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 Reinebringen was opened. Work on the construction of the trail began in 2016. Today it is a staircase of 1560 stone steps. With the exception of the last 50 meters, hiking on Reinebringen is actually a long climb up the stairs.
The easy way up made this route accessible to almost everyone. As a result, hundreds of tourists climb the mountain daily in the summertime.
If you do not want to be in the crowd (for me it is not so-so fun), hit the road early in the morning or late in the evening. In summer, at Lofoten Islands is Midnight Sun.
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 to the beginning of the route and climb up the stairs. The trailhead starts on the road along the outside of Ramsviktunnel.
After 400 meters of climbing stairs, you will find about 50 meters of a rather dangerous, dirty and not equipped climb on the old path. After the rain, it’s a slippery and dirty trail.
But do not be under any illusions of a year-round safe route.
In winter, the steps are covered with ice and there is a high probability of snow and stones avalanche. Going to Reinebringen mountain in winter, consult with local people and be sure there are suitable weather conditions for hiking.
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Wild camping on the top
In fact, there are very few camp spots on Reinebringen mountain. There are no comfortable places at all.
In summer, some people climb up with a tent and equipment for wild camping.
But I do not think that is reasonable. There are no a lot of places for camping (or they are already occupied), there is no water here (you will have to carry water with you).
I prefer to leave the equipment in the hotel or in the car. I only bring a tripod, a camera, a thermos with hot tea, a snack 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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