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Trekking Places in Norway
Written by Dikshya Shaw on October 21, 2021 Share on

10 Best Trekking Places In Norway

All trekking fans, put your hands up and say, “I am a trekker!”. Norway, the land of the midnight sun, offers some of the best trekking places in the world. It consists of rocky and hilly terrain, which makes it one of the best places for trekking. The more your soul sets free, the more you get engrossed in the natural beauty of Norway. So, don’t wait more and check out this blog to witness the mesmerising views of untamed nature from the 10 best trekking places in Norway.

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10 Top Trekking Places In Norway

As you will hike and trek through the rugged paths laid across the valleys and mountains of a place, you will discover Norway in a different way. Also, when you are here, discover unique things and new views when you explore the country on foot. At the end of your trek, feel the accomplishment of the trip is a success. So, check out the 10 best trekking places in Norway to start a trek.

  1. Preikestolen/The Pulpit Rock
  2. Trolltunga
  3. Aurlandsdalen
  4. Skala
  5. Romsdalseggen
  6. Lysefjord
  7. Horseid and Bunes Beach
  8. Keipen
  9. Besseggen Ridge
  10. Reinebringen

1. Preikestolen/The Pulpit Rock

Preikestolen/The Pulpit Rock, Trekking Places In Norway
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Formed around 10,000 years ago, Preikestolen/The Pulpit cliff serves as a major tourist attraction in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Moreover, as it is a steep cliff with an elevation of around 604 m (1982 ft), it often witnesses leaps by the base jumpers from the cliff. Presently, a construction project has been initiated for improving the view of the site as the place is admired and highly preferred by a lot of hikers and trekkers.

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2. Trolltunga

Trolltunga, Norway
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Liberated in the air about 700 metres and with an elevation of 1,100 metres above sea level, Trolltunga mountain tends to attract a considerable number of hikers every year. Housing streams, rocks, wetlands, and mountain terrain along the hiking pathway, this hike takes about ten to twelve hours and serves as the main attraction spot for hikers around the world.

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3. Aurlandsdalen

Aurlandsdalen, Trekking Places In Norway
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Aurlandsdalen is a classic hiking spot offering you varied outdoor adventures at the Aurlandsdalen Valley. Moreover, it attracts crowds of all sorts from across the world, especially between June and September. Apart from these, the area houses a National Park and a walk to stunning glaciers. Being a few hours away, it is accessible to both children and adults and takes approximately six hours.

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4. Skala

Skala
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Skala offers the most intimate hiking experience you will ever find. Surrounded by huge mountains and a splendid view of glaciers around, the hike takes about six to eight hours if you have a well maintained healthy body and fitness. Feel the chill down your throat as you hike through this enormous rock formation. Situated in northern Norway, the resplendent Mount Skala attracts hundreds of hikers annually.

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5. Romsdalseggen

Romsdalseggen, Åndalsnes, Trekking Places In Norway
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Did you know Romsdalseggen is listed in the most reliable list of the Norwegian Trekking Association? Moreover, it offers some jaw-dropping views, considering it as one of the most admired mountain hikes in Norway. Standing high in Andalsnes, Norway, the most spectacular thing about this hike is it offers commendable views. Throughout the hike, you will be left with magnificent experiences and perfect memories.

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6. Lysefjord

Lysefjord, Norway
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Located in Rogaland county, Lysefjord consists of a 42-kilometre stretch fjord, with Preikestolen cliff being a major attraction. It offers scenic beauty and spectacular views to behold. Placed about 1,100 metres above sea level, Kjerag mountain is located at the end of the fjord. Once here, you can gaze at its picturesque and eye-catching beauty. Nevertheless an uninhabitable area, you can feel peace in the fjord.

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7. Horseid and Bunes Beach

Horseid and Bunes Beach, Trekking Places In Norway
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Horseid and Bunes Beach offer a perfect place for overnight camping after you have returned from your 2 hours of hiking. Set in the western part of the Lofoten Islands, it is the best-suited destination for most tourists. However, it receives fewer visitors, so enjoy the quiet of nature on this deserted beach.

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8. Keipen

Keipen
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If you want to experience the magnificent views of Harstad, hike to Keipen. It is an easy hike taking about 1 hour surrounded by splendid views of stunning mountains and surrounding fjords to the incredible midnight sun. The return trip covers 4 kilometres, so to reach the peak, you will need around 30 minutes.

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9. Besseggen Ridge

Besseggen, Tessanden, Norvège, Trekking Places In Norway
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Trekked by around 30,000 people on an annual basis, Besseggen is another exemplary mountain ridge in Oppland county. It provides you with a beautiful view of Bessvatnet and Gjende. One of the most favoured mountain hikes, Besseggi’s route starts from Gjendesheim and ends at Memurubu. If you are fit enough, you can complete this hike at about five to seven hours.

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10. Reinebringen

Reinebringen, Norway
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Reinebringen stands high at about 448 metres above sea level and is one of the most elevated peaks on the Lofoten Islands. It offers the most iconic views of all time. It is a steep and slippery hike, which makes it one of the most sought-after hike spots in Norway. Nevertheless, currently, it is suffering a lot of erosion and rockfall in past years. So, it is better to visit this place early or wait until a new trail is made up.

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Tips for Your Norway Tour

  1. If you are a beginner seeking a trek to Mount Skala, it will not be a good idea since the road is laden with obstacles, and an avid trekker will take around 8 hours to reach the top.
  2. Pack light clothes like pullovers, hoodies, t-shirts, hiking pants, jeans, etc. Additionally, it is advisable to carry hats, sunglasses, lightweight trekking boots, and many more.
  3. The Norwegian currency is NOK (Norwegian Krone), so have some with you.
  4. Don’t need to worry about the language as most Norwegians speak English.
  5. Wild camping is allowed in most parts of Norway, so don’t let down your adventure spirit.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Your Norway Trip

What are some of the well-known trekking trails in Norway?

Preikestolen Cliff, Trolltunga, Aurlandsdalen, Skala, Romsdalseggen, Lysefjord, Horseid and Bunes beach, Keipen, Besseggen Ridge and Reinebringen are some of the well-known trekking trails in Norway.

Why is Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen famous?

Formed about 10,000 years ago, the Pulpit Rock is loved by adrenaline junkies all around the world.

How long does it take to reach the top of the Trolltunga trekking trail?

The trail is 1,100 metres high and takes about ten to twelve hours to reach the top.

Can a beginner trek to Horseid and Bunes beach?

Yes, if you have a fit body, you can easily hike along the shores of Horseid and Bunes beach within two to three hours.

What is the apt time to go hiking in Norway?

May to September is the apt time to go hiking in Norway.

Norway is classical beauty

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The beauty offered by Norway goes beyond the capacity to express. As winters fall around the corner, plan a trip to Norway now and welcome the season with open arms. Moreover, take pleasure in expecting what this country has to offer by trekking down its valleys and mountains. Go to Pickyourtrail and select any one of the best pre-packaged Norway vacation packages. Also, customise your Norway itinerary and choose what suits you the most.

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