Not many places in the world offer the same combination of fjords and mountains as Fjord Norway.
Steep mountains that rise straight up from the sea create the perfect surroundings for great walking experiences with panoramic views. The walks often start within walking distance of the town centre or a hotel or guesthouse in smaller places, which means you have more time for excursions during your holiday.
There are thousands of scenic walks to choose from in the region. Here is a list of the five most spectacular walks.
The top five hikes in Fjord Norway
The Pulpit rock – by the Lysefjord in Ryfylket, close to Stavanger. The Pulpit Rock is one of Norway’s most popular tourist destinations, and around 300,000 walkers are expected to do the walk in 2015. The walk is about six km and takes approximately four hours there and back. Season: May–October
Trolltunga rock – is in the Hardanger region. It is one of the most spectacular walks in Norway. The walk is about 20 km and takes approximately 12 hours there and back. The walk starts in Skjeggedal, and there are plenty of great nature experiences along the way. Walking season approximately from 15 June to 15 September. You can also reach the summit on a Via Ferrata or on skis or showshoes.
The Aurlandsdalen valley is wild and beautiful and rich in culture and history. Aurlandsdalen and the Nærøyfjord, located innermost in the Sognefjord, offer great walking opportunities, whether you want to do walks that can be done in a day or longer walks where you stay overnight in a trekking association cabin. The season is June–September.
Mount Skåla is considered to be the highest mountain with its foot in the fjord. From the summit by Kloumannstårnet tower, the views are spectacular as you overlook the glacier, fjord and mountains. The walk up takes about five hours, while the descent takes two to three hours. The season is June–September.
Romsdalseggen is one of Norway’s most beautiful and easily accessible summit walks, offering spectacular views of the Romsdalsfjellene mountains. From Romsdalseggen you can see the Trollveggen cliff, but also as far as the town of Molde and the Norwegian Sea. The walk is about 10 km, and it takes between five and eight hours. Season: June–September