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Mannen hike in Lofoten, Norway

Low effort, nice views: This actually sums up the hike to Mannen. This mountain is located on Vestvagoy, next to the famous Haukland beach. Because of the views on this and other stunning beaches and the fact that it is an easy hike (for Lofoten standards), makes this also a very popular one. It is a short and not so steep hike, so it is the perfect opportunity if you are not an experienced hiker but still want to enjoy some breathtaking Lofoten views.


About the hike


2 km to the summit
4 km in total

Height difference

400 m

Total elevation



2 to 3 hours


Out & back trail

difficulty level

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The hike

You start hiking from the parking lot at Haukland beach. From here, you cross the street, keeping Mannen on your left and start walking on the paved road on the other side of the street.  After around 500 meters, you will see a clear path on your left side, winding up the hill to the ridge of Mannen, together with some power lines. This is the path you follow up to the Mannen ridge. 

As soon as you made it to the top of the winding trail, you go left towards the summit of Mannen. From here, you just keep following the ridge. There are some big rocks on the trail where you will have to take a big step to get on, but nothing too hard. The trail isn’t always very clear but you just have to keep going uphill and follow the ridge until you reach the top of Mannen. You can enjoy some stunning views of Haukland beach and the surroundings before heading down the same way again.

When to hike

The hiking season for Mannen runs from May to September. It is not recommended to hike this mountain in winter when the trail is covered in snow and ice.

It is not recommended to hike in bad weather conditions as the trail might get slippery. This hike is best done on a sunny and clear day or during a clear midnight sun night. 

How to get there

The trail to Mannen starts at the parking lot at Haukland beach. Mannen is the mountain above the tunnel that you can see from the parking lot. On Google Maps, you can find the start of the hiking trail here.



6 hrs: 40NOK
Overnight stay: 160NOK

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Tips & Safety considerations

Important hiking tips!

Wear proper shoes as you have hike up some slippery parts and rocks.

There are no facilities along the way, so bring enough food and water with you.

Sun protection is a must on sunny days as you walk the whole hike without shelter.

The weather in the mountains can change quickly. Always check the weather predictions before you start hiking.

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