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Summit trip to Nord-Saulo and unique accommodation at Jakobsbakken

Mountain hiking, cave tour, dinner, and accommodation!

In the summer and autumn, you have the opportunity to experience Norway’s highest border mountain North-Saulo and Scandinavia’s largest cave, Svarthammarhola during the same weekend. In addition, you´ll get accommodation at one of Northern Norway’s best Resorts for ONLY 1950 NOK!

We have organized two weekends where we arrange “Weekend Adventure” starting from Jakobsbakken.

We start on Saturday with a trip to Svarthammarhola which is on the road down tup to Sulitjelma. We´ll stop by Grønlifjell tunnel and goes up to the entrance of the cave. This takes about 1 hour. The tour in the cave will take about 4-5 hours. After the trip, there is a shared dinner, pleasant company, and accommodation in “Messa” at Jakobsbakken Mountain Resort. The dinner is included in the price. Those who wish can join to prepare the dinner or one can relax and enjoy magnificent views towards the Sulis Mountains.

Sunday morning will start with breakfast, and a cup of coffee together before we start with a top trip to Nord-Saulo.

Package list for this tour is sent out separately after registration.

Each of the 2 apartments in “Messa” consists of three bedrooms with a total of 8 beds. Altogether 16 beds indoors. In addition, we arrange accommodation for 2 people in our lavvo.

You have to be intent on sharing rooms with others, possibly taking with your boyfriend or friends and share rooms with them.

The accommodation opportunities is as follows

Room 1: 2 beds (two single beds / one Queen size bed)

Room 2: 4 beds (two single beds / one Queen size bed + one family bunk bed)

Room 3: 2 beds (one family bunk bed)

Accommodation in lavvo: 2 beds (two single beds / one Queen size bed of high standard)

Here the “first come, first served” principle applies when booking a room or a lavvo.

Price: 1950 NOK per person

Including:

Mountain hiking and cave tour, accommodation, dinner, breakfast, and guide as well as host in Messa.

Weekends are as follows:

17.-18. August

Svarthammarhola Saturday and North Saulo Sunday

24.-25. August

Svarthammarhola Saturday and North Saulo Sunday

Description of the tours

North-Saulo (1768 masl)

This is one of the most beautiful summits in Salten. Nord-Saulo is Norway’s highest border mountain and is towering high in the terrain seen from Jakobsbakken Mountain Resort. The mountain lies on the border between Saltdal Municipality in Norway and Arjeplog Municipality in Sweden. 

The trip starts from Tjorvi, or from the path to Dorro which is on the way in towards Tjorvi. 

From Tjorvihytten we´ll start by following the path from Tjorvihytten towards Mavas. After about 2.5 kilometers, we take off from the path and head towards Saulotjønna. On the map, Saulotjønnene is clearly shown. Then we´ll walk on the east side of Saulotjønna north a bit until we follow a marked terrain up between the “humps”. Since Nord-Saulo consists of two peaks, you can climb from one to another when you´re at the top. 

At the top, it opens up a view that one can hardly compete within the Salten area. Here you can look north towards the mountains of Sulitjelma, including Blåmannsisen, Vardetoppen, Stortoppen, and Suliskongen. You also see far towards inland Sweden and towards the peaks around Beiarn and Svartisen.

Facts:

Height: 1768 m

Starting point: Tjorvihytta

Distance: approx. 33 km 

Time: 9 hours 30 mins 

Difficulty: Red

https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordre_Saulo 

Svarthammarhola

Explore Scandinavia’s largest cave system Svarthammarhola. Situated approximately 7 km from Fauske town center, towards the town of Sulitjelma. It contains large halls that are well suited for caving enthusiasts of all backgrounds, and for those looking for something more challenging, there are opportunities to try more complicated routes which require crawling in order to move forward.

On our way to the cave system, we will walk up alongside the mountain, giving you a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape. The terrain will be steep and rugged, so it is recommended that you have good footwear to make your way up to the cave.

We use well-qualified guides who have a solid knowledge of the Svarthammarhola system and who put safety and wellbeing at the highest priority. Upon arrival at the opening of the cave, there will be a food break before changing clothes and heading into the cave.

Photo: Per Ludvig Mosti / Mosti Media

Mona Mosti