Tranøybotn – entry point
For great family-friendly access to the Park we recommend the Tranøybotn entry point. Starting from its large car park with adjacent toilet facilities follow the gravel track approximately two kilometres inland towards the Park boundary. Along the route there are stopping places, picnic benches and fire pit areas with views overlooking Vardnesmyra Nature Reserve. Reaching the end of the gravel track you can choose to either continue further towards Åndervatnet (lake), or loop back to the car park starting point by following a trail in the hills towards Grunnvågfjellet. On the circular trail there is a resting place with firepit and wind shelter (‘gapahauk’), with a viewpoint inland towards Ånderdalen
Tranøybotn entry point to the National Park Photo: Jørn Engkrog
Wind-shelter (‘gapahuk’) at the Ånderdalen Viewpoint.
Sisters on a trip together in Ånderdalen. Photo: Jørn Engkrog
Photo 1: Tranøybotn entry point to the National Park Photo: Jørn Engkrog Photo 2: Wind-shelter (‘gapahuk’) at the Ånderdalen Viewpoint.
Photo 3: Sisters on a trip together in Ånderdalen. Photo: Jørn Engkrog
The starting point for the Kaperdalen-Bumannsvatnet trail. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
At Bumannvatnet (lake) up in the Kaperdalen valley the long-distance DNT (‘Den Norske Turistforegning’) ‘Senja Traverse trail’ crosses Road 7862 and continues directly up to Istind and into the Park. Istind and Kaperfjellet mark the Park’s northern boundary.
Olaheimen is the start (or end) point for the long-distance DNT (‘Den Norske Turistforegning’) ‘Senja Traverse trail’. From the carpark besides Olaheimvatnet (lake) there is a tractor-track leading up to the southern shore of Stor-Bunkevatnet (lake). A path continues further towards Finnskaret and Reinlivatnet (lake) and the Park’s southern boundary. From the car park to the Park border is approximately nine kilometres.
Storbunkevatnet lake, located in the coastal belt south of the National Park. Photo: Odd Arne Andreassen
Winter view from the harbour at Flakstadvåg, the mountain of Lomstind in the background. Photo: Ingve Birkeland
Flakstadvåg is a small local community on Selfjorden’s western coast and the end of Road 7864. Although no paths lead directly from Flakstadvåg into the Park, the Selfjorden area is a good access point for kayakers, hut-users and recreational hunting and fishing.