Hiking in Norway: Besseggen, Jotunheimen
Hikes in Norway
In Norway, hikers can expect to find wild and pristine nature with challenging trails and paths. The varied landscape ranges from white beaches and blue glacial lakes, through dense forests and endless scree fields to rugged peaks where you can become one with nature. Mountain rivers and waterfalls are always on the way and the view reaches far across the fjords to the coast.
The 10 most beautiful hikes in Norway
Discover the North of Norway and the Lofoten Islands
Trolltunga and Preikestolen: Hiking to Norway's most famous photo motifs
Hiking highlight in Norway: Jotunheimen National Park
Hikes in Southern Norway
Family-friendly hikes in Norway
Questions and answers about your hiking holiday in Norway
Where is a good place to go hiking in Norway?
The answer to this question is easy: everywhere. Norway is an absolute paradise for hikers. Whether you prefer to head north to the famous Lofoten archipelago, explore Trolltunga and climb Preikestolen, visit Jotunheimen National Park or enjoy the beach in Southern Norway, you will find fantastic hiking tours throughout the country.
How much does a cabin cost in Norway?
Hyttekos – this Norwegian term could be translated as "hut community". There are many huts in Norway, they are part of the Norwegian culture, which is especially fortunate for hikers. Cheap cabins start at around 40 euros per night, but there are also some more luxurious offers waiting for you.
If you prefer to sleep in the open air and get closer to nature, Norway is the perfect country for you: The Everyman's Right (Norwegian: Allemannsretten) means that you can camp anywhere you want, as long as you stay at least 150 metres away from the nearest inhabited house.
What are the hiking trails like in Norway?
What do I need for hiking in Norway?
- Hiking daypack with rain cover
- Sturdy and comfortable footwear
- Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
- Telescope sticks if necessary
- Sun and rain protection
- Snacks and drinking water
- First aid kit
- Mobile phone
- Pocket knife
- If necessary, headlamp
If you are going on a multi-day trek, you may need additional equipment such as a change of clothes, a sleeping bag and a tent.