Norway is tucked away in northern Europe and home to a large chunk of the Scandinavian mountains and stunning scenery the Lyngen Alps. With half of the country lying beyond the arctic circle, it’s a great remote location for mountain climbing.
A must-do climb in Norway is the Stetind ascent. The Stetind mountain, which is located in Nordland sits at 1391 meters. It’s actually the national mountain of Norway. The climb is exposed so it’s not for the faint-hearted. You’ll also need ropes and a certified guide to help you climb. Close to Tromsø, you’ll find a number of fjords. One of them is a particularly good location for climbing. The Ersfjord fiord is surrounded by tall mountains which you can traverse. Mount Otertind is another classic Norwegian climbing spot. This is a steep but straightforward climb that even beginners can handle.
Norwegian but English is largely spoken.
Fly to Oslo then move around the country with domestic flights, trains, buses or car.
May through September
The weather in Norway depends on where you are. Oslo has milder weather with warm summers and cold winters. Further North in areas like Tromso you can expect summer averages of around 12°C and winter averages of around -4°C.
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