If you are planning a trip to Lofoten and are looking for hiking trips, you will most likely have heard about the mountain Reinebringen, which gives you one of the most spectacular views in Lofoten. Reinebringen is one of the most popular hikes in Lofoten, but the hike is also one of the most dangerous ones.
The view from the top at a late August evening.
View over village Reine on a bright summer day.
The view currently comes with a warning
Reinebringen is located above the village Reine, and is easily accessible from the main road. The mountain is 448 meters tall, which isn’t particularly much.
What you need to know about the current condition of the trail, is that it is very worn out and steep, and rockfall is a constant danger to those who are hiking here. The local tourist offices are warning people against the trip, the hike has been removed from brochures, and at the bottom of the trail you are met with a warning sign telling you that the hike is done on your own risk.
But as of 2016 - GOOD NEWS
Despite the warnings, over 4000 people climbed this mountain only during one month last summer. And due to the popularity of this hike the Norwegian Environment Agency is giving a substantial contribution to renovate the trail up Reinebringen. The work is scheduled to start during spring 2016.
The new trail, which will be built be sherpas, will be put in another and more natural inclination then now, making the trail much safer and the rewarding view at the top available to more people.
At the top during midnight, with the midnightsun behind the mountains in Kirkefjorden. Iconic mountain Olstinden in the middle of the photo.
For your own safety, hikers are adviced to choose other mountains to walk until the new trail up Reinebringen is finished. In Lofoten, you have plenty of good alternatives.
View to the east