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Hoven hike

The Hoven hike at Gimsøy in Lofoten is a easy hike and suits most people. Its a good spot for midnight sun during the summer
Difficulty Level: Easy
Hoven hike. Photo: @maritgaltung
Place: Gimsøy
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 3 km
Height: 368 masl
Dog: Yes

Explore Hoven on Gimsøy – A Mountain Hike for Everyone

Hoven on Gimsøy is an ideal mountain hike for all, providing easy and swift access to breathtaking natural beauty. The terrain along the trail is predominantly flat and gentle, allowing most people to complete the round trip in under 2 hours if they are reasonably fit. This ease of access makes Hoven a great choice for both beginners and experienced hikers.

From the summit of Hoven, a dazzling view unfolds, encompassing the sea and the surrounding mountains. You can let your gaze wander over the glistening sea and the majestic peaks that make up the Lofoten landscape. This perspective instills a sense of humility and connection with the grandeur of nature.

The starting point for this hike is conveniently located near Hov farm, camping, and golf course. In the summer, Hoven becomes an ideal spot to experience the midnight sun. With perfect conditions and a relatively undemanding trail, you can relish the magical sunrise that transforms Lofoten into a silvery spectacle of natural beauty.

Hoven on Gimsøy is not just a mountain hike; it is an invitation to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and be inspired by the magnificence of Lofoten. Whether you are an avid hiker or simply seeking a special experience, Hoven will provide an unforgettable adventure. Take the hike and let yourself be enchanted by Lofoten’s beauty from above.


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 Hesten

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @maritgaltung