OFFERSØYKAMMEN HIKING GUIDE
Offersøykammen is a small peak rising from the turbulent waters of the Nappstraumen on the western edge of Vestvågøya. Almost an island in its own right, the views from the summit overlook the flats of central Vestvågøya to the east, while the mountain wall of Flakstadøya rises to the west. An easy and well worn trail leads to the summit, making Offersøykammen a popular ‘Sunday hike’ among the locals.
Offersøykammen is located on the north side of the E-10, just to the east of the Nappstaumen tunnel entrance. From Leknes, the distance is 6.5 km.
The parking is located at the ‘Skreda’ rest area, along the E10.
From Skreda, the original trail is 600 meters to the east along the E10. One can either walk along the side of the road, or down the driveway towards the red cabins, before climbing back up the hill and crossing the E10.
Some newer trails have also been formed in recent years closer to the Skreda parking, avoiding a longer walk along the road. They are clearly visible, but steeper than the original trail.
The original trail begins 600m east from Skreda, roughly above the 3 cabins down by the water. Look for the double power line just above the road, next to a small grove of fir trees.
The route heads up the hillside through scrubby birch trees for several hundred meters before climbing above the tree line. From here, the trail splits on occasion while passing some small ledges, but just keep heading up.
The grade of the trail gradually decreases as you approach the summit. Soon you will be at the fairly flat summit. Be mindful of the cliffs on the north side. Enjoy the views.