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Ice Climbing in Lofoten: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Cross the arctic circle and climb in this paradise painted white

Located in Nordland, Norway, the Lofoten archipelago is famous for its dramatic landscapes. With small fishing villages surrounded by steep mountains that seem to rise directly from the sea, Lofoten is probably among Norway’s most scenic spots (and that’s saying a lot!). Come from January to mid-March and discover ice climbing on the islands. You’ll find everything you need for a great experience: short approaches, long routes for all levels and the most stunning scenery. Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides.   

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Norway

What should I know about Ice Climbing Norway?

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!

Why should I choose Norway for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Options in summer and winter

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.

Villages with charm

There are beautiful villages on the coast, next to the beach or a fjord. In Lofoten, the main star is Reine, from where many of the images of the islands come out in guides, magazines or web pages. But there are many other villages that are incredible too, such as Hamnøy, Å (the population with the shortest name on the planet) and Nusfjord or Henningsvær. Not all belong to Lofoten, but they are scattered throughout the charming north of Norway.

Immense variety of flora and fauna

Northern Norway is rich in natural diversity. The Norwegian archipelago of Lofoten is full of arctic flora and fauna, such as Dwarf Cornels and Kingcups that color the mountain slopes along with carpets of purple orchids. You will also find the Bos Taurus, with the Oystercatcher singing over your head. Another of the most common animals here is the elk.

What can I expect from the weather during my Ice Climbing trip in Norway?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Norway region?

Norwegian

What currency is accepted around Norway?

Norwegian crown

How can I get to Norway?

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.

What's the country code for the Norway region?

+47

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