Climbing Svolværgeita in the Lofoten

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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

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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! 

Details

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.

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

NOK 3609 Each

Group of 2

NOK 2062 Each

Group of 3

NOK 2062 Each

Group of 4

NOK 2062 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee




 

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