Sulitjelma is a mountain range in north Norway, east of the city of Bodø. This mountain range was mined for cupper up till the 90's, forming a community of 2.000 people. Now, the mountains, rising to 1900 meters, and the glaciers in between form again a desolate landscape, difficult to explore.
Most of the hiking is done in the mountain plateau to the south, the Sulitjelmafjellene. Here, also, mountain ranges and deep valleys cut through the plains, and there is no monotony. The open and barren landscape evolves gradually while walking.
If you come from the south, you will have passed the Saltfjellet, the mountains of Rana and the Okstindan mountain range. If you want to continue north, the village of Sulitjelma just south of the main Sulitjelma mountain range is the starting point for another long adventure: the Nordkalottleden, running north to Kautokeino for 800 km, switching between the nordic countries Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Back to the Sulitjelmafjellene: you will find a network of marked trails and some ten little DNT mountain huts. You will have plenty of opportunity to feel alone in this vast, empty landscape.