Holandsmelen summit view Lofoten Islands Norway

Holandsmelen – New Mountain Hiking Guide

There is now a hiking page for Holandsmelen up on the site.


Holandsmelen is a small, round peak to the north of Leknes on Vestvågøy.  The summit is reached after an easy hike where one is given fantastic views over Vik and Haukland beach.

This will probably be my last hiking update for the next few weeks.  My travels for the year are finally over and I’m heading home to California next week, where it will take me a week or two to get my life reorganized and everything back on track.  The mountains to be added are: Grytdalstind, and Kroktind.

I will also soon add a summer photo gallery, and I must say that after editing through the images, I’ll probably have one of the strongest image collect from any of my trips.  Despite an overall trend of rain for the 2nd half of August, I did manage to be in the right place, right time on several occasions.

On the other hand, I’m not too sure about an Autumn gallery.  Drowning my camera in Sweden, it took me two weeks to receive a replacement, which then left me only 6 days on Lofoten before I left.  While the weather was good and I got lots of hiking in, I’m not sure I achieved the variety of Images that I would like to show.  I’ll see how it goes once I get a bit more editing done.

My next trip to the islands should begin sometime at the end of January or beginning of February.

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