Photo: View west from Håen over Måstadvika and mountains of Måstadfjellet, Værøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. June 25, 2022. 12:22
Outside of ‘mainland’ Lofoten, the view from Håen on Værøy is another one of Lofoten’s most iconic views. For some reason though, it was only last summer that I visited Værøy for the first time, and I instantly fell in love with the little island. To me, it felt like returning to what Lofoten was 15-20 years ago; a calm and relaxing place without all the bucket list urgency that seems to exist on Lofoten these days.
Probably best know for this view from Håen – hiking guide here – Værøy actually has a nice variety of well developed trails. Enough to keep one busy for a few days at least. The longest hike, to Måhornet – hiking guide here – the mountain in the far distance is quite a nice adventure along the coastline before climbing the old trail used by villagers to access the puffin cliffs on the far side of the island.
I have a somewhat busy schedule this summer, but hopefully I can get back out to Værøy again to finish up a few more hikes. I like to go later in the autumn, but unfortunately, the ferry schedule from Moskenes only really works during the summer. During the winter schedule, there is only 1-2 connections per week, making more planning and time on the island required. But northern lights from this view could be worth the effort!
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