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Himmeltindan hike: Himmeltinaen on Vestvågøy is one of the highest peaks in Lofoten, but it is perhaps one of the simplest of those that are demanding. The view is also incredibly beautiful on days with clear blue skies.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Himmeltindan hike. Photo @Thomastur
Sted: Vestvågøy
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 7 km
Height: 930 masl
Dog: Yes

About Himmeltindan

Himmeltindan, despite being considered relatively easy when compared to more demanding hikes, still presents a fair share of challenges due to its steep and lengthy nature. It’s a trail that demands a bit of leg muscle power. On sunny days, hikers are in for a treat, as they can expect a breathtaking vista that spans across the sea, mountains, and bays, all the way towards the enchanting Vestvågøy. However, it’s worth noting that occasional low-lying fog can obscure the view, so it’s wise to gauge the weather before embarking on your journey.

What makes Himmeltindan particularly special is its prime location for those seeking the mesmerizing phenomenon of the midnight sun and the warmth of the evening sunsets. The summit offers the perfect vantage point to witness these natural wonders unfold.

Himmeltindan’s charm lies in its juxtaposition of simplicity and grandeur. Although not the most strenuous hike, the trail’s constant ascent can still put your leg muscles to the test. It’s an ideal option for those who want to experience the rewards of a mountain adventure without the extreme physical demands that other challenging hikes may impose.

As you ascend Himmeltindan, you’ll not only challenge your body but also treat your senses to a constantly changing panorama. Whether you’re gazing out over the sparkling waters, admiring the surrounding peaks, or soaking in the coastal beauty, the hike has a little bit of everything for nature enthusiasts.

So, when planning your ascent of Himmeltindan, be sure to check the weather conditions, prepare your thigh muscles for a bit of a workout, and get ready to be enchanted by the magnificent views that await you.


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 Himmeltindan

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @Thomastur