Flakstadøya is the island in the heart of Lofoten archipelago and Stornappstinden is a very accessible peak providing an incredible view of surrounding ocean, beaches and landscape. Located just minutes from Leknes, Stornappstinden is a steep hike worth every step.
This hike is vertically demanding in the middle section of the trek. The trail is very well-tracked so you will have solid footing all the way to the top. The hike starts at 60 moh and climbs to a towering 740 moh. From about 350 meters until the 600-meter mark, you gain the most elevation in the least about of distance, so this is presenting a pretty steep grade.
Stornappstinden is the fourth tallest peak on Flakstadøya but the closest one to Leknes, the second largest city in Lofoten, home to one of the major airports on the archipelago. The first 300 meters of the hike will be climbing up a small winter ski hill. Stornappstinden is also an extremely popular ski touring location in the winter and spring. A quick hike up with your skis will provide you a gorgeous view as well as an exciting trip down.
Stornappstinden is only 15 minutes away from Leknes which can provide many hotels.
Nusfjord, the highly regarded fishing cabins, is only 20 minutes south of Stornappstinden. Nusfjord has many beautiful hikes and adventures to experience or guides to book.
If you continue another 30 minutes south of Stornappstinden you will reach another small town of Ramberg which has a few other accommodation offerings.