South of the Arctic circle
(scroll down for north of the arctic circle)
Make no mistake, by hiking to the Pulpit rock in the high season (May-Sept) you will not walk alone. Pulpit rock is perhaps THE most visited tourist attraction right now and you will need two and a half hours (provided good form and shoes) one way. Click here for more info.
4 km and 2.5 hrs one way.
1084 meters above Lysefjorden, a giant boulder is wedged in a mountain crevasse. This is Kjeragbolten, a popular peak to hike.It is also a popular spot for BASE jumping and for taking photos on top of the giant rock squeezed between the huge cracks of the mountain. Click here for more info.
4,5 km and 5 hours one way.
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway, hovering 700 metres above Lake Ringedalsvatnet in Odda. The hike in is quite long and the weather changes fast so stay safe and take precautions before hiking. Click here for more info.
14 km and 5 hours one way.
Mount Skåla is considered to be the highest mountain with its foot in the fjord. From the summit by Kloumannstårnet tower, the views are spectacular as you overlook the glacier, fjord and mountains. It is possible to stay the night here also. Click here for more info.
7,3 km and 5 hours one way.
Located on the peak of Fannaråken at an elevation of 2068 m, Fannaråkhytta is Norway’s highest tourist lodge. Few peaks can compete with the view from Fannaråken, which includes the Hurrungane string of peaks and the Smørstab and Jostedal glaciers. Sunrise with Jotunheim peaks around the points of the compass is an unforgettable scene, an outdoor experience for life. Click here or here for more info.
6 hrs one way from Turtagrø hotel.
Galdhøpiggen is the tallest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia and Northern Europe, at 2,469 m (8,100 ft) above sea level. It is located within the municipality of Lom (in Oppland), in the Jotunheimen mountain area. Click here for more info.
5,6 km and 3.5 hrs one way.
Flørli 4444 – the worlds longest wooden stairway
1,5 km and 1-2 hours one way.
The Queen´s panorama trail in Hardanger
Her Majesty the Queen Sonja panorama trail ascends to 1100 msl in the mountains between Kinsarvik and Lofthus in Hardanger commune. With views down to Sørfjord and over to the Folgefonna glacier, opportunity to walk the famous “Monk stairs” and not least passing thousands of fruit trees along the way during spring and summer, this trek has all of Fjord Norways best qualities! Over the last 20 years this trail has become one of the Queen´s favourites when she visits the Hardanger area. Click here for more info.
16 km and 6 hrs from start to finish
The Besseggen ridge is one of the most popular day hikes in Norway and has reached a kind of cult status. “Everyone” wants to have done it once in their lives. During the short season (end of June to mid September) more than 30 000 hikers complete the tour. This heavy traffic shows in form of partly severe erosion and destroyed vegetation. The DNT (Norwegian Hiking Association) has undertaken the demanding task to repair the worst parts of the trail by laying stone plates and fix the damage to the vegetation by planting new. The path from Gjendesheim uphill to the Veslfjell can be seen from as far away as the road over the Valdresflya! Click here for more info.
13 km and 8 hours one way
North of the Arctic circle
Helvetestind (Hell’s peak) rises up as a pinnacle between Bunes beach and Horseidstranda providing great views of the two beaches as well as larger parts of Lofoten. Click here for more info.
4 km and 2 hours one way
The Queen´s route in Vesterålen
The Queen’s Route is a marked hiking trail between the historical fisherman’s villages Nyksund and Stø in the Vesterålen archipelago. The route is a round trip which winds its way along the coastline, the white sand beach Skipssanden, and over mountaintops 400 meters above sea level with an incredible view of the Atlantic ocean. Click here for more info or contact Vesterålen Trekking Association.
12-15km and 5-8 hours roundtrip