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south face

Hamarøyskaftet (613 m) resembles the steepest of the Aiguilles in Chamonix, aiming for the sky at the west coast of Hamarøy. Martin Ekroll, one of the pioneers of climbing in northern Norway did the first ascent back in 1885, zig-zagging up the south face. The climb looks steep and difficult from a distance, but is relative easy once you get closer, with less exposure than at Stetind and Reka. On a sunny day, you will be rewarded with fantastic views towards Lofoten in the west and Stetind in the east. The original name of Hamarøyskaftet referred to the male genitalia but official authorities renamed the mountain when the coast of Norway was mapped, since it was not suitable to write on a map. 

Info about the climb


  • May, June, July, Aug, Sept

Skills required:

  • Intermediate. You should be comfortable with heights and have basic endurance. The climbing is not particularly exposed, but slightly airy in some places. Hamarøyskaftet is well suited as a warm-up climb before you’re moving towards bigger challenges.    

Hard facts:

  • 6-8 hours round trip,  about 400 vertical meters and 6 km in total (tour starts at 200 m above sea level) of which 200 meters are climbing.



  • 3000 NOK per person. Price upon request if you want 1-1 guiding. Maximum 2-3 persons/guide depending on guests previous experience.


  • upon request

Included in the price

  • all necessary climbing gear (helmet, harness, climbing shoes). Always new and updated gear from Mammut​


Not included in the price

  • Transportation to/from Hamarøy

  • Accommodation before/after the climb

  • Personal equipment like warm and windproof clothes, drinks & energy (detailed equipment list will be sent out when booking)


  • Send us an email with name, address, phone number and the dates you wish to climb. Also tell us a little about yourself and your previous experience with climbing and if you have any medical conditions we should know about.

  • When we receive your booking we will email a confirmation and an invoice with a booking fee (nonrefundable) of 30% of the total price and an invoice of the rest to be paid at the latest 30 days prior to departure. When booking later than 30 days prior to departure the whole amount will be invoiced at once. Booking is not confirmed until booking fee is paid. For more details, please see our general terms & conditions on the contact page.

Contact us if you need help organizing your trip (travel, accommodation etc).

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