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At the top of Reinebringen in Lofoten, Norway - Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
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At the top of Reinebringen in Lofoten, Norway Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway

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.

Romsdal

Climb the famous big wall Trollveggen or try reaching the top of Romsdalshorn. The Romsdal area, in Fjord Norway, is regarded as a Mecca for climbing throughout the year. The small town of Åndalsnes is the place to stay when climbing here. Read more about climbing in Fjord Norway.

Lofoten

The Lofoten Islands offer a wealth of rock climbing and bouldering, as well as both summer and winter mountaineering. During the summer you have unlimited climbing time thanks to the midnight sun.

Rogaland

During the summer season this area offers bouldering, rock climbing and big wall climbing. Try your skills on for example the big wall of Kjerag next to the beautiful Lysefjord.

Kvaløya

This island west of Tromsø offers excellent granite crack climbing during summer. In winter there is nice winter climbing, especially around the Grøtfjord.

Nissedal

Climb up Hægerfjell Mountain or go bouldering on the stones underneath it. You can pitch your tent beside Lake Nisser – very idyllic and a dream place for many climbers. Nissedal lies in the county of Telemark.

The Bergen area

Lots of different climbing routes at Øygaarden, Laksevåg and Sotra near Bergen. There is also a 600-metres high wall at Vetletind in Uskedalen.

Oslo

The capital of Norway tempts with superb climbing during summer. Hauktjern, east of the city centre, offers cool and beautiful climbing. Tokerud, also east of Oslo city centre, gives you athletic bouldering in the shade.

Drammen

At Bergflødt, on the outskirts of Drammen, you will find a high and hard wall for advanced climbers.

Rjukan

In recent years Rjukan has become northern Europe's number one place for ice climbers from all over the world.

Hemsedal

During summer Hemsedal is a traditional rock climbing area, with numerous routes located on good quality gneisses. In wintertime Hemsedal is known for its ice climbing.

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Last updated:  2014-05-26

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At the top of Reinebringen in Lofoten, Norway - Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway

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.

Ten recommended climbing places in Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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