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Munkebu hike

Munkebu hike and Munkan hike. Munkebu is DNT’s tourist cabin while Munkan is the mountain top that gives you one of the most spectacular views in Lofoten. The mountain top is quite close to the tourist cabin and this trip combines both.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Munkebu hike. Photo @_terryzhang
Place: Moskenes
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: 10 km
Height: 766 masl
Dog: Yes

About Munkebu and Munkan

Munkebu is an idyllic tourist cabin, operated by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT), located along the route to Munkan, one of the most enchanting peaks in Lofoten. The cabin offers approximately 15 sleeping accommodations, but for those who wish to spend the night, it is necessary to prearrange accommodation with DNT.

When you continue your journey from Munkebu and follow the trail, you have the opportunity to ascend the majestic Munkan. The summit rewards you with a unique and spectacular view of Lofoten’s dramatic mountain ranges and the picturesque fjords winding their way between the islands. This magnificent experience will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

The trip to Munkan is suitable for those in relatively good shape and with an interest in active outdoor adventures. It is a challenging hike that combines length with varied terrain, including significant altitude gain. Along the way, however, you will be rewarded with panoramic views that will take your breath away.

If you are a nature lover who values adventure and wants to explore the beautiful landscapes of Lofoten in-depth, Munkebu and Munkan are the perfect destination for you. Here, you can challenge yourself, immerse in the magnificent nature, and experience the unique beauty that Lofoten has to offer.


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 Munkebu

Pictures from the hike

Photo @_terryzhang