Hike in Piteå

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Hike in Piteå
Hike in Piteå. © Piteå kommun

Discover Piteå's fantastic nature by getting inspired through the hiking card Hike in Piteå.

Hike in Piteå is a challenge for kids and adults alike where Kultur, Park and Fritid have gathered ten tops and trails to take on this summer. On the card you'll find four trails and six mountain tops in different places of Piteå. Besides being a fun challenge for the summer, Hike in Piteå is a great way to inspire visits to different places in nature in the municipality.

You can get the card at Piteå Turistcenter, Kultur, Park and Fritid or in the reception at City Hall. When you've cleared a trail, sign it with the date and when you're done with at least five of the ten challenges you can fill out the information in the back, give it to any of the places where you might get the card before october 30th and you might win a nice prize.


Village to Village: Trails

Blåsmark - Hemmingsmark. This trail you can choose to walk a distance of 7 or 9 km. 

The red section of the Solander trail runs in a loop around the villages. Therefore you may choose between the way closer to the coast to the east (7km) or the midland to the west (9km). No matter which way you decide to walk the terrain is easy and suitable even for young hikers. In Blåsmark there is a resting area with a view over the lake next to the old heritage centre. Just south of Hemmingsmark you'll find a lake where birds of different species come to breed. The lake is called Hemträsket and there is an observation tower next to it.

Långnäs - Roknäs/Sjulnäs. Trail distance approximately 17 km.

In the area of Infjärden Solanderleden runs in a loop trhough the three villages. Along the trails west side you walk along parts of the old Kyrkvägen (Church road) with remnants from the medival times. Along the trail hikers get to see a lo of local building tradition, from cottages and round barns to early trading streets and a previous tannery next to the impressive iron bridge that reaches across Lillpiteälven. From the bathing spot Näsudden in Långnäs you'll get a fantastic view of Inre Fjärden and the spruce fores alongside Lillån reminds you of old fairytales with gigantic ant hills.

Pålberget - Stridholm. Trail distance approximately 5 km. 

Solanderleden's blue trail runs along Piteälven between the villages. Parts of it are quite steep since streams have cut up ravines on their way down to the river. There is a nice resting spot next to Hamptjärnen approximately halfway between the villages and in Stridholm ou'll find a resting spot next to the river, which also functions as a great place to put a kayak into the water. Keep an eye open for beavers in the river!

Bodträsk - Sikfors. This trail is approximately 10 km. 

The orange section of Solanderleden goes from the village Bodträsk next to Alterälven to Piteälvenright outside of Sikfors. In the forests between the two river valleys in some steeper parts and a number of sections with tougher terrain. On the same level as Forstjärnen you'll be located south of Forsbergets Nature Reserve. It's an elder spruce forest together with leaf trees, a rich flora and plenty of bird species.


Top to Top

Falkberget - Karlberg's recreation area, close by Öjebyn. A mountain peak of 120 m.a.s.l.

Falkberget offers a wide spread view över the river mouth, from Bölebyn out to the sea. It's possible to light a fire there with cover from wind and rain. The steep mountain sides makes it to one of Piteå's best climbing spots.

How to get there: Take Älvsbyvägen, pass by Hedens cemetery and take to the right (right across from Bölebom) at the sign Råbergsspåret.

Degerberget - Close by Pitholm. A mountain peak of 81 m.a.s.l.

Follow the trail up to the top where a fantastic view over the sea and the archipelago will greet you. There is a fireplace at the top. Degerberget is rich in minerals and you might find the unique piteconglomerate which shimmers in green. The steep southern side of the mountain is filled with ancient remains and if you're not careful you might stumble on a trapping pit. If that had happened long ago that misstep might have resultet in death! Beacuse the trapping pits where made with sharp poles at the bottom.

How to get there: By a smaller gravel pit on the right side of the road which leads to Nörd Haraholmen is the start of the trail that leads to Degerberget. There's a parking space at the foot of the mountain.

Mellanberget - Eliasleden in Svensbyn. A mountain peak of 160 m.a.s.l. 

Eliasleden (Elias's trail), named by the thief Elias, is a nearly 30 km long hikinh trail. It goes by elvish forests, lush wetlands, lakes full with fish and mountain areas with great views. There are windshields and fire pits along the trail and at the lakes Djuptjärn and Vitsjön ou have the possibility to fish. Eliasleden passed Eliasgrottan (Elias's cave). According to the ledgend Elias used the cave as housing, hiding his loot from his raids in Svensbyn.

How to get there: From Piteå, follow road 373 west to Svensbyn. The trail starts by the road to Bodsjön.

Torrberget - Close by Lillpite. This is a mountain peak of 202 m.a.s.l. 

Torrberget and Torrbergstjärn is a nature reserve which the county government is responsible for. All around the lake there are prepared firepits, resting areas, windshields, bridges, outhouses and fishing spots. If you walk slowly and takes breaks for some photographs it still takes less then an hour to walk around the lake. Around the lake there are plenty of remnants from old times. For example there are around 20 hearths marking where the sami people used to have their huts. The reserve still functions as grazeing ground for the reindeers during winter by Semisjaur-Njarg sami village.

How to get there: Torrbergsjärn is located 20km north west of Piteå City and approximately 5 km north of Lillpite.

Ursberget - In Bergsviken. A mountain peak of 90 m.a.s.l.

Ursberget, close by Svensbyfjärden, is located both close to water and the city and offers a nice view from the top. The location also makes the mountain easy to get to, it's only 500 meters to the closest block. You can reach Ursberget from Bullerviksvägen wich ends by the old mining trail close to the foot of the mountain. In the year of 1887 people started to try to find silver to mine, but after many years of hard work, bankruptcy and deaths they had to give up. The tunnel left behind was 75 meter long back then. It's still left and partially filled with water.

How to get there: The easiest way to Ursberget is to go by the detached blocks in the west part of Bergsviken, or by the trail in the forest south of the mountain.

Högberget - Along the Archerologist trail in Jävre.This is a mountain peak of 85 m.a.s.l.

There are three mountains (Lillberget, Högberget and Sandholmsberget) located just south of Jävre. 3500 years ago, these three mountains used to be islands. Today, they offer a magnificent view over the village and the ocean.

The people of this region used to come to the islands to bury their loved ones. The toms of the Bronze Age functions as landmarks in the archipelago. There are multiple high cairns and flat stone circles placed here. Archaeologists have found traces of settlement at the entombment sites alongside the trail Arkeologistigen. In addition, the famous jewel of Jävre (Jävresmycket) was found here. It is dated to the 500s and is believed to originate from Siberia. Furthermore, there are other remains in the surrounding area, for example a labyrinth at the peak of Högberget and a laying hen at the mountain Sandholmsberget. A laying hen is a stone structure made by positioning one big rock on three smaller rocks. What could the meaning of this structure be for the people of the prehistoric age?

How to get there: Start behind the Tourist station in Jävre and follow the trail. The trail via Lillberget, over the Högberget and to the Sandholsberget and back is 7,5km.



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