Selfjord Bay to Horseid Beach

Road to Selfjord Bay Trailhead

Road to Selfjord Bay Trailhead

The Great Crossing recommends Selfjord Bay over to a ferry boat on Kjerkfjorden but we opted for a two day trek over to Horseid Beach with a night at the beach and one on the saddle near the pass. IMG_6953We did some scouting of the area and determined that the more popular  Kvalvika Beach was a bit too popular so we opted for the more remote Horseid Beach which after comparing with others determined that we made the right choice. This multi-day trek over to Horseid was a highlight of the entire trip.

The climb up to the pass took us around the bay and past Fageravatnet lake.

Looking back on Fageravatnet lake

Looking back on Fageravatnet lake

The trail had about everything with plenty of wet bogs to navigate. The route over the pass between Kråkhammar and Markan was just gorgeous.

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Pass next to Kråkhammar

We planned to camp on the saddle just before the pass on our return.

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The Saddle

The hike from the pass to Horseid was a bit wet but then you reach the sands of the extended beach.

Plenty of campsites but we chose one right above the ocean rocks since the weather did not appear to be a risk.

The location was awesome and I even got a glimpse of the midnight sun when I woke myself up around midnight.

The next morning I spent a couple of hours just wandering along the rocks near the ocean taking in the magical beauty of this special place.

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Horseid Beach

Here is a video that I try to capture the moment with.

We hung around for awhile the next day before we had to climb back up to the pass.

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Cloud in the Bay

When we got to the saddle we could see that we had clear skies while the other side of the mountain toward Selfjord Bay was engulfed in a cloud.

The cloud was gone for our hike out the next morning but we still had plenty of wet and challenging trail to deal with.

Now on to Sørvågen where we headed up to the Munkebu Summit trail.

About ghsmith76

Serious Backpacker, Grandfather, Volunteer, Advisor, Mentor and still Technologically Aware Greg retired as a technologist who served as a Chief Information Officer in Higher Education at Western Washington University, Missouri University of Science, Technology, George Fox University and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard. Other early jobs included IT activity in the oil shale and coal mining industries along with owning a computer store in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Posted on July 23, 2019, in Backpacking, Hiking, Norway, Wilderness and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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