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Nesheia hike

The Nesheia hike is a easy trip that starts from Nusfjorden at Flakstad Island.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Nesheia hike. Photo: @annelisejohnsn
Place: Flakstad
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 8 km
Height: 425 masl
Hund: Nei

Explore Nesheia

Nesheia is an accessible mountain hike suitable for most, thanks to its moderate level of difficulty. It’s a hidden gem in Lofoten, not as well-known to the masses, and thus the chance of encountering many other hikers along the way is relatively low. This less-explored trail offers you an opportunity to enjoy nature in peace and tranquility.

From the summit of Nesheia, you’ll be rewarded with an outstanding view that encompasses picturesque fishing villages, majestic mountains that surround you, idyllic bays, and the vast expanse of Vestfjorden. On a clear day, you might even catch a glimpse of the mainland in the distance, adding to the already impressive panorama.

Nesheia is an ideal mountain hike for those looking to experience the natural beauty of Lofoten without having to tackle the more challenging aspects that some other peaks may present. The moderate difficulty level makes it a great experience for families, beginners, or those simply seeking a relaxed hike in beautiful surroundings.

This lesser-known gem in Lofoten provides you with the opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and be enveloped by the beauty of nature. With Nesheia as your destination, you can explore a quieter, more authentic piece of Lofoten and revel in the serenity and beauty that surrounds you.


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 Nesheia

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @annelisejohnsn