Bunes Beach is certainly worth the visit when exploring Lofoten. It is positioned really isolated but this place is easily accessible and has spectacular surroundings. White sandy coast, endless blue ocean with grand glacially carved mountains can certanly impress everyone.
The whole path to Bunes is quite simple and more like a walk rather than a real hike. Consequently, it can be done even when the weather conditions are not perfect. Also, families with children can easily manage it. Anyway, this incredible sandy beach is worth the effort!
Bunes beach can be accessible from small village of Vindstad and to this village you can arrive only via local ferry from Reine. It makes this trip even more interesting and absolutely nor boring! From ferry desk you can enjoy the scenery of crystal-clear water and massive fjords around. The whole trip including the ferry takes about 3-4 hours.
- Properly plan your hiking route
- Be sure to check the forecast before your trip and prepare accordingly
- Pay attention to the path and stay on the trail
- Take plenty of water
Tips, hints and links
Here you can make a camp right on the beach and better enjoy views of turquoise sea water and beach with white sand.
During summer time you can swim in the arctic ocean, so do not forget to bring a bathing suit and towel!
Also, be sure to measure how much time you need to get back to catch the ferry on time!
Getting thereBunes is only accessible by a local ferry that goes daily from Reine to Vindstad village. After arrival just follow the track to the right via the village and towards the backside of the Fjord. When village ends there is a small trail going up to the hill on the left that is marked with a sign saying “Bunes”.
ParkingPark your car in Reine and then go by local ferry to Vindstad.
Book recommendations for this region:
- Proper hiking boots and socks
- Spare warm clothing
- First-aid kit
- Map, GPS
- Pack high energy snacks and water
- If you want camping there, then tent and sleeping bags are essential