The evening we still spent in the cloud, but morning woke us up with full sun. This increased the energy level dramatically and soon after breakfast we left the tents and started the trip to Munken (height: 510m).
The hike with only a small backpack feels so refreshing, especially with beautiful views around and the sun back over our heads!
If we have continued the boot trip instead of getting the car from Reine, we would be coming to Munken from Tennes. It is not the official ferry stop, but it is possible to request a drop-off in there when taking the ferry from Reine to Vindstad. The ascent from that side is pretty steep and the path goes up to the Tennesvatnet lake.
The hike was very pleasant and even though there was snow around, it was probably the warmest day of our trip so far. The trail is not particularly difficult and quite well marked for most of the way. The hike takes about 3h each way, so prepare for the whole day trip. There is plenty of water on the way, so no need to carry too much.
Using the opportunity, we managed to have a little ‘sunbathing’ in front of the Munkebu cabin. It is a DNT cabin, but it is not open (most DNT cabins work like shelters and you can use them, as long as you follow the rules and pay a fee). This one however, has a private key which needs to be collected in Moskenes in summer and Reine in winter. This is available only to DNT members after showing the valid membership card. So do not count on staying in this cabin without planning in advance! More information can be found here: Munkebu hytte.
The Munken peak welcomed us with plenty of snow and magnificent panoramic views. Even with clouds passing by from time to time, the place is magical and worth the climb!
For the night we came back to our perfect camping spot to enjoy the dinner by bomfire.