Explore-Share logo and link to home

Climbing Svolværgeita in the Lofoten

Climbing Lofoten
Climbing Svolværgeita
Climbing Svolværgeita
Climbing Svolværgeita
Climbing Svolværgeita

Join an IFMGA mountain guide for an exciting climbing journey on Svolvaergeita ('the goat'), an iconic rock tower in the Lofoten Islands, in Norway.


1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Discover an iconic granite tower in the Lofoten Islands.
  • Gaze at the stunning views from the summit.
  • Enjoy climbing the famous granite goat of Norway.


The Svolværgeita (also known as 'The Goat') is an iconic granite tower at the heart of Lofoten, in Svolvær. It's not only a symbol but also a top climbing destination, with multi-pitch routes for beginners and advanced climbers.

Everyone visiting Lofoten Islands, in Norway, agrees that Svolværgeita is the highlight of their trip. In fact, the views from the summit are stunning, making the climb worth the effort.

I've designed this adventure as a half-day trip. It begins with a trip briefing at the Sherpa stairs. Once that's done, we begin with a pleasant forest trek towards the mountain which will allow us to talk about the plants in the area, and catch sight of the city. Finally, the actual climbing begins.

We will climb the goat in two rope lengths, and have the chance to rest halfway. During the last stretch of our climb, we will go up on the big horn. The view is fantastic and from there, if you are brave, you can go over to the little horn. Otherwise, you can return to the ground and, once we have all descended, then we can go back to the town together.

The climb is steep and can be challenging for many. We help you with tight ropes, climbing tips, and advice. But the actual climbing you have to do yourself. It will be well worth it, Svolvergeita is so iconic that it is even a wedding spot.

The total tour time is around 3 to 5 hours. You must be at least 15 years old to join, and we will go in groups of a maximum of four people. Additionally, we will also provide the necessary equipment.

So please contact me if you want to be a part of this classic climbing adventure in Norway next summer! 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws


More info

Skill level: Easy but steep. You should be physically fit, and willing to give it a full effort. Graded N5

Meeting point

We will meet at the parking lot of the Sherpa stairs in Lofoten. To get to Lofoten, you can fly into Svolvær with SAS or fly to Evenes with Norwegian or SAS. The cheapest is to fly to Evenes but you'll have to drive for 2.5 hours to get to Lofoten. This is a beautiful drive so if you arrive in the daylight it's a plus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where we’ll we meet to start the climb of Svolværgeita?

Are you offering other guided climbing tours in the Lofoten, around Henningsvær and Svolvær?

How long does the climb last?

Do I need to bring my own climbing gear? What should I take with me?

What is the minimum age to climb Svolværgeita? Is there a minimum weight?

How many climbers can you take with you to climb Svolværgeita?

What happens if the weather turns bad on the day of climbing?

About the guide

Born and raised in the ski town of Narvik, a bit further east of Lofoten. Moved to Lofoten because of the great climbing and beautiful nature.


English | Norwegian



What people are saying about this trip

Bharath Reddy


December, 2022

Stian is so friendly and the climb was awesome with his guidance.

Sean Oneill


September, 2022

My guides Stian and Karrin were amazing!! Best experience of my life. Pretty scary up there but always felt safe!! Very professional people.

Will Nance


August, 2022

Stian was fantastic!

Natacha Toussaint


August, 2022

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

Phu Dang


July, 2022

Stian was awesome, highly recommend him.

Michael Pace


June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.


Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.