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Climbing Svolværgeita in the Lofoten

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

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover an iconic granite tower in the Lofoten Islands.

  • Gaze at the stunning views from the summit.


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 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. You can choose between two starting times (during the morning or in the afternoon). The whole round trip takes between 3 and 4 hours. Actually, there’s a 45-minute approach hike, up to 2:30 hours of climbing and 25 minutes to hike out. Please note that I only organize private tours. Unfortunately, I can’t deal with clients looking to join groups. Thank you!

As regards the best time of the year for visiting this place, I recommend booking your place during summer, from the 1st of June to the 1st of October.

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

You can also join me for other climbing trips in this area, like a route through the North Ridge of Vagakallen or climbing Presten in the Lofoten Islands.


More info

Skill level: Easy but steep. You should be physically fit, and willing to give it a full effort. Equipment: I supply the Ropes, Rock Rack, and all technical equipment. You will need to have rock shoes, harness, and helmet (free rental). You will need to carry your own back pack to the base of the route with your personal equipment (clothes, water, snack food), and have some some space for a rope. Hiking shoes or running shoes work fine for the approach and descent.

Meeting point

We will meet 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.



About the guide

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Northern Alpine Guides is based in Lofoten, Norway and is run by IFMGA-certified guide Seth Hobby and his wife Maren Eek Bistrup. They offer climbing and ski touring trips, both tailor-made and for groups.

Their base camp in Kavelbag, Lofoten - the Lofoten Ski Lodge - is the ultimate spot to have a true Arctic experience while enjoying comfy accommodation and great food year round.

The team, made up of passionate and certified guides, also runs trips in Alaska, the Alps and Nepal. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished alpinist or ski tourer, you can count on having the time of your life in the company of Northern Alpine Guides.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

NOK 4124 each

Group of 2

NOK 2062 each

Group of 3

NOK 2062 each

Group of 4

NOK 2062 each

Group of 5

NOK 2062 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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