Horseid Beach (Horseidstranda) is one of the many beautiful white sandy beaches in Lofoten. Horseid Beach is similar to the more famous Bunes Beach, but a bit more remote and usually less visited. If you are hiking with kids, the hike to Bunes Beach is shorter and a better choice.
This hike is quite easy and can be done even when the weather is not perfect. It begins with a ferry ride to the start of the trail in the very northern end of the Reinefjord. The boat ride itself is amazing on a clear day with views of the many mountains surrounding the fjord.
Camp by the beach.
Alternatively, Reine is the closest town with accommodation available in traditional “rorbuer”, the trademark red fisherman’s cottages.
- Bring a bathing suit and towel if you want to swim in the cold arctic ocean
- Bring water, as it can be hard to find running water not contaminated with sea water
- Check the weather forecast before you go as the weather can get quite bad
The trailhead is in Kjerkfjorden, a 15 minute ferry ride away from Reine. The ferry has multiple daily departures. Check the timetable for specific times.
There is a free parking lot by the entrance to Reine.
The Lofotenekspressen bus stops in Reine. This bus line runs the length of the islands from Narvik to Å along route E10. Travel Pass Nordland allows for unlimited travel for seven days on buses and express boats in Lofoten, as well as in Vesterålen and further south in Bodø and Helgeland. The ferry to Kjerkfjorden is included in the pass.