Hiking to Hestræva

DifficultyEasy / Medium
LocationFlakstadøya
Duration4 hrs
Distance5.24 km
Climb520 m
Maximum altitude499 m
Map - 1:50 000Vest-Lofoten
Snow risk
  • Type of hike : Go back
  • Visibility of the route : Poor at beginning but improves
  • Start/Finish : On the E10, approximately 500 m after the village of Kilen going towards Vareid. Leave your car in the little car park to the left of the road on the same side as the fjord. The path starts 150 m away towards Kilan.
  • GPS Point : Start/finish: N68° 05.259' E13° 20.392'
    Peak: N68° 05.130' E13° 22.865'
Delicious mushrooms from the Lofoten (Norway)
Description


If you don’t look up as you drive along the E10 you can easily drive around the foot of this mountain without seeing the top. But it really is worth seeing!

The mountain is easily accessible despite beginning with a tramp across fields, you soon reach a little wood. You cross this wood and pass the foot of the hill known as Litltiden on your right. After a short clearing you tackle the second slope, again through a wood of birch trees that is full of wild mushrooms in the autumn!

You then reach a pass with a fine view of the “Napp Straumen”. From this point you walk along a deserted ridge where the ground is covered in iron ore! The moonscape of the summit has fine views over the neighbouring mountains and the fjord. You take the same route back.

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