Lynghaugtinden and Vetten Hiking Trail

Relaxing hike with views of islands and Lofotveggen

  • Photo: Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen / nordnorge.com / Bø

Essential info

  • Destination: Vesterålen
  • Season: May–August
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 14 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 830 meters
  • Duration: 5–6 hours

About Lynghaugtinden and Vetten

Mount Lynghaugtinden and Vetten are located in Bø in Vesterålen and can be accessed from the towns, Fjærvoll, Staume, or Steine. The peaks provide nice views of Lofotveggen, Skårvågen village, Gaukværøya Island, Hadseløya Island and many other islands and skerries. 

The trip is not too demanding nor long, which enables you to do other hikes the same day or explore the other trails in the greater network. 

Getting there

Car

If driving from Sortland, take Road 820 from the town center for 57 km. The destination “Fjærvoll barnehage” will be on your left side. The entire journey will take about one hour.

Bus

From the Sortland bussterminal (Sortland bus terminal), take bus “8-841” towards “Steine”. Get off at “Fjærvoll II (Bø)”. The bus trip will take less than 1 hour and 20 minutes. From the bus stop, it’s less than 150 meters to “Fjærvoll barnehage”, the starting point of the hike.

Use EnTur or 177 Nordland to plan your public transportation journey. 

Trail description

Starting from the parking lot at Fjærvoll barnehage, follow the tractor road on the north side into the forest. Upon reaching Soppåselva, hike along the southern ridge of Trolldalsvatnet, which will lead you to summit Vetten, 467 m.a.s.l. After summiting Vetten, hike north towards the rather flat Spikarheia, before climbing Mount Lynghaugtinden located at 504 m.a.s.l.

The hike continues to Mount Revelten and Fjærvoll. If you have the time, take a detour to Nøkktjønna. There is a small cabin here, built by locals, that you can visit before continuing to the parking lot at Fjærvoll barnehage. 

Alternative starting points

This trail can be hiked in either direction starting at Fjærvoll barnehage. Many locals begin the hike from Steine or Staume. It can also be lengthened, so the trip can range from 3 to 7 km. 

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Cafe found a few minutes from the parking lot, Nybaka

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