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Hikes in Norway

Hikes in Norway

There are quite a few hike descriptions on this website and I have some more up my sleeve for future publishing. They are all included on this special page. 

The hikes are from the south-western region of Norway called Rogaland as well as Jotunheimen in the mountainous interior of Southern Norway. A long, flat coastline has magnificent sandy beaches and unspoilt boulder and pebble beaches in between. Inland, the mountains offer a great variety of hiking opportunities, on skis in wintertime, and on foot in other seasons.

 

The Lysefjord series

The Lysefjord in south-western Norway is a perfect example of a Norwegian fjord: Steep mountains, rough scenery, spectacular views, a lot of weather. It also serves as a superb hiking ground for numerous trips. This series consists of six chapters, i.e. hikes. Read the Introduction to the Lysefjord series.

 


Video from Preikestolen, The Pulpit Rock

 

The Jotunheimen series

Read the six articles from my hikes in Jotunheimen (literally “Home of Giants”), a large mountainous area in southern Norway. Most of Jotunheimen is legally protected as a national park. It contains the 29 highest mountains in the country, all more than 2,000 metres high. In addition there are rivers, lakes, moors and plateaus making it a very diverse territory to climb or hike in. This series consists of six chapters, i.e. hikes. Start reading here.

 

Norway - Jotunheimen - Besseggen - Steep up the ridge, all of it

Besseggen, Norway’s most famous and popular hike. This is the ridge Peer Gynt rode, according to Henrik Ibsen.

 

The Jæren series

The 100 km coastline of Jæren in southwestern Norway consists of long sandy beaches, pebbles and rocks. The beaches are among the finest in the world and there are ample opportunities for hikes in scenic surroundings. (This series consists of more than 20 chapters, i.e. hikes.)

 

Norway - Jæren - The Vistnes hike

View of Børaunen with its two cairns. The Boknafjord ferry and Haugalandet in the background.