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Geitgaljen hike

The Geitgaljen hike: Geitgaljen is Lofoten’s second highest mountain, only 60 meters lower than Higravtinden which is the highest. This trip is demanding and suitable for active hikers.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Geitgaljen hike. Photo: @kariboline
Place: Laupstad
Duration: 7 hours
Distance: 8 km
Height: 1087 masl
Dog: No

About the Geitgaljen hike

Geitgaljen, which is Lofoten’s second-highest mountain, stands only 60 meters lower than Higravtinden, the highest peak in the area. These two majestic summits are virtually side by side, together composing an impressive part of Lofoten’s natural beauty. Geitgaljen is especially popular during the winter months, thanks to ideal conditions for randonee skiing. However, the summer also offers exciting challenges for active hikers, rewarding them with a marvelous view of Lofoten’s mountain ranges in all directions.

A hike up Geitgaljen is truly an extraordinary experience, but it requires courage and experience. The trail challenges you with steep sections and demanding terrain. To conquer this expedition, you need strong legs and a keen eye for the path ahead. It’s an adventure for the adventurous and experienced mountain hikers who wish to explore Lofoten’s natural beauty from a unique perspective.

The reward for your efforts is an experience that takes your breath away, especially on clear days with a deep blue sky. From the summit of Geitgaljen, a visual masterpiece unfolds before you, with views of the rolling landscape and the majestic Lofoten mountains in every direction. It’s a moment that provides you with a new appreciation for nature’s grandeur.

Geitgaljen is not just a mountain; it’s a challenge, a reward, and a way to connect with Lofoten’s unique landscape. If you’re ready for the adventure, have the experience and strength required, Geitgaljen is a hiking trip that will leave a lasting mark on your explorer’s spirit.


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 Geitgaljen

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @kariboline