Some of the world’s most breathtaking terrain and scenery – and a culture that is naturally accommodating to hikers, walkers or just plain wanderers – make this a real “get up and go” country! Fun, fitness and adventure are literally at your feet ... from coastal islands to fjord valleys and mountain peaks.
Hiking is in our nature
In Fjord Norway, hiking is in our nature. Want proof? Just listen to our language. We’ve coined a word – friluftsliv, that translates as “open-air living” but really means getting outside to commune with the great outdoors. Which we do whenever we can. And that’s easier to do here thanks to another wonderful Norwegian idea: allemannsretten—everyone’s right to respectfully access most land, public and private. And it’s your right, too, while you’re our guest.
What better way to exercise your rights than to hike than our amazing fjords and coasts? Put on your hiking boots and gear, grab your “matpakke” – Norway’s iconic packed lunch —and set out for a day, a few days or even a week of unmatchable vistas and views. Just remember to hold onto that sandwich wrapper! With rights come responsibilities—what we call allemannsplikten, the duty to respect nature while you’re exploring. Fjord Norway’s natural landscape is clean and pristine, and we ask that you help us keep it that way. It’s also wild. Weather and trail conditions vary, so hiking with a guide is a great idea. You won’t get lost and you may also be treated to a lot of wonderful local lore to boot!