Our morning excursion took us to the stunningly beautiful Hellmobotn, a tiny settlement at the end of a small fjord. The few houses are summer homes and occasional residences for a small Sami population, so we were careful to respect their privacy as we passed through to our various hiking options. The longer hikers took a route past cascading waterfalls and over the hilltops towards Sweden, which is only a few miles in the distance. The more moderate hikers walked to a smaller but no less beautiful waterfall. We all enjoyed the peace and solitude of the old mountain forests for one last time before we head north to Tromso and onwards to the ice.

An afternoon of fascinating lectures on ecology, geology, and the Indigenous Sami people was enjoyed as we cruised out through the fjord complex.