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Værøy - hiking trail

timer 3h30
426m landscape
trending_flat 7.3km
470m trending_up
hiking Moderate
470m trending_down

General information

Getting there

The ferry from Moskenes to Værøy takes about 1h20. Schedules can be checked at https://entur.no/ using "Moskenes ferjekai" and "Værøy" as departure and destination. From the ferry dock in Værøy, it's a 4km flat walk (or drive) to the starting point of the hike.

Starting point coordinates: 67.672392, 12.657833

Information about the hike

This hike on Værøy gives you a great overview of the island. In clear weather, you will be rewarded with stunning views at many spots during the hike. There are many oppurtunities for a picnic with a wonderful view after reaching the Nato station.

This hike can be done comfortably in 3h30 with breaks, but if you have to wait a long time for the ferry still and the weather is nice, it's better to prolong the hike with more breaks rather than going back to the village early.

You can also optionally climb the Hornet peak where the track takes a left turn on the ridge and instead go right. Adding Hornet peak to your hike will prolong it with about 35 minutes. Adding 700 meters distance and 150 meters ascend and descend.

Getting back

The ferry times for the way back can also be checked on https://entur.no/.


Route info

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Photos

Path towards the first ridge
Path towards the first ridge
Date taken: 17/08/2021
Looking backwards on the ridge with Hornet peak in the middle
Looking backwards on the ridge with Hornet peak in the middle
Date taken: 17/08/2021
View towards Værøy
View towards Værøy
Date taken: 17/08/2021
Ridge towards the NATO station
Ridge towards the NATO station
Date taken: 17/08/2021
Approaching the NATO station
Approaching the NATO station
Date taken: 17/08/2021
Dazzling view - behind the NATO station
Dazzling view - behind the NATO station
Date taken: 17/08/2021
View on Mostad Bay and Punn Sanden Beach
View on Mostad Bay and Punn Sanden Beach
Date taken: 17/08/2021
Punn Sanden Beach
Punn Sanden Beach
Date taken: 17/08/2021
You can see Moskenes mainland in the distance on the way down
You can see Moskenes mainland in the distance on the way down
Date taken: 17/08/2021


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