The long crossing from north to south on the Lofoten Islands

The long crossing from north to south on the Lofoten Islands

 

Carte trek 11 jours Etape 1 Etape 2 Etape 3 Etape 4 Etape 5 Etape 6 Etape 7 Etape 8 Etape 9 Etape 10 Etape 11

The MS Fjordskyss boat(http://www.reinefjorden.no), which is suposed to link Reine to Vindstad, Kjerkfjord and Forsfjord has some time "dificulties" to stop at Forsfjord power station.
Since it is also possible to walk from Vindstad to Forsfjord, we have decide to give you the GPX track for this part (only in french), in case the boat driver is too tired to drive you to Forsfjord that day ;-)

Since Rando-Lofoten was founded a certain number of visitors have told us they would be interested in a trekking itinerary that crosses the archipelago from one end to the other. Crossing a region from north to south or east to west often enables travellers to set themselves a goal when faced with the unknown. But over and above the physical or psychological challenge we believe it is important to remember that hiking is above all about discovery and enjoyment.

In drawing up the following itinerary we gave ourselves the following goals:

  • To avoid missing the most iconic places on the islands
  • To avoid tarmacked sections of road wherever possible
  • To hike as often as possible within easy reach of supply points (shops, petrol stations) to avoid having to carry an enormous rucksack!

Lastly, this itinerary is not the only possible one. Many of the hikes on the Rando-Lofoten site do not lie directly on the route of this crossing but are easily accessible if you branch off, provided you have the time and inclination. The duration/distance of the stages we propose here is only a suggestion based on a reasonable level of fitness and decent weather, but it may be adapted to your own criteria. If you decide to camp you can pitch your tent virtually anywhere on the islands, provided of course that you comply with the regulations in force. Although water supplies are to be found everywhere at all stages, you will find relatively few food stores on the route. We have made a note of all the food supply points on this itinerary (shops, restaurants, petrol stations) that existed in 2014. To avoid disappointment, once you get there you should, however, check the opening times of these supply points when you leave each stage for the next.

Remember that Rando-Lofoten is above all a participatory site and any suggestions to improve this itinerary, either in the forum or by email, are welcome.

Enjoy your hike!


Crossing the Lofoten Islands in 11 stages

160km and 9,193 m uphill

 

Island of Austvågøya

Stage No. 1 – Delp/Sandsletta

View over the plateau leading to Matmora Departure: hamlet of Delp (N68 24.065 E14 30.171)
Arrival: hamlet of Sandsletta (N68 20.163 E14 29.907)
Distance: 12.8 km
Duration of hike: 5 h
Uphill: 927 m
Camping: possible everywhere
Campsite near the point of arrival: Sandsletta campsite (N68 20.163 E14 29.907) inexpensive and good service.
Supply point(s): Sandsletta campsite (small convenience store + restaurant).
Note: It is a good idea to do your shopping in Svolvaer.

12.8 km, 05:39:55

 


Stage No. 2 – Sandsletta/Svolvaer

Haugen near Sandsletta Departure: hamlet of Sandsletta (N68 20.163 E14 29.907)
Arrival: near Svolvær (N68 14.646 E14 32.094)
Distance: 13 km
Duration of hike: 6 h
Uphill: 697 m
Camping: possible everywhere
Campsite near the point of arrival: Lofoten Feriesenter (N68 14.879 E14 32.939) high prices and poor service.
Supply point(s): Sandsletta campsite, small convenience store + restaurant. Svolvær, several shopping centres and shops in the town centre - N68 14.045 E14 33.690. Caution: there is nowhere to buy supplies in any of the next three stages.
Nearby hikes: Rundfjellet (Only for registerd users).

12.9 km, 21:50:39

 


Stage No. 3 – Svolvaer/Kleppstad

Near de Svolvaer Departure: near Svolvaer (N68 14.646 E14 32.094)
Arrival: hamlet of Kleppstad (N68 15.554 E14 16.666)
Distance: 17.3 km
Duration of hike: 8 h
Uphill: 644 m
Camping: possible everywhere
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): None
Nearby hikes:Tjeldbergtinden (Only for registerd users).

17.3 km, 03:42:46

 


Island of Vestvågøya

Stage No. 4 – Vikjorda/Lake of Store Krenggårsvatnet

Note: in order to get to the starting point of this stage you have to cross 14 km of tarmacked road that cannot be avoided of which 6.3 km on the main E10 road and 6.5 km on the minor 815 road. It’s not much fun walking on the road and we recommend you try to hitchhike, particularly along the stretch of the E10 road that is quite busy in summer and therefore potentially dangerous. The 6.5 km stretch along the 815, from the second bridge, is far less busy and may therefore be walked.
Behind Vikjorda Departure: hamlet of Vikjorda (N68 13.631 E14 04.605)
Arrival: Lake of Store Krenggårsvatnet (N68 11.219 E13 45.426)
Distance: 19.5 km (not including the section of tarmacked road)
Duration of hike: 7 h (not including the section of tarmacked road)
Uphill: 1,392 m
Camping: possible everywhere but there is a well-equipped cabin, which is freely accessible, near the lake of Store Krenggårsvatnet (or Store Kringlebotnsvatnet depending on which map you consult)
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): None
Nearby hikes:Vikjordstinden, Trolldalstinden, Blåtinden, Kartstaven (Only for registerd users).

19.6 km, 01:24:14

 


Stage No. 5 - Lake of Store Krenggårsvatnet/town centre of Leknes

Note: This is the final stage on the island of Vestvågøya. As it is relatively short it’s a good idea to buy supplies in Leknes (the largest town on the islands) and find means of transport to cross the second stretch of the road that is not hiker-friendly but connects Leknes to the village of Napp on the island of Flakstadøya. This stretch of the E10 covers a distance of 13.5 km and includes a section of highway and a tunnel under the sea that is prohibited to pedestrians!

There are two ways of getting to the village of Napp: either hitchhiking or by bus. The bus leaves from near the Statoil petrol station in the town centre (N68 08.911 E13 36.783). When you reach Napp take the little road on the left and walk approximately 800 m to the wharf south of the port. The trail begins from the wharf (N68 07.744 E13 26.278) and you will soon find a number of quiet spots to camp along the coast.

Special Notice: Thanks to an unfriendly farmer who did not appreciate to see a few hikers’ crossing his property we have decided to propose you a new trail for stage 5. The last part of the route has been modified and it is now better, although a bit longer, then the previous one ;-)
The part starting from Hagskaret pass has a nice and easy trail all the way to the road 997 (Fygle – Ramsvika)

View towards Kartstaven Departure: Lake of Store Krenggårsvatnet (N68 11.219 E13 45.426)
Arrival: Rema 100 super market, Leknes (N68 08.684 E13 37.265)
Distance: 11 km
Duration of hike: 3.30 h
Uphill: 221 m
Camping: complicated around the town of Leknes but anywhere you like from the village of Napp.
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): town of Leknes, the last real supply point for the next two stages!
Nearby hikes:Justadtinden, Slettheia, Guratinden (Only for registerd users).

10.6 km, 19:59:25

 


Island of Flakstadøya

Stage No. 6 – hamlet of Napp/hamlet of Nusfjord

Sordalsvatnet halfway along the stage

Departure: car park at the end of the wharf in Napp (N68 07.744 E13 26.278)
Arrival: hamlet of Nusfjord (N68 02.056 E13 20.891)
Distance: 17.6 km
Duration of hike: 8 h
Uphill: 953 m
Campsite: continue for roughly 800 m after the village of Nusfjord, you’ll find a number of spots to camp at the beginning of the trail to Nesland (N68 01.765 E13 20.952).
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): small shop (very expensive) in the village of Nusfjord open only in the high season. A café/restaurant is also open in the high season near the wharfs (expensive).
Nearby hikes:Stornappstinden, Store Klauva, Hestraeva, Nesheia (Only for registerd users).

17.5 km, 15:14:56

 


Stage No. 7 – hamlet of Nusfjord/Village of Ramberg

Note: accessing the village of Ramberg adds approximately 3 km (round trip) to the route to the south of the Lofoten. But Ramberg is also the only place you can buy supplies for the next two stages. The little Bunnpris shopping centre in the centre of the village is not only reasonably priced for Norway, it also offers a wide range of goods.
Nusfjord Departure: near the hamlet of Nusfjord (N68 01.765 E13 20.952)
Arrival: near the village of Ramberg (N68 04.469 E13 12.468)
Distance: 19.7 km
Duration of hike: 7 h
Uphill: 446 m
Camping: if you want to camp during this stage, leave Ramberg and follow the E10 towards Fredvang. You will find sites before the bridges where you can pitch your tent.
Campsite near the point of arrival: Ramberg Gjestegård campsite (N68 05.567 E13 13.967)
Supply point(s): Bunnpris shopping centre (open all year round - N68 05.377 E13 13.692). You will also find a little café (Friisgården) in the centre of the village as well as a perfectly acceptable café/restaurant at the campsite in Ramberg. Caution, there is nowhere to buy supplies in the next two stages.
Nearby hikes:Tonsåsheia (Only for registerd users). 

19.6 km, 01:59:39

 


Island of Moskenesøya


Stage No. 8 – Near Ramberg/Selfjord Bay

Note: You have to cross the bridges leading to Fredvang at the beginning of this stage and take a section of tarmacked road for approximately 4 km (including the bridges). There is not usually much traffic on this road.

Baie de Kvalvika

Departure: near the village of Ramberg (N68 04.469 E13 12.468)
Arrival: Selfjord Bay (N68 02.189 E13 04.309)
Distance: 17.5 km
Duration of hike: 7 h
Uphill: 902 m
Camping: possible everywhere
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): None
Nearby hikes:Volandstinden, Moltinden, Kitinden (Only for registerd users).

17.5 km, 08:26:39

 


Stage No. 9 – Selfjord Bay / Forsfjorden Fjord

Note: Caution this stage involves crossing the fjord of Reine by boat from Kjerkfjorden to Forsfjorden (approximately 20 min). The boat only does the crossing once a day during the high season, usually leaving Kjerkfjorden around 3 p.m. It is important to enquire about departure times beforehand at www.reinefjorden.no. You should also be aware that Forsfjorden is only a request stop and you should make it clear this is your destination when you get into the boat.

To the end of Selfjord (Lofoten - Norway)

Departure: Selfjorden Bay (N68 02.189 E13 04.309)
Arrival: Little hill behind the Forsfjorden hydroelectric plant (N67 56.030 E12 58.770)
Distance: 11 km
Duration of hike: 5 h
Uphill: 1,165 m
Camping: possible everywhere. Ideally, to see the fine view and be able to camp on dry, flat ground you should climb to the top of the hill (448 m) between the lakes of Krokvatnet and Tennesvatnet. This campsite is approximately a 45-minute walk from the landing-stage at Tennesvatnet.
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): None
Nearby hikes:Tverrfjellet (Only for registerd users).

 

9.1 km, n/a

1.7 km, 01:39:57



 


Stage No. 10 – Hill 448 above Forsfjorden / Å-i-Lofoten (on the shores of the lake of Agvatnet)

Note: This stage takes you across the top of Munkan from where you can enjoy the magnificent view. Starting from your campsite at point 448 m you can also make a slight detour by climbing Hermanndalstinden, the highest peak on the island of Moskenesøya. If you take this option you should allow for approximately 3½ hours more walking. (See the guide-book for this hike). This stage includes part of the E10 road which is hiker-friendly between Sørvågen and Å-i-Lofoten (2.5 km).

Top of the hill to the foot of Hermanndalstinden (Lofoten - Norway)

Departure: Hill 448m behind the Forsfjorden hydroelectric plant (N67 56.030 E12 58.770)
Arrival: near the lake of Agvatnet (N67 53.211 E12 57.873)
Distance: 13.2 km
Duration of hike: 6 h
Uphill: 794 m
Camping: possible everywhere on the shores of the lake of Ågvatnet
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): Two small supermarkets in the village of Sørvågen (N67 53.392 E13 01.242 - N67 53.482 E13 01.552) as well as a café/restaurant (Maren Anna - N67 53.376 E13 01.447) on the wharf. There is a little convenience store in the village of Å-i-Lofoten (very expensive! - N67 52.781 E12 59.036) and a café/restaurant near the landing-stage that is open during the high season.
Nearby hikes:Hermandalstinden, Støvla, Tindstinden (Only for registerd users).

13.2 km, 22:51:16

 


Stage No. 11 – Lake of Ågvatnet / Bay of Stokkvika / village of Å-i-Lofoten

Bay of Stokkvika to the south of the Lofoten Islands (Norway)

Departure: near the lake of Ågvatnet – right bank (N67 53.211 E12 57.873)
Arrival: near the village of Å-i-Lofoten (N67 52.635 E12 58.677)
Distance: 12.5 km
Duration of hike: 6 h
Uphill: 1,117 m
Camping: possible everywhere
Campsite near the point of arrival: None
Supply point(s): A-i-Lofoten

12.3 km, 10:58:18

 


How to get to the start of stages 1, 2, 6 and 11?

 

Watch out: In Norway like elsewhere, bus schedules can be modified. It is important that you check the information given her, before jumping into the first bus!

All bus schedule for Lofoten and Vesterålen can be found here

On the website: 177norland.no

By calling: 177 (only from Norway)

 

Get to the starting point of “stage 1”: Delp

If you don’t want to try your luck with hitchhiking you can take the following buses

Take the line 18-749 from Svolvær in direction of Liland, stop at Jordness Kryss (20 min). Wait there and take the bus 18-733 in direction of Laukvik, then stop at Straumsnes Vest. Walk until the start of the hike.

 

- Outside holiday periods: from 01/02 to 19/06 (excepted weeks 8 and 12) and from 22/08 to 30/01 (excepted week 52)

Line 18-749
Svolvær sentrum / Jordnes kryss

Line 18-733
Jordnes kryss / Straumsnes vest

 

- During summer holidays: from 20/06 to 21/08

Ligne 18-733
Svolvær sentrum / Delp

 

Get to the starting point of “stage 4”: Vikjorda

There again, if you don’t feel for hitchhiking, take the following buses from Svolvaer

1) If you are ready to walk a few kilometers on an asphalted road with little traffic (from Sundklall to Vikjorda), take the line 18-741 from Svolvaer center in the direction of Leknes and ask the bus driver to drop you just after Sundklakk’s bridge. Then walk along the paved road 815 until the hamlet of Vikjorda

 

- Outside holiday periods: from 01/02 to 19/06 (excepted weeks 8 and 12) and from 22/08 to 30/01 (excepted week 52)

Ligne 18-741 (Winter - Autumn)
Svolvær sentrum / Sundklall

 

-During summer holidays: from 20/06 to 21/08

Line 18-741
Svolvær sentrum / Sundklakk

 

 

2) If you wish to take the bus all the way to Vikjorda you need to go though Leknes.

Take the line 18-741 to Leknes, then the line 18-763 from Leknes to Vikjorda. In this case you will have to wait 1h40 in Leknes between the two buses. This is a good opportunity to do some shopping ;-)

 

- Outside holiday periods: from 01/02 to 19/06 (excepted weeks 8 and 12) and from 22/08 to 30/01 (excepted week 52)

Ligne 18-741 (Winter - Autumn)
Svolvær sentrum / Leknes sentrum  (1h40 waiting time)

Line 18-763
Leknes sentrum / Vikjorda

 

-During summer holidays: from 20/06 to 21/08

Line 18-741
Svolvær sentrum / Leknes sentrum

Line 18-763
Leknes sentrum / Vikjorda : (No bus during the weekend)

 

Get to the starting point of “stage 6”: Napp (from Leknes)

There again, if you don’t feel for hitchhiking, take the following bus from Leknes.

Notice: You cannot walk from Leknes to Napp, since you will have to cross an under sea tunnel which is not advisable for pedestrian. So take the line 18-742 or 23-760 in direction of Å-i-Lofoten and get out of the bus at Napp Ost.

 

- Outside holiday’s period: from 01/02 to 19/06 (excepted weeks 8 and 12) and from 22/08 to 30/01 (excepted week 52)

Line 18-742
Leknes sentrum / Napp Ost

Line 23-760
Leknes sentrum / Napp Ost

 

- Summer holidays: from 20/06 to 21/08

Line 18-742
Leknes sentrum / Napp Ost

Line 23-760
Leknes sentrum / Napp Ost

 

Leave the Lofoten after the “stage 11”: Å-i-Lofoten

How to reach the ferry at Moskenes

You can walk along the road E10 (about 5 km) or take the bus 18-742 which goes to Leknes and stop at Moskenes harbor.

How to reach Leknes (airport)

Take the line 18-742 or 23-760 from Å-i-Lofoten to Leknes sentrum, then walk to the airport (10 min) or take a taxi.

How to reach Stamsund (Costal express – Hurtigruten)

Take the line 18-742 or 23-760 from Å-i-Lofoten to Leknes sentrum, then change bus at Leknes and take line 18-767 to Stamsund. Stop at “Stamsund kai”

An Athletic Trek in the South of the Lofoten Islands

An Athletic Trek in the South of the Lofoten Islands

 

An Athletic Trek in the South of the Lofoten Islands

 

3 or 4 days – leave : Sørvågen / arrive : Reine
Total distance : 39km, Height difference +/- 3600m, maximum altitude 1029m
Season : July, August and September

 

This very athletic trek combines the most beautiful summits of Moskenesøya Island into one big hike. It’s intended for people who don’t have the time to take longer treks (like the great hike across the Lofotens), but who like physical exertion in high-mountain landscapes. You should have some mountain experience and a good sense of direction, for aside from the height difference and distances you’ll have to cross, most of the hike will be off-trail, over wild, uneven terrain.

It is preferable to make this trek in 4 days to get the most out of the places you’ll hike through, but if you’re in a hurry, it’s possible to get back to the village of Reine in the afternoon of day 3. To do that, you’ll have to get to Vinstad before the last ferry leaves at 3:25 PM (see schedules here). However, as Bunes Beach is a magnificent spot to bivouac and admire the midnight sun, we think you’d do better to take your time and spend the third night in this beautiful place...

NOTE: There are no refueling points beyond Sorvagen, you must start this trek with 3 to 4 days of food (Or a good fishing rod ;-)

Complete trek map (below)

38.5 km, 04:45:13

Stage n°1 – From Sørvagen to Krokvatnet Lake

Don’t be fooled by the distance of this leg of the hike: it goes over the summit of Støvla and it’s the hardest part of the itinerary, along with Stage No. 2. Only do it if the snow has totally disappeared from the summit. Some passages of the ascent go along extremely slanted slopes over Fjerddalsvatnet Lake and when there’s snow, the passage can be dangerous—in fact, impossible. The ascent to the summit as well as the way back down to the lake pass through screes and highly uneven terrain where a GPS may be necessary. But what a reward, when you get to the top of Støvla and its 360° panorama over the south of the archipelago!

When you get back down, you’ll find several places to bivouac between Lakes Krokvatnet and Tennesvatnet. The point we suggest here is a little rounded promontory that gives you a lovely view over the fjord of Forsfjorden. From there, you’ll be ready to set out on the ascent of Herrmannsdalstinden the next morning.

View from Støvla summit (Hikin-lofoten.net)

Leave : Sørvågen (N67° 53.474’ E13° 00.608’)
Arrive : hill 440m, between the lake of Krokvatnet and Tennesvatnet (N67°56.013’ E12°58.738’)
Distance : 11km
Time of trip : 6 to 7h
Height difference : +1276m/-789m
Maximum altitude : 824m
Bivouac : possible everywhere
Place to get water : all along the trail
Places to get food : Sørvågen (Joker, Matkroken)
Note : Some passages are dangerous if snowed (you will find snow until july normaly). A gps device is very useful especially in the downhill
Other nearby hikes : Tindstinden, Munkan

10.8 km, 06:21:47


Stage n°2 – Hermannsdalstinden Summit (1,029 m / 3,376 ft) and the valley of Hermannsdalsvatnet

This is the longest leg of the trek—and the most extraordinary in terms of the landscapes you will hike through. You’ll first reach the highest summit of Moskenesøya Island (Hermannsdalstinden – 1,029 m / 3,376 ft); then a wild, not very accessible valley that reaches the west coast of the island. Just as for the Støvla summit, it is not advisable to venture onto the summit of Hermannsdalstinden if it is still covered with snow: there’s a risk of avalanches and falling rocks. It is important to manage your effort carefully during this leg of the hike, for once you reach the summit, you still have a long way to go. The climb back down to the fjord of Forsfjorden and the trail along the fjord are both quite challenging and you still have to go through a second pass (500 m / 1,640 ft of height difference) to reach the valley of Hermannsdalen. As you walk along Hermannsdalsvatnet Lake, you’ll reach an area of meadows between the lake and the sea. It’s an ideal place to set up your bivouac, particularly on the butte of Sandhågen to the south. The sea is hard to reach at this spot, but Hermannsdalsvatnet Lake has many places where you can swim or fish.

hiker on the top of Hermannsdalstinden - 1029m (hiking-lofoten.net)

Leave : hill 440m, between the lake of Krokvatnet and Tennesvatnet (N67°56.013’ E12°58.738’)
Arrive : mound of Sandhågen (N67° 57.363’ E12° 54.475’)
Distance : 15,2km
Time of trip : 7 to 8h
Height difference : +1493m/-1918m
Maximum altitude : 1029m
Bivouac : possible everywhere
Place to get water : all along the trail
Places to get food : none
Note : Passages near the void during the ascent of the summit of Hermannsdalstinden. Avoid this climb if the summit is still cover of snow. The trail between Forsfjord and Vindstad is narrow and scabrous in places, especially if you are heavily loaded.
Other nearby hikes : none

15.1 km, 22:26:25


Stage n°3 – From Hermannsdalsvatnet to Bunes Beach

This leg of the trek is easier and shorter than the first two. It takes you to the famous beach of Bunes (or Buneset), which faces the Norwegian Sea. First, you must leave the valley by the same trail you took to get there, to the pass that overlooks Vindstad and Forsfjorden. Next, you’ll take a little trail that goes around the summit of Håtinden by the north and goes back down onto the little road that connects Vindstad to the end of the Bunesfjorden fjord. In summer, many people hike from Vindstad to Bunes Beach, for it’s an easy walk. So you probably won't be alone on this part of the hike. Even though it’s relatively crowded, the place is worth discovering and the beach is a very good spot to bivouac. If you don’t want to spend the night on Bunes Beach and you’ve decided to go directly back to Reine on the ferry, keep in mind that the last ferry of the day leaves at 3:25 PM and you’ll need to be there twenty minutes ahead of time if you want to be sure to get on (the number of people the boat can take is limited).

lonely farm in Hermannsdalen valley (hiking-lofoten.net)Leave : mound of Sandhågen (N67° 57.363’ E12° 54.475’)
Arrive : Bunes beach (N67° 58.674’ E12° 57.675’)
Distance : 9km
Time of trip : 3 to 4h
Height difference : +658m/-666m
Maximum altitude : 494m
Bivouac : possible everywhere
Place to get water : first part of the trail and in Vindstad
Places to get food : none
Note : none
Other nearby hikes : Brunakseltinden

8.8 km, 11:35:51


Stage n°4 (if you’ve opted for 4 days) – Bunes Beach – Reine (Ferry from Vindstad)

This last stage is extremely short. It takes you to the pier of the ferry at Vindstad, where you can take one of the shuttles that go to the village of Reine on the other side of the fjord (see ferry schedules).

Trail leading to Bunes beach (hiking-lofoten.net)

Leave : Bunes beach (N67° 58.674’ E12° 57.675’)
Arrive : Quay of vindstad (N67° 57.477' E13° 00.223')
Distance : 3,2km
Time of trip : 45min
Height difference +/- : 100m
Maximum altitude : 76m
Bivouac : Not possible in the village of Reine
Place to get water : Vindstad or Reine
Places to get food : Reine (Cop Marked or Circle K gaz station)
Note : come at least half an hour in advance at the ferry departure quay in the full saeson
Other nearby hikes : Reinebringen, Veinestinden

3.2 km, 12:37:10


 

Ferry's schedules (Vindstad/Reine/Vindstad)

Day walks classified by Island

List of hikes sorted by islands (from south to north of the Lofoten)

Værøya
Vaeroy randos en Hiking to Hornet Hiking to Haheia Hiking to Mastadheia Hiking to Mahornet Hiking to Nordlandsnupen Hiking to Sorlandshagen Hiking to Mastad

71 - Hiking to Nordlandsnupen

72 - Hiking to Hornet

73 - Hiking to Sørlandshagen

74 - Hiking to Håheia

75 - Hiking to Måstadheia

 

76 - Hiking to Måstad

77 - Hiking to Måhornet

 

© Rando-Lofoten

Moskenesøya

1 - Hiking from Fredvang to Kvalvika

2 - Hiking to Moltinden 651m

3 - Hiking to Kitinden 757m

4 - Hiking to Narvtinden 688m

5 - Hiking from Kerkfjord to Selfjord

6 - Hiking to Veinestinden 730m

7 - Hiking to Munkan 775m

8 - Hiking to Tindstinden 490m

9- Hiking from Å i Lofoten to Stokkvika

39 - Hiking to Tverrfjellet 490m

38 - Hiking to Brunakseltinden 513m

40 - Hiking to Gylttinden 520m

37 - Hiking to Fuglhuken 557m

41 - Hiking to Ulvstinden 902m

42 - Hiking to Støvla 824m

43 - Hiking to Hermanndalstinden 1029m

44 - Hiking to Hellsega 600m

45 - Hiking to Gjerdtinden - Turtnbakkheia - Stortinden 660m

49 - Hiking to Reinebringen - 500m

64 - Hiking to Andstabben 514m

65 - Hiking to Hermannsdalen

68 - Hiking to Segltinden 731m

78 - Hiking from Forsfjord to Vindstad

81 - Hiking to Trolldalsvatnet

91 - Hiking Svartvatnet

Moskenes randos en Hiking to Fuglhuken Hiking to Kvalvika Hiking to Ulvstinden Hiking to Kitindan Hiking to Selfjord Hiking to Brunakseltinden Hiking to Hermanndalstinden Hiking to Munkan Hiking to Stovla Hiking from A i Lofoten to Stokkvika Hiking to Turtnbakka Hiking to Hellsegga Hiking to Moltinden Hiking to Tverrfjellet Hiking to Narvtinden Hiking to Veinestinden Hiking to Tindstinden Hiking to Gylttinden Hiking to Reinebringen

© Rando-Lofoten

 

Flakstadøya 

10 - Hiking to Stornappstinden 740m

11 - Hiking to Hustinden 691m

12 - Hiking to Store Klauva - Merra - Andopshesten

13 - Hiking to Blekktinden 622m

14 - Hiking to Hestræva 486m

15 - Hiking to Moltinden 690m

16 - Hiking to Nesheia 425m

17 - Hiking to Volandstinden 457m

18 - Hiking from Nesland to Nusefjord

19 - Hiking to Tønsåsheia 769m

36 - Hiking to Myrland-Vikten

47 - Hiking to Blåmannen 482m

46 - Hiking to Napp-Nusfjord

48 - Hiking to Flakstadtinden 480m

50 - Hiking to Stortinden 866m

67 - Hiking to Kollfjellet 500m

84 - Hiking to Sautinden and Bjørntinden 802m

Flakstad randos en Hiking from Myrland to Vikten Hiking to Hustinden Hiking to Flakstadtinden Hiking to Blekktinden Hiking to Moltinden Hiking to Stortinden Hiking to Volandstinden Hiking to Blamannen Hiking to Tonsasheia Hiking to Stornappstinden Hiking from Napp to Nusfjord Hiking to Store Klauva Hiking to Hestraeva Hiking to Nesheia Hiking from Nesland to Nusfjord

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Vestvågøya

Vestvagoy randos en Hiking to Nonstinden Hiking to Himmeltindan Hiking to Ristinden Hiking to Holandsmelen Hiking to Offersoykammen Hiking to Breitinden Hiking to Ballstadheia Hiking to Haveren Hiking to Varden Hiking to Vikjorda à Brustranda Hiking to Vikjordtinden Hiking to Dalstinden Hiking to Trolldalstinden Hiking to Kartstaven Hiking to Blatinden Hiking to Justadtinden Hiking to Steintinden Hiking to Slettheia Hiking to Guratinden Hiking to Einangen

21 - Hiking to Nonstinden 483m

22 - Hiking to Kartstaven 544m

23 - Hiking to Himmeltindan 830m

24 - Hiking to Justadtinden 738m

25 - Hiking to Offersøyakammen 436

26 - Hiking to Guratinden 581m

27 - Hiking to Breidtinden 462m

28 - Hiking to Ballstadheia 459m

20 - Hiking to Haveren 808m

51 - Hiking to Slettheia 437m

52 - Hiking to Holandsmelen

53 - Hiking to Dalstinden

54 - Hiking to Vikjordtinden 599m

55 - Hiking to Steinetinden 508m

79 - Hiking to Håtinden 649m

56 - Hiking from Einangen to Mortsund 501m

57 - Hiking from Vikjorda to Brustranda

58 - Hiking to Blåtinden

59 - Hiking to Ristinden 862m

60 - Hiking to Varden 585m

61 - Hiking to Dalstuva and Trolldalstinden 589m

66 - Hiking to Finnkjerka 414m

70 - Hiking to Urevatnet 148m

86 - Hiking to Hellostinden 573m

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Gimsøya 

 

29 - Hiking to Hoven 368m

62 - Hiking to Storknubben 599m

89 - Sundklakktinden 544m

 

Gimsoy randos en Randonnée de Hoven Hiking to Storknuben

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Austvågøya

Austvagoy randos en Randonnée de Matmora Randonnée de Kleppstadheia Randonnée de Kablevag Olderfjord Randonnée de Geitgallien Randonnée de Haugen Randonnée de Tjelbergtinden Randonnée de Tjelbergtinden

30 - Hiking to Rundfjellet 803m

31 - Hiking to Matmora 788m

69 - Hiking to Svarttinden 736m

83 - Hiking to Fløya 590m

88 - Hiking to Sautinden 596m

32 - Hiking from Haugen to Svolvær

63 - Hiking to Geitgallien 1085m

80 - Hiking to Nedreneset

85 - Hiking to Baken 702m

33 - Hiking to Tjelbergtinden 367m

34 - Hiking to Kvasstinden 576m

35 - Hiking from Kabelvåg to Olderfjorden

87 - Hiking to Kongstindan 552m

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List of European bookstores distributing the Topoguide of the Lofoten Islands

NETHERLANDS

DE NOORDERZON - Reisboekhandel
Nieuwstad 35,

6811BJ Arnhem - Nederland
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FRANCE

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20 rue du capitaine Dreyfus

35000 Rennes - France
Tel: +33 (0)2 99 79 68 47
www.librairie-voyage.com

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2, rue de Latran
75005 Paris - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 10 48 33
www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/librairie

French version only

LA COMPAGNIE DES CARTES
Moose Crossing SARL
18 chemin de la briqueterie
33610 Canéjan
FRANCE
https://lacompagniedescartes.fr/
French and English version online

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14, rue Racine
44000 Nantes - France
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55, 57 et 61 boulevard Saint-Germain
75005 Paris - France
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49000 Angers - France

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50 rue des Bains
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Tel: +41 22 800 33 81 - www.vdr.ch

French and English version

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NORWAY

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Storgata 8,

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Tel: +47 76 07 59 38
English version only

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English version only

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Vestfjordgata 8
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Tel: +47 76 07 59 22
English version only

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Storgata 86
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Kartbutiken

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111 21 Stockholm - SWEDEN
Tel: +46 08 202 303 - https://www.kartbutiken.se/
English version only

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The Topo-Guide to the Lofoten Islands

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WHY THIS GUIDE?

First, our passion for this archipelago, an inexhaustible reservoir of fantastic walks. And then, our experience in guiding groups of hikers over the past ten years. Finally, above all, we realized that up to now the available cartography has been limited to a collection of acceptable maps— but not quite acceptable for hiking. The trail indications are often meager and sometimes incorrect.
We wanted to remedy this fl agrant lack of reliable information as
completely as possible..

OUTLINE OF THE TOPO-GUIDE

Hiking the Lofoten Islands is both an invitation to discover this bit of Arctic paradise and a practical guidebook that answers two questions, essential for any hiker:

• Where should I hike on each of the islands, given the time I have, theweather, and my physical condition?
• What itineraries should I follow?

 This guidebook is divided into three parts

  • Part One is an introduction to the islands. You’ll fi nd general information on their geography, climate, geology, animal and plant life as well as advice on how to prepare for your hikes.
  • Part Two is composed of 60 hiking topo-pages that include all the information you need—descriptions, maps and photos—to discover and appreciate the trails in the best possible way.
  • Part Three describes a trek across the archipelago in 11 days. In addition to a detailed itinerary, it has all the tips you’ll need on food supplies and preparation for the hike and your bivouacs.

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Format 14,3 x 22,6 cm
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Come and join the Hiking-Lofoten team!

troll enHiking-Lofoten was founded in 2012 and was born out of the fascination a handful of hikers had for the Lofoten Islands. The keen interest caused by the site has exceeded our expectations by far and encouraged us in our work as volunteers and internet novices.
The site was originally based around ten or so hikes but now offers almost neinety hikes and that number will be increased by a further twenty by the end of summer 2018!
Many of you have thanked us by email or in the forum, which fills us with joy, but we believe that hiking-lofoten could be even better with your contribution. Don’t worry, we’re not asking for money as the site will always be free. What we are hoping for, on the other hand, is concrete participation to improve the content and more generally, help the site develop.

If you are interested in taking part, here are a few simple ideas about how you might help.

If you like this site and the information available
  Mention it to your friends and in other web Forums

If you don’t find the answers to your questions or if you would like us to tackle specific themes concerning the Lofoten Islands
  Mention it in our Forum and we will answer your questions as soon as possible

If you want to share your experience or give an opinion on the Lofoten Islands (your trip, hikes or walks)
  Get in touch and we will publish your articles and photos on the site

Over 20,000 internet users currently visit the Rando-lofoten site each month. Imagine how interest in the site could increase tenfold if a mere 1% of those visitors got involved. Rando-lofoten needs you, this is your site, make the most of it!

The Hiking-Lofoten team

Finally a complete paper guidebook!

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Hiking the LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Start planning your trip to the Lofotens on the website (select hikes, download GPS tracks ...), and use our paper guidebook on the field!

New edition 2017

- 60 day hikes (including Værøya Island)
- 11-day trek across the archipelago
- 224 pages
- 325 color illustrations
- 89 maps

 The advantages of the guidebook:

- a format that fits in a backpack (14 x 22 cm, weight: 430g approx.)
- the descriptions are even more detailed and accurate than on the site
- easy to know were you are on the field: the hike descriptions are divided into steps (marked: A, B, C, etc.), these steps are also marked on the maps
- the most reliable hiking guidebook on the Lofoten Islands, written by two mountain leaders that have been working and hiking for over 14 years in the archipelago

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Lofoten - Virtual Tour - 2020 update

With 100 more submits then the previous version !

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New way how to discover the beauty of Lofoten is here. Over 250 panoramic photos connected into a virtual tour network will help you to plan your next hikes or revisit your old favourite destinations. Taken by Martin Kulhavy during his 5 visits to Lofoten. Over 400km hiked and 40km of elevation gained, really not an easy hobby. Please enjoy the views and feel free to send your comments or feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more: Lofoten - Virtual Tour - 2020 update

VÆRØYA - Pearl of the South

Hiking Lofoten Islands Nordlandsnupen

Værøy Island is in the south of the archipelago, just 1 ½ hours by ferry from Moskenes, and while it’s less visited than its big sisters, it has splendid landscapes. They’re definitely worth the detour. All kinds of hikers can traverse a great part of the island on foot, whether it’s to Værøy’s rounded peaks or through its magnificent landscapes. Unlike in the rest of the archipelago, a real effort has been made here to mark out the trails and keep them in good condition. You’ll find the starting points of the hikes clearly indicated, with distance and time shown for each one. In addition to marked trails, the hikes have pretty signs placed in the different points of interest with old photos and explanations in Norwegian and English.

Discover the 7 best hikes on Værøy Island

* Værøy ferry schedule :
High Season
Low Season

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An Athletic Trek in the South of the Lofoten Islands

Trek de 4 jours aux îles Lofoten - Norvège

This very athletic trek combines the most beautiful summits of Moskenesøya Island into one big hike. It’s intended for people who don’t have the time to take longer treks (like the great hike across the Lofotens), but who like physical exertion in high-mountain landscapes. You should have some mountain experience and a good sense of direction, for aside from the height difference and distances you’ll have to cross, most of the hike will be off-trail, over wild, uneven terrain...

3 to 4 jours – leave : Sørvågen / arrive : Reine
Total distance : 39km
Height difference +/- 3600m, maximum altitude 1029m

Best season : July, August and Septembre
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Download free maps of Norway for your Garmin® GPS!

frikart

Frikart.no is a website that offers free downloadable maps!

Frikart.no propose both topographical hiking maps and road maps for all Norway.

Frikart maps quality is, in our opinion, as good as any other paying maps available on the market. Even better, frikart.no’s maps are on a single file that covers the entire Norway (instead of the 10 different maps files with Garmin® for example).

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Flora of the Lofoten Islands

Flora of the Lofoten Islands (www.hiking-lofoten.net)

Stéphane Martineau, botanist and Moutain Leader, has contributed in  various hiking, "nature" and Pyrenean fauna books. He is also the author of several publications on wild edible plants. His work has led him to hike through the Lofoten every summer since 2011. Through this article, fruit of his observations you will get the keys to understand this amazing mixture of alpine and marine vegetation, specific to the Lofoten Islands.

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Should you hike to Reinebringen ?

Hiking Lofoten Islands Reinebringen 1

Every summer many climbers tackle the climb up Reinebringen on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago. Many users of this site have asked us why we don’t mention this itinerary in the “Hikes” section. Here is our answer.

First of all, we do not consider the climb to the Reinebringen pass to be a hike a such. It is a very steep climb for roughly 1km leading to a small pass with a breathtaking view over the village and fjord of Reine.

Even though we don’t ignore such beautiful viewpoints and don’t baulk at climbing steep slopes to reach them, we don’t think this climb is worth the effort for the following reasons:

First of all, there are mountains nearby that have panoramic views that are just as impressive not only from the top but throughout the climb. In our opinion the Helvete hike to the top of Veinestinden is much more interesting than the Reinebringen hike! The same is true of Brunakseltinden or Munkan, for example.

The terrain to reach Reinebrigen is getting more and more dangerous. Each year the “track” deteriorates due to the large number of people hiking in an environment that is totally unsuitable. As a result the terrain, which is extremely steep, has become crumbly and ravines have formed. In many places only a few steeply sloping slabs remain that are very dangerous when the ground is wet. On this particularly steep track that is very demanding in places, some “hikers” have created new parallel tracks wherever they consider the previous track too worn out! The mountain side, which has been completely churned up by hikers, is gradually becoming a series of furrows that will encourage landslides and falling rocks. There are rumours that the Moskenes town council intend to develop the path, but so far nothing has been done.

While we are on the subject, we would like to remind you, and this applies to all hikes in the Lofoten islands, that in order to minimise the impact of hiking in this wilderness you must stick to any tracks that exist.

It is for these reasons, even though we fully understand the pride the locals must feel when they direct summer tourists to the viewpoint, that we do not consider this hike to be vital. For those who nevertheless feel they would like to tackle this climb, the GPX route is available on our website.

The Rando-Lofoten team

The great crossing of the Lofoten Islands

crossing lofoten

Since Rando-Lofoten was founded, a certain number of visitors have told us they would be interested in a trekking itinerary that crosses the archipelago from one end to the other. Crossing a region from north to south or east to west often enables travellers to set themselves a goal when faced with the unknown. But over and above the physical or psychological challenge we believe it is important to remember that hiking is above all about discovery and enjoyment.

In drawing up the following itinerary we gave ourselves the following goals:

  • To avoid missing the most iconic places on the islands
  • To avoid tarmacked sections of road wherever possible
  • To hike as often as possible within easy reach of supply points (shops, petrol stations) to avoid having to carry an enormous rucksack!

Lastly, this itinerary is not the only possible one. Many of the hikes on the Rando-Lofoten site do not lie directly on the route of this crossing but are easily accessible if you branch off, provided you have the time and inclination.

The duration/distance of the stages we propose here is only a suggestion based on a reasonable level of fitness and decent weather, but it may be adapted to your own criteria. If you decide to camp you can pitch your tent virtually anywhere on the islands, provided of course that you comply with the regulations in force. Although water supplies are to be found everywhere at all stages, you will find relatively few food stores on the route. We have made a note of all the food supply points on this itinerary (shops, restaurants, petrol stations) that existed in 2014. To avoid disappointment, once you get there you should, however, check the opening times of these supply points when you leave each stage for the next...

Trekking in the Lofoten from north to south in 11 days
Detailed description of the "the great crossing of the Lofoten Islands"
(160 km distance and 9,193 m uphill)
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Slaughtering the Golden Eagle in Norway

Kongern Kjetil Schjlberg3

Photo: Kjetil Schjølberg

Leg of Lamb or Biodiversity?

We recently came across an article by the Norwegian Ornithological Federation (NOF) reproduced by the local Lofoten federation (Lofoten Lokallag) and it seemed important to share it with you here.

According to this article, the Norwegian parliament, under pressure from the lobby of sheep farmers and reindeer herders, is about to authorize hunting the golden eagle—a protected species everywhere in Europe and the rest of the world.

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Renan has shared a video of his trek

Hiking fans and fishing enthusiasts! I wish to share this video with you.

The video summarizes what I would call a Fishing Trek that stretches between step 6 and 10 of the “Great crossing of the Archipelago” proposed on this website. We travelled in late July / early August 2016, and since we had only 10 days of vacation, we privileged the last part of the “Great crossing of the Archipelago” (the most beautiful and the one that seemed most suitable for fishing).
We also decided to cut the stages of the trek in two:
1) to be able to walk more "tranquillo"
2) to bivouac on the water's edge and allow us enough daily fishing time
Between salt and fresh water the spots are plenty and the fish abound!! This trip was magical! : Lol:
Your website is really great and it's thanks to you that we could organize this trip so easily.
Don’t hesitate if you have any questions about the trek, I will be happy to answer.

(text above translated from French by Hiking-Lofoten)

Fantastic Lofoten island by Alex

Alex "Rudankort" Shargin is a long-time enthusiast of Norwegian arctic islands. After first visiting Lofoten in winter 2010 he fell in love with the region and returned many times since. "Cloud Symphony" is his attempt to show the exceptional beauty of Lofoten using cool new technologies like time-lapses and aerial footage shot from drones. Most of the sequences were recorded between sunset and sunrise when the light is most spectacular and all tourists are asleep. BTW, a great way to explore Lofoten in high season!  You can see more photos from Alex and follow his future projects here.

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The Lofoten archipelago from North to South in 9 days

Contemplating Lofoten landscape from the summit of HaverenHere then is an initial description of the route and my immediate overall impressions. Without saying any more before I give a complete account of the crossing, which will be uploaded shortly, I’d like to give anyone considering venturing in the Lofoten Islands a few essential items of information, in no particular order: the characteristics of the terrain and their impact, the unpredictable nature of the trails, vital requirements for such a crossing, a few tips and, of course, a few of the aspects that made the greatest impression on my journey...

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Boat Shuttle

Reine/Vindstad/Kjerkfjord

forsfjord vindstad

If you want to go from Forsfjord power station to Vindstad (or vice versa), and you don’t want to rely on the boat shuttle MS Fjordkyss, it is now possible to do it by foot.

We provide GPX track, map and the description (in french only) for the section connecting Vindstad to Forsfjord. This new possibility is particularly interesting for hikers engaged in the great crossing of the Lofoten Islands trek.

Our tips

Where to sleep, eat, drink and more in the Lofoten Islands

As we are not a tourist office, we will only publish recommandations for places we think are hikers and backpackers friendly and that we have tested AND appreciated. This section will get more stuff as we go along.

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North of the archipellago

Laukvik
Brotoy: E Raftsundet
Kabelvag: Ip kamera skistua, kongstind
Henningsvær - Austvågøya

Center of the archipellago

Steine: F Hagskaret (Retning Stamsund)
Ballstad: havn i Lofoten, Vestvågøy, Nordland

South of the archipellago

E10 Kåkernbrua - Moskenesøya
Vindstad: E Akkarvika

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 Increasingly accurate maps!

The Day Walks section has been improved thanks to the work of Frank Ingermann and the fantastic vector map background of Norgeskart.no (Norwegian Mapping Authority - Karverket). Hiking-Lofoten offers hiking guides that are getting ever more accurate and professional. Come and find out about them!

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Download the official Lofoten Islands maps

Lofoten Islands maps, scale 1:50 000 (UMT33)  download them for free on hiking-lofoten!Maps from the Norwegian National Institute of Cartography (Kartverket) are available in high definition (Tiff) on a set of ten maps.  Essential to prepare your hikes in the Lofoten Islands...

Lofoten maps

Northern lights forecast

Discover aurora forecast for Lofoten islands, thanks to NOAA POES satelitte from the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"

GPS routes

  • The GPS hiking routes are finally available as free downloads from the Hikes section!
  • Discover eight new routes in the Lofoten Islands with detailed Topos from Rando-Lofoten.

Day Length in the Lofoten

The Lofoten archipelago is located above the Arctic Circle, the result of this situation is a period of permanent days in summer and at the opposite a period of permanent night in winter (polar night).

To organize properly your trips and expedition in this region, it is important to take this phenomenon into account due to the high latitude. Discover our sunset/sunrise calendar

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