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Hiking with a fjord view — 8 day-hikes in western Norway

Maren Ingrid

Hiking with a fjord view — 8 day-hikes in western Norway

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8

Tours

35:14 h

59.6 mi

12,425 ft

Breathtaking fjord panoramas, stunning mountain peaks and glaciers within easy reach — this is what awaits you on these eight-day hikes in Norway's wild west. A truly unique landscape, one that — still today — was noticeably shaped by the last Ice Age, you will experience a wild and romantic region nestled between the snow-capped peaks and the mile-long fjords—a place that is bound make every hiker's heart skip a beat.

The best way to get to the starting points of the hikes is by car. All day trips are best explored on a two-week round trip through Fjell and Fjord Norway. Except for parking fees at some particularly popular destinations, hiking or entry to national parks in Norway is free of charge. Some of the hot spots are also served several times a day by buses from the larger towns; places in which you're also going to want to spend some time. The campsites themselves are usually very well equipped and wild camping is also permitted under certain conditions.

Climb the peaks in the western fjordland, gaze down 2,000 feet (600 meters) over the steep rock face of the Preikestolen, walk historic trade routes in Borgund, feast on traditional waffles in Rondane National Park—and visit the home of the giants and their spectacular glaciers on the Jostedalsbreen. You will hardly find a more varied hiking program anywhere else. Mountain boots, rain jacket and of course your camera should accompany you on every hike. And don't forget to visit the wonderfully cozy mountain huts of the DNT, which offer rustic rooms and a sumptuous breakfast buffet — the perfect basis for every hiking day.

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    Wanderung auf den Preikestolen ─ Fjell & Fjord Norwegen

    Difficult
    04:17
    5.92 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A spectacular fjord panorama awaits you on the plateau of Preikestolen near Starvanger. This short day tour takes you from Preikestolhytta, reachable by car, to the Preikestolen and back again.

    Start is the well-developed Preikestolhytta on Revsvatnet. Despite the short distance you should wear sturdy

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  • Intermediate
    04:46
    9.05 mi
    1.9 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A hike along Europe's highest mountain pass is a special experience. Even if the cross-country season here sometimes goes until August, you can explore the wild mountain area in summer on foot well.

    You start at the Sognefjellshütte and lead first parallel to the road to the highest point of the road

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  • Difficult
    10:13
    15.2 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,550 ft
    3,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    One of Norway's most beautiful and spectacular walks leads across the Besseggen ridge in Jotunheimen.

    You start at the large DNT hut Gjendesheim and follow the path steeply up the mountain. The view of the Gjendesee is already impressive.

    After the Veslfjellet, a gentle climb leads down to the Besseggen

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  • Intermediate
    03:48
    6.84 mi
    1.8 mph
    625 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Glacier you can touch on this day tour through the beautiful valley of the Austerdalsbreen.

    From the parking lot you follow the well signposted and recognizable path into the glacier valley. The path always leads along the glacier brook past huge boulders and tiny birches. To the left and right of you

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    5.20 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A short but rewarding hike will take you to one of the most beautiful vantage points in Western Norway: the Molden, whose mountain slope drops steeply down to 1116 meters from the sea.

    The hike starts at the parking lot. You follow the gravel road for a short distance, before a narrow path branches off

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  • Intermediate
    04:50
    10.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In both summer and winter, Norway's oldest national park is a popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The goal of this day hike is the Peer Gynt Hut, which awaits you with delicious waffles.

    You start at the parking lot in Mysusæter and follow the road towards the valley a little bit before

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  • Intermediate
    02:36
    3.64 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short, crisp hike takes you to the local mountain Sogndals, the Stedjeåsen. From there you have a great view of the Sognefjord and the surrounding countryside.

    From the parking lot at the church, there are some stairs between residential buildings up to the start of the trail. After just a few meters

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  • Easy
    01:36
    2.87 mi
    1.8 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short circular walk leads you from the Stave Church Borgund over an old trade route, on which more than 300 years ago Norway's kings and their entourage traveled.

    The trail starts behind an inconspicuous gate just above the entrance to the cemetery of the Borgund Stave Church. From here, a trail

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    59.6 mi
  • Duration
    35:14 h
  • Elevation
    12,425 ft

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