The hike to the Munkebu Hut is one of the best hikes in Lofoten. As you can see I was extremely lucky with the weather as indeed I was for most of my stay in Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja. My hotel was in Leknes, which is about an hour's drive from the trailhead in Sørvågen, itself ten minutes or so from Reine. I had originally planned to try and make my way up to Hermansdallstinden and to see how far I would get. However, for that I would have needed to stay in Reine.

I also lost precious time on the way up, because rather stupidly I managed to take the wrong trail on three occasions. There are several huts near the lake at the start of the trail and it is easy to make the wrong choice. Later on I met two hikers from Norway who recommended downloading the app from, which has all the trails, but unfortunately is available in Norwegian only. It proved very helpful on subsequent hikes, though, because it shows exactly where you are and where the trail is or leads.

Munkebu Hut
The Munkebu Hut is situated in a stunning alpine landscape. Along the way there are lakes, fjords, mountains and sea views.
The trail, somewhere half way. You have to climb the mountain in the middle. From there the trail descends towards the hut.
Temperatures had shot up to 24ºC in the previous two days and also on the day I was there and much of the snow had already melted.
Hermannsdalstinden is the high mountain to the left. The trail actually leads along the ridge in the foreground and then continues along the ridge in the middle of the photo. So in the photo it's left, right, left and straight ahead.
Always nice when the destination comes into view.
Munkebu Hut
I found a patch of snow which makes for a nice contrast
Munkebu Hut
It is possible to stay at the hut, but you need to get a key from the tourist office. I met some people on the way who were going to camp near the hut before making a push to the summit of Hermannsdalstinden.
Saving the best for last. I love these landscapes.

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