Where else to hike, if not in the Lofoten, right? These scenic islands offer some incredibly beautiful hiking trails. One of those we're going to present in this blog post. Read further to get the details (or not :P).
Hiking in the Lofoten Islands
The hiking path we want to talk about is found on the island called Flaksadøya. It's one of those islands in the Lofoten that will stun you the most. In the North, there are fascinating beaches like Flakstad and Ramberg, while in the South, there is a small charming village called Sund. But that's not all! The island is enriched by two cute little fishing villages - Nusfjord and Nesland - two places you definitely need to visit when road-tripping around the Lofoten islands. The good news is - there is a scenic HIKING TRAIL connecting both of them!
This hike is special mainly due to its wild landscape. At some points the trail leads along the seafront with amazing views of the Norwegian sea, the surrounding mountains, huge boulders and cliffs. There are some pretty flowers and lush blueberries to observe along the way! Last but not least, let's face it, these two villages are a photographer's dream too!
Nusfjord is one of the oldest and authentic fishing villages in the Lofoten islands! A fact that puts the village under the UNESCO heritage protection. The village is also a great place to sleep over in a typical Norwegian hut - i.e. the Nusfjord Rorbuer is a good place. Go for it! Whoop whoop. And the next day? Start your Nusfjord - Nesland hike right here!
....who wants some fish?.... it smelled like hell :))
From Nusfjord to Nesland - The Hiking Trail
The hike from Nusfjord to Nesland will take you about 2 or maybe max. 3 hours (if you do a lot of stops) and the same for going back. It takes about 6 hours of your day if you consider to have a coffee or tea in one of the bars in Nusfjord or Nesland. Regarding its difficulty, it's an easy to moderate hike with an ascend of only 50m. But it can be a bit slippery at some points, so watch out. The weather is quite unpredicted in this part of Norway, so be well prepared (warm jacket, an additional pair of shoes)! It's also not the best marked trail out there but don't worry, you will find the way :) Get a map in the tourist office in Nusfjord. Here are some photos of the hiking trail:
...and THIS is your hiking destination! This charming village in the South of the island Flaksadøya is located between the majestic mountains and the cold Norwegian sea. This few houses are surrounded by stunning landscape and nature. Sometimes there are some sheep in sight but it seems to be a very quiet area :) Pure tranquility, indeed! After a cup of tea, turn around and head back to Nusfjord.
AND.... are you ready to conquer the great outdoors in the Lofoten?
What hikes did you do when exploring the Lofoten islands? Leave a comment below!