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Munken is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moskenes, Nordland, Norway that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 3,113 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Hiking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Description
Waypoints (1)

Walk to the summit of Munken, with amazing views over the lakes and jagged mountains of the Lofoten Islands.

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Reviews (17)
Photos (57)
Recordings (10)
Completed (26)
John Layton
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HikingNo shade

Hiked in August. It was worth doing the full hike for the beautiful panoramic views at the top!

Suzanne Sommer
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Jon L
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Hiking

Didn’t attempt the full trail, but highly recommend the first 3k or so. There’s a great peak and some fantastic views even if you have no intention of doing the whole route. Some of the climbing would be tough in wet conditions, but fine on a dry day.

Lizzy Bakker
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Hiking

We split up this hike over two days and camped out at the Munkebu huts (plenty of suited grounds for tents and water available there!). Even though the days were cloudy, the scenery was beautiful. The path leads through varying landscapes and alternates flatter parts with steeper climbs, making it very doable.

Anita J.
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Hiking

Nice but we were both exhausted today so we cut it short. Looks like there would be great views from the top.

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Daniel Mitchell
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I completed this hike yesterday, in the rain, snow, sleet, and hail. It was marvelous! I would think that it is easier going a little later in the year. By typical AllTrails standards, I would have to say this trail is NOT a moderate trail. This is a hard hike. The trail is difficult to find in many places. There are some rock scrambles, and a couple of places where chains have been installed, so that you can have something to hold on to, so as not to take a plunge. Approximately the first mile of this hike is relatively easy. You will pass waterfalls, creeks, lakes, and have stunning mountain vistas. The hike from the trail head to the top of Stuvdalsvatnet Lake is the easiest part of the hike, and can be considered family friendly. Beyond that, well, It gets a bit more technical. All in all, this is a fantastic hike. If you have a little energy to spare, there are other hikes that continue far beyond the termination of this trail.

chris cramer
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Backpacking

Excellent hike with many of the best views in lofoten. Highly recommended.

Laura S.
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Daniel Björn
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Sanjay Challa
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Brad Dobski
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Jonathan Holley
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Kerry Grogan
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Craig Voellmicke
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Dominik Gajdoš
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Jake Frommer
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Adam Idone
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