There's no need to sit down and be bored at Unstad
Unstad is also the place to be if you like to relax or you want to be active. Here are some of our favorite alternatives to surfing.
You are able to go both fresh and saltwater fishing at Unstad. Only a 15-minute walk from the camp are beautiful lakes that are perfect for catching some nice trout. If you fancy saltwater fishing, you have the entire Atlantic as your playground. Summertime is the best season to catch delicious «sei».
GEAR: Fishing equipment or ask one of us for available equipment.
Unstad – Eggum
Take a hike along the historic route between Unstad and Eggum. This moderate level trail takes about 1 – 1/2 -2 hour each way. It is a beautiful path around the edge of Unstad and also a perfect walk to see the midnight sun in the summertime.
GEAR: Hiking shoes, clothes for uncertain weather, food, drink and a camera.
Ridge Aksla – Nonstinden
This hiking trip goes through a bit steeper terrain. Start by walking up to Utdalsvannet and follow the Aksla ridge all the way to the peak of Nonstinden (483 m). Beautiful scenery over the Lofoten island from the peak. Follow the trail to the other side of the tunnel and head back to Unstad. Approx. 4 hours.
GEAR: Good hiking boots, clothes for uncertain weather, food, drink and a camera.
Located in the middle of Lofoten, Unstad is a perfect spot for some of the best sport climbing areas in Lofoten. Eggum (15 min away) has everything that your fantasy can imagine. Overhanging cliffs with routes graded from 6c and up. Perfect for days when it is raining. Also nearby Unstad are some smaller cliffs with bolted routes or you can just take your shoes and crashpad, and explore the bouldering in the nearby surroundings.
GEAR: Sport climbing gear, crashpad.
There are plenty of breathtaking crags and walls in the Lofoten area. Take a few days and improve your climbing skills at Northern Alpine Guides in Kabelvåg. Northern Alpine Guides is a small guiding service run by certified guide Seth Hobby and his wife Maren Eek Bistrup. (www.alpineguides.no)
The bay at Unstad is a paradise for snorkeling between surf or if it gets flat. It has a sandy bottom with rocks and a lot of crabs to catch. However, you have to be careful because there is a lot of rip current in the bay. Ask our staff for advice.
GEAR: Snorkeling equipment. If you don’t have equipment you can rent some at the campground. Price: NOK 100,-
If you like longboarding, the roads around Unstad can be really fun. If you like ramps, there is an extended mini ramp only five minutes away. We are planning to build a mini ramp at UAS as soon as possible.
GEAR: Longboards for rent at UAS
(free of charge).
If you go up the old road at Unstad you’ll find some big jumps and a really challenging downhill trail. This was build during the summer of 2011 for some professional downhill bikers. But if you think this is too much, you might prefer the old s-turn road above the tunnel. Watch out for the sheep!
GEAR: Bicycle and protection
(Not available at UAS)
Lofoten is often referred to as one of the most unique ski destinations in Europe. The combination of steep mountains and the Atlantic ocean makes it one of a kind. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced skier, you will find something just for you.
For customized ski trips: www.alpineguides.no
For ski area: www.lofotenalpinsenter.com
From the 27th of May – 17th July, the sun never sets in Lofoten. Unstad is located perfectly for experiencing the midnight sun. If the conditions allow, you might even go for a midnight surf.
Watch nature’s own theatre unfold above you as the most spectacular light show takes center stage: The northern lights, with you in the front row. The best chance of seeing the northern lights, or aurora borealis, is between late autumn and early spring.