The “Allemannsret” means “Everybody’s right to nature”, allowing anyone to go almost anywhere in the Norwegian wilderness, and camp anywhere that is not closer than 150m from the nearest settlement. This only works as long as anyone using nature also protects nature by leaving no trace. This is our list of Top 5 places to visit in Norway!
One of the most iconic places in Norway, the Trolltunga rock makes it to most people’s bucket list. The view speaks for itself.
It takes about 10 hours to hike to the top. A guide is recommended because the weather in the mountains can change quickly. In 2019 a Via-Ferrata climbing route opened so if you’re not afraid of heights this is a must-see!
Pulpit Rock (Stavanger)
Also one of the iconic places in Norway, the Pulpit Rock towers 604 meters above the fjord. Hike the 6km trail from the Preikestolen Fjellstue to the top and enjoy a fantastic view over the Lysefjord.
We recommend combining the hike with a boat or kayaking trip on the fjord. If you’re looking for places to kayak in the Norwegian fjords, Lysefjord should be on your list!
Hardangervidda National Park
Hardangervidda National Park is the largest national park in Norway. The mountain plateau offers excellent hiking opportunities for hikers of any level. With well-marked trails both for summer and winter, Hardangervidda is the perfect area for your Norway adventure!
With very little light-pollution (except for some small cabins) Hardangervidda is perfect for your Sleep-Under-The-Stars-Adventure where you can enjoy the beautiful starscape. At the right season, you may even spot the northern lights (Aurora Borealis). If you on the other hand don’t fashion carrying your tent and all the sleeping equipment, there’s a very good network of cabins you can stay at for a price.
The Geirangerfjord is located in the Sunnmøre region close to Ålesund. It’s a branch of the bigger fjord, Storfjorden. Geiranger is with its steep mountains, countless waterfalls and beautiful nature, on the UNESCO World Heritage list and a must-see for adventurers!
There are multiple adventure activity providers in the area, making it easy to access the beautiful scenery.
If you’re interested in an equally beautiful but less crowded experience, we recommend visiting the Tafjord which is the other branch of the fjord (also on UNESCO’s list).
Sognefjord is called “King of the Fjords” and is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. From the coast and farthest into the fjord at a small town called Skjolden, there’s 205km. With its 12 branches of fjords, there’s plenty to be explored and multiple outdoor activity providers. Sognefjord is another good place if you’re looking to kayak in the Norway fjords. The best way to experience the fjords, in our opinion, is from a kayak. The kayak glides silently over the water, without scaring off any of the many wild animals in the area. Flåm is a good place to start from.