Hiking to Skrova
- Type of hike : Loop
- Visibility of the route : Good to medium
- Start/Finish : From the ferry dock, follow the asphalt road on your right that goes to the main island. The road goes over two little bridges. About 100 m (110 yd) after the second bridge, an unpaved road begins on your left with an informative panel about the different itineraries you can take
- GPS Point : Starting point(ferry dock): N68° 10.013' E14° 39.751'
Trail start: N68° 09.976' E14° 40.626'
Trail end : N68° 10.016' E14° 41.725'
Summit of Stappen : N68° 09.548' E14° 40.292'
Summit of Høgskrova: N68° 09.762' E14° 41.404'
- Note : The trails shown by dotted lines on the official map (Ugland IT Vågan 1:50,000) have several mistakes or approximations that can be dangerous. There is no trail that allows you to go around the mound of Tuvene by sticking to the coast, and the terrain along the Nautøyvalen channel is no place to hike: it's full of fallen rocks, slippery and dangerous Watch out: follow the trail you can see on the ground and not the trail drawn on official maps. The dotted lines on the Vågan-Turkart 1:50,000 map go right along the coast (an area of impassable cliffs) whereas the real trail goes over the heath, a hundred yards from the edge of the sea!
The variety of natural landscapes in a limited space where you can sense the ancient presence of man gives Skrova the atmosphere of a miniature world. You can observe it as long as you like from the top of Høgskrova. We’ve already seen that the local community takes particular care to mark and maintain the different trails in the most isolated places. Thus you’ll find several itineraries with colored dots showing you the way, as well as a panel summarizing the hike at the start of the main path.
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.