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One of the most popular hiking trails in Norway, Reinebringen, is located in the municipality of Moskenes.
Information about the Reinebringen hike:
Duration: ca 1-2 hours.
Altitude: 448 metres above sea level.
Season: May - September.
Incline: ca 45 degrees.
Distance: 2 km (round trip).
Starting point: Reine outer harbor.
As always, hiking in Lofoten is at your own risk, so make sure you follow the path. Even if the path towards the top follows the Sherpa steps, it is very steep and parts of it can be demanding. You follow the stairs built into the steep mountain side and if you need a break, there are several nice spots with benches built along the path. The hike is not recommended for young children and for safety reasons, this hike is strictly not recommended in the winter season.
Reinebringen is far from one of the highest mountains in Lofoten, but the view from the top of Reinebringen is known for being one of the most spectacular ones. It is a favourite among many hikers and you will soon understand why when you reach the top. Sit down and enjoy the great view over the picturesque Reine village and the wild fjords and mountains. We also recommend the hike during the midnight sun season in Lofoten, as it is maybe even more beautiful at that time. And not least, there may be less people in the evening. The hike is extremely popular among locals and tourists alike.
It is very important to wear sturdy shoes, take plenty of water to drink and a wind proof jacket. An extra set of dry clothes is also recommended. Do not forget a fully charged battery, so you can bring your memories with you back home. Remember to enjoy the moment!
If you decide to travel to see Reinebringen and arrive by car – you will find the parking at Reine Ytre Havn (outer harbour). This is where the hike starts. You first walk through the centre of beautiful Reine towards Reinehalsen (viewpoint by the main road) and then walk further along the E10 direction Å. Follow the old road on the outside of the tunnel on the left of the road fence. If you arrive by bus, the nearest bus stop is «Reine kryss» (Moskenes).
Frequently asked questions about Reinebringen:
Can I do the hike if I am scared of heights?
Some parts of the hike can be very steep and «airy», and even if most of the path is built on steps, the hike is considered to be of medium difficulty.
Is the hike suitable for children?
Mountain guides and locals do not recommend the hike for small children. On top of Reinebringen there is a small area to move around and in the summer time it gets crowded of people wanting to enjoy the view.
Can we find accommodation close to Reinebringen?
Yes, you can find accommodation close by in Reine, Hamnøy or Sørvågen. Check out https://lofoten.info/en/accommodation