Norway is full of fjords, high mountains, unspoilt nature and clear blue waters. As an active vacationer you have a choice, walking is the pinnacle here. That is why we listed seven random heavenly hikes for you.
Wherever you want to be in Norway, cabins in nature can be easily found on the internet nowadays. The conditions are perfect, because routes are clearly indicated everywhere. More so, in Norway you can camp for free anywhere you like, so you can settle down in the most beautiful places for both short and longer hikes. The best travel time is from May to August. A selection of the many beautiful hiking areas in the country.
Dovrefjell is a mecca for flora and fauna lovers. The area Northwest of Rondane, in the middle of the country, is characterized by wide open plains interspersed with a swamp landscape. It is therefore a suitable breeding area for birds and also the only place in Europe where the impressive musk oxen still roam freely.
The village of Kongsvoll is often used as a base for hikers. From this place you have the choice of various day trips or multi-day hikes. Dovrefjell is especially recommended for birdwatchers and people who want to relax.
Deep blue water surrounded by snowy peaks and dark green forests. The Aurlandsfjord is one of Norway’s most popular areas and it may be clear why. This UNESCO protected fjord is known for the beautiful hiking trails that take you along the many waterfalls. The crashing water creates a fairytale effect and makes every hike an unforgettable experience.
The literal highlight of the walk is the Stegastein. From this vantage point, at an altitude of 650 meters, you look out over the entire fjord and it becomes clear immediately why Norway is so popular.
Even if you do not want to walk for a day, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings here. The many tour boats allow you to view the fjord from a completely different side and the Trollstigen mountain road is one of the most beautiful roads in Europe for touring by car.
Are you not afraid of heights and are you looking for a real challenge? Then the Trolltunga trail is for you. This journey of about eight hours (round trip) starts in Skjeggefal and ends at the tongue of the troll. Or as the Norwegians call him: Trolltunga. A spectacular cliff that towers no less than 700m above Lake Ringedalsvatnet.
Before you can enjoy the unprecedented view, you must first brave the more than twelve kilometer long tour. What makes this trip so challenging is that you have to climb 900 meters along the way, but it is all worth it once you reach the top. Tip: go as early as possible so you avoid the crowds. In the high season it can be busy at the viewpoint.
Lonely Planet has chosen this popular tourist attraction as one of the most beautiful vantage points in the world. The flat rock plateau is shown on many postcards because of the special shape and the breathtaking view of the Lysefjord.
An advantage of the Preikstolen is that a trip there is considerably less difficult than, for example, the Trollunga trail. The mountain path is approximately four kilometers long and leads you through various mountain landscapes. A disadvantage: it can be quite busy here in the high season for Norwegian standards.
Romsdalseggen is a ten kilometer long mountain range between Venjesdalen and Åndalsnes. Whoever decides to make this trip should put their hiking boots on tightly. After all, you will have to climb 1,000 meters and you will spend about seven hours to do it.
A difficult hike, but the reward is more than worth it. You overlook the narrow Romsdalen valley and you have a view of the iconic mountain tops. On a clear day you can see Molde and the Atlantic Ocean.
Lovatnet Lake is not only popular among hikers, but also among fishermen. The fish-rich water in the lake seems to turn green when the sun is shining on it. This is due to particles of clay and stone that end up in the lake via the glaciers.
Those who don’t have the patience to throw out a fishing pole can climb the nearby Skala. This imposing mountain is one of the highest points in Norway. The eight-hour journey to the 1,848-meter-high summit is not reserved for every walker. The hike is quite difficult and that’s actually an understatement.
This famous valley is one of the most wild areas of Norway. For a long time you could not get through the area by car and travellers were dependent on their legs.
Nowadays the area is also accessible by car, but for the best experience you can best walk on the steep mountain paths. From this height you have a beautiful view over the valley and you can fully enjoy the wild side of Norway, the world’s first country to ban deforestation.