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Holandsmelen​ hike

The Holandsmelen hike is easy and suits most people. The peak is an ideal spot to enjoy the midnight sun during the summer.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Holandsmelen hike. Photo: @Thomastur
Place: Vestvågøy
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 4 km
Height: 355 masl
Dog: Yes

Explore Holandsmelen – A Mountain Hike near Hauklandsstranda

Holandsmelen, the majestic mountain peak that rises just before you reach Hauklandsstranda on Vestvågøy, is an extraordinary experience. With its accessible starting point and relatively easy ascent, this is a mountain hike that appeals to most nature enthusiasts.

The hike begins with a view of the beautiful Hauklandsstranda below. The white sand meets the turquoise waters, and the surrounding mountains create an impressive natural panorama. The sea extends to the horizon, forming a natural frame for this magnificent experience. Holandsmelen provides an opportunity to experience the beautiful harmony between land and sea.

The mountain peak itself offers a fantastic view of the area. You can admire Vestvågøy in all its splendor, the surrounding mountains that embrace you, and the glistening sea that stretches to infinity. This is a place where you can deeply connect with nature and enjoy a sunset that takes your breath away.

Holandsmelen also provides an ideal opportunity to capture the fantastic surroundings through photography. Be prepared with your camera, as you’ll want to capture every moment of this remarkable hike.

So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience in Lofoten that suits most people, don’t miss out on Holandsmelen. Enjoy the sunset and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of nature at its best.


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 Holandsmelen

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @Thomastur