Stefjordnestinden is located on a peninsula in Ofoten (regional name) that one may say stretch from Stefjordbotn and to the northwest. Forsahavet and Tysfjorden (with the fjords Stefjorden and Efjorden) define this peninsula.
Stefjordnestinden is located approx. 6Km north/northwest of the more famous peak Stetinden, and is the southernmost top on a local mountain range that also spans Kobbenestinden (1004m), and Huglhornet (981m). The mountain is seldom visited. Access from highway RV827 is cumbersome. It is probably far easier to hike from Stefjordneset, along Skjellelva river, but you need a boat to get there. This web page describes a roundtrip hike, starting from RV827. Although slightly cumbersome, it is a fun route for those who enjoy off-trail walks.
Stefjordnestinden is not a sharp peak. The mountain rises 864m above Stefjorden, and the terrain above 800m elevation stretches 1,4Km across the top. You have a first class view towards Stetind from the top.
Stefjordnestinden (Norge 1:50,000: 864m, ěkonomisk Kartverk: - , UTM 33 W 563460 7567245) has a primary factor of 274m, towards the higher parent mountain Kobbenestinden (1004m). The saddle (approx. UTM 33 W 564059 7567868) is found just east of Lake 533m, between the two mountains. Ref. Norge 1:50,000 (20m contours), the saddle is within the range 580-600m, interpolated to 590m.
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The trails described below are not necessarily the *easiest* trails to this mountain.
Efjordtunnelen - Stefjordnestinden (summer/autumn)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The closest larger city is Narvik. From Narvik, follow highway E6 to the southwest. Pass the place Ballangen, cross Forsahavet across the islands Stor°ya and Hallvard°ya, and then turn left onto highway RV827 (Kj°psvik). Follow this road approx. 13,2Km. Locate a parking area (UTM 33 W 566433 7566215) on your right-hand side, just before Efjordtunnelen.
Follow Kistbotnelva westbound. This river forks at 50m elevation. Follow the northern branch towards the massive slab area. At the base of the slab area, turn right (north) and follow the slabs until you reach a large, grassy ledge that runs to the southwest above you.
The crucial part is where the ledge "joins the mountain". On dry rock, the ascent should not be a problem. It's slighty airy if you take the "outer" route. There is however an "inner" route that hides the immediate exposure.
Cross the river above the waterfall. You'll pass a fine viewpoint. Ascend on slabs a little while longer, until you reach grass. Head northwest to a small lake at 485m elevation, then turn west and follow the ridge up the mountain. Or, just head for the ridge without stopping by the lake.
The summit area is quite flat. You might pass a cairn at UTM 33 W 563540 7567192. This is not the high point. The high point is at (or close to) UTM 33 W 563460 7567245, marked by a couple of rocks.
Follow the ridge down to the lake at approx. 485m. Cross the river from Lake 533m and follow the power lines until they head northeast. Proceed eastbound down the forest until you hit the road. The forest is steep, but if you find the easiest route (and it's not very hard), you won't face any obstacles while descending.
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