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The Tønsåsheia hike on Flakstadøya is a lesser known mountain hike that not many people go on. It is relatively demanding but gives a fantastic view on sunny days with clear blue sky.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Place: Flakstad
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 8 km
Height: 771 masl
Dog: No

The Tønsåsheia hike

Tønsåsheia is a mountain hike tailored for experienced and active hikers with a strong sense of balance and no fear of heights. This adventure begins near the charming village of Nusfjord. The hike starts with a relatively gentle ascent, but after a few kilometers, some steep challenges await. From the top of Tønsåsheia, you’ll be rewarded with a majestic view that primarily encompasses mighty mountain ranges, the vast Vestfjorden, and the idyllic fishing villages that dot the landscape. This hike reaches its full potential when the weather is at its best, and the sky is clear, allowing you to enjoy unrestricted vistas.

Even though Tønsåsheia is a hidden gem in Lofoten, it is not particularly well-known among the general public. Therefore, don’t expect to cross paths with many other hikers along the way, which is a precious advantage compared to the more famous mountain hikes in the area.

The journey to Tønsåsheia offers a unique opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature without disturbances. It’s an experience that allows you to find inner peace and harmony while embracing the majestic landscape that surrounds you.

Explore Tønsåsheia to uncover a hidden treasure in Lofoten and experience the authentic tranquility and magic that only nature can provide.


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 Tønsåsheia

Pictures from the hike