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FOLKEPARKEN and it`s near area

Harstad`s most popular outdoor area

Folkeparken (The Peoples Park) is Harstad’s most popular walking ground. The park was giftet to the townspeople in 1947. At just 1,7km from the centre of town, Folkeparken is easily within reach for everyone. Free parking all day (even for motorhomes) and access to toilets ensures a good nature experience in Harstad. • Free parking all day • Toilets • 10 country shelters with fireplace, barbecue and wood • Several good free fishing lakes • River to fish in for free • Many signposted walks • Naturetrail • Bathing spot • Tables and benches • Lit ski runs

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Rich animal and birdlife Berry and mushroom picking Birch and fir woods Starting point for longer walks Offroad tracks for bicycles Natural path to Harstad Horse Trotting Track (2,5) • Grazing for sheep • Geocoaching • Harstad Wilderness Centre

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Accomodation Bird and animal exhibition Lavvo hire Meeting room hire Shooting ranges Hiking Association hire: -Accomodation -Meeting room -Cabin -H & O Sportfishermen (hire of cabins) • Blåbærhaugen (Blueberry Mound): -Training area for bow and arrow -Dog training area -Football pitches -Offroad runs for bicycles -Fish hatchery (for the lakes) -Various ski runs -Ski jumps -Sledging areas

Walkingpaths taking base in Folkeparken Light trail

(3-7 km)

Hiking trail Cross-country skiing

Walkingpath/skiroute Turløyper med utgangspunkt i Folkeparken Mountain bike ”Folkefemmern” Lysløype (ski)

kort 3 km - lang 7 km Ski run info:

Tursti/skiløype Folkefemmern


Karttavle og skilting i samarbeid med

Tursti Fishing Hiking trail Skigåing Bading Primitive shelter Cross-country skiing Terrengsykkel

Archery Mountain bike


Dog training field Fishing Primitive shelter

Ø. Rørvoll

Walkers meet for a cup of coffee at Musvatnet.

The closest areas in Folkeparken are specially prepared for young families and those with limited mobility. Harstad Council has strategically placed tables and benches to use freely. The park shelters (gapahuk) also seat many. The nearest gapahuk is less than 50m from the parking lot. The other 9 are positioned along the lighted routes and Fjellveien, the most used route which leads to Musvatnet (4km). The shelters are often the destination for young and old where one can meet for a chat and even a cup of coffee or to get warm by the fire. Harstad Council supplies the huts with wood for the fire/barbecue, all year. Folkeparken area is well arranged with many view points. The area is also full of berry and mushroom areas. Bergselva (river) and all lakes in the area are perfect for fishing. There is no fishing permit required at

Grunnvatnet and Harstadvatnet. Grunnvatnet has it’s own fishing wharf adapted for people with limited mobility. There are also many fine places for bathing. Grunnvatnet has a rich birdlife. Be considerate! Harstad Wilderness Centre at Heggenkollen has Northern Europe’s largest collection of stuffed animals and birds. You can also overnight here, hire a lavvo, turf hut or meeting rooms in naturally beautiful surroundings. Harstad Hiking Association hire out meeting rooms and accommodation beside the ski jumps as well as a cabin at Grønkollen (4km along Fjellveien). Harstad Horse Racing Track, the worlds northernmost racing track with all year totalisator gaming lies 2.5km from Folkeparken along the nature trail. Here you can bet on V5 and V65.

The start of Folkeparken has points for rubbish and bags for dog dirt. When you go further into the park, Harstad Council expects you to take your rubbish and dog bags back to these points. Dogs must be kept on a lead in the months from 1st April to 20th August. Show consideration all year!

During the Winter Harstad Council makes miles of ski runs. They also prepare sledging places for the children. Many runs are suitable for walking without skis. The first areas are especially suitable for young children. Toilets are open from 08.00 – 22.30 every day.

You are very welcome to visit the fantastic Folkeparken The best regards Harstad kommune Information/booking contact: Destination Harstad Telephone +47 77018989 E-mail:

Katedralen country shelter U.H. Stoltz

Great ski runs U.H. Stoltz

Bags for dog dirt

Place to fish, Grunnvatnet G. Austgaard

U.H. Stoltz

Destination Harstad


country shelter, Folkeparken

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