Ice climbing in Norway
From vertiginous rock faces and frozen waterfalls to climbing parks and indoor centres, Norway has much to offer climbers of all levels.
The Norwegian mountain wilderness is easily accessible. Go skiing, hiking or biking, or join a musk ox safari.
The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow
Here is a guide to all the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen is the tallest mountain at 2,469 metres. Find out more.
Dag E. Haugen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.
Eastern Norway´s varied landscape around Lillehammer and Hemsedal offers gentle hills and forest tracks to mountain rides. Plan your day trip here.
Bring the right equipment and clothing, and get tips on first aid.
The Norwegian Trekking Association offers marked trails all over Norway. Stay at a new cabin or hotel each night, and explore large mountain areas.
The Norwegian Mountain Code is directed towards your safety.
Changing weather makes it important to take precautions and bring the right gear.
There is a network of well-maintained, marked paths all over the country. If you want to see Norway at its best, put on your walking boots.
The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.
Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.
Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.