Leave the quaint fishing cabins of Reine behind and make the short, sharp ascent up to the viewpoints on Reinebringen's ridgeline - the views are well-worth the effort!
Please note that due to the popularity of this route it can be closed for path maintenance essential to the safety and wellbeing of hikers (see Safety Info for more details).
Please note that due to the popularity of this route it can be closed for path maintenance essential to the safety and wellbeing of hikers.
If there are any notices at the base of the hike where you enter the forest from the road we recommend you heed their warnings not to attempt the trail before any path construction is due to take place, or during any period of path construction. Your accommodation should know whether the trail is open or not, so make sure to ask the night before to avoid disappointment and plan your trip around it.
We do not recommend walking this trail during or after heavy or prolonged rainfall as the route is steep and the underfoot conditions will be extremely slippery. The route is also not recommended in poor visibility.
Tips and hints
Points of Interest
The viewpoints on the ridge afford spectacuar views over the surrounding landscape; the village of Reine to the NE, mountains and fjords to the north and south, and on a clear day to the east mainland Norway can be seen. Spend time lingering here soaking in the scenery.
The village of Reine is itself a charming base full of converted quaint fishermen's cabins painted in traditional reds, yellows and whites. The village has a small centre of culture, gallery, places to eat and you'll find the coast scattered with large wooden frames used to dry thousands of cod at the beginning of the summer.
Food & Drink
Despite its small size there are a few places to get food in Reine, the Reine Rorbuer (Classic Norway Hotel) has a great restauant serving delicious local cuisine. Alternatively, there's the Bringen Cafe, Vertshuset Lanternen Bistro opposite the convenience store, and of course the convenience store which sells a selection of groceries for a packed lunch, pastries, coffee and tea, along with a small selection of hot takeaway foods. Although this a short walk you'll need plenty of water (at least 2 litres) and some snacks or a packed lunch if you'd like to maximise your time on the ridge and have a picnic lunch.
Book recommendations for this region:
Although this a short hike you'll experience mountain conditions and weather - remember you're in the Arctic Circle - so make sure to bring waterproofs, warm layers, hats, gloves, and a buff for warmth. Stiff-soled walking shoes or boots are recommended along with walking poles to help take the pressure off your knees, these will be especially useful on the descent!
Make sure to bring plenty of water, and food for completeing the walk as there is nowhere to restock or fill your water bottle en route.