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The most spectacular trip near the centre of the town is up to the top of Skipet via Høydalsheia. Parts of this route are challenging and windy, with a fantastic view out towards the open ocean on one side and a panorama of the municipality on the other.

Begin the trip at the car park 400 m after you turn off towards Nyksund. Cross the road and follow the gravel trail east; bear north at the upper edge of the quarry and follow a welltravelled trail through the forest and up to Høydalsheia. From here, a good trail leads you along the entire crest until you arrive at the summit. This stretch of the trip is windy, and you will have some steep sections to climb. Just before the summit, you will pass the characteristic rock overhang that has given the mountain its name – Skipet (612 mas).
If you want a shorter trip, there is a trim box at the waterworks. Many hikers combine this route with a trip up to Trenndals Lake. Both can be reached by following the gravel path from the car park at Høydalsveien.
The trail is good, but not marked.
Level of difficulty: medium/hard


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  • Source: Vesterålen Reiseliv
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The latitude and longitude
68° 55' 40" N / 15° 5' 5" E
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