9 Best Hikes in the Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten islands are lined with mountains that offer incredible views of the surrounding coastline and ocean. These mountains make for excellent day hikes and the nearby beaches are perfect for relaxing afterwards. If you want to spend a night in the wild Lofoten mountains, be sure to check out Munken which has a DNT cabin near the peak.

Many trails in Lofoten are not well marked, but have well-worn trails. Take care and watch your step. Monitor the weather and be prepared for all conditions.

Note that the trail to Reinebringen is closed while important conservation work is completed in the area. Increased traffic in recent years has caused problems with erosion and stone steps are being built by sherpas to help the landscape cope.

In the meantime, there is no shortage of peaks to tackle for stunning panoramas and that top-of-the-world feeling.

1. Munken

10.9 km · 6 – 8 hr · Demanding

A challenging hike but with the option for overnighting in the cabin or camping nearby.

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2. Bunes Beach

6.6 km · 2 – 3 hr · Easy

An easy hike and a popular camping spot on the north-western shore of Moskenes island.

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3. Helvetestind

8.2 km · 3 – 4 hr · Demanding

A more challenging addition to the hike to Bunes Beach. Tackle the peak before relaxing on the beach.

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4. Tjeldbergtind

3.8 km · 2 – 3 hr · Medium

A moderate trek with great reward for effort close to Svolvær.

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5. Djevelporten and Fløya

4 km · 3 – 4 hr · Medium

A short hike just east of Svolvær with some steep sections and scrambling.

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6. Festvågtind

1.4 km · 1 – 1.5 hr · Medium

Short but steep hike from the roadside with views over Henningsvær.

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7. Nusfjord to Nesland

7.9 km · 3.5 – 5.5 hr · Medium

A scenic coastal trail between the two fishing villages of Nusfjord and Nesland.

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8. Volandstind

5.2 km · 2 – 3 hr · Medium

A popular hike on Flakstad island with some steep parts and exposure.

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9. Flakstadtind

2.5 km · 2 – 3.5 hr · Demanding

Great views of Flakstad and the surrounding coast, with some challenging sections.

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