Bunes Beach (Bunesstranden)

From the photographs of Bunes Beach it is hard to imagine the scale of things here. But in reality everything is bigger than you expected; the white sand of the beach stretches further in every direction and the mountains are huge.

The beach sits in a wide, glacier-carved valley with Storskiva to one side and the looming Helvetestind to the other, rising 600 metres straight up from the beach. This makes for a spectacular backdrop, if not a little menacing until the sun lights up the mountainsides.

But even without the sun Bunes beach is a place of intense natural beauty, made all the more so by its remote location. The beach sits on Moskenes√ły towards the southwestern tip of the Lofoten Islands and is only accessible via a ferry ride from Reine to Vindstad. It takes about half an hour to cross the fjord and a further hour of hiking to reach the beach.

In the summer there is a small cafe operated at the beach and a toilet.

Nearest town/city

Reine

Also known as:

Bunesstranden

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

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