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The Håen hike: Easy and suits most people, with one of the most awesome views in Lofoten.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Place: Værøy
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 6 km
Height: 451 masl
Dog: Yes

Håen hike

Håen, also known as Håheia, is one of the most iconic mountain hikes in Lofoten, offering majestic views reminiscent of a bygone era when dinosaurs roamed the planet. What makes this hike particularly special is its gentle and moderate ascent, making it accessible to a wide range of hikers.

From the summit of Håen, you can admire the impressive mountain formations that resemble artwork from another time. You’ll also have panoramic views of the surrounding island groups, including Lofoten, the mainland, Vestfjorden, and the vast sea to the west. If you plan to visit Værøy, this hike is excellent preparation for enjoying spectacular natural beauty.

The mild ascent makes the Håen expedition a great experience for both experienced hikers and those less accustomed to mountain hiking. Regardless of your skill level, you’ll be rewarded with stunning natural beauty, especially on sunny days. The Håen excursion is an outstanding opportunity to experience the splendor of nature in Lofoten and should not be missed if you’re in the area.


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 Håen

Pictures from the hike

Photo: Cathrine Fagertun Færseth