Uttakleiv Beach Viewpoint
Visit the popular midnight sun and northern lights destination
- Destination: Lofoten
- Season: January-December
About Uttakleiv Beach
Uttakleiv Beach is perhaps Norway’s most photographed beach. Depending on the season, Uttakleiv attracts explorers seeking out the northern lights and the midnight sun.
The mixture of rocks and sand on the beach, the view towards the mountains over the Steinsfjord, and the open ocean makes Uttakleiv a popular destination for keen photographers.
With a large grassy area by the beach and some basic facilities, Uttakleiv is a popular spot to camp. Note that there is a fee, comparable to a standard campground.
Uttakleiv Beach is about a 20 minute drive from Leknes. The detour off road E10 is part of Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten.
Coming from Leknes, drive along the E10 towards Å. After 6 kilometers turn right on to Offersøyveien, following the signs to Uttakleiv.
Continue for 2.4 kilometers and then turn left onto Voieveien. After about 5 kilometers you will pass Haukland Beach, before entering the tunnel to Uttakleiv.
Turn left after the tunnel to reach the parking lot by the beach.
- Parking (40 NOK for three hours)
- Camping (160 NOK for a car/motorcycle and tent, 200 NOK for campervans)
- Chemical toilet disposal
Where to stay
Uttakleiv Beach is a popular spot to camp, with a nice grassy area to pitch a tent. Water and toilets are available to make it a bit more comfortable. The campground is self-service, so you are responsible for buying a ticket at the machine and keeping it visible for the warden.
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