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The Best Backpacking in Norway

Looking for the best backpacking in Norway? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Norway. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Norway

  • Vågå, Norway

    Hike the Besseggen Ridge

    3.0
    8 mi / 2500 ft gain
    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. You can hike from Gjendesheim to Memurubu, and take the ferry back to Gjendesheim, or the other way around. The hike from Gjendesheim to Memurubu is 8 miles. You can turn it into a there...
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  • Vestvågøy, Norway

    Hike to the top of Offersøykammen

    3 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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. Keep your eyes pealed for a small trail on the north side of highway, and there is room for 3-4 cars to park on the side o...
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  • Tysfjord, Norway

    Hiking and Climbing 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. The best season to enjoy this beautiful mountain, that´s actually the National Mountain of Norway, is probably June- August.During this time of the year, the sun stays up...
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  • Ulvik, Norway

    Ski across the Hardangerjokul Glacier, Norway

    Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Eidfjord and Ulvik in Hordaland county..Hardangerjøkulen's highest point is 1,863 m (6,112 ft) above sea level, and is the highest point in Hordaland county. Its lowest point is 1,050 m (3,440...
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  • Flakstad, Norway

    Winter Hike to Kvalvika Beach

    1.2 mi / 500 ft gain
    From the parking lot walk across the road to the small sign indicating which way the trail begins through the bushes. The beginning of the trail heads through the birch forest and can be boggy in places. In the winter the trail can be hard to follow at times but on average stay to the right and y...
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  • Nesseby, Norway

    Backpack to Sundejavri in Finnmark

    9.3 mi / 1003.9 ft gain
    IntroductionI 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 trailhead signpost just a little bit off the E6 road.The turning to the trailhead is to the left before the...
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  • Sør-Varanger, Norway

    Hike to Treriksrøysa, 3 Border Cairn

    6.8 mi / 360.9 ft gain
    IntroductionThis walk takes you to Trerikroysa, in English meaning “3 border cairn” – which is the only place in the world where 3 different timezones meet, namely that of Finland, Russia, and Norway. The walk is a manageable 11km, along wooden boards that have been placed over the marshland and ...
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