Hiking to Slettheia

DifficultyEasy
LocationVestvågøya
Duration2 to 3 hrs
Distance7.62 km
Climb400 m
Maximum altitude445 m
Map - 1:50 000Vestvågøy
Snow riskUntil May at the summit
  • Type of hike : Go back
  • Visibility of the route : Good
  • Start/Finish : Go to the Hagskaret pass, which is the farthest point on route 815 after Leknes, just before you go back down towards Stamsund. Park in the large car park on the left of the road.
  • GPS Point : Start/finish: N68° 09.388' E13° 42.114'
    Summit of Slettheia: N68° 08.168' E13° 42.996'
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Description


An easy hike that will enable you to explore the pastures of the Slettheia plateau which, despite a relatively low altitude, provides fabulous views over the turquoise-blue waters and bays below, as well as the plateau of Leknes and the various mountain ranges of the south of Vestvågøya Island. Perfect for children or half-day hikes.

The trail begins on the left of the farm track that climbs towards a ski jump located just under Rasmusåsen in a spruce and birch forest.

Go through the sheep enclosure and follow the well-signed trail that climbs through the forest towards Skogtuva Hill. The trail leaves the forest and then goes around the left-hand side of the hill.
The trail then heads south and passes between the hills of Stogtuva and Rasmusåsen before reaching a valley that descends towards Leknes on your right.

Keep well to the left to avoid the wettest section of the peat bog and keep heading south, climbing the embankment at Delsheia opposite. Then continue on the trail towards Smørdalskammen (south east).
This beautiful ridge goes to the first peak (437m), which already has a great view, then the ridge widens into an enormous grassy plateau covered with cloudberries. Carry on to the southernmost point of Slettheia from where the view is magnificent. Take the same path back..

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