If you crave for a longer and solid day hike in Lofoten with amazing views, very nice (and mtb-bike friendly) trails, than I can recommend Justadtinden (738 masl) in Vestevågøya.
This day the weather forecast promised gale at some peaks on the outer (north) side, so instead I chose to go to Justadtinden located on the inner (south) side hoping for some less strong winds. It turned out to be a good choice
The trail has several “up- and downhills” until the final ascend where you probable will use your hands to light scramble the last few meters – not so airy or exposed – until you go near the edges on the top area of course.
I can see the highest peak Himmeltinden over there.. such good memories from last week’s awesome hike there
Some open places during ascend the wind really was working it, but reaching the peak, where you kind of expect the wind to howl, it was close to total calm, almost to hot for my dear furry friend.
I met a local guy there that told me he sometimes experienced this, that the wind blows much harder around the mountain “passes” here, but barely on the top .. our lucky day!
On our way back again…
Lenght: Approximately 12 km round trip
Route marking: Cairns
Bus: Leknes – Stamsund