Kyle

Rather than doing the suggested low level walks, we decided to go up the nearby mountain called Kyle. It was one of four walks recommended on the wall of the hotel so we asked about it. We were advised that it should be fine as the weather had been dry so that wet mud on steep slopes should not be a problem. This advice turned out to be good. Before reaching the path we had a road walk on which we saw porpoises (or were they dolphins?) in the fjord and two sea eagles soaring high above. The way up was steep in parts but there was a good path. The last part of the walk to the summit ridge was a bit exposed but we managed it. The summit ridge, however, was more exposed so Thomas and Camilla found a good place to sit and wait while the other two made their way to the actual summit and photo spots. The views were great. Thomas and Camilla had the added pleasure of a good view, from above, of a white-tailed sea eagle. We then carefully descended.

After a short rest we went up the small hill, Knuten, near the hotel. This again gave excellent views.

Starting up Kyle
Starting up Kyle
The summit ridge
The summit ridge
Looking down on Mefjordvær
Looking down on Mefjordvær
Looking down on Senjahopen
Looking down on Senjahopen
Camilla and Thomas on the summit ridge
Camilla and Thomas on the summit ridge
Mefjorden and the village of Senjahopen
Mefjorden and the village of Senjahopen
White-tailed sea eagle
White-tailed sea eagle
View across Mefjorden
View across Mefjorden
View on the way up Knuteviken
View on the way up Knuteviken
Kyle and Mefjordvær
Kyle and Mefjordvær
Looking across Mefjorden from Knuten
Looking across Mefjorden from Knuten
View of Segla across Mefjorden
View of Segla across Mefjorden