A peaceful hike up on Svarthamra

Svarthamra is a mountain on the Norwegian side. It takes about 15-20 min drive from Grövelsjön to get to the access where the hike starts. Here you have many alternatives for your route which makes it easy to decide how long distance and time you want to be out hiking. We decided to do an easy day walk with a long fika-break.

”Fika” is a typical swedish word meaning you’re having a nice time together with friends drinking coffee or tea, eating cake, sandwich, nuts and etc. to refill your body with.

On the way to Svarthamra you’ll pass small brooks, fascinating trees and if you decide to do the hike at this time of the year, you will get amazed by all the red and yellow color in the mountains. You’ll also see the large lake called Femunden and get a beautiful view of another fascinating mountain called Båthusberget.

About the track
Total inclination from where the hike starts and up to the top is 300 m. The track is nice – but at some places you’ll find it more rocky and can also be slippery. Estimated time with return is 6 h.

A feeling of freedom with an amazing view over the mountains and colorful environment. Photo: Niclas Bentzer.


Red, yellow, green and many more colors – this time of the years is my favorite to be out hiking. And NO mosquitos. Photo: Niclas Bentzer.


The mountain on the other side is called Båthusberget. I’ve earlier written a post on the blog about a tour I did up there.


More fascinating colors and vegetation.


To be out in the mountains, running and feeling free like a bird should be a privilege for every dog. Also a long fika-break is nice to relax and enjoy the outdoor life.


You’ll see some really awesome cliff formation on this hike.

A 360 degree view over the Norwegian mountains

Båthusberget is a spectacular mountain located in Norway. From Grövelsjön (which is located close to the Norwegian border) you can take the car to where the track starts, it’s about 15-20 min drive. The total hike is nine km and takes you up on Båthusberget. It’s considered as one of Grövelsjöfjällens most beautiful hikes. Some parts are quite steep and raises your pulse. At one point of the track you can choose to walk right- och left lap. If you choose right lap the track will be more steep uphill to the summit and downhill the inclination will be less steep. This lap is recommended because it’s easier to take the steepest part walking uphill. Along the track you can refill your bottles from the streaming water. The vegetation offers different kind of old and impressive trees, flowers, lakes and a beautiful 360 degree view over the Norwegian mountains. Total inclination in meter is 500.


Walking the right lap with another mountain in our background, called Herbenser.


Starting the track and walking in the forrest.


Life as a guide.


Good company makes the trip something little extra.


Both people and dogs were on this guided tour.


Some parts are more steep. You need to stay focused and look where you put your feet.


Båthusberget from below.


A pleasant tour with an amazing group and beautiful weather.