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Hiking in Vesterålen
Måtind, Andøy, Vesterålen.
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Hike around the clock

In Northern Norway, there is no darkness throughout the summer thanks to the the midnight sun. Stay up around the clock and enjoy fjords, mountains, high plateaus and islands in a new light – the region is a 1,000 kilometre long treasure trove of trails, providing an endless variety of hikes.

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Northern Norway's official website.

  • Northern Norway cycling/hiking car

    By car

    Driving is a scenic way of getting around in Northern Norway - but be aware that distances between the bigger cities can be larger than you think. It is possible to rent a car at all of the airports in Northern Norway.

  • Northern Norway cycling/hiking boat

    By boat

    Another option is to go with the shipping line Hurtigruten, which stops at 25 ports in Northern Norway, including Vesterålen, Tromsø, Hammerfest, Nordkyn and Kirkenes.

  • Northern Norway cycling/hiking plane

    By plane

    There are airports in Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes and Longyearbyen, plus 20 short runway airports. Travel time from Oslo to Tromsø is around one hour and 45 minutes.

Safety in the mountains

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Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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