The Best Outdoor Activities in Norway

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike to Trolltunga, Norway

Norway / Trolltunga

Odds is the nearest town to this location. From Odda, you can either drive or take a bus through Tyssedal up into Skjeggedal.

Caitlin Cammarata
230 Saves

Hike to Preikestolen

Norway / Preikestolen Trail

On the day i was there it was rainy in the morning so the trail and everything else was wet. From the parking lot the trail is well labeled and the hike being a short 2.

Spud Groshong
158 Saves

Hike the Besseggen Ridge

Norway / Besseggen Ridge Staging Area

To do this trail as a loop, you'll need to take a ferry as either the first leg of your trip, or the last leg.

Katch Silva
156 Saves

Explore Norway's Lofoten Islands

Norway / Reine, Norway

The Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway are a magical location for any photographer. The jaw-dropping fjords, snow capped mountains, and quaint villages create a fairy tale like atmosphere.

Ben Ashmole
154 Saves

Ryten Mountain Hike

Norway / Ryten Mountain

Important: The GPS location on here just marks the island that this hike is located on! There is no "official" trailhead for this hike, but follow these directions and you will have no problem at all.

Christin Healey
112 Saves

Hiking and Climbing Stetind

Norway / Stetind

The weather in the north of Norway can change quite drastic in one day, so be prepared with clothing for all kind of weathers.

Anna Lovehed
104 Saves

Hike to the Mount Floyen View Point

Norway / Funicular Ride Station

Mount Floyen is the most popular mountain surrounding Bergen to hike, due to easy accessibility and incredible views.

Ksenia Ledene
59 Saves

Hike to the top of Offersøykammen

Norway / Offersøykammen Trail

Like many of the hikes on the Lofoten Islands, there is no official trail or trailhead for this hike. To find it, take the E10 highway out of Leknes toward Å for about 6.5km.

Matthew Eaton
57 Saves

Hike Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

Norway / Preikestolen Trail

Backstory: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) has been on bucket list for as long as I can remember.

Hike to Kvalvika Beach

Norway / Kvalvika Beach Trailhead

If you find yourself on the Lofoten Islands in Norway be sure to make a trip to this spectacular beach.

Devin K
47 Saves

Explore the Trollstigen

Norway / Trollstigen

The nearest town is the very picturesque Åndalsnes, which lies at entrance of the large Isfjorden along the Rauma River, and is about a 5 and a half hour drive from the capital city of Oslo.

Matthew Eaton
42 Saves

Stroll along Skagsanden Beach

Norway / Skagsanden

Skagsanden is one the small and beautiful beaches that seem to be everywhere in the Lofoten area of Norway. Skagsanden is only a few yards from the parking lot, which makes access very easy.

Eric Schuette
32 Saves

Explore Unstad Beach

Norway / Unstad Beach

Unstad beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the Lofoten area of Norway. Unstad has beautiful golden sand and is surrounded by majestic mountains.

Eric Schuette
29 Saves

Ski across the Hardangerjokul Glacier, Norway

Norway / Hardangerjøkulen

Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Eidfjord and Ulvik in Hordaland county..

Summit Mt. Møysalen

Norway / Mt. Møysalen Trailhead

This is a steep hike that is close to mountain climbing on some parts. Not for people afraid of heights. Also it's a must to be in good shape to be prepared for this.

Mark Cabot
26 Saves

Explore Uttakliev Beach

Norway / Uttakliev Beach

Uttakliev is another one of the beautiful and scenic beaches in the Lofoten area of Norway.

Eric Schuette
26 Saves

Visit Haukland Beach

Norway / Haukland

Haukland Beach is a gorgeous white-sand beach surrounded by mountains outside Leknes in the Lofoten area of Norway. The beach is only a few yards from the parking lot, making public access very easy.

Eric Schuette
24 Saves

Hike to Storseterfossen

Norway / Vesterås

Storseterfossen is a must do if you find yourself in Geirangerfjord, Norway.

David Gallo
23 Saves

Hike to Helvetestinden

Norway / Vindstad, Moskenesøy

In the town of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, you need to take the small ferry to Vindstad. There is one that leaves at 10:30 in the morning.

Carter Clark
15 Saves

Backpack to Sundejavri in Finnmark

Norway / Nyelv

Introduction I walked this just by exploring a bit, and just deciding where to walk on the day, so I can't be too descriptive unfortunately, but you start at Nyelv, in Finnmark, Norway, at a trai.

Elley Metcalf
12 Saves

Cross-Country Ski Geilo Skisenter

Norway / Geilo Skisenter

In Norway they created a national sport that is harder than running, slower than walking and can only be done in winter.

Angela Kirwin
9 Saves

Hike to Viewpoint of Voss at Kolinseggi Summit

Norway / Kolinseggi

You will drive to the end of Lemmesvegan 151, passing through two gates along the way. This is a drive that you will need directions for if you are not familiar with the Voss area.

Carter Clark
4 Saves