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Climbing Svolværgeita in the 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 - 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.


How long does the climb last?

It takes about 4-5 hours, car to car.

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

You don’t need to bring your own gear. I have all the necessary gear for you (harness, shoes, helmets etc. and you don't have to pay any extra for renting this). Bring a backpack to carry gear, and bring wind/waterproof clothes, some snacks, beanie and maybe an insulated jacket.

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

A little rain is usually no problem. High winds are more problematic. If it’s too bad weather making the climb unsafe, we’ll postpone based on the availabilities or cancel and you’ll get your money back.

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

The meeting point is at Blåtindveien 5 at 8300 Svolvær. We'll start via the Sherpa trail. There is a parking lot there, next to a kindergarten. You can paste this into Google “Parkering for Sherpasti, Djevelporten, Svolværgeita og Fløya”. It is a paid parking, you can use the easypark app.

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

I usually take maximum 4 climbers with me.

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

The minimum age is around 15 years old, and the minimum weight around 50 kg.

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

Yes sure! Please have a look here https://www.explore-share.com/trip/rock-climbing-lofoten-IFMGA-guide/ for more details. We can combine the climb of Svolværgeita with one or several days around Henningsvær and Svolvær.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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What people are saying about this trip



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



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

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