Reinebringen is the most popular mountain in the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
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Despite the low altitude, hiking on the Reinebringen was one of the most difficult and dangerous in Lofoten.
In 2019, the trail to Reinbringen was opened. Construction work on the trail began in 2016. Today it is a staircase of 1560 stone steps. Except for the last 50 metres, the Rheinebringen trail is essentially a long climb up the stairs.
The easy way up made this route accessible to almost everyone. The result is that hundreds of tourists climb the mountain every summer.
If you don’t want to be in the crowd (for me it’s not so much fun), go early in the morning or late in the evening. The Lofoten Islands have midnight sun in summer.
How to get to Reinebringen
Reinebringen mountain is located near the Reine along the E10. The mountain is visible from the town. But after opening the trail there is a problem with parking. Park your car in one of these parking lots.
Djupfjord. Located along the E10, 1.3km from the trailhead. This is the largest free parking in the area. Free.
Reine. Located in the harbor in Reine, 1.8km from the trailhead. 50 NOK/day, 150 NOK/overnight.
Reine. Located in the center of Reine. 150 NOK/day.
Then follow the route to the beginning of the route and go up the stairs. The trail starts on the road along Ramswicktunnel.
After 400 meters of climbing the stairs you will find about 50 meters of rather dangerous, dirty and not equipped climbing along the old trail. After the rain it is a slippery and dirty trail.
But do not be under the illusion of a year-round safe trail.
In winter, the steps are covered with ice and there is a high probability of snow and stones falling. When going to Mount Rhinebringen in winter, consult with locals and make sure that the weather conditions are suitable for hiking.
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Wild camping on the top
In fact, there are very few campsites on Mount Rheinbringen. There are no convenient places at all.
In summer, some people come up with a tent and equipment for a wild camping site.
But I don’t think that’s wise. There’s not much camping space (or they’re already busy), there’s no water (you’ll have to carry water with you).
I prefer to leave my equipment in a hotel or car. I only bring a tripod, camera, thermos with hot tea, snacks and a windproof jacket.
Where to stayed
We stayed in Reine at Reinebringen Apartments. This home has 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine. This is the best pick for a small company.
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