If I continue in Norway I will come to a stretch without any resupplies and without a marked trail for about 300km. Grannes Camping is right next to the roas that goes over to Sweden. Where I could continue on a trail from Kittelfjäll to the south. But even here I will come upon an inconvenient stretch, south of Gäddede I will basically have to walk on the road for a really long time. 
I’m happy for any suggestion how to get past this stretch in the fastest and most comfortable way. 

From Åre to Grövelsjön / 200 km

  1. Åre -> Vålådalen about 30km street
  2. Vålådalen -> Stensdalen 13km/ STF hut with supplies
  3. Stensdalen -> Gåsen 16km / STF hut with supplies
  4. Gåsen -> Helags 18km / STF Fjällstation with sauna, restaurant,..
  5. Helags -> Fältjägaren 12km / STF hut with supplies
  6. Fältjägaren -> Ramundberget 16km / Youth Hostel with supplies
  7. Ramundberget -> Tänndalen 20km / Youth Hostel with supplies
  8. Tänndalen -> Skedbro 21km / STF hut with supplies
  9. Skedro -> Rogen 17km / STF hut with supplies
  10. Rogen -> Storrödtjärn 17km /  STF hut with supplies
  11. Storrödtjärn -> Hävlingen 9km / no supplies (as if this would matter at this point…)
  12. Hävlingen -> Motherfuckin’ Grövelsjön! 13km
Two good old STF maps that have unfortunately been taken offline when they renewed their website.
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2 thoughts on “Nordkapp to Grövelsjön. 1800km, 110 days.”

  1. Hej

    Good work with all the planification. It's great all information that you have posted of this trail.

    It's just precisely for this route, from Nordkapp to Grovelsjon- that I ended up here. I can't walk this summer but my idea is to start the next one, so on 2017. I hope you keep on working in this great idea and finally start it with a firm step.

    I'd be nice to hear about updates of all of this.

    Sincerely,

    David Gracia

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  2. Hey David,

    thank you for your feedback. It took actually quite a long time to plan this trip, find all the distances, trails, huts and maps. But it's something that I love doing while I'm at home, dreaming about my next trip.
    Now it seems like I will end up doing only a part of this 1800km adventure this year and also do the whole thing the summer after, in 2017.
    Goood luck with your planning as well! 🙂

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