SicherheitshinweiseThe route follows path, wide gravel tracks and uses roads on 2 short sections. The hardest part of the route is at the start - the ascent over to Uttakleiv - take your time while ascending the dirt and gravel path between the boulders as it can be slippery. You may find walking poles useful here. Take care and look out for traffic on the sections on the road.
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Points of Interest
The beautiful white sand beach where you begin the hike. Here there’s a car park over a couple of levels and a public toilet. Find out more about the area on this link:
Throughout the route you’ll pass a number of signposts by the path with numbers and a QR code on them. If you have a QR code reader on your phone you can scan them to get little nuggets of information along the trail.
The small farming settlement on the other side of the hill from Haukland was only recently connected by road via the tunnel in 1998. Before this time the children who lived here were often prevented from getting to school because of avalanches blocking the track to Haukland!
Food & Drink
There is nowhere en route to eat or drink, but there a small gallery and craft shop at Haukland (check opening times!) where you can buy drinks and snacks nearby. You’ll find it in the Kraftstasjonen – the white building with the faces painted on it. Otherwise, it’s a 35 minute drive to Nusford, or just 15 minutes to the much larger, although not particularly scenic, town of Leknes.
Buchtipps für die Region
This is an easy going hike so you shouldn't need to pack your bag full if the weather is good. However, remember the weather here can change in an instant so make sure to bring a small backpack with raingear and a warm layer. A camera, water and snacks are also recommended.
Please see your information pack for a full list of recommended kit.