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Rock Climbing in Norway: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Enjoy all the various different types of climbing and rugged landscapes that this Nordic country has to offer!

From spectacular vistas from the top of rocky crags over the Lofoten Peninsula to the sheer massif of the Stetind, Norway is a majestic place full of rock climbing activities for those daring enough to find them. Whether you are a beginner trying rock climbing out for the first time or a seasoned pro, Norway’s diverse and beautiful terrains will not leave you disappointed.

Rock Climbing in Norway

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Norway

What should I know about Rock Climbing Norway?

Well above the Arctic Circle is where you will find the best rock climbing available in Norway. From the Lofoten archipelago to the iconic Stetind this harsh environment is both an excellent location to learn rock climbing skills and techniques as well as hone them. Getting here can be quite tricky, but your effort to arrive is more than rewarded. To get to this remote region you will likely have to fly into Oslo then take another regional flight into Bodø or Narvik and from there another flight, bus or ferry onto your final destination. However, once you arrive, you will be rewarded by sparsely populated landscapes that have been carved by nature’s fury.

Why should I choose Norway for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

The mountains, fjords, valleys and forests of northern Norway are something special. These pristine landscapes are best scene from above and rock climbing is one way to do that. Enjoy this seemingly magical landscape from the top of some of the awe-inspiring features that define it.
Something for everyone

From easy half-day climbs for beginners in Svolværgeita to the challenging South Pillar route up the the iconic Stetind, Norway is the ideal location for your next rock climbing expedition. Rock climbers of every skill set are sure to find a challenge suitable for them.

The midnight sun

During the summer months, and peak rock climbing season, the sun never sets above the Arctic Circle. That means in places such as the Lofoten Islands, you can climb all day. The rest of Norway receives at least 20 hours of sunlight during the summer.

What can I expect from the weather in Norway?

During the summer months in the north of Norway, temperatures are generally between 18ºC and 24ºC. The summer is also the driest time of year in the region.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Norway?

Norwegian, Sami, English

What currency is accepted in Norway?

Norwegian krone

How many days should I allocate for my Norway Rock Climbing experience?

Individual rock climbing outings generally last between a half-day and full-day. However, many of the top spots, such as the Lofoten islands, are difficult to get to, so spending a week or two is the best way to see this wonderful country.

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What’s the high season for Rock Climbing in Norway?

July to September

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Norway



Frederik is an excellent guide! He was confident, reassuring, professional, safe and very skilled. My boyfriend and I are still enthralled with the experience. Thank you so much again, Northern Norway has captured my heart and I definitely will be returning for more adventures :)



Stian was awesome, highly recommend him.



The guide was not Stian but Haakon. Calm and professional. Ir was a fabtastic experience, I highly recommend this guide!



Stian was fantastic!


Great experience! Though the weather wasn’t the best, Stian made sure we all had a pleasant time on the climb. Loved that he provided all the gear which was great, especially since we were visiting from another country:) Originally I wasn’t going to do the climb due to time constraints since I needed to be at Tromso by 17:30 but he adjusted the time frame for my group so we had plenty of time to do the climb and so my partner and I could go back and drive to Tromso airport:) We absolutely liked the service he provided for our group and highly recommend him as a guide to future climbers since you can tell he loves what he does for a living:)

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