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Finnesfjellet hike

The Finnesfjellet​ hike at Gildeskål is a popular trip because it offers a unique view of beautiful rock formations. From the top you will see vertical cliffs down to the sea-level.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Finnesfjellet hike. Photo: @ceciliejohnsenn
Place: Gildeskål
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 3,5 km
Height: 506 masl
Dog: Yes

About the Finnesfjellet hike

The Finnesfjellet hike, aside from offering breathtaking views of the sea, coves, and mountains, boasts some remarkable rock formations that add to its allure. The summit of this mountain is reasonably airy, with sheer cliffs, so it’s advisable to keep a few meters away from the edge, especially if you’re susceptible to heights. For those who want to extend their hike, you can continue along the ridge and head to the top of Årfjellet.

Reaching the summit of Finnesfjellet is a rewarding experience. As you stand on its lofty heights, the expansive vistas open up before you, offering sweeping views of the coastal splendor and rugged landscapes that define the region. It’s a place where you can truly connect with nature and appreciate the wonders of the great outdoors. The striking rock formations on the mountain add an element of fascination to the hike, serving as a testament to the forces of nature that shaped this terrain.

For the more adventurous hikers, continuing along the ridge to Årfjellet is an excellent option. The journey will take you to another summit and provide even more remarkable scenery. The feeling of standing on these high points, surrounded by nature’s grandeur, is a memory that will linger long after you’ve left Finnesfjellet. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting your hiking adventures, Finnesfjellet and its surroundings offer an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this coastal landscape.


While the maps are based on real GPS tracks, please note that their primary purpose is to provide a starting point and approximate route for the trip, rather than precise positioning. The accuracy of maps and GPS may also vary slightly.

You are always responsible for making your own judgments when venturing into the mountains, taking the current conditions into account. It’s crucial to ensure you have appropriate footwear for the conditions and that you bring an adequate supply of food and water for your journey.

It is also important to check the local weather forecast in advance.

Trail from previous hikes

Pictures from Finnesfjellet​ hike