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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.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Fløya hika
Place: Svolvær
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 5 km
Height: 589 masl
Dog: No

The Fløya hike

From the top of Fløya, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view that extends across the entire Svolvær, the surrounding landscape, and Vestfjorden. This hike also allows you to pass by two iconic landmarks, the Devil’s Gate and Svolværgeita, which many like to capture in photographs.

The last ten meters to the very summit of Fløya can be challenging for some and may feel uncomfortable for those not at ease with heights, and it’s optional. You’ll still enjoy the same fantastic view even if you choose not to go all the way to the top, so it’s not a must. Prioritizing your safety and comfort when exploring the mountain is important.

The view from Fløya offers a breathtaking panorama, with majestic mountains and the shimmering sea stretching as far as the eye can see. This is a great way to gain a bird’s-eye perspective on Svolvær and its surroundings, and the hike provides a taste of the beautiful nature that Lofoten has to offer. The Fløya hike is an excellent choice for those who want to experience the scenic beauty of the area while being able to tailor the hike to their own skill level and comfort.


While the maps are based on real GPS tracks, please note that their primary purpose is to provide a starting point and approximate route for the trip, rather than precise positioning. The accuracy of maps and GPS may also vary slightly.

You are always responsible for making your own judgments when venturing into the mountains, taking the current conditions into account. It’s crucial to ensure you have appropriate footwear for the conditions and that you bring an adequate supply of food and water for your journey.

It is also important to check the local weather forecast in advance.

Trail from a previous hike to Fløya

Pictures from the hike

Activities nearby

Trollfjord Sea Eagle Safari

Seakayaking – Half day

Lake fishing – Guided tour or tips