walking in norway
best time to walk Mid August into September. Temperatures at night in September may fall below 0°C and there is a possibility of snow.
The most popular walking areas in Norway are the jagged spires of the Jotunheimen mountain range, the high peaks of the Rondane and Dovrefjell mountains, the Hardangervidda plateau, the Trollheimen region, the isolated arctic mountains of the Troms Border Trail and the Finnmarksvidda plain.
Accomodation on most walking routes is either in your own tent or cabins. Some cabins are open all year round but most are open to walkers from the end of June until mid-September as well as during the Norwegian Easter holidays.
The Norwegian Mountain Touring Association DNT, runs guided hiking tours including glacier walks throughout the summer months. Information can be obtained from their web site at www.turistforeningen.no
St Olav's Way is a 643km walking route from Oslo to Nidaros (Trondheim) cathedral where King Olav is buried. St Olav's Way is the fourth most important pilgrim's walking route in Europe. Since 1997 this walking route has been reinstated and waymarked to provide an excellent long distance walk.
Nordkalottleden Trail (Kalottireitti)
The 800-kilometre trail runs in the arctic fell areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The trail is supported by cabins along the route
altough there are some sections that require you to camp. Not all cabins have or can supply provisions so forward planning is essential.
Access to the Norwegian cabins is by key that can be rented for a small fee. Swedish huts have a hut keeper during the season and have one room accessible out of season. Finnish huts are open all of the time, tend to be smaller and therefore fill up.
The coastline of Norway is part of the North Sea Trail, a walking route circumnavigating the North Sea
Official Travel Guide to Norway walking
highest mountain in Norway is Galdhøpiggen 2469m
and a personal recommendation from a member of the Aclima team...
• Central in Helgeland, just south of Sandnessjøen the fabled Alstenøya, looms the famous mountain range, the Seven Sisters. As a hiker, it is an experience to walk over these peaks.
• the Besseggen - The stunning views of the wild Jotunheimen and the steep passages gives a good sense of mastery are two. • And of course the Romsdal alps. In Rauma, we have well known landmarks as Trollstigen, Trollwall, Romsdalshorn and Norways most beautiful railway "Rauma Railway". The nature are wild and beautiful, and made for active people.
• And I love Galdhøpiggen. Norway's highest mountain rises above the surrounding peaks, and provides a breathtaking view of Jotunheimen. Galdhøpiggen (2469 m above sea level .)
lillehammer rondane trail
hut to hut