The little village Unstad quickly became a favorite place to visit this season, and I have done 4 nice hikes (incoming) from this adorable and peaceful place by the sea. Longing to spend a night here, me and puppy one day I was off work packed our tent and headed for Unstad Beach to hike and spend a night there.
After hiking 2 peaks that day we went down to the sea and found a nice grass spot among the pebbles and pitched the tent. The light rain drops we sensed up in the mountains gradually dissolved and the evening turned in to warm and beautiful sunset.
Most of all I just wanted me and puppy to be here together, with no time to keep, to do nothing and just enjoy the absolutely lovely sound of the waves hitting the shore. There really is no better lullaby than that.
What I like about Unstad is that it is very peaceful and usually not so crowded in high season as other well known beach villages in Lofoten. The little white sand beach and village are also surrounded by several good hikes. It’s also a place for surfers, so you can rent equipment for surfing at Unstad Arctic Surf.
It is so beautiful in Norddalen valley. In here we could see about 6 or 7 white-taled eagles flying around, where one of them “smacked” another eagle in the air so it dropped a dead captured crow to the grown – nature drama IRL!
Unstad map & driving distances
- Unstad – Leknes: 25 min. (21,2 km)
- Unstad – Svolvær: 68 min. (66,4 km)
- Unstad – Reine: 85 min. (73,6 km)