Hiking to Sørlandshagen
- Type of hike : Go back
- Visibility of the route : Good
- Start/Finish : From the port of Værøy, take the 'Nordland' direction. Once you're at the hamlet, keep on Route 791 and then on the dirt track that prolongs the road to the end. Park near the toilets. The trail starts just behind the beach of Heimretussen.
- GPS Point : Starting point: N67° 40.205' E12° 39.181', parking lot
North side of the beach (Hagmolla): N67° 40.018' E12° 39.496'
South side of the beach (Hagesletta): N67° 39.743' E12° 38.973'
Cape of Nupsneset: N67° 39.058' E12° 39.138'
- Extensions : Nupneset cape, medium; 2 hrs; 6,2 km; ± 150 m, max altitude 53 m
- Note : The bay gets the morning sun
This big bay, which stretches out on a north-south axis, has a vast stony beach right under impressive granite cliffs. Between the beach and the cliffs there is extended an area of dunes, covered by a meadow with very low vegetation. Traces of human inhabitants from the stone age to the Middle Ages have been found on the southern part of the beach (Hagsletta). More recently the area around the bay was used as a sheep pasture until the 1960’s. The spot is both wild and easy to get to.
The route we’re suggesting here only includes the access trail at the far north of the beach. There are other trails that leave from the parking lot: they go to the southern part of the bay (Hagsletta) up to the Cape of Nupsneset about an hour’s walk from the parking lot.
To reach the northern part of the beach—the only part that has a thin band of white sand—take the trail that goes along Tverrberget Mountain through the grassy dunes. You’ll quickly come upon a little beach with crystalline, turquoise waters. Go back the same way.