Floya hike


The Fløya hike is a very popular hike in Svolvær. From the summit you will get a excellent view of Svolvær, Vestfjorden and the mountains nearby.
Place: Svolvær
Difficulty Level: Medium
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 5 km
Height: 589 masl
Dog: No

About the Fløya hike

On the Fløya hike you will get really great view of the entire city and its surroundings. On the way to the top you see Djevelporten (Devils gate) and the famous Svolværgeita, two iconic formations in the mountain.
Climbing Fløya can be challenging, as the mountain has steep and rocky terrain, and the summit is at a high elevation. However, the views from the top are spectacular, and many hikers and climbers find the experience to be well worth the effort.

To climb Fløya, you will need to be in good physical shape, as the hike is quite strenuous. You should also be prepared for changing weather conditions, as the mountain can be quite windy and cold, even in the summer months. It’s important to bring proper clothing, including warm layers, a waterproof jacket and pants, and sturdy hiking boots.

You will need to start your hike at the parking lot, and then follow the trail up the mountain. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow, but it does have some steep sections that can be challenging to navigate.

Once you reach the summit, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, the ocean and the town of Svolvær. It is a great accomplishment to climb this mountain and you can enjoy the great view in the top.

However, it’s important to note that as with any outdoor activity, it’s always best to come prepared for the weather and your own ability. It’s also important to be aware of the risks and take necessary precautions, such as letting someone know your plans and carrying a map and compass, and a full set of equipment if needed.
Be aware that although the maps are based on GPS tracks, the intention is still just to provide the starting point and approximate direction of the trip, and do not take into account exact positioning. The accuracy of maps and GPS can also vary slightly.
You are always responsible for making your own assements when hiking in the mountains.It is also important to be well-suited for the weather conditions, in addition to bringing enough water and a snack to keep the energy level stable.

Trail from a previous hike to Fløya

Pictures from the hike


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