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“Stunning views over Lyngenfjord and Lyngsfjellan (the Lyngen Alps)”
Review of Spakenes

Reviewed 28 February 2017

A steep hike to the 1,142m Storhaugen summit, via the ruins of a coastal fort from World War II.

The walk starts not much above sea level: there's a signpost at the parking area for both Storhaugen (4.4km) and Dalberget (2.2km): to get there turn off the E6 towards the Djupvik cemetery (there is signpost on the E6 pointing to "Kirkegård". Follow this for about 200m to a parking area (69.745919, 20.510063).

The path is easy to follow as it winds up the hill, and after 2km the path rises above the tree line and crosses the Storelva River on a sturdy timber bridge. There are great views just after crossing the bridge from Dalberget.

NOTE: To get to the summit, there is a faint path BELOW the timber bridge (the junction is at 69.74018, 20.55199) - take this track, which goes directly up the side of the mountain!

Below the peak and situated on the hill Storbakken, the highest point of Spåkenes, is the old WWII fort was built in 1941 by the German army. The fort consisted of four bunker complexes, each of which included a gun, ammunition bunker, trench, and infantry bunker. All remain fairly intact, except for one of the bunkers that suffered extensive damage in a post-occupation explosion.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 28 July 2016
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Date of experience: May 2016
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