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Experience many exciting hiking trails in the area, with the opportunity of both guided tours or to explore the island alone.
From Fjellvaer Guesthouse we go north to Strupen. Here we turn left and follow the old churchroad a short distance before we start to climb the mountain. On top of the mountain, you can turn up to 360 degrees and get an amazing view of sea and moors and other peaks.
Church Road runs between Fjellvaer and Nordbotten and was built after the church on Nordbotten was completed in 1900, to avoid having to be dependent on the sea route when going to church.
By Church Road between Fjellvaer and Nordbotn is the cave Bussekaillstua. It is not easy to find for someone who has never been there, and we can imagine that those who used the cave in the Middle Ages were very happy about that. These were outlawed people, called Bussekailler, because they were originally seamen working aboard an ancient type of boat named Buss.
The “Busses” went as far as deep into the Mediterranean and retrieved treasures like wine, spices, silk and the like for the church and the rich. Some of these sailors; Bussekaillene, was left behind for various reasons and settled in caves from the Bay of Biscay to Scandinavia and became pirates.
Today we have marked a trail to the cave, but sometimes people do not see the entrance even when they stand right in front of it. Feel free to try on your own or join a guided tour and let yourself be seduced by the mystique, the almost forgotten history and the raw air inside Bussekaillstua. You will pass through at your own risk …
The trail begins at Strupen, just west of Storvagbukta and runs along the foot of Storvagfjellet, Jaklafjellet and Dyrafjellet to Botnvagen. 1408 m. This is a nice trip that provides two very different experiences whether you start at the Fjellvaer-side or Nordbotten-side.
Along the trail you get the opportunity to follow marked trails to the top of Storvagfjellet or over Stormyra, (which was the place were people celebrated May 17 in the interwar period and until Nyskolen on Gammelsetra opened in 1956) and to Dammen. The last detour when going from Fjellvaer is the one to Bussekaillstua.