5 stunning Hikes in Norway
Norway, with its breathtaking landscapes and majestic fjords, is a hiker’s paradise and we can see certainly see why. From Beginners level to difficult, Norway has a hike for everyone that all offer stunning views across the country. In this post we look at some of the most well known hikes to add your bucket list when vising Norway that will leave you wanting more. Below we have listed 5 stunning hikes in Norway
It goes without saying, this may be one of the most iconic hikes in Norway offering that “insta worthy” snap on the “trolls tongue”. Travellers come from near and far to experience this hike. It is a 27Km round trip and is certainly not for the faint hearted.
As this is classed as a strenuous hike, it is advised to join a guided hike and have some sort of fitness levels before the climb. Of course, experienced hikers can hike on their own, but only during the summer months. This hike requires almost a full day and should be started in the morning to ensure you get back down safely before dark.
Often experienced hikers take tents and camp on the mountain to beat the crowds and experience an amazing sunrise from the top.
Note that the weather in Norway can change fast so preparation is key and coming prepared with the correct equipment is necessary. You should always check the weather before embarking on any hike in Norway
Difficulty level- Strenuous
Distance- 27km Round trip
When to go- June 1st – September 30th/
When to go- October 1st – May 31st You should hike only with a guide!
Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock, is a popular hiking destination in Norway. The hike to the top of the 604-meter-high cliff takes about two hours and offers stunning
views of the Lysefjord. The hike is famous for it flat, rectangular rock formation. This is an 8KM round trip and classed as a moderate hike. It’s advised to give yourself 4-5 hours for this hike. It is advised to have the correct hiking gear packed for the hike as the terrain on this path includes stone, forests, swampland, and stairways.
Preikestolen peak season is during the summer months, June July and August and can be quite busy at the weekends. To beat the crowds its best to get up early or start your hike much later for any of these stunning hikes in Norway.
Difficulty level- Moderate
Distance- 8KM round trip
When to go- All year round
Like the Trolltunga, this is one of the “insta worthy” stunning hikes in Norway but its not for the faint hearted. The Kjeragbolten hike is home of the famous Kjerag rock which is anchored between 2 cliffs and gets 1000’s of tourists per year. . When you reach the boulder, you can test your courage an bravery by getting the iconic photo yourself when you step onto the rock
This is a seasonal hike and during winter months it can be extremely dangerous and not advised. Often the roads and trails are closed due to heavy snow. There are many other hiking options available in the area during these months.
Difficulty level- Strenuous
Distance- 11KM round trip
When to go- Seasonal- Should be done during summer months (June 1 to September 30 each year)
The hike takes about 6-8 hours and requires a good level of fitness and hiking experience. It offers stunning views of the Gjende lake and surrounding mountains. For first time hikers, this may be a difficult hike to choose as the ridge can be both windy and very steep. With a number of other hike in the area, it may be a good idea to choose an easier option to begin.
Again, like most stunning hikes in Norway there are guided tours for this hike and would be recommended for those that are inexperienced hikers.
Difficulty level- moderate- hard
Distance- 14KM round trip
When to go- June to mid-September.
Romsdalseggen is one of the most stunning hikes in Norway but can be a challenging hike. It is located in the heart of the Romsdal valley and takes about 6-8 hours and requires a good level of fitness and hiking experience. The majority of this hike climbs along the ridge, therefore it wouldn’t be advised for anyone with a fear of heights. The last 2 Km of this hike can be quite demanding and steep and walking sticks may be a good idea.
Difficulty level- Demanding
Distance- 10KM round trip
When to go- The hiking season lasts from July to September.
Norway is one of the most scenic countries in the world and offers stunning mountain backdrops everywhere you look. It is a haven for hikers and adventurer seekers with many more hikes to offer. Why not consider adding Norway to your custom made Interrailing trip with us here at Interrailing Packages, and do one of these 5 stunning hikes in Norway 🙂 You can find out more about our custom made Interrailing routes here
Get your backpack and walking boots ready, the Scandinavian mountains of Norway are calling.