Festvagtind: hiking with a view of Henningsvaer

Festvagtind: hiking with a view of Henningsvaer

Festvågtind was the only trek I made in the Lofoten Islands. I also wanted to climb Reinebringen (as the name implies, it is located near Reine) but in September 2018 it was closed for safety reasons.

The beginning of the trek leading to Festvågtind is a short distance from Henningsvaer. In fact, as you leave this tiny and beautiful village you immediately cross a bridge: a hundred meters after this bridge the trail begins. You can get there on foot from Henningsvaer (it is about 2 km) or by car (there are parking lots).

It is not exactly a walk in the park. In fact, the first piece of climbing includes a few small passages on rock-nothing difficult, but tiring nonetheless. The climb continues steeply: about halfway up there is a chance to stop at a viewpoint. As we continue to climb, the trail continues to be really steep. It is therefore quite satisfying to climb the 541 meters that lead to the summit of Festvågtind.

The view from the summit is majestic: you can see Henningsvaer, the bridge leading to the small town, and many small islands. The reward is truly excellent!

On the descent you have to be quite careful: in fact, when you have such steep slopes it is often more difficult to go down than up.



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  • Henningsvaer is a very beautiful town: its stadium, in particular, is one of the most scenic in the world. Despite being a small town of 510 inhabitants, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Lofoten Islands. Prices are very expensive, even for eating. On the other hand, there is a beautiful beer garden: we arrived here on a Saturday night and there was a very nice and festive atmosphere!


  • The trek is to be done in hiking boots and is quite strenuous. The climbing attempt can be made by everyone: the halfway viewpoint still gives satisfaction!



Andrea, un viaggiatore da lungo tempo con una grande passione per trekking, bici e diving! Su potrete trovare tutte le informazioni e gli itinerari di viaggio scritti da Andrea: cinque continenti e tante vette conquistate intorno al mondo!

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