Our best tips for a mountain hike

May 16, 2024

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Experience the majestic nature of Lofoten on a mountain hike. To get the most out of your excursion, it is important to be prepared.

Plan your hike

The mountains are easily accessible and you will find both easy and demanding hikes. No matter which hike you are planning, we recommend that you prepare for the excursion you are about to take. Look at the difficulty level of the hike you are planning and how long it is. Maybe there is terrain and steep hills, it’s good to be prepared for that. Also check the weather forecast before you go on a hike, Lofoten is known for its unpredictable weather.

Food and drinks

It is important to replenish your energy when you are on a mountain hike, so don’t forget food and drinks for the excursion. Choose nutritious food that is healthy and gives you energy. If you are going on a longer mountain hike, you may also want to consider that it is easy to carry and takes up little space. If you are going to cook on the hike, choose something that is easy and quick to prepare.

Good mountain shoes and clothing

Solid mountain boots are important for optimal comfort and safety on the trails. Remember to use your hiking boots before you set off on your hike, so you avoid having to interrupt your excursion due to chafing wounds. When it comes to clothing, choose light and functional garments suitable for the planned hike. Clothes in wool are a good choice as wool breathes and helps to regulate body temperature in both warm and cold weather. The natural fiber reacts to changes in body temperature by keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. Also bring an extra change of clothes and a windproof and waterproof jacket as the weather is unpredictable and it is often colder on the mountaintops. Don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun on your hike.

If you wish, you can book a mountain tour with a guide here. Our experienced and passionate guide will safely lead you through the spectacular scenery, ensuring a truly memorable experience for all.

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