New Mountain Hikes – Haugheia and Helligberbet

I’ve added two new hiking guides for some easy small mountains on Vestvågøy: Haugheia (145m), located near Leknes, and Helligberget (238m), located in Unstad.

Haugheia - Lofoten Hiking Guide

Haugheia hiking guide

Haugheia is an easy family (and child) friendly low, flat ridge rising to the north of Gravdal on Vestvågøy. Popular with locals for an afternoon jog or Sunday walk, the path is well worn and easy to follow. While there are more spectacular views to be found in the area, Haugheia does have a nice overview across Nappstraumen to the mountains of Flakstadøy. For the photographer, the most interesting subject might be the small grove of twisted mountain birch trees about 2km into the walk.

Helligberget | Lofoten Hiking Guide

Helligberget hiking guide

Helligberget, meaning ‘the holy mountain,’ is a small hill on the west side of Unstad bay. While not necessarily a destination itself and more often seen in the background of images taken from the beach, it is a nice short hike with scenic views if you are looking for something fairly easy or a place to watch the midnight sun after an evening surf session.

New Mountain Hikes Added to Website

I’ve added 4 new mountain hiking guides to the website today. They have all previously been available in the eBook: West Lofoten Hikes, but now they are also here on the website.

The new mountain guides are for:

Merraflestind, Moskenesøy – 537m

Kollfjellet, Flakstadøy – 512m

Blekktind, Flakstadøy – 622m

Hestræva, Flakstadøy – 485m

I will hopefully add several more hikes to the website throughout the spring, particularly for Vestvågøy and Austvågøy islands, where I spend a bit more time hiking last summer/autumn, but haven’t found the time or motivation to write the guides so far. Lately I’ve put most of my effort into eBook updates, so haven’t been paying as much attention to the website, other than the weekly Friday Photo blog posts.

But there are now quite a few mountains that I’ve photographed over the last years don’t have a place in any of my current eBooks, so I’ll (probably) add them here first, as any future eBook guides will likely be some years away, mostly due to Covid and lack of sales over the last year. Unfortunately resulting in that I can’t afford the amount of travel required to head east to Austvågøy on a regular basis. Hopefully things change for the better soon!

Merraflestinden Hiking Guide
Kollfjellet Mountain Hiking Guide
Blekktind Mountain Hiking Guide
Hestræva Lofoten Hiking Guide

New Ebook – Padjelantaleden – Hiking from Ritsem to Kvikkjokk

Padjelantaleden - Sweden: 140km from Kvikkjokk to Ritsem

I’m happy to announce the release of my 7th ebook:

Padjelantaleden – Kvikkjokk to Ritsem

The ebook is a hiking guide to Sweden’s Padjelanta trail, which runs 140 kilometers from Kvikkjokk to Ritsem, through the heart of Padjelanta national park – Sweden’s largest.

The ebook contains 5 chapters. The first include detailed planning, travel, and equipment guides. While the final chapter is a hut to hut guide covering 10 days of hiking over the 140 kilmoters of trail.

In total the ebook is 140 pages long and contains 92 images.

Available for download now for $10 (+VAT in EU)

Padjelantaleden Sweden - Hiking From Kvikkjokk to Ritsem

Ebook Update – Kungsleden South – Kvikkjokk to Hemavan

Kungsleden South - HIking From Kvikkjokk to Hemavan

I’m happy to announce the second edition of Kungsleden South ebook. Now covering the southern 260km of trail between Kvikkjokk and Hemavan – and the whole of the Kungsleden if combined with Kungsleden North – Abisko to Kvikkjokk.

You can find the ebook here: KUNGSLEDEN SOUTH – Kvikkjokk to Hemavan

From the first edition which only covered the final section of the trail between Ammarnäs to Hemavan, I have added the 180km section between Kvikkjokk and Ammarnäs, now completing the trail.

The ebook itself has now nearly doubled in length, coming it at 159 pages with 139 images and over 16,000 words.

If you have already purchased the first edition, then you will receive an email to download this new edition.

This has been a long overdue hole that I had planned to finish for several year. However, despite my best efforts, I was never able to find a hiking partner, which makes my trips much more productive photographically, as well as fun. But finally this year I decided it was time to head back to Sweden, even if solo. And so in September I finally completed the missing section from Kvikkjokk to Ammarnäs over 9 days.

And it wasn’t just the Kungsleden I visited this year. In July I hiked the nearby Padjelantaleden. The first English language hiking guide to that wonderful trail is already in progress and will hopefully be completed before the new year. And I’m already planning a second hike of the trail for September 2020 – Autumn is always my favourite time in Swedish Lapland! And I have to say, the mosquitos were too ferocious for me in July! I’m never going back to Sweden in summer! So keep an eye out here for updates in the near future…

New Mountain Hikes Added

I’ve added 3 new mountain hiking guides to the website over the weekend. All 3 were previously available in the eBook: West Lofoten Hikes – But now they are here too. Though there is still some content that will remain exclusive to the ebook, at least for now.

There are a few more hikes in the lineup to be published, but with summer just around the corner, my hiking season is about to begin – and since I can’t really afford to travel anywhere myself at the moment, hopefully it’s a productive one! I have a list of hikes needed for various ebook updates, as well as some other stuff. Now just need to see if the weather will be cooperative and to find some hiking partners

New mountain hikes

Lofoten Hiking - Andstabben

Andstabben – Moskenesøy

514 meters, moderate difficulty, 2 hour to summit

Tindstind Hiking Guide - Lofoten Islands Norway

Tindstind – Moskenesøy

490 meters, easy to moderate difficulty, 1 – 1.5 hours to summit

Lofoten Hiking - Fuglhuken

Fuglhuken – Moskenesøy

557 meters, moderate difficulty, 2 hours to summit

New Lofoten Hiking Guide – Volandstind

Volandstind mountain hiking guide - Lofoten Islands

After a long pause in adding new content, mainly because I’ve been busy writing my next ebook for Lofoten – a hiking/mountain photography guide to Moskenesøy and Flakstadøy, I have added a new mountain hike to the site: VOLANDSTIND

Volandstind is located just down the road from my house, and sort of my backyards mountain. It is a good easy walk and I usually go up for the exercise most times and leave my camera behind. And the views, like most anything on Lofoten, are fantastic.

My ebook should be coming to a close in the next few weeks, which should then allow me a bit more time to add new hiking guides to the site. Though some mountains will only be available in the ebook, at least for a while, as I want to give exclusive content to people who help support me and my efforts here…

New Ebook – Kungsleden North

Ebook - Kungsleden North Hiking Guide

I’m super happy to announce the release of my 4th eBook: Kungsleden North

More info and sales page here.

Kungsleden North is a day to day hiking guide covering the northern 180km of Sweden’s Kungsleden trail from Abisko to Kvikkjokk, including the popular northern loop of Abisko to Nikkaluokta. This guide covers everything from the basics of how to get there, what clothes you need to wear, to a day by day hiking guide of the trail. And more than just a written guide, Kungsleden North also provides you with hundreds of images to help inspire your hike.

Available here for $10

PDF, 161 pages, 140 images, 15,000 words. 160 MB download

New Mountain Hiking Guide – Røren

View over Yttersand beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Photo: View over Yttersand beach from Røren, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

I’ve just added a new hiking guide for Røren – Ytresandheia. You can check it out HERE.

More just an easy ridge walk than a mountain peak, this easy little hike provides you with some fantastic views over Yttersand beach.  I hiked this route this past June, and it will also be featured in my upcoming ebook guide to the beaches of Lofoten – and the hikes to view them from above.  I’m currently about 9,000 words into the writing process, and while I’m intending for it to be a mini-guide, the ebook will probably come in well over 50 pages – I guess I get carried away sometimes.

Thanks to everyone who has already gotten a copy of my 2 previous guidebooks: Seasons on Lofoten – Summer and Seasons on Lofoten – Winter. Without your support, I’m not sure how much longer I could keep providing new content for this site.  So thank you!

New Lofoten Travel Guides

Nonstind hiking guide Lofoten Islands

Photo: View over Unstad beach from Nonstind, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

With summer now in full swing, I’ve been busy writing new guides for everyone heading to Lofoten in the next few months.

This weeks updates are:

Nonstind – Mountain hiking guide. A 483 meter peak with fantastic views over Unstad beach.

Mountain huts guide. A brief overview to the mountain huts found on Lofoten

Hiking guide. An into for those hiking for the first time on Lofoten. Expect steep trails, but fantastic views.

If you guys are finding this more general travel information useful, please let me know! As it takes a lot of time of research and write everything…

2 New Mountain Hiking Guides

Mannen, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Photo: Enjoying the view from the summit of Mannen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

It’s a bonus day today, with 2 new mountain hikes added to the site.

Mannen – 400 m, Vestvågøy.  Best known for its fantastic views over Haukland beach. This is a good destination for summer.

Festvågtind – 541 m, Austvågøy. Rising above Henningsvaer, this moderate peaks provides fantastic views over the village and islands below

festvagtinden, lofoten islands, Norway

Photo: View over Henningsvaer from the summit of Festvågtind, Austvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway