Ice climbing in Narvik, Northern Norway
Lofoten has a great variety of massifs where you can go rock climbing or ice climbing. These sports can be practiced in winter and summer. Also during the summer, you can do climbing at any time of day and night, thanks to the midnight sun. In summer, try out the great wall of the Kjerag massif, located next to the beautiful Lysefjord.
How to get there
There are three small airports: the Svolvær airport, the Leknes airport and the Røst airport, which mainly offer flights to Bodø, an important communications center. There is also a heliport in Værøy and a ferry network. The main road of Lofoten is the E10, which leads to the island of Moskenes by land from Narvik and Harstad. The largest islands of Lofoten are already connected by bridges or underwater tunnels under the fjords
The winter temperatures of Lofoten are very mild considering that it is located north of the Arctic Circle. Average temperatures remain above 0 °C throughout the year in the northeast of Lofoten. In summer, the average temperature is 13 °C. May and June are the driest months, while October has three times more rainfall. Strong winds can occur in late autumn and winter, but they usually disappear by the end of March and mid-October
It is not recommended to go ice climbing without a guide, even if you are an expert. Also remember that you will need a good technical equipment to keep you safe. Although in Lofoten you will find some of the longest routes and the best frozen gorges in the world, there are options for all levels, even for those who try ice climbing for the first time. We repeat, just make sure you hire a certified local guide to enjoy the experience to the fullest. We can help you!
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Mar 18, 2019
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