The ‘Magic Beach’ – aka Kvalvika Beach – in Norway’s Lofoten Islands is only accessible by a 2 hour hike.
It’s a secluded white sand beach with turquoise water, surrounded by towering snow-covered mountains. Right up in the Arctic Circle!
In this post I’ll show you how to get there and I’ll also show you a nice place to camp with your camper or motorhome.
Also see these posts from the Lofoten Islands: how to photograph the Aurora and 20 essential tips if you want to see the Northern Lights
OK. Let me show you the hidden beach…
You drive on these roads over the water
Patches of land connected with bridges
Mountains in every window
Past the Frankenstein barn
Get out and walk: follow signs for Ryten
The trailhead is just down the road from the parking above. Here: Google maps link
Here it is on a map
You walk for about 3.5km
Don’t forget to look at the views behind you
Mountains on one side
The Arctic Ocean on the other
Eventually you’ll see the hidden beach – aka Kvalvika Beach
The snow-covered mountains make this beach really unique
You can enjoy the view here
Or carefully lower yourself into the sea
We went back to the van and camped in this amazing spot
Oh that other picture was just a joke
Have you been here?
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