Barheia Hiking Trail


  • View along the trail.

    View along the trail. Photo: Magni Hunnålvatn

  • View along the trail.

    View along the trail. Photo: Magni Hunnålvatn

Essential info

  • Destination: Lyngen Alps
  • Season: May-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 6.7 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 350 meters
  • Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours

About Barheia

Barheia is a peak at 352 meters above sea level. Barheia offers views of the Ullsfjord and the surrounding Lyngen Alps.

The moderate hike is a steady ascent up a clear path and is suitable for most people.

Getting there

Barheia is located on the western side of the Lyngen Alps.

The trailhead is just north of the Svensby ferry terminal. Park at Svensby Tursenter.

Trail description

From the car park at Svensby Tursenter, continue along the forest road.

After about 600 meters, just as the road turns to the right, follow the trail to the north. This trail leads all the way up to Barheia.

Return along the same trail.

Where to stay

Svensby Tursenter has cabins and campgrounds.


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By Visit Lyngenfjord

Visit Lyngenfjord is responsible for the promotion of tourism in the Lyngen region in Northern Norway.

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