Hiking to Ristinden
- Type of hike : Go back
- Visibility of the route : Non-existent
- Start/Finish : Approximately 5 km to the north of Leknes, leave the E10 road and take the little road on the right after Farstadvatnet Lake towards the hamlet of Rise. Park in Rise making sure you don't block the way.
- GPS Point : Start/finish : N68 12.467 E13 39.498
Summit : N68 13.117 E13 37.373
- Note : A good head for heights is needed in some spots, to be avoided in wet and windy weather.
As you approach this impressive peak you can’t help asking yourself, “Is it really possible to walk up it?”. Well it is! In fine weather, provided you are in good physical condition and have a good sense of balance in order to cross all the sloping blocks, this hike is possible and offers great panoramic views over this part of the islands which few people visit. The large cylindrical cairn at the top proves that the peak was even relatively popular at one time. Nowadays, according to the logbook in the cairn at the top, only thirty or so hikers climb this magnificent peak each year.
More information about this hike...
You can read the detailed description of this hike (as well as 59 other hike descriptions), enjoy hundreds of photos, maps and practical information on the paper guidebook Hiking the LOFOTEN ISLANDS.