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Skiing in Norway

More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.

Mountain Guide

Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 8,100 feet above sea level.

Experience mountains and wilderness

The Norwegian mountain wilderness is easily accessible. Go skiing, hiking or biking, or join a musk ox safari.

Safety first

Norwegian nature is beautiful, wild and dramatic, but can surprise you in many ways, so take precautions and stay safe.

Ten recommended climbing places in Norway

Dag E. Hagen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.

Climbing in Norway

From vertiginous rock faces and frozen waterfalls to climbing parks and indoor centers, Norway has much to offer climbers of all levels.

Glaciers in Norway

Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.

Safety in the Norwegian mountains

The Norwegian mountains can be spectacular and memorable, but the weather can change quickly, so prepare your trip well and stay safe.

National Parks in Norway

The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.

Ice climbing in Norway

Climbing a frozen waterfall in Norway is an exceptional experience.

Mountain wilderness

Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.

Mountain bike trails in Norway

Eastern Norway´s varied landscape around Lillehammer and Hemsedal offers gentle hills and forest tracks to mountain rides. Plan your day trip here.

Safety in the Norwegian mountains

Bring the right equipment and clothing, and get tips on first aid.

Hiking from cabin to cabin

The Norwegian Trekking Association offers marked trails all over Norway. Stay at a new cabin or hotel each night, and explore large mountain areas.

Hiking and walking in Norway

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.

Hiking in Geilo

Recommended hiking areas around Geilo include the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau and Geilotoppen Mountain.

Hardangervidda Mountain Guiding

Bring your walking boots and join a guided hike on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau between Oslo and Bergen.

Summer activities in Geilo

Hike from the top of Geilolia, join a riding trip, try river rafting in Numedalslågen or go off-road biking - all this is possible in the Geilo area.

Tour suggestions in Geilo

Here are some suggestions for excursions in and around Geilo. Drive your own car, use a bicycle or go for a journey with the Bergen or Flåm Railways.

Hardangervidda

The vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda is one of Europe's largest. It is also home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer.

Visitors' recommendations in Geilo

- River rafting at Dagali was our best experience, says the Møldrup family, on vacation in Norway.

Winter at Beitostølen

Beitostølen is a small mountain village offering lifts and slopes for alpine skiing and snowboarding, and trails for cross-country skiing.

Summer Skiing in Norway

Norway’s biggest summer ski center at Stryn is situated at the edge of the famous Jostedalsbreen Glacier.

Winter at Norefjell

Norefjell, only a 90-minute drive from Oslo, is the high mountain area closest to the Norwegian capital. It also boasts Scandinavia's highest drop.

Winter in Hemsedal

Hemsedal is one of the top ski resorts in Northern Europe. Snow conditions are stable here, and the resort boasts 24 lifts and 52 slopes.

Winter in Valdres

With 1,500 kilometers of cross-country trails and seven alpine centers, Valdres is one of Norway’s most attractive winter destinations.

Winter in the Lillehammer region

Lillehammer is one of the oldest winter sport destinations in Norway and offers excellent opportunities for alpine and cross-country skiing.

Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route

The road over Aurlandsfjellet is a journey across a barren plateau through a desolate landscape of snow and rocks with the occasional sprig of grass.

Valdresflye National Tourist Route

The road across Valdresflye provides endless vistas of rolling hills and steep mountains, including an excellent view of Jotunheimen National Park.

Rondane National Tourist Route

A peaceful drive on fv. 27 between Sollia Church and Folldal is an excellent alternative to the main routes through Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen.

Trollheimen, Home of the Trolls

Trollheimen is as rugged a mountain range as any in Norway, but with green, idyllic valleys interspersed in between the peaks.

Lyngsalpene (The Lyngen Alps)

The impressive Lyngsalpene are located above the Arctic Circle, not far from the city of Tromsø.

Sunnmørsalpene

Majestic peaks and a rugged alpine massif distinguish Sunnmørsalpene from other mountain areas in Norway. Off-piste skiing is at its best here.

Scenic Attractions in Ryfylke

The panoramic view from Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) includes the Lysefjord and the surrounding mountain areas.

Attractions in Valdres

Valdres has a unique cultural heritage with six stave churches and one of Norway's largest open air museums, Valdres Folk Museum.

Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 6,500 feet in Northern Europe.

Tour suggestions in Rondane National Park

The Rondane region offers a great variety of tours. Summit tours on majestic mountains or easy walks in valleys with a rich wildlife.

What to do in Rondane National Park

Hiking in summer and skiing in the winter are favourite actvities. Rafting, horse riding, biking, hunting and fishing are other popular activities.

What to do in Valdres

In Valdres you can go hiking, fishing, cycling, golfing and rafting in summer, and dog sledding, cross-country and alpine skiing in winter.

Tour suggestions in Hemsedal

Hike one of Hemsedal’s top mountain peaks, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your car, or take a trip on the mighty Sognefjord.

Hiking in the Jotunheimen National Park

- We are up for some real mountain hiking today, and hopefully we will do some glacier walking as well, says Anders Löwgren from Sweden.

Hiking in Nesbyen

The large mountain areas around Nesbyen offer many opportunities for all levels of hiking. Here you can experience both mountains and forests.

Attractions in Hemsedal

Experience Rjukandefossen Waterfall or the Old King’s Road between Bjøberg and Hemsedal.

Getting to Jotunheimen and around

Jotunheimen is centrally located in the heart of Norway between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, and is easily reached by public transport.

Attractions in Jotunheimen

Visit Lom Stave Church, the Norwegian Mountain Museum in Lom or Gallery Jotunheimen to learn about local traditions and culture.

Tour suggestions in Jotunheimen

Hike the classic route over the Besseggen Ridge, walk to the top of Galdhøpiggen or drive the scenic roads over Valdresflya and Sognefjellet.

Musk ox safaris in Norway

Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of the few places on earth, where you can see the mighty musk oxen.

Vøringsfossen waterfall

Vøringsfossen in Måbødalen is Norway's most famous waterfall, and has a fall of 182 meters, of which 145 meters is a direct drop.

Visitors' recommendations in Hemsedal

- We drove the Panorama Road from Hemsedal to Ål, which was a beautiful and very scenic tour, says Jon Erik Heeremann from Holland.

Sognefjellet National Tourist Route

High in the Jotunheimen mountains, the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route runs between the Sognefjord and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley.

What to do in the Lillehammer Region

Enjoy the outdoor activities on offer – the Olympic bobsleigh track, rafting in Sjoa, downhill biking in Hafjell or guided walks in Rondane.

Attractions in the Lillehammer Region

Have fun in the Hunderfossen Family Park, explore the Olympic Museum and arenas or visit the Maihaugen open air museum.

Tour suggestions in the Lillehammer Region

Follow the Peer Gynt Mountain Road or discover the scenic mountain landscapes at Skeikampen or Fagerhøi.

Finnmarksvidda

Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people.

Hiking in Gol in Hallingdal

Tour suggestions include Veslefjell Mountain and two round trips on the Gol mountain plateau. Trails are signposted.

Hiking in Ål

Paths and mountain trails crisscross the valleys and mountains in all directions in Ål.

What to do in Hemsedal

The Hemsila River offers top opportunities for fly-fishing. Hiking, cycling, horse-riding and golfing are other popular activities in Hemsedal.

Dovrefjell

The Dovrefjell mountain area is the home of the musk ox and the barrier between the southern and central regions of Norway.
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