Nusfjord to Mellavatnet Hiking

Hike the easy path to the beautiful lakes west of Nusfjord

  • Mellavatnet Lake

    Mellavatnet Lake Photo: Outtt

  • The trail to Mellavatnet Lake.

    The trail to Mellavatnet Lake. Photo: Outtt

Essential info

  • Destination: Lofoten
  • Season: May–October
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 50 meters
  • Duration: 0.5–1 hours

About Nusfjord to Mellavatnet

Enjoy the easy trail to the spectacular lakes just west of the Nusfjord fishing village. The hike follows a well-trodden path up an easy incline and within minutes you will be away from the hustle and bustle of the village and surrounded by the beautiful nature of the lake, Mellavatnet.

Getting there

Car

From Leknes, drive south on E10 towards Å for about 22 kilometers. Turn left at the sign directing towards Nusfjord. Follow this road for 6 kilometers until you arrive in the fishing village. There is public parking in the designated parking areas, one located very close to the Nusford Rorbuer reception building.

There is no public transportation traveling into Nusfjord. 

Trail description

From the reception desk for the Nusfjord Rorbuer, follow the road heading directly west towards the tall mountains in the distance. Follow this road for about 200 meters as it makes a slight northward turn, passing the public parking lot on the right. At the end of the road keep left of the very last house and follow the dirt path into the forest. 

You will pass the first small lake, Nervatnet, on the left. Continue on the dirt path for another 500 meters until you reach the eastern shore of Mellavatnet. Here you will come to a fire pit and many places to enjoy a picnic at the shores of the lake. From this point on, the exploration is endless. Cross the bridge across the stream and explore the forest, follow one of the many small animal trails, or even walk along the lake's shore. 

Return to Nusfjord along the same path.

Amenities

  • There is a cafe, restaurant, and country store in Nusfjord.
  • There are public restrooms available in Nusfjord in the old icehouse, down the hill from the Nusfjord Rorbuer reception. 

Where to stay

Nusfjord Rorbuer, the adorable and historic fishing cabins, are available to book for the night or for a longer stay.

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