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Hiking to Håheia

Difficulty 2
Værøya
2 to 3 hrs
5.7 km
450 m
441 m
Vest-Lofoten - 1:50 000
Until March
Type of hike :
Loop
Trail visibility :
Bonne, Moyenne
Departure/Arrival :
Leaving from the village of Værøy, take the little road toward Sørland (behind the village). The road passes on the left of a big boggy plain shown by blue hatching on the map. At the end of the road, you'll find a crossroad with the beginning of the track that leads to the beach of Sørlandshagen on one side and the road leading to the NATO radar station on the other.
GPS point(s) :
Starting point: N67° 40.343' E12° 39.485', parking lotStarting point: N67° 40.343' E12° 39.485' (parking lot) Pass: N67° 40.710' E12° 38.559' If extension: Summit of Hornet: N67° 40.804' E12° 38.966' Summit of Håheia plateau: N67° 40.000' E12° 37.909' Radar station: N67° 39.775' E12° 37.591'Pass: N67° 40.710' E12° 38.559' Summit of Hornet (if extension): N67° 40.804' E12° 38.966' Summit of Håheia plateau: N67° 40.000' E12° 37.909' Radar station: N67° 39.775' E12° 37.591'

Description


The summit of Håheia (438 m). is the second highest peak on the island of Værøy. It is also the only peak in the archipelago that has a road. It is private and leads to a NATO radar installation. Outside of this little bit of civilization, the wide open landscapes you’ll go through are magnificent. If the weather is clear at the top, you can admire the southeast of the Svartisen glacier, which is 120 km (75 mi). away on the Norwegian continent. This hike is easy and accessible to all. If you have time, you can extend it a little, to the summit of Hornet.

 

More information about this hike...

Cover EN ptYou can read the detailed description of this hike (as well as 59 other hike descriptions), enjoy hundreds of photos, maps and practical information on the paper guidebook Hiking the LOFOTEN ISLANDS.
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Accessibility

Accessible to dogs, Family friendly

Slideshow

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