From Å i Lofoten to Stokkvika
- Type of hike : Go back
- Visibility of the route : Medium/poor
- Start/Finish : Be sure to give yourself enough time as it takes longer to walk around Lake A i Lofoten than you might think. The climb up to the pass and the path down the other side are extremely steep and certain parts are quite scary. Once you get over the pass your mobile phone won't find a signal.
- GPS Point : Start/finish : lon:12° 59" 2" - lat:67° 53" 12"
Pass : lon:12° 54" 31" - lat:67° 53" 33"
Stokkvika beach : lon:12° 51" 50" - lat:67° 53" 30"
This fabulous trip takes you from the east coast of Moskenes island across a steep pass to the west coast! Before you sign up for this hike remember that you will have to return via the same route. And don’t just judge the hike by the distance you travel; you need to be aware of the difficulty you may have in terms of the terrain you will be traversing.
I usually start this hike on the right-hand bank of Lake Agvatnet because for me it’s the most difficult. Once you reach the end of the lake you will find a path that rises towards the pass starting in a forest of dwarf birch trees (NB don’t follow the path shown on the map as it leads nowhere!). Climb the hillside path until you reach the narrow col; from there you can make a slight petit detour to the right-hand summit (alt. 500 m). Go down the other side of the pass until you reach the large Stokkvikvatnet Lake and take the path on the left-hand bank. Take care as some sections of the left-hand bank can be narrow and slippery. Follow the lake as far as you can. You will then find a narrow path that drops down to the beach alongside the waterfall. Return via the same route except Lake Agvatnet where you can take the other bank.