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Hiking Tour on Vestvag
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A 30-minute drive takes you from the pier in Leknes to Vendalsfjord where your hiking tour begins. The first portion of the hike will be along a comfortable road with an easy incline, until you reach an altitude of about 650 feet/198 meters. From here you’ll have a panoramic view of the western and northern parts of Vestvagoy Island. You’ll also see Gimsoy Island and the open ocean to the northwest. On very clear days you may also see the mainland of Norway in the horizon.
From this highest point, you’ll continue on a path to Tjonndalen, passing some small and abandoned farms along the way. You’ll continue along the valley to the main road, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, weigh no more than 210 lbs/95 kg and must be at least 5 feet/150 cm tall. Must also be in excellent physical condition, as all participants must be able to keep the pace and follow the group. This tour involves hiking for 3 1/2 hours on various terrain and on rough paths, as well as gravel and grass. There will be both steep inclines and declines during the hike. You must wear good hiking shoes and dress in layers for all kinds of weather. Guide will refuse participants with inadequate footwear. Bring a bottle of water and a snack.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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