Hiking Lofoten is such a special experience that you should not miss this. The Lofoten Islands in Norway are famous for many things. The fjords, Caribbean beaches and the cute little fishing villages. But of course you can also do wonderful hikes here. Numerous hiking trails on high mountains, along the coast and to spectacular viewpoints invite you to hike in the Lofoten Islands.
We would like to introduce you to 5 special hikes in Lofoten, which really liked during our Lofoten road trip.
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5 Special Lofoten Hikes
Hiking on the Lofoten Islands is always something special, because the landscape on the archipelago in the far north of Norway is simply indescribably beautiful. Here you find fjords like in southern Norway, large lakes, high mountains and the sea is so crystal clear as it shimmers otherwise only in the Caribbean.
And exactly this looks even a bit cooler from a high mountain. A few of these mountain hikes in Lofoten we present to you now. But there is also a hike along the coast and a hike to a very special beach. All of them are scenically totally varied and there are difficult and very easy ones.
Hiking Lofoten: To the Peak of Offersoykammen
The Offersøykammen hike is a very special one in Lofoten, as from the summit you will have a spectacular 360 degree view of the numerous peaks of Lofoten and such highlights as Haukland Beach. The hike to the top of Offersøykammen is still rather unknown and therefore almost an insider tip.
The hike to the 436 meter high Offersøykammen is one of the rather untouristy hikes in Lofoten. Although the hike offers a wonderful view from the summit, the crowds here are not comparable to more crowded Lofoten hikes like Reinebringen or Ryten.
Especially if you start early, you will have to share the view from the top only with a few others.
More info about the hike can be found here: Offersøykammen hike | The unknown Lofoten viewpoint
Hiking the Ryten
The hike up Ryten and is one of the most beautiful hiking highlights in Lofoten. The ascent of the Ryten is really a classic in Norway and is therefore also a very popular hike.
Ryten is not the highest mountain in Lofoten, but still offers one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lofoten and a landscape that is just beautiful and very varied. Mount Ryten is 543 meters high and is located in the southern Lofoten not far from the museum village of Nusfjord.
The hike up this imposing mountain is one of the most popular and also most beautiful Lofoten Islands hike.
Accordingly, you will meet many other hikers on this tour. Our highlight of the hike is not the summit itself, but a small rock just below the top of the mountain. From this viewpoint you can take spectacular photos of the neighboring Kvalvika beach.
Read more about the hike to Ryten here: Ryten Hike + Kvalvika Beach I Tips for Lofoten Highlights
Hike to Kvalvika Beach
Kvalvika beach is really one of the most spectacular beaches of Lofoten Islands, which generally have a lot of Caribbean feeling to offer. The hike to this beach is not so easy, but can be well combined with the hike to Ryten.
The beach consists of the finest white sand, the water glistens in the most beautiful shades of blue and the arduous hike also makes the whole thing a bit adventurous.
Kvavilka Beach is very secluded and is surrounded by high mountains (such as Ryten) in a small bay and is just waiting to be discovered by you. Especially in the afternoon it is illuminated by the sun and then smiles at you in the most beautiful colors.
How to get to this beautiful beach you can find out here: Ryten Hike + Kvalvika Beach I Tips for Lofoten Highlights
Lofoten Hikes: To the Top of Reinebringen
The hike up Reinebringen is probably the Lofoten hike with the most blatant view. The view of Reine and the Lofoten mountain is incomparable and unique in Lofoten.
The hike up Reinebringen mountain is one of the most popular hikes in Lofoten and rewards you with one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the small town of Reine and offers a panorama of the Lofoten islands for kilometers when the weather is good. By the way, there is a well-built staircase leading up to the top with over 1500 steps.
The city of Reine had this staircase built a few years ago by Nepalese Sherpas, who have already realized other sensational projects in Norway.
This has made the Reinebringen hike a lot easier and also safer, but also ensured that even more tourists take on the arduous journey to the summit. But you should not let this deter you, because the panorama is truly spectacular.
You can find out more about the hike here: Reinebringen Hike I The most beautiful viewpoint in Lofoten
Hotel Recommendation in Lofoten
Valen Cabins in Reine You will stay here in the typical red wooden cabins, which stand on stilts directly at the sea and which everyone connects directly with the Lofoten Islands.
In your small wooden cabin you have from the kitchen to your own bathroom everything you need. And as a highlight you have of course the special Lofoten panorama.
It is not cheap, but you usually go to Lofoten only once in a lifetime.
Wooden cabins in Reine | show prices*
Coastal Hike from Uttakleiv Beach to Haukland Beach
The hike along the coast from Uttakleiv beach to Haukland beach is so special because on one hand it is super easy to walk. On the other hand, the landscape here is really beautiful, as you constantly have the sea to one side and the imposing mountain Mannen to your other side.
Here you can walk along the impressive coast to the other beach in about an hour. The route is about 4 km long and has no inclines.
Therefore, this small hiking trail is also super doable with dogs, small children or even less hiking affine people. The way back you can alternatively also make through the road tunnel that connects the two beaches with each other.
However, we would not recommend this, because there is no sidewalk and the path is therefore a bit risky to walk. You should therefore take the same way back.