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Varden hike

The Varden hike is a easy hike and suits most people. From the summit you will get a excellent view of Vestfjorden and the south side of Lofoten Islands.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Varden hike. Photo: @sisselanita
Place: Vestvågøy
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 5 km
Height: 584 masl
Dog: Yes

Explore Varden – An Easy Mountain Hike in Lofoten

The Varden hike is an easy mountain hike that suits most people. From the summit, you will get an excellent view of Vestfjorden and the southern side of the Lofoten Islands. This is an ideal hike for those who want to enjoy the beautiful nature without having to tackle challenging terrain.

The Varden hike is perfect for those who are new to mountain hiking or prefer a relaxing nature experience. Although it is an easy hike, it doesn’t mean the view is any less impressive. From the top of Varden, you can admire the majestic landscape that characterizes the southern part of Lofoten. Vestfjorden stretches out in front of you, and the islands in this beautiful archipelago become part of your scenic panorama.

While Varden does not require extreme physical effort, it’s still essential to be prepared when embarking on this hike. Bring appropriate clothing, some food and drinks, and ensure you have good shoes to ensure your comfort along the way.

This hike provides a great opportunity to get out in nature and experience the magnificent beauty of Lofoten in an accessible way. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a beginner, the Varden hike offers you the chance to enjoy a fantastic view and experience the beautiful nature that characterizes the Lofoten Islands.


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 Varden

Pictures from the hike

Photo: @sisselanita