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Skottinden Hike

The Skottinden hike is a short but at times steep climb south-west in Vestvågøy. From the top of the mountain you will get a great view of the mountain chians on the south side of Lofoten and Vestfjorden.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Skottinden hike. Photo: @nilsen88
Place: Vestvågøy
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 4 km
Height: 671 masl
Dog: No

Explore Skottinden

Located in the southeastern part of Vestvågøy, Skottinden offers a mountain hike that takes you 671 meters above sea level over a relatively short distance. The trail includes some steep sections and is best suited for those with moderate physical fitness. From the summit, you can revel in a majestic view of the southern part of Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, and Vestfjorden. On clear days, you can even catch a glimpse of the mainland on the horizon.

Skottinden is a hidden gem among Lofoten’s mountain hikes that has not yet been inundated with visitors. This provides you with the opportunity to explore nature and experience tranquility without being disturbed by large crowds. With fewer people sharing the experience, you can truly disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape.

While some sections of the trail may be challenging, the reward at the summit is well worth the effort. The view alone is a reward, and you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden treasure in Lofoten. Bring your camera and your sense of adventure, and savor this unique opportunity to explore Skottinden and uncover one of Lofoten’s best-kept secrets.


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 Skottinden

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @nilsen88