Mannen Hiking Trail
Challenge yourself with this handsome peak
- Destination: Lofoten
- Season: May-September
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 3.9 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 390 meters
- Duration: 1-2 hours
Mannen overlooks three gorgeous beaches on Lofoten: Haukland Beach, Uttakleiv Beach, and all of Yttersia. Haukeland is the starting point of the trip and is known to have the whitest beach of all the islands.
Although the peak itself is rather small, 400 meters above sea level, Mannen provides some incredible views of not only the beaches but also the surrounding ocean and islands.
Coming from Leknes, drive along the E10 towards Å. After 6 kilometers turn right on to Offersøyveien, following the signs to Haukland.
Continue for 2.4 kilometers and then turn left onto Voieveien. After about 5 kilometers you will arrive at the beach, where there is plenty of parking.
From the parking area, cross the street and follow the trail to the tunnel. The trip begins rather steep, but slowly flattens out and becomes easier further into the hike. Upon reaching the top of the hill, turn left, and continue hiking along the winding road that has many power lines. You will then hike along the backside of the peak.
The cliffs are especially steep near the top, and the grass often covers the path, so be very aware of your footing. The trail will flatten near the top, before the final rise to the summit.
- Haukland has been named Norway’s most beautiful beach while Uttakleiv was named the most romantic
- Free parking
- Public toilet
Where to stay
Camp down by Uttakleiv Beach, which has some basic facilities.
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