About Uttakleiv Beach
Did you know that the most romantic Lofoten beach is Uttakleiv? I agree with it. It’s an amazingly beautiful place. One of my favorite beaches on the Lofoten Islands. A unique atmosphere, the green grass behind which the sheep take care of. Huge boulders in the sea and waves. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. At any time of the year, Uttakleiv is stunning. It is especially beautiful here in winter at sunset and in summer during sunrise. This is the best place to observe the Northern Lights.
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I don’t like the changes that are happening around Uttakleiv now. Paid parking, toilet, camping, dining tables and all sorts of sculptures made of concrete (“heart” for example). I liked Uttakleiv beach in its original form. Now the beach has lost its natural look. But time does not stop and everything changes around us.
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After Haukland beach, take the beach through the tunnel to the crossroads and turn left and follow the gravel road. You can easily see the parking near Uttakleiv beach. Also, you can walk on foot from the Haukland beach along the shore. Residents of the fishing village used this road before the tunnel was built.
Earlier, the fishing village of Uttakleiv was isolated from the outside world. In Haukland it was possible to get only by sea or through the pass. But in winter it was difficult for children to walk through the pass and it is difficult to deliver goods to residents. They built a road along the shore. Be sure to read the history of the village. Near the parking, there is an information stand.
- Why not join this Searching for the Northern Lights
- See this Lofoten Archipelago 5-Hour Panoramic Tour
2019 Update information about Uttakleiv parking and camping.
You can put a tent on the grass near a beach. There is WC now and not drinking water.
Parking costs 30 NOK per 3 hours.
Camper 200 NOK per day.
Chemical toilet disposal point 150 NOK.
Camping costs 160 NOK per tent.
Tent+car 200 NOK per night.
WHAT TO DO HERE
- You can just relax here and enjoy nature.
- This beach is very popular with photographers. Here you can find a huge variety of iconic scenes for photo shooting.
- Search for the famous ‘Uttakliev eye’ in the rocky area of the beach.
- You can walk from Uttakleiv Beach to Haukland Beach and back. It is an easy walk about 4 km one-way distance along the shore.
- Hiking from Uttakleiv beach to Mannen Mountain. Easy/Some little bit moderate hiking 400m up and 2.7 km distance to the top and back.
LOFOTEN ISLANDS TRAVEL MAP
There is an interactive Google map of the Lofoten Islands. This will help you plan your trip. Save this Google map on your smartphone or tablet and use it during the trip.
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