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Offersøykammen hike in Lofoten, Norway

Located on the western side of Vestvågøya, surrounded by the waters of the Nappstraumen, you find Offersøykammen. From the top of this small peak, you get an amazing 360 view over the Nappstraumen and the surrounding mountains and islands. It's not a very challenging hike, but also not the easiest. But believe us if we say it is definitely worth the effort. There are two starting points for this hiking, giving you the option to choose for a short and steep hike or a longer and less steep one. It is the perfect place to enjoy some beautiful views and watch the sun setting into the endless ocean or experience the magic of the midnight sun.


About the hike


Option 1: 1,75 km (top) - 2,3 km (total)
Option 2: 2 km (top) - 4 km (total)

Height difference

436 m

Total elevation

410 m


2 to 3 hours


Out & back trail

difficulty level

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The hike

To hike up Offersøykammen, you can choose between a short and steep hike (2,3km) or a longer and less steep hike (4km). They start from two different parking lots, but have the second section in common, which is pretty steep for both.

The short hike starts from the Skreda resting area, where you can park your car. From here, the original trail starts about 600 meters to the east along the E10. You find the original start of the short trail here.  Besides the original trail, some new trails have been formed from the Skreda parking lot going almost directly up the hillside instead of walking along the road to the start of the original trail. The different trails are clearly visible and will all come together to the second section of the hike up to the summit of the Offersøykammen.

The longer hike starts at the parking lot right in front of the east side of the Nappstraumen tunnel. When facing Offersøykammen, you start hiking at the left of the parking lot, where the trail takes you over the tunnel. You can find the start of the longer trail here. From here you follow the trail uphill until you arrive on top of the ridge, where you turn right. Keep following the trail over the ridge until you arrive at the start of the second section, going up to the summit of Offersøykammen.

The second part of the hike is pretty straight forward. It is a rocky, steep and sometimes slippery trail. It will split up a couple of times, but as long as you keep heading uphill, you will eventually end up at the summit, where you can enjoy some incredible views! Know that the last part of the path flattens out a bit, making it seem like you can see the top a few times and think you’re almost there, while you’re not. Don’t let this disccourage you, the views are absolutely worth the effort!

When to hike

The hiking season for Offersøykammen 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. 

Note that this is a very popular hike in Lofoten, even under locals. So there is a good chance that you will meet a lot of other people during this hike.

How to get there

The short trail (2,3km)  to Offersøykammen starts 600m east of the Skreda resting area, where you can park your car.
On Google Maps, you can find the parking lot here.

The longer trail (4km) starts from the parking lot, right in front of the east entrance of the Nappstraumen tunnel. We did the this trail because it is easier to find a free parking spot.
On Google Maps, you can find the parking lot

Rent your car in Lofoten here

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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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