Hiking to Ballstadheia

DifficultyMedium
LocationVestvågøya
Duration4 to 5 hrs
Distance7.5 km
Climb650 m
Maximum altitude456 m
Map - 1:50 000Vestvågøy
Snow riskUntil June at the top
  • Type of hike : Loop
  • Visibility of the route : Medium
  • Start/Finish : Kraemmervika veien (behind the Havets Helter restaurant)
  • GPS Point : Start/finish: N68 03.939 E13 32.045
    Start from Graenvika: N68 03.792 E13 29.729
    Nonstinden top: N68 04.316 E13 30.323
  • Note : Not recommended if snowy or iced
Close of the top of Ballstadheia - Lofoten
Description


This pleasant hike around the back of the village of Ballstadlandet takes you around the Vestfjord along a narrow coastal path before reaching a cape and then climbing back along a steep path up to the plateau of Ballstadheia.

From the plateau you get a fine view of the fjord and the stretch of sea known as Nappstraumen that runs between the islands of Vestvågøya and Flakstadøya.

Walking along the western edge of the plateau will take you to the little peak of Nonstinden (459 m) from where there is a 360° view of the islands. Return along the eastern edge of the plateau.

This route ends in a steep drop to the village of Ballstad.

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