Photo: View from summit of Himmeltindan, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Oct 2012
There’s now a new hiking guide for Himmeltindan over at 68north.
The highest mountain on Vestvågøya, Himmeltindan is a steep hike up to the 931 meters of the south summit. The higher north summit is closed to the public, as it is used as a military radar station. And there is actually a tunnel/elevator running inside the mountain. On the day I hiked the peak though, there were a few army dudes at the top who said I could hike over to the north summit as the radar was down for repair that day. I may have been a bit unlucky with the light, but at least I got access to the highest part of the mountain. If I was in the army, I think I’d take the elevator up there to watch the northern lights, would be a pretty awesome place!
Photo: Himmeltindan rises above sea at Utakleiv, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Oct 2012