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Take a walk on the wild side

Go hiking in Norway and discover why the locals can’t get enough of nature. Our most scenic landscapes are definitely best enjoyed on foot.

Camping in the Norwegian mountains
Norwegian mountains
CH/Visit Norway
Gullhorgabu cabin, Hordaland
Gullhorgabu cabin, Hordaland
Toril Refsdal Aase / Bergen og Hordaland Turlag
Besseggen, Jotunheimen National Park
Chris Arnesen / Visit Norway
Preikestolen, The Pulpit Rock
Preikestolen, The Pulpit Rock
Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger

Grab your hiking boots and hit the trails

Whether you have decided where to go or are still looking, you will find all the information you need about Norway's main hiking destinations through the map options below.


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Sleep well on your hiking holiday

After conquering a mighty mountain, you will appreciate a good rest. There are accommodation options to suit everyone's preferences in Norway – pick your lodging wisely to make sure it meets your needs before another day in the wilderness. Start by deciding whether you want a comfortable hotel, a practical cabin or a tent.

Stay comfortably at a historic hotel ...

The hotel network De Historiske includes many of Norway's most charming historic hotels and restaurants. What they have in common is a well-earned reputation for quality, style and friendly service.

As an extra plus, they happen to be excellent bases for hiking in the surroundings.

Find your historic hotel

... hike from cabin to cabin with DNT ...

The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) runs over 550 affordable hiking cabins all over Norway. Comfort levels vary, but you may be surprised – some cabins have been built by first-rate architects.

Hike from cabin to cabin along the coast, in the forests and in the mountains.

Plan your hike with DNT

... or sleep under the stars

In Norway, you can hike and camp more or less where you want, as long as you follow a few easy rules.

Make sure you know where you may camp and light a fire. There are also special rules for protected areas and certain species of plants and animals.

Read more about the right of access

Top iconic hikes

The Norwegian Trekking Association presents their favourite iconic mountain hikes in Norway.

Work your body, feed the mind

With all due respect to grand views and fresh air, hiking can be more than enjoying the scenery. For many people, it is a way to get in shape. Others set out on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and reflection through cultural and historical landscapes.

Travellers’ own pictures

Top tips before venturing into the wild

Before you embark on a trekking adventure in the Norwegian wilderness, take a moment to ponder the practicalities. Be prepared, stay safe and pack your bag like a hiking pro.

Safety in the mountains

Return to hike another day

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.

Leaving it as you found it

Take only pictures, keep only memories

Norway is a country of outstanding natural beauty, with dramatic waterfalls, crystal clear fjords, majestic mountains, and spectacular glaciers. Preserving this landscape, its communities, and the way of life is essential for locals and visitors alike.

Norwegian philosophy is very much that conservation is everyone’s responsibility. Enjoying nature and the outdoors is considered a national pastime, and this is reflected in our attitude towards the preservation and use of the wilderness.

Whether it’s hiking in the mountains or biking on an idyllic forest road, Norwegians try to leave as small a footprint as possible. Leave it as you would like to find it is the mantra, regardless of whether you are a guest in nature or in a small fishing village.

Quality of life is what it is all about, not only now, but for the time to come as well. It’s about recognizing that everybody else are just as important as ourselves, and taking steps to implement that thought in all aspects of life. It’s neither easy nor quickly done. But it is definitely worth it.


Let the experts guide you

It is wise to consult the experts when planning a hiking trip. Discover Norway has tour suggestions and packages for every taste and level.

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