In recent years, Reinebringen has been massively visited by many holidaymakers and landscape photographers from all over the world. When writing this post, I take some responsibility upon myself regarding recommending this mountain peak for landscape shooters who perssistently strive towards taking a spectacular shot of famously known view of Reine. This is the place which makes me go wow but simultaniously can be regarded as a killer mountain. Arguably, it is not a spure-of-the-moment decison to reach the summit as if you want to venture out to get the summit you need to take locals’ precasiouns seriously. As local inhabitants say, the mountain is not leisure time activity spot buta place that can constitute a potential danger to hikers.
I know that the powerful view of mountains scattered around the ocean in either sunrise or sunset can be an unforggetable travelling experience although this place is well-known for tremendously precarious conditions. Rock slides, slippery rocks and boulders, mud floods, the lack of supportive branches of trees when doing a hike can make you get goose bumps. Obviously, the hike can be entirely safe unless you take safety precousions.
Location. How to get there? The place is located above the Arctic Circle about 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromso. The easiest way to get the place is to pull up to the last parking lot between A and Reine. After leaving a car you need to keep walking roughly 10 min to see the road sign labelled Reinebringen. The very first stage of the hike is relativly easy unless you like to find yoursefl walking across the slippery rocks splashed by waterfall water. This is the easiest partbut as the hike progresses, your trek starts to turn into a climbing rather then gentle hike.
One of the futher part of the track may come as a nice surprise as when going all the way up to end of the forest I found myslef of walking through stone stairs. Unluckily, the pleasent hiking ends when end up with jumping over the boulders and grabbing hold of sparsely located mini trees.
During our stay in Iceland, this waterfall was the first one we stopped to see, and we didn’t think it could be beaten. It is an incredible experience to be able to walk behind a waterfall and see such an amazing view through the water. Be prepared to get wet though! Especially if, like me, you think its a great idea to stand directly beneath the waterfall!
The site was hammocked by tourists and has launched a project to build an 8 meter tourist information center in May 2017. However, it has provoked controversy and the project is currently suspended due to the objections of environmentalists and lovers of the landscape.