Norway Day hikes
The river Visa by Spiterstulen,
the starting point for hiking to Galdhöpiggen
Hiking in Norway is great! You can choose between everything from really easy and short hikes with stunning views such as Litlefjell or go more hard core on longer hikes in high mountain terrain such as Trolltunga. You can also choose between summit hikes and hiking with fewer height metres.
Almost no matter where you go you will find mountains, windling roads, fjords and sheep. In the Southern part (north of Oslo) you find national parks such as Joutunheimen, Reinheimen, Rondane and Dovre.
In the Fjord region and Jotunheimen you find famous hikes such as the Trolltunga, the Pulpit rock and Kjerag boulder.
Far up in the north you find the Lofoten islands, the Key West of Norway. Starting in Narvik driving the 350 kilometers to Å far out in the Atlantic Ocean you pass by hundreds of mountains ranging up to 1 000 meters, several of them perfect for day hikes in summer or skiing in the winter.
Rondane nationalpark is a bit more unknown although it has 10 summits above 2000 metres that are perfect for a day´s hike.
Click on this map to find out where all the great hikes are
Weather in Norway
One tricky thing about Norway is the weather. When the sun is shining everything is great but you have to be prepared for some rainy days and perhaps change your plans accordingly.
Many of the hikes might even be dangerous if it is rainy or very windy. One way to cope with this is to keep a close look at the weather forecast for the upcoming days and change the itinerary if necessary. Spending a rainy day in a city is really not that bad enjoying good food and taking a shorter hike.
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