December 11, 2001
It is incredibly quiet. The only sounds are the occasional screech of a bird or the murmur of a small brook. The first part of the walk you will still see some brush but gradually it gives way to mosses of various kinds. The close observer will discover several types of small flowers, often half hidden among the rocks.
Soon, the plants give way to bare shale rock that crackles beneath your feet. Watch where you step, it's easy to twist an ankle here.
Once you have reached the summit, the view is majestic. To the north and far below is the surf of the Arctic Sea. To the south is the emptiness of the Varanger peninsula. And to the west is the Tanafjorden with the Nordkin peninsula on the horizon.
It is the perfect spot to enjoy the midnight sun. If you get lucky, that is. When we visited the summit, the sky was dark and overcast. But even so, it was an experience not to be missed.
From journal A call from the end of the world