In case you do not know, nature is the greatest attraction among all Nordic countries. And we’re talking about scenic works of nature, from lush wilderness to idyllic fjords. In Norway, you are given the chance to explore such beauty in a very exciting manner— hiking.
Hiking is a very popular outdoor activity in the country, where visitors from different parts of the globe are automatically attracted to its picturesque backdrops and exciting trail routes.
There are a lot of hiking trails in Norway, but these in particular are the country’s premier hike routes that embody the ever beautiful and jaw-dropping landscapes of the place. Without further delay, we give you the most scenic hike routes of Norway, all worthy of your vacation leaves!
The Pulpit Rock
Easy hike routes and picturesque views, this makes the hike to Pulpit Rock one of the most popular hikes in Norway. People of all ages could try the hike as its trail mostly consist of flat landscapes.
The hike begins at Preikestolen Fjellstue and ends at the immense square cliff, ideally located 604 meters above the beautiful Lysefjorden. You will definitely be at awe with the long stretch of blue waters beneath the surface.
You can even try free hanging by grasping a little iron rod and let your whole body consume the adrenaline rush. If you want to spend more time in the place, then satisfy your adventure cravings by camping at Preikestolen.
The most spectacular hike route in the Lofoten Islands— the Reinebringen. Over a hundred of hikers ascent each day just to experience the wonders of this trail. Well, the hike is not your typical route as you need to venture some steep climbs to reach the highest points along the ridges.
That being said, you need to prepare yourself for a two to three hours land journey. The route begins with a sloppy path, then going to a birch wilderness. Once you completed the forest, you will start climbing mountains. You will be dealing with steep rocks for a while before reaching to top. A piece of advice to all hikers: always stick to the main path.
Besseggen Ridge, a mountain ridge perfectly located in Jotunheimen National Park is another popular hike route in Norway.
The route is fairly good and exciting. Thus, you need to be physically prepared for this particular hike as you will be walking nonstop for six to seven hours, with uphill and downhill trails.
And remember that you will not just use your feet in this hike because you surely will be needing your hands out of your pocket! But of course, the difficulty of the path will reward you with the breathtaking beauty of Lake Gjende, surrounded with glaciated mountain peaks and ridges.
This could be one of Norway’s most spectacular rock formations. Trolltunga or also called as the Trolls Tongue is a popular choice for hikers all over the world. However, the splendor comes with certain level of difficulty. To hike this place, you need to conquer about 20 km, which means an approximate of eight to twelve hours walking. Thus, you need to bring important hiking gears that will make your adventure worthwhile. The trail begins in Skjeggedal and finishes at the gorgeous Trolltunga Rock, situated 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet. The long land journey will be somehow be more exciting with the all the breathtaking views along the way.
If you want a live encounter with some musk oxen in the wild, then you should go hiking in Doverefjell. Apart from this animals on the loose, this mountain ridge hike will surely amaze you with the country’s stunning variations, from the wide-stretched plains to the towering valleys.
Start the hike at Kongsvold Fjeldstue, and spend hours with the beauty of herds loaded with some oxen. But please, don’t play with them or else you’ll be wasting your energy running away from these pretty large beasts.
Not as touristy as the other trails in Norway, Norangsdalen is still among the country’s most spectacular and scenic hikes. The place is also known as the ‘Queen’s Route’ because of its cultural and economical importance during the previous era. During your hike, you will pass by Lake Lygnstøylvatnet, a popular spot for hikers for a cool meltdown.
The underwater ruins beneath the waters attract tourists to dive down. Even up to the present time, you can have a glimpse of the rich history of the place, from the old roads to the gateways.
The Norangsdalen Valley is also the starting point for some breathtaking mountain tops such as Brekketindane, Jakta, Kvitegga, Risenosa, Slogen, Smorskredtindane and Skruven.