Hiking Opportunities in Fjord Norway
There's a reason Norwegians love hiking so much. It offers unbeatable access to the country's natural beauty, without crowds or cost.
Half the fun of hiking Fjord Norway is allowing yourself to be seduced. Unexpected sightings of wildlife or a detour that brings you to hidden treasures, the key to your fulfillment lies in the journey. Public transportation even to remote areas is available and reliable, allowing you to plan your journey in advance.
Fjord Norway offers almost unlimited hiking opportunities. The two most popular offer some of the most famous photo opportunities in the world. Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue) is a piece of rock protruding horizontally 700m above the Ringedalsvatnet lake, overlooking the luscious green valleys of Hardanger. Meanwhile, the journey from Stavanger to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is almost as good as the attraction itself. To reach the huge steep cliff overhanging the Lysefjord you must take a 3.8km trail around ridges and through varied mountain landscapes.
You should also check out another spectacular hike: Mt Skåla (1848 meter) by Loen in Nordfjord. It is considered to be Norway’s highest mountain with its foot in the fjord. The round Skålatårnet tower stands at the summit.
Hiking is even possible in urban areas. Seven mountains surround Bergen, each offering a variety of trails to suit varying skill levels. The summits of Ulriken and Fløyen can be reached by cable car and funicular respectively, opening up opportunities for smaller hikes for the less experienced.
It's important to be prepared. You'll need appropriate footwear, warm and waterproof clothes, and plenty of water. But be prepared and you'll be rewarded with one of the most unique travel experiences you will ever have - world-famous UNESCO-listed sites without the crowds.