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Matmora hike

The Matmora hike is a long but not too steep hike. From the summit you will get an excellent view of the north side of Lofoten.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Matmora hike. Photo: @kariboline
Place: Laukvik
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: 10 km
Height: 790 masl
Dog: Yes

About the Matmora hike

The mountain hike to Matmora in Lofoten offers flexibility in choosing your starting and ending points, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences. You have two distinct options to begin and conclude your journey, each offering a unique adventure. If you opt to start the hike from the south side, you can expect a steeper but shorter route. Alternatively, commencing from the north side will extend the journey, with a less steep incline.

Matmora is situated in the northeastern part of Lofoten, which means you have the opportunity to witness the enchanting evening sun and the midnight sun when choosing the north side of the mountain, provided that weather conditions permit. This provides exceptional opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Lofoten at unique times of the day and year.

Regardless of your chosen path, the hike to Matmora is an unforgettable adventure that comes highly recommended. It’s an experience that allows you to connect with nature, explore the breathtaking landscapes, and immerse yourself in the exceptional beauty that Lofoten has to offer. From the majestic mountain, you’ll have views of the surrounding terrain, and it offers a sense of freedom that only a mountain hike can provide.


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 Matmora

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @kariboline