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The entire Lofoten archipelago is filled with peaks worth climbing. Choosing just a handful can feel a bit challenging, so we have some tips and suggestions for picking the right hikes for you.
The good news is that there are no bad views in Lofoten and any hike or viewpoint will make a mighty impression.
Terrain and difficulty
Since Lofoten is packed with mountains lined up along the sea, most of the popular hiking trails are to summits. That means tackling a lot of ups and downs on dirt and stone trails.
In addition to the total distance, check the elevation gain on a trail to get a good understanding of how tough it is. Some trails have exposure (steep drops) and there are no safety railings.
There are also routes for casual hikers and families. An easier summit is Nubben, by Ramberg Beach. The coastal trails and sandy beaches are also good options. See Bunes Beach, Nusfjord to Nesland, or some of the other trails around Nusfjord.
With an express boat connection from Bodø, Svolvær is a great starting point. From there, you can work your way through the islands and finish in Reine. From there, nearby Moskenes has a ferry connection back to Bodø making it an easy round trip.
For a shorter stay in Lofoten, consider using Reine as a base. Reine is on Moskensøya Island at the western end of Lofoten and has good facilities available, including popular rorbuer accommodation.
After being closed for around 6 weeks from early June 2019, the famous Reinebringen hike is now open again. Stone steps covering most of the route make it a make safer hike than before, but good footwear and care is still required.