Hikes in Norway

The hikes on this page are from the fjords, the mountains and beaches. In sum, they offer a fine selection of the best hiking opportunities you will find in Norway. 

Intro

The hikes are from the south-western region of Norway called Rogaland as well as Jotunheimen in the mountainous interior of Southern Norway. A long, flat coastline has magnificent sandy beaches and unspoilt boulder and pebble beaches in between. Inland, the mountains offer a great variety of hiking opportunities, on skis in wintertime, and on foot in other seasons.

This page is part of a collection from Norway, with photos and videos from road trips, hikes and visits to towns and places all over the country. You will also find World Heritage Sites and some very special articles.

The Lysefjord series

 

The Lysefjord in south-western Norway is a perfect example of a Norwegian fjord: Steep mountains, rough scenery, spectacular views, a lot of weather. It also serves as a superb hiking ground for numerous trips. This series consists of six chapters, i.e. hikes. Read the Introduction to the Lysefjord series.


Video from Preikestolen, The Pulpit Rock

The Jotunheimen series

 

Read the six articles from my hikes in Jotunheimen (literally “Home of Giants”), a large mountainous area in southern Norway. Most of Jotunheimen enjoys legal protection as a national park. It contains the 29 highest mountains in the country, all more than 2,000 metres high. In addition, there are rivers, lakes, moors and plateaus. This makes it a very diverse territory to climb or hike in. This series consists of six chapters, i.e. hikes. Start reading here.

Norway - Jotunheimen - Besseggen - Steep up the ridge, all of it
Besseggen, Norway’s most famous and popular hike. This is the ridge Peer Gynt rode, according to Henrik Ibsen.

The Jæren series

The 100 km coastline of Jæren in southwestern Norway consists of long sandy beaches, pebbles and rocks. The beaches are among the finest in the world. There are many opportunities for hikes in scenic surroundings. (This series consists of more than 20 chapters, i.e. hikes.)

 

Rogaland - Randaberg - Børaunen - Jærkysten

View of Børaunen with its two cairns.

The selection

All sections from Norway

Fjords

Road trips

Photos

Videos

Places

Hikes

Specials

Heritage Sites

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