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Nonstinden hike

The Nonstinden hike can be done in combination with the smaller hill Ballstadheia. This hike suits active people, but Ballstadheia is super easy and can be done by anyone.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Nonstinden hike. Photo @Thomastur
Place: Vestvågøy
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 7 km
Height: 456 masl
Dog: Yes

Explore Nonstinden – A Mountain Peak with Stunning Views in Lofoten

Nonstinden is a fantastic mountain peak that can be reached via Ballstadheia, offering an impressive view of the fishing village of Ballstad and panoramic vistas towards Værøy and Røst. This hike can be completed as a loop, allowing you to explore new surroundings on your way back, or you can choose to return along the same route after reaching the summit. Regardless of your choice, Nonstinden provides a great experience for mountain enthusiasts of all ages.

The hike to Nonstinden is accessible to most, as the elevation gain is distributed evenly along the route. This makes it an ideal choice for those looking to experience the beauty of Lofoten without tackling extreme challenges. You can even opt to limit your hike to Ballstadheia if you prefer a shorter and more relaxed adventure.

The view from Nonstinden offers a bird’s-eye perspective over Ballstad, renowned for its picturesque seaside location, and you can gaze out towards Værøy and Røst, two other gems in the Lofoten archipelago. This is a great opportunity to capture memorable photos and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.

Nonstinden is a hidden gem that has not been overwhelmed by tourists, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy the hike in relative solitude. Explore this magnificent mountain peak and let yourself be enchanted by the unspoiled nature and the breathtaking views 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 Nonstinden

Pictures from the hike

Photo @Thomastur