Hiking in Northern Norway

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Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world for mountain hiking, and our hiking opportunities fit all skill levels.

In places such as Lofoten, Vesterålen, Tromsø, and Helgeland both experienced and less experienced hikers can spend their entire holiday and never get bored. The hiking season normally starts in late May, and lasts until October.

Practical information about hiking in Northern Norway

You will definitely work up a sweat and have sore legs, but there are hikes for all fitness levels.

Hiking trails on the wild Finnmark coast in Northern Norway are actually some of the easiest ones, with a moderate incline and soft heather underfoot. The views of the blue mountain plateaus, the sheer coastline, and the open seas are outstanding.

Yes, but a guided tour is highly recommended. If you want to hike in Svalbard, you need a rifle and the ability to shoot due to the risk of polar bears. If not, you can go on an organized tour; there are lots of day trips and longer backpacking trips on Svalbard.

Both yes and no. You will find beautiful hikes for all skill levels in the Lofoten Islands. It is also a very popular place for mountain climbing.

Senja is similar to Lofoten, you may find areas that suit everyone, and you may find steep mountains that will challenge most people.