Lofoten Outdoors – Overview

Female hiker leaves footprints in sand on scenic Horseid beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Lofoten’s Three Most Scenic Hiking Beaches

Here you’ll find travel info and photos for the three most scenic (hiking) beaches on the Lofoten Islands: Bunes beach, Horseid beach, and Kvalvika beach.  These are also some of the more isolated beaches on Lofoten and all of them require some amount of hiking to reach.

Lofoten’s Best Beaches – that you can drive to

The beaches listed here are the most scenic ones which are possible to drive to and park at.  Fortunately, ease of access doesn’t mean they are not spectacular places, they just lack a bit of the isolation that makes the best beaches so special.

Munkebu mountain hut, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Mountain Huts

A guide to the mountain huts founds across the Lofoten Islands.

Hiking Lofoten Islands Norway

Hiking Introduction

An introduction to hiking in the mountains of Lofoten.

Female hiker with snowshoes at winter dawn on way to Ryten, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Winter Hiking

An overview of what you need to know before heading into the mountains in winter.

Lofotodden Nasjonalpark

An Introduction and overview of Norway’s 40th national park, Lofoten – Lofotodden nasjonalpark – Opening in June 2019

Hiking Munken Lofoten Islands Norway

Wild Camping on Lofoten

A brief overview about wild camping on the Lofoten Islands and Norway in general.

Lofoten Beach Hikes

Bunes Beach

Location: Moskenesøya

Distance: 2.5 km

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour

Kvalvika beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Kvalvika Beach

Location: Moskenesøya

Distance: 2 km

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour

Horseid Beach

Location: Moskenesøya

Distance: 4.5 km

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 2+ hours

Moskenesøy Mountain Hikes

Lofoten Hiking - Andstabben

Andstabben

Elevation: 514m

Difficulty: Moderate/Steep

Time: 2 hours

Tindstind

Elevation: 490m

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Time: 1.5 hours

Open air mountain bivy on rocky summit of Hermannsdalstinden, Moskenesoy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Hermannsdalstinden

Elevation: 1029m

Difficulty: Hard/Steep

Time: 4-5 hours

Hiking Munken Lofoten Islands Norway

Munken

Elevation: 775m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 3-4 hours

VIew across rugged mountain peaks from the summit of Branntuva (702m); Moskenesøy; Lofoten Islands; Norway

Branntuva

Elevation: 702m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 3-4 hours

Helvetestinden

Elevation: 602m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1.5 – 2 hours

Sunset over Krakhammartind from Markan, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Markan 

Elevation: 600m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 3-4 hours

hiker enjoying view of Kvalvika beach from near summit of Ryten, Moskenesoy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Ryten

Elevation: 543m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 2-3 hours

Reinebringen

Elevation: 448m

Difficulty: Hard/Steep

Time: 1.5-2 hours

View over Yttersand beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Røren

Elevation: 295m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 45 minutes

Fuglhuken

Elevation: 557m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2 hours

Flakstadøy Mountain Hikes

Hiking Stornappstind, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Stornappstinden

Elevation: 740m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2 Hours

Moltid Hiking Guide - Lofoten Islands

Moltind

Elevation: 696m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2-3 Hours

Mountain landscapes from the summit of Hustind, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Hustinden

Elevation: 691m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2 Hours

Volandstind mountain hiking guide - Lofoten Islands

Volandstind

Elevation: 457m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1-2 Hours

Flakstadtind Hiking Guide - Lofoten Islands

Flakstadtind

Elevation: 484m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1-2 Hours

Nubben

Elevation: 240m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 45 Minutes

Vestvågøy Mountain Hikes

Himmeltinden mountain peak viewed from across Nappstraumen, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Himmeltindan

Elevation: 964m / 931m

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 2-3 hours

Østhimmeltind Hiking Guide Lofoten Islands

Østhimmeltind

Elevation: 883m

Difficulty: Difficult

Time: 3-4 hours

Scenic view from summit of Justadtind over Vestfjord, Vestvagoy, Lofoten islands, Norway

Justadtinden

Elevation: 738m

Difficulty: moderate (long)

Time: 2-3 hours

Skottinden, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Skottinden

Elevation: 671m

Difficulty: Hard/Steep

Time: 1.5-2 hrs

Kleivheia mountain hiking guide

Kleivheia

Elevation: 652m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2-3 hours

steinstinden lofoten islands mountain hiking

Steinstinden

Elevation: 509m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2-3 hours

Veggen Hiking Guide - Lofoten Islands

Veggen

Elevation: 489m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1-1.5 hours

Nonstind hiking guide Lofoten Islands

Nonstind

Elevation: 483m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2 hours

Offersoykammen lofoten islands hiking

Offersøykammen

Elevation: 436m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour

View of Vik and Haukland beaches from summit of Holandsmelen mountain peak, Vestvagoy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Holandsmelen

Elevation: 434m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour

Mannen, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Mannen

Elevation: 400m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1+ hour

Gimsøy Mountain Hikes

Autumn view from Hoven, Gimsøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Hoven

Elevation: 368m

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour

Austvågøy Mountain Hikes

Matmora Hiking Guide Lofoten Islands

Matmora

Elevation: 788m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 3-4 Hours

Kroktind (707m) mountain peak reflects in small lake, Austvagoy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Kroktinden

Elevation: 707m

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Time: 2 Hours

festvagtinden, lofoten islands, Norway

Festvågtind

Elevation: 541m

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 2 Hours

EBOOKS

Ebook - Kungsleden North Hiking Guide
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