By car you have easy access to great mountain hikes throughout the archipelago. Here are some of Lofoten’s classics:
Festvågtind (541 m above sea level)
The hike up to Festvågtind starts a short distance before crossing the first bridge to Henningsvær. A steep and airy hike with great views of Henningsvær and westward.
Mannen (499 m above sea level)
Mannen is right by Hauklandstranda, which has been voted Europe’s finest beach by Lonely Planet. The hike is at times steep and slightly exposed, but it is one of Lofoten’s most popular hikes, so there is a clear path all the way up. The view is sfunning like a beautiful postcard with green water, white beaches and mountains.
Ryten (543 m above sea level)
Ryten is one of the most visited peaks in Lofoten and can be reached from several starting points – either by going over to Kvalvika and then from the beach in Kvalvika to the top. You can also start in Indresand, a short distance from the Fredvang Bridges. The view from the top of Ryten is spectacular, with views of Kvalvika, the open sea and pointy mountains.
Reinebringen (448 m above sea level)
Reinebringen has the most iconic and photographed view of Lofoten and the peak everyone dreams of standing on when they visit. Up to Reinebringen, beautiful Sherpa steps have been built with around 1,600 steps. From the top, the view is magical across the Reinefjord, Reine and further out over the mountains and sea as far as you can see. The steps go up on the "back" of the mountain, but you park in Reine.