Rising 860 metres straight from the sea, the hike to Europe’s highest sea cliff Hornelen is an experience out of the ordinary.
The hike to Hornelen is steep in places and takes eight to ten hours return, making it a challenging but rewarding daytrip for experienced hikers. At the top you have a wide view of narrow fjords, majestic mountains and small islands far out at sea.
Norway Adventures offers guided trips to Hornelen as well as other activities like kayaking and mountain climbing.
The hiking season usually lasts from June to September, subject to snow conditions.
The Fjord Coast has hundreds of unspoilt islands as well as deep fjords and mountains rising out of the sea. There are over 200 hiking trails to choose from, including the 15 North Sea Trails – family-friendly, easy hikes with open views of the coast. Over 50 waterfalls have given this region the name “fosseheimen”, which means the home of the waterfalls.
In the Fjord Coast and Sunnfjord, located right in the middle of Fjord Norway, you can pick and choose between innumerable hikes in varied terrain, from easy walks on the islands to demanding mountain trekking.
To make it easier you can follow a five-day varied hiking program that takes you to splendid viewpoints like Alden, Sandfjellet, and a choice of either Hornelen (the highest sea cliff in Europe, challenging) or Veten (medium, with an exotic view over a white sandy beach).
Combine your hiking excursions with activities like kayaking, biking, deep sea fishing, freshwater and salmon fishing, rafting and diving.
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Check out the location of the suggested hikes in the map below.
It is 111 kilometres from Bergen to Florø by car. If you are driving from Oslo, you have a 457 kilometre journey ahead.
There are daily bus connections to the Fjord Coast (Bremanger or Florø) from Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund and Trondheim.
The small airline Widerøe has flights from Bergen and Oslo to Florø Airport.
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