Hiking to Hermanndalstinden
- Type of hike : Crossing or return trip
- Visibility of the route : Good to medium
- Start/Finish : There are several possible ways of tackling this hike, but we have chosen the one that seems to us both the most interesting and the least difficult, namely crossing from Forsjorden to Sorvågen. You do this by catching a boat at Reine to Forsfjorden kraftstasjon (the miniature hydroelectric plant at Forsfjorden). A shuttle leaves Reine every day for Vinstad and Kjerkfjord. If you are prepared to pay extra you can ask to be dropped at Forsfjorden. The path starts on the right-hand side behind the miniature hydroelectric plant (alongside the water outflow).
- GPS Point : Quay of Forsfjorden : N67 56.328 E12 58.996
Summit : N67 56.520 E12 56.281
- Note : Steep passages (from N67 56.184 E12 57.448 to N67 56.211 E12 57.216). Avoid this hike if the ground is wet or still coverd of snow.
As the highest peak on the island of Moskenesøya, Hermannsdalstinden attracts certain hikers who want to be able to say they have conquered this Norwegian Everest. Aside from this rather meaningless “altitude record”, the hike itself, although certainly long, is fairly accessible and passes through absolutely magnificent alpine landscapes. The view from the top on a clear day is breathtaking!
More information about this hike...
You 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.