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Hiking to Kartstaven

Difficulty 2
3 to 5 hrs
9.9 km
550 m
534 m
Vest-Lofoten - 1:50 000
Until May on the summit
Type of hike :
Go back, Loop
Trail visibility :
Bonne, Moyenne
Departure/Arrival :
If you are coming from Leknes head northwards (towards Svolvaer). Leave the E10 9km after Leknes, approximately 700m after the large Lake Sjerpvatnet that runs along the right-hand side of the road, and take the road to your right. Carry straight on for 1.7 km before turning left at Nykmarka where there are a few isolated houses and a small farm. The path begins alongside the farm and takes a tractor route that descends towards a few fields.
GPS point(s) :
Start/Finish: N68° 12.308' E13° 43.678' Summit of Karstaven: N68° 11.637' E13° 47.870' Peat hut: N68° 11.183' E13° 45.430'


The top of Kartstaven, which is only 544m altitude, is in the centre of the island of Vestvagoya and offers a direct view over Vestfjord, which extends from the narrow Kartfjord. This hike is relatively easy and the trail is clearly marked if you choose to make a return trip.


More information about this hike...

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