Fløya lofoten. Hike to Djevelporten, Fløya, Lofoten Islands 2019-12-04

Hiking Svolvaer Fløya in the Lofoten Islands

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From the top of Fløya, you can look over not only the town of Svolvaer, but over nearby mountain peaks and islands off in the distance. Comment below if you have any questions or if you have advice for our readers. But note, all distances and elevation gains and recommended times are for one way. The track often traverses broad sections of mud and goes up slippery and steep slabs of rock that require care. Svolvaer is one of the largest towns in the Lofoten Islands.

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Fløya (Svolvaer)

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Hiking Fløya The first part of the trail is the most difficult, in my opinion. So double everything you read. After waiting on the saddle for about half an hour for the rain to ease, I give up and make my way down the mountain. Would you suggest Floya or Svolvaergeita? I will be writing about this soon. Looking up at the final climb to the summit. Skip Svolvaergeita and consider doing the hike. And since it was so late in the day, we had zero interest in searching for this rock.

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Hike to Djevelporten, Fløya, Lofoten Islands

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As I reach the foot of the mountain, the rain stops and the sun starts to come out again… Location Look for sign on Blåtindveien road , to the north of Svolvaer on Austvågøya Island Distance 4km round-trip with 55om ascent. Planning on heading back next summer, this time with a 6 month old in tow. There is one 10 meter section of smooth granite rock where you can pull yourself up with a chain. My last walk in the Lofoten Islands, before boarding the Hurtigruten coastal cruise liner for our trip back south to Bergen. To get back into Svolvaer, retrace your steps down the mountain. Our hike up to Fløya started at the very late time of 7:30 pm.

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Hike to Djevelporten, Fløya, Lofoten Islands

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Read all about our experience in the We combined the climb up Svolvaergeita with the hike up Fløya. Turn right to walk out to the viewpoint over Svolvaer. The Floya peak is in the background and Tim, Tyler, and Kara are walking to the Svolvaer viewpoint. This made for a very long day, but it was worth it. Reinebringen was the steepest one we did. We did not do this since it was now 9 pm and we were exhausted from also climbing Svolvaergeita.

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Hike to Djevelporten, Fløya, Lofoten Islands

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Nyvågar Rorbuhotel also has an onsite restaurant and breakfast was included during our stay. As the route continues above the tree-line, it gets muddier and steeper. Once on the ridge, you can turn left to officially summit Fløya. . The hikes at least the ones we did in the Lofoten area were deceptively challenging.

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Hiking Svolvaer Fløya in the Lofoten Islands

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Facts About the Hike Distance: 4. Fløya is directly to the north of Svolvaer, overshadowing the town and attracting hikers and climbers. I have read the posts of other hikers who also missed it. It sounds like it can be difficult to find Djevelporten. Some short breaks in the rain allow me to take a few more photos — on a clear day it would be an awe-inspiring view! To the left is the Fløya summit 590m , another 50m or so higher.

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Hiking Svolvaer Fløya in the Lofoten Islands

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I meet a trio of hikers just before the summit who also missed this landmark. If you have time, you can also see if you can find Djevelporten. Post-Hike Restaurant Recommendation Now that you burned all of those calories to get to the top of Fløya, how about a great meal? At this point, the trail gets less steep. Be careful here…the trail is narrow with a long drop-off on the left side of the trail. Plus, they are open until 10:30 pm, perfect if you finish your hike late in the evening we got here right at 10:28…just in time to pick up our pizzas that Tim called in as we hiked back down the trail. I reach the church graveyard at the north end of Svolvaer on Blåtindveien after less than half an hour, and quickly find the start of the walk, which is after the last house on Blåtindveien.

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Hiking Svolvaer Fløya in the Lofoten Islands

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We want to hike not climb. We had a two bedroom cabin with the bedrooms on the second floor and the kitchen and living area on the lower floor. Did you come across any hikes that would be suitable with an infant? We will be in Svolvaer in June on a cruise and we only have 4. At the top of this first section, the trail forks. Floya, the peak at the far right, to the north of Svolvaer It was one of the rare days during our stay in Norway where the weather was pretty miserable. You may be able to hike Matind on the Vesteralen Islands.

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Fløya (Svolvaer)

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We just never came across it on our hike up the mountain. I think you will have enough time to hike up to Floya, which is the main viewpoint over Svolvear the round trip hike takes 3 to 4 hours depending on your speed. Instead I turn right south-west and follow the very narrow ridge. This first section takes about 45 minutes, quicker if you are a fast hiker. This is a chunk of rock, wedged between two cliffs, almost like a mini.

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