Øya Lovund sett fra luften en vakker sommerdag Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland

Far out at sea, on the island of Lovund, is a striking mountain. The summit hike is rather demanding but you are rewarded with an amazing panorama of the Helgeland coast. And what other mountain welcomes you with a flower meadow at the top!

Key info

Degree of difficulty: Demanding. Some steep stretches with slippery sections. The trail is well marked.
Distance one way: 3.5 km
Ascent one way: 623 m
Duration one way: 2–3 hours
Wheelchair and pram friendly: No.
Starting point: The trailhead is at Vika, at the southern end of the island’s settlement. From there, the trail circles quite a way around towards the southern face of the mountain before ascending towards the top.
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Description of your hike

As mentioned, your hike starts at the southern edge Lovund’s settlement. The trail hugs the mountain and circles around to its southern face. Shortly before you begin your ascent, you pass a beautiful and pristine beach at Nøvvika.

From that point the trail climbs abruptly up Lovundfjellet. Here you meet a rather steep and rocky section, which has the advantage of letting you quickly attain a great height. You can rest on a grassy patch on the summit. The landscape here is reminiscent of what you find in the Faeroe Islands, but with a fantastic view of the Helgeland coast. Standing on the summit, you are just above one Norway’s largest puffin colonies. Up to 300,000 of the curious-looking seabirds nest here in the summer.

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Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

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