The gigantic granite mountain at the heart of Stefjord has been an eye-catching landmark, ever since human existence found place in the region. It is very possible to climb up our impressive national mountain, with the help of one of Narvik region’s certified guides.
The mighty anvil can be seen from a vicarious distance. The mountain has, over the years, inspired and attracted climbers, artists and photographers from far and near to Tysfjord. You will not find something as powerful, as it seems almost unapproachable where it stands, smoothly cut, placed in the middle of Stefjord. A monument of 1392 meters, created by millennial ice sculptors. Smoothly polished into a piece of granite artwork that plunges straight into the sea. This is how it has been magically viewed as part of the Northern Norwegian landscape. In admiration and astonishment, people have treasured the mountain, wondered about it, and felt drawn to it.
The first Ascent
Stetind, which was named Norway’s national mountain in 2002, was first climbed on the 30th of July in 1910 by Fredinand Schjelderup, Carl Wilhelm Rubenson and Alf Bonnevie Bryn. Several well-known climbers from Norway and other countries have tried to reach the top, for the sake of the adventure, and fame.