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Kvasstinden hike

The trip to the top of Kvasstinden is a medium to demanding mountain hike that is suitable for active hikers. Kvasstinden is the highest peak on Andøya.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Kvasstinden hike. Photo taken by: @Nils Lien. On the photo: @wencheleon
Place: Andøya
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 6 km
Height: 705 masl
Dog: Yes

About the Kvasstinden hike

The Kvasstinden hike – the summit of Kvasstinden is a moderately challenging to demanding trek that takes you to the highest peak on Andøya. This medium to difficult hike offers a unique experience and rewards you with a fantastic view.

The starting point for the hike already provides a taste of the beauty of nature, and the trail takes you through varied terrain. You’ll ascend forested hills and explore mountain plateaus that reveal an impressive view of the island. The sharp mountain ranges that surround you, along with the shimmering sea in the background, create a spectacular backdrop for the hike.

While the hike can be demanding, the reward at the summit is well worth the effort. From here, you can admire Andøya from its best perspective, and you’ll feel like you’ve conquered the island’s highest point. This is an experience that will give you memories for a lifetime and make you feel at one with nature and Andøya’s majestic landscapes.

For mountain enthusiasts and those seeking a real challenge, the hike to Kvasstinden is a highlight during your visit to Andøya, providing a sense of achievement and wonder.


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 previous hike

Pictures from the hike

Photo taken by: @Nils Lien.