8 Of The Best Hikes In Norway

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So where are the best hikes in Norway? 

Norway is world-renowned for its mind-blowing vistas and hiking possibilities. There are so many amazing trails to choose from that it’s hard to pick my favorite ones, but I truly believe everyone should be putting these hikes in Norway on their bucket list.

1. Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

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This is quite a popular hike in Norway due to how easy the trail is, its short length of 8km, and its accessibility from the town of Stavanger. Unfortunately, it can get quite crowded in the summer months, and it’s easy to see why. The views are absolutely breathtaking, and it’s a perfect introduction hike if you’re with kids or you’re just starting out hiking.

2. Kjeragbolten

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This is a more difficult hike but a truly fun and unforgettable one. This strenuous, 12km hike to Kjeragbolten gets you to a giant boulder wedged between two cliffs, which you can actually step out onto if you’re brave (or crazy enough)!

3. Segla

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According to Clara Friel, a travel writer at Big Assignments and Ox Essays, “this is a short but surprisingly strenuous hike in northern Norway on Senja Island. It’s 5km but takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete. At the summit of the hike, you’re rewarded with amazing views of mountains and Mefjord that will take your breath away. In fact, I recommend going to Senja just for that hike alone.”

4. Galdhøppigen

This is actually a mountain with many different hiking trails up the mountain that you can choose. Galdhøppigen is the highest mountain in Norway and all of northern Europe. The distance and difficulty of the hike can vary from easy to extreme, and your route can be strenuous, include glacier hiking, and even a guide depending on how you want to reach the summit.

5. Romsdalseggen Ridge

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This hike isn’t a loop but a point to point hike which travels along its namesake, the Romsdalseggen Ridge. The ridge is narrow and high above the town of Åndalsnes. If the weather is clear, you’ll get incredible panoramic views of the fjords and even all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s an 11km, 8.5 hour long hike classified as strenuous, but also frequently referred to as the most beautiful hike in Norway.

6. Besseggen Ridge

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This suggestion comes from Claudia Klein, a travel blogger at State of Writing and Elite Assignment Help: “This hike, in Jotunheimen National Park, is a 6 to 8 hour, 13.3km hike that is difficult but highly rewarding. There are amazing views of emerald lakes and you will be surrounded by mountains. Most people who hike this trail do it as a point to point hike from Memurubu to Gjendesheim. My recommendation is to take a ferry to the start point in Memurubu and then making your way back to Gjendesheim on the trail.”

7. Ryten and Kvalvika Beach

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This hike, on the Lofoten Islands, has a mix of just about everything. Incredible views of the mountains and the fjords, a fun hike to the top of a mountain peak to get your blood flowing, and jaw-dropping views of a pure white beach. There’s even a perfect picture spot if you’re chasing that social media “wow” moment – a slab of rock sticking out in front of a great vista. The hike is 8.7km long round trip and is quite an easy hike that will take you 3 to 5 hours, depending on how fast you get up the mountain peak!

8. Svolvaer Fløya and Svolvaergeita

This is a two in one hiking and rock climbing experience that should definitely be on your Norway bucket list! It’s also located in the Lofoten islands, in Svolvaer. You can hike from the town to the top of Fløya for the best view of the entire islands. On the slope of Fløya, you’ll find Svolvaergeita, known as The Goat. It’s a pinnacle of rock that you can climb up during your hike, and it’s even suitable for novice rock climbers. The hike itself is of moderate difficulty, as it’s only 5km but will take you 3 to 4 hours to complete. Consider adding on another 2 hours if you’ll be rock climbing The Goat as well.

Now you know the best 8 hikes in Norway, what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!

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Ellie Coverdale

Ellie Coverdale, a travel writer at UK Writings and Boom Essays, has traveled to so many different and exotic destinations and loves sharing her discoveries with her readers. She enjoys spending her time outdoors, and you can find her travel tips and suggestions at Essay roo service blog.

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