BakOlsen hill, Tromsø

in #walkwithme2 years ago (edited)

Here is the view from the top of the hill "Bak-Olsen" (literally, "behind Olsen", perhaps there has been someone with the name Olsen living in the area ... I've been searching the Internet a bit, but didn't manage to find anything) - at 12:29 and 14:21 two days ago. There is a bench right nearby where one can sit and enjoy the view or eat lunch. The hill is situated on the south-west of the Tromsø island, a bit on the "backside", so the view in front is towards the neighbour islands Håkøya and Kvaløya.

Photo taken by tobixen
2018-12-27 12:29:33 localtime - full quality

Photo taken by tobixen
position: geo:69.648986,18.917219 (geohack) - 2018-12-27 14:21:19 localtime - full quality

The hill is very popular both for downhill skiing, ski jumping and tobogganing. Not much visible from this angle, but on the south/left side there is a small ski tow, apparently not operating throughout the holidays. (I've never ever used it - I prefer to use the hill when it's not in use). The top of the main hill is very steep, but it's possible to get to the bottom of the hill by following the skiing track around the hill - and it's lots of opportunities, it's always possible to find some relatively safe place for tobogganing.

Photo taken by tobixen
position: geo:69.648994,18.9171 (geohack) - 2018-12-27 12:37:58 localtime - full quality

This day was without much wind, all air traffic coming from the south or going to the south was passing by.

Photo taken by tobixen
position: geo:69.649154,18.917125 (geohack) - 2018-12-27 12:42:00 localtime - full quality

On the north/right side of the hill (not directly visible from the top viewpoint) there is a Gapahuk/Laavu where one can do some grilling even in bad weather. The construction is open for the public (but bring your own firewood).

Photo taken by tobixen
position: geo:69.649749,18.916076 (geohack) - 2018-12-27 14:05:37 localtime - full quality

Seems like there is a small engine-driven boat on the fjord with two persons fishing from it. I also observed a kayak.

Photo taken by tobixen
position: geo:69.64904,18.917226 (geohack) - 2018-12-27 12:32:03 localtime - full quality

I've posted some more photos and animations from our tobogganing there in my next post

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beautiful pics.. but to cold for me

@tobixen, This is reflecting as an world of exploration for sure. And whenever i see places with snow it reflects as Cherry On The Cake effect. And for sure after going through from this post i can say that you've really enjoyed this time. Stay blessed. 🙂

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