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Vågakallen hike

The Vågakallen hike is a very challenging one and most suitable for experineced hikers with strong legs and good balance. This is a hike you wont forget.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Vågakallen hike
Place: Henningsvær
Duration: 6 hours
Distance: 9 km
Height: 943 masl
Dog: No

The Vågakallen hike

Vågakallen is one of the ultimate hiking adventures in Lofoten, a rewarding experience for experienced and active hikers, providing incredible views on sunny days. On the way up and from the summit of Vågakallen, you can enjoy panoramic views of the majestic landscape. However, it is advisable to avoid this hike on rainy days, as the trails can become slippery, and there are some steep cliffs towards the end of the route. This makes the hike less suitable for those who are not entirely comfortable with heights.

Planning is key when deciding to hike to Vågakallen. Since this is a long and challenging trek, it is essential to ensure you have enough food and drink to maintain your energy levels along the way. Wearing the right mountain gear and clothing suitable for various weather conditions is crucial.

The Vågakallen hike offers the opportunity to explore some of Lofoten’s most majestic natural treasures, but it is not for beginners. For those with experience and the necessary comfort with heights, it will be an unforgettable journey to one of the region’s most impressive peaks. Be prepared to experience the raw power and beauty of nature as you ascend to the summit of Vågakallen.


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 Vågakallen

Pictures from the hike

Photo: bmfolstad