07.08.2021 – 10.08.2021 (8 seats left)
14.08.2021 – 17.08.2021 (8 seats left)
Saltfjellet Svartisen National Park
8 + Guide
For this trip you must be in good shape. You should be prepared for long days of trekking and sleeping in tents. But above all you should be prepared for an incredible journey with loads of top shelf nature experiences!
*What the price includes: Beyond Limits will provide light tents that are suitable for the Norwegian mountains. The following will also be provided for: breakfast and dinner, saucepan, primus, map, GPS, emergency beacon transmitter, first aid kit and other safety equipment. A local guide will be available for you throughout the trip.
Whats not included is snacks, lunch and supper.
Would you like to join us on a historic trek along the Telegraph Trail?
Beyond Limits organizes a journey along the historic Telegraph Trail across Saltfjellet. The trek is about 60 kilometers long in beautiful and easy mountain terrain. Therefor we will carry all necessary equipment to spend the nights in tents.
Walking along the discontinued Telegraph Trail is a really great experience. Throughout the route we will find loads of cultural memories which reminds us of all the hard work laid down when joining up north and south with telegraph. The route gave travelers a safe guide and road to follow across Saltfjellet.
The poles were torn down 100 years after the line was set up, and therefore the trail has mostly been used by travelers since the 1960´s.
Day by day
Bjølånes – Tespvatnan
We will meet at Røkland station where we are picked up by taxis and transported to Bjøllånes in Dunderland where the trail starts. After the common equipment has been distributed we set course up the beautiful Tespadalen. We will follow the river Tespa up the valley, pass the Arctic Circle and walk into Saltfjellet Svartisen National Park. We will pass the ruins after Gila mountain hut which was one of the original cabins built to house the workers for the construction of the Telegraph Trail. The trek continues further into the valley with easy mountain terrain, and after we pass the cabin Tespahytten we will find a suitable camp site in the area around the beautiful Tespavatnan.
Tespvatnan- Søndre Bjølåvatn
After coffee and a good breakfast, we will take down the tents, pack our bags and prepare to continue our historic journey. The first stage this day is a walk up to Lappflyttarskardet where we can enjoy the view down into the mighty and beautiful Bjøllådalen. Thereafter the trail continues down into the lush valley and follows the dull river Bjølåga into the valley towards the central part of Saltfjellet. We will pass Krukkistua and continue the journey further towards Saltfjellstua and Søndre Bjøllåvatn where we set up camp for the night.
Søndre Bjølåvatn – Nordre Bjølåvatnet
Enjoying the surroundings and the view of the Bjølåvatnet, we break camp and continue along a big lake in easy mountain terrain. We will pass Midtistua which is one of the original cabins for the workers on the Telegraph Trail, before we continue in the beautiful terrain that separates northern and southern Bjellåvatn. We finally reach the popular fishing water Nordre Bjøllåvatn, and follow the lake on the south side. We will pass Steinstua before we get to Bjøllåvasstua. A little further down the path we will set up camp by the beaches along the lake, Nordre Bjøllåvatn.
Nordre Bjølåvatnet – Saltdal Røkland
The final day is here, we break camp and slowly start the ascend to the highest point of the route which is 850 meters above sea level. The trek continues along a beautiful path filled with moraines and traces of old glaciers. We will cross the river at Hessihompvatnan and continue over Hessihompan in easy mountain terrain. If we are lucky, we will get a view of both Ørfjellet and Solvågtinden which is on the other side of the valley. We will leave the high mountains and go down into the pine forest and down into Saltdalen where the journey ends.
At Beyond Limits, we always focus on safety during our trips. The trip have permanent trail, and we use experienced and knowledgeable local guides on the trip. We will provide for tents, stoves, first aid kit, navigational aids, and safety equipment. There are large areas without cellphone coverage, but we will bring emergency beacon and a device for communication.
You need to wear clothes that are suitable for the North Norwegian mountains, and a sleeping bag. Once signed up, you will receive an equipment list that explains all the details needed about equipment.