Hiking to Fuglhuken

DifficultyMedium / Difficult
LocationMoskenesøya
Duration5 to 6 hrs
Distance11.29 km
Climb669 m
Maximum altitude564 m
Map - 1:50 000Vest-Lofoten
Snow risk
  • Type of hike : Loop
  • Visibility of the route : Good to poor (depending of the places)
  • Start/Finish : Car park at the end of the road to Yttersand. The trail leaves from the end of the Car park on the left (on the mountain side).
  • GPS Point : Start/Finish: N68 05.941 E13 08.087
    Summit: N68 06.274 E13 04.84
On the top of Fuglhuken
Description


This beautiful hike will enable you to explore the most northern point of Moskenesoya Island, passing through wild, varied landscapes.  From the top of the Litlberget ridge, which looks over the Stokkvikdalen valley, you can’t help thinking of the few families that lived there until the end of the nineteenth century in total isolation. From this recent past there now remain only a few foundations scattered around and peatland meadows enclosed by low stone walls. The magnificent Fuglhuken peak towers over the valley like a shield facing the Norwegian sea.

The climb, which is steep and requires a good head for heights in places, leads to a huge grassy plateau of which sheep are very fond in summer. The peak overlooks steep cliffs that plunge into the Norwegian Sea 557m below. On the way back, go around the end of the valley by going under a waterfall (the size of which depends on the weather) until you reach the Ytresandheia ridge before descending to the large Sandbotnen beach and your starting point.

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