The Fykantrappa was built in 1919 by workers called «Rallare», kind of wandering and poor people living on a day-to-day basis. The staircase was needed to be able to build the hydropower station in Glomfjord. Today a wonderful experience in the footsteps of Ralllaren.Walk it with a guide, or on your own.
The history about rallaren and the life they lived is clearly visible in the mountain and its surroundings. The staircase is made in wood and well maintained, winding up the mountain side. The distance is approx. 1.7 km from the parking and all the way to the top of the mountain, climbing 300 altitude meters. Hence, this is a quite challenging trip, although most people (adults and bigger kids) with normal health can do it. We guarantee you a memorable moment and a spectacular view!
Not recommended for those having fear of heights. You walk on your own responsibility if you choose to do the trip on your own (quite possible if you take normal precautions).
On the top you will find the «Rallarbrakka», a small cabin with its mountain restaurant set in historic interiors. We serve local food and all sorts of drinks. Rallarbrakka is open every Thursday from 23rd of June until 25th of August. Simple facilities with an outhouse.
Guided trips on request. Example: Group of 10 persons for NOK 12.000, which includes guiding both ways (up and down), storytelling, welcome cocktail, food and 3 drinks of your choice. This tour lasts for approx. 4 hours.
How to get here?
Going southbound from Bodø, travel to Glomfjord (2 hours by car) and then continue RV17 towards Sandnessjøen. After a few minutes you will reach the Fykan tunnel (Fykantunnellen). After passing this, and right before the Svartisen tunnel (Svartistunnellen), make a left. Be careful! You are now situated innermost in the Glomfjorden and also by the lake Fykanvannet. Continue this road further into the valley for a couple of kilometres and start the climb into the hill for a couple of hundred meters, make a left just before the tunnel and you have reached the parking where the Fykantrappa experience begins.
For more information we refer to our webpage www.fykan.no