Hiking outdoor activities Norway
Spend a weekend in Norway and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and try out some adventurous outdoor activities. With a spectacular landscape, Norway offers magnificent hiking, fishing and cycling the entire year.
MOUNTAIN TOURS in beautiful norway
Regardless of region you visit in Norway, beautiful mountain walks and hikes are offered. Escape the stressful everyday life and indulge in nature explorations.
HIKING IN THE STAVANGER AREA
The mountains of this region offer the most popular mountain walks in Norway, both among tourists and Norwegians. Pulpit and Kjerag are two "peaks" suitable for day trips, and both have stunning views. Kjerag is the most challenging and the trip takes around 5 hours and is the highest peak in the Lysefjord. For many the view from the top overlooking the Lysefjord is the ultimate experience but for many the extra challenge is a short stop at the Kjeragbolt, where you must snap a photo (as a proof…).
The Pulpit is a slightly shorter tour about 3.5 hours perfect for young and old. The tour is moderately challenging, and the best period to avoid the crowds is May, June and from the end of August until October.
GAUSTATOPPEN IN THE TELEMARK COUNTY
The mountain Gaustatoppen in Rjukan in Telemark county is beautiful. Spend a full day at this beautiful mountain, 1883 meters above sea level and enjoy the view of Norway! The summit is relatively easy to climb, and is considered a very family-friendly hike. When you've finally reached the top you can enjoy waffles and a good cup of coffee in the Gaustatoppen Tourist Lodge. From Oslo it’s about 3 hours drive to reach the foot of the mountain, and once you are in the area you can go several walks at Hardangervidda National Park - a 15 minute drive, packed with hikes and tourist cabins.
BESSEGGEN FOR THE EXPERIENCED
Besseggen, located in Vågå municipality, should be on your bucket list if you’re an experienced hiker. Prepare well before going to this popular and spectacular hike in Jotunheimen. The trip is 17 kilometers long and takes a total of 6 to 8 hours. Nearly 30,000 people go to Besseggen every summer. Besseggen is easily accessible from Fagernes and Valdres where you will also find our Scandic Valdres .
Most people who is hiking in Besseggen take the Gjende ferry in the morning from Gjendesheim to Memurubu. You can also go the other direction from Besseggen to Memurubu where you take the boat back to Gjendesheim.
FAMOUS SVOLVAERGEITA IN LOFOTEN
You’ve probably seen the photos of daring people who made the famous leap between the two mountain peaks reminiscent of goat horns at the Svolvaergeita. You'll need to go with a climbing guide. You can see the mighty “Geita” located on the mountain Floya. There are many climbing and hiking routes. Other great top trips in Lofoten are Ryten, stretches 542 meters above sea level and has a panoramic view of the beautiful Kvalvika beach and over the sea.
Yttersandheia projecting 324 meters above sea level is another great trip. When you reach the top there is a plateau where it can be nice to camp and watch the midnight sun. And also perfect for a little day trip.
ROMSDALSEGGEN SPECTACULAR HIKING ROUTES
Romsdalseggen is located in the parts of Norway where you can see the most impressive mountain tops - with breath taking views, even for the most experienced mountain hiker. Mountains and fjords, peaks and waterfalls in all directions, from the Rauma river in the depths of the Romsdalen valley, to the Troll Wall and troll peaks - and all the way to Molde and the great sea to the west. Just behind the horizon both the Atlantic Road and the Geirangerfjord can be seen. Romsdalseggen is surrounded by the mountain peaks Venjetindan, Romsdalshornet, Trolltindan, Trollveggen (The Troll Wall), Bispen, Kongen and Dronninga.
The entire area, in and around Molde, offers beautiful scenery and views. Tourist attractions are Geiranger, Trollstigen and the Atlantic Ocean Road. In this region you will find our Scandic Seilet and Scandic Alexandra Molde where you can relax after great hiking in the mountains.
And last but not least - keep in mind to plan and keep track of the mountain weather when traveling:
- Plan your trip and report where you are going.
- Customize your trip according to ability and conditions.
- Pay attention to weather and landslide warnings.
- Be prepared for storms and cold fronts, even on short trips.
- Bring the necessary equipment to help yourself and others.
- Make safe road choices. Recognize landslides and unsafe ice.
- Use maps and compass to always be sure where you are.
- Turn back home! It's no shame to turn around.
- Save energy and seek shelter if necessary.