Haukland Beach, Leknes

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  • A trip to Lofoten must include, inevitably, a visit to the beautiful beaches of the West Coast. In the early days we had already seen Unstad (having slept there) and the beautiful and vast Crescent of Ramberg whereby we decide to spend the last day of stay at beaches on the island of Vestvågøya. From Henningsvær, where we stay, we employ around forty minutes to reach Vikstranda, the beach of Vik, beautiful expanse of white sand arcing deserted despite various camper parked on the grass at the roadside and water between blue and green. When we arrive the scenario, although Nice, doesn't view in all its glory because of clouds covering the Sun. Some pictures, some shells and the sound of the sea ... or rather the Atlantic Ocean ... ^_^ after A few minutes here is the beautiful beach of Haukland. The climate of Lofoten has accustomed us to sudden changes, and in fact, although it's only been a few minutes, sprouting on Sun and a beautiful blue sky with white clouds and here you have the possibility of easily confuse these places with those of other latitudes--the so-called tropical paradises. And yet these are the Arctic havens:-). Haucklandstranda is great, very white, surrounded by pointy and disruptive, Stony Mountain. For lovers of hiking you can climb on steep trails to the peaks of these mountains, rugged and see so many people who ventures as we see little dots print who arrived on and enjoying the panorama taking pictures that we imagine beautiful. We prefer to take a private path (as always you can benefit from it the important thing is to always close the gate, as also written signs, not to let the animals graze) which surrounds the mountain, the hump day and after nearly 5 km reaches the next beach ... Uttakleiv. Us though we stop first, between one sheep and another, enjoying a beautiful view of the beach and the sea that takes incredible colors with shades from blue, turquoise blue, aided by the shallow and the whiteness of the sand ... Once back we enjoy the beach a bit more crowded than that of Vik and I try to soak your feet feeling good feeling ' refrigerant ' ... but I resist little ^_^ while there is also who you bathe (mostly children). Pleasant and relaxing moments, as said is a highly recommended, obviously preferable on a nice day.
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  • We came on a day that was beautifully sunny, then became overcast then rained. The beach is Beautiful in every weather and we loved it. The color of the water, the views: yes!  more »
  • Admittedly, this beach has done me such impressions as Kalvika Beach, but admits that it has something. Clean, icy water, beach-zero garbage. Views or anything myself. The upside is that close we have parking. Together with friends I spent a nice time there. I recommend this place to anyone who chooses to Lofoten!
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  • Beautiful beach. In the first moment it is weird to have such a beautiful sand beach as it somehow doesn't fit to the rough and rocky mountains around. But it is great staying there making some fire for a barbecue, enjoying the view and the sound of the sea. 4 stars only as the toilet house could be in a better shape.
  • Feels weird and surreal to spot such a beautiful (and empty) beach amidst the surrounding rugged terrain and of course, the cold. I imagine it might be slightly more tempting in the summer to brave the cold waters, but even if you didn't come for a swim, the scenery is still worthwhile for a short walk along the beach. Do beware of the wind though
  • Fantastic beach totally unspoilt. If you are lucky go on a sunny day in the summer (June, July) as it can be cold and windy otherwise. With high winds there can be large breakers here - good for surfing with a warm suit!
  • Although camping is not allowed here, everybody does that. It has a functioning toilet, sink and a great view. There is a nice walk along the coast to see the midnight sun. You can make a fire and there are some tables as well.
  • The most visited beach in Lofoten and Vesterålen (eventhough we have some other beach pearls close by etc) This beach is famous for its white sand,in natural surroundings. It is just beside the mountaintops "Mannen/The Man","Veggen/The Wall","Tåa/The Toe" to name a few. It is popular for familys to attend to,and the past few years it has finally gotten back a café/kiosk and art shop in "Kraftstasjonen". This beach and the café has its own website,you can also find haukland beach and kraftstasjonen haukland on instagram. Both accounts runned by the owners of the café. The beach has changingrooms for men and women,and toilets each side in a small white building,black roof by the parkinglot by the beach. It is maintained daily. Other then that it is maintained by a few locals,me included. The beach is finally undergoing some new projects,mostly of them are still in the thinking and development process. But a new interesting beach project that came to life in summer 2017,was a national beachvolleyball tournament coming to life. It was a test project and it was an instant success. So they are coming back next summer with more sponsors and even more competetive classes. Haukland Beach has 2 "sister beaches". You have Vik Beach wich is for thoose who think Haukland gets abit overcrowded. And a small one at Uttakleiv too. (More windy then Haukland and Vik,but nice) The only bad thing about Haukland Beach is that the summers are very up and down. The temperature and weather varies too much. On thoose perfect clear blue sky days,it can be breathtakingly beautiful and nice. But it can also easily be a cold,wet,negative experience if you come as a tourist when the summer days are allready gone,or they still havent arrived yet. Also broken glass can lay around in the edge of water,and hidden at the beach by the water. There are partying going on at winter,early spring there,and things happen with drunk people and glass bottles. But we few locals try to gather them before any accidents happen. Positive sides: Every summer you can rent different kayaks on the beach. You can also get to dive with some of the locals with boats in the area. Theres also an old volleyball net for thoose who bring a volleyball.

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