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Moltinden hike

Moltinden hike is a short but steep hike and is suitable for those with slightly strong legs. The trip offers a wonderful view over the sea, beaches and the surrounding areas. From the top you can enjoy the evening sun or midnight sun when the weather is nice.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Moltinden. Photo: Janina Lamøy
Place: Flakstad
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 4 km
Height: 696 masl
Dog: Yes

Explore the Moltinden hike

The summit of Moltinden offers a spectacular view extending over the Norwegian Sea, surrounding bays, and the mountain ranges in the region. The hike begins from a starting point near Ramberg on Flakstadøya (see directions). At times, the ascent can be steep, making it advantageous to have strong leg muscles to fully enjoy the hike.

Moltinden has not yet become a mainstream tourist destination, despite the exceptional view it offers. Therefore, it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter many other hikers along the way, which can be a significant advantage compared to the more famous mountain hikes in Lofoten. For many of us, the charm of exploring nature is significantly diminished when the trails are overcrowded.

This lesser-known gem provides you with an opportunity to experience the magnificent nature of Lofoten in peace and serenity. The hike to Moltinden allows you to disconnect from the busy everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature without disruptions. It’s an experience that enables you to find inner peace and harmony amidst the majestic nature surrounding you.

Explore Moltinden to discover a hidden treasure in Lofoten and experience the true tranquility and magic that can only be found in the heart of nature.


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 Moltinden

Pictures from the hike

Photo: Janina Lamøy