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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