Hiking 1 - 2.5 h 1.2 km

Flakstadtinden is a peak that will give you views of nearly all the white beaches in Flakstad.

The hike starts at the main road (E10) at Flakstad. If you arrive by car, please park at the parking lot next to the church, alternatively the one at the graveyard. This will also allow for a small warm up prior to starting the hike towards the peak.

The first part runs on terrain that alternates between rock and heather. After a little while, the incline increases and the hike will be more challenging and exhausting. You will see more and more of the surface below for every step you take. As you make it over the edge you will arrive at the Bivouac, a suitable place for a small break, as the rest of the hike towards the peak will go through pretty steep terrain.

When you approach the peak, the trails turns 90 degrees to the left and you will have to decend a few meters before the climb starts again towards the peak. Once you have reached the peak you will receive the reward and can start enjoying a spectacular view; to the east you will see Vestvågøy. You will also see the peaks above Vikten, Nusfjord and Fredvang and even parts of Ramberg.

It is recommended to do this trip together with someone familiar with this kind of terrain. Hiking sticks would also be helpful.

Alex Conu - www.alexconu.com
Alex Conu - www.alexconu.com

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