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Trollan hike

The Trollan hike at Bø in Vesterålen is quite easy and suits most people. It’s also a good spot for enjoying the midnight sun.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Trollan hike. Photo: @nadjatherese
Place: Bø
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 5 km
Height: 530 masl
Dog: Yes

About the Trollan hike

The Trollan hike brings you to a mountain peak located in Bø in beautiful Vesterålen, and it is very close to the well-known Hovden Beach, which also offers camping options. The hike to the top is relatively easy and suitable for most people. The landscape and the view here may remind you of the scenic surroundings in the Faroe Islands, characterized by its flat and lush terrain. From the summit, you can gaze out over the sea, the nearby mountains, picturesque beaches, and coves.

Due to its location, Trollan is also a great place to experience the midnight sun, provided that weather conditions allow. This adds an extra touch of magic to the destination, allowing visitors to enjoy the enchanting sight of the midnight sun during the bright summer nights. Whether you are seeking tranquility, natural beauty, or the joy of the midnight sun, Trollan has something special 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 previous hike

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @nadjatherese