Hiking in Norway

We can promise you that hiking in the Fjords of Norway cannot be compared to other hikes you have done. The views are extremely scenic but the trails might have steep ascents and descents, and the trails are not always well marked either. We have had many experienced hikers with us on our guided trips and all of them admit that hiking in the Fjords is heavier than they expected.

If you choose to hike on your own please be prepared and do it safely.
Please take the time to read the following articles
Visit Norway has made a guide for safe mountain hikes in summer in Norway which includes destination guides to Pulpit Rock, Besseggen, Trolltunga etc.

Grading ,safety and equipment by Fjord Norway

Advice on what to pack for a summer dayhike.

Information about hiking (FAQ) provided by DNT, Norwegian Trekking Association

Den Norske Turistforening (DNT) translates to English as "The Norwegian Trekking Association". This organization can be seen as a vivid expression of Norwegian adoration of nature and as one of the outcomes of popularity of hiking and mountain tours in the country.
DNT provides practical information about hiking and outdoor life, organizes tours, courses and is famous for its comfortable cabins. DNT owns cabins all over Norway, there are various types of buildings from modern mountain cabins to old historical buildings and former houses of a lighthouses guards. Every hiker has access to DNT cabins, but some facilities are locked and only members of organization have keys for all DNT cabins in the country. When using the DNT cabins you are supposed to bring your own bag liner/travel sheet. Blankets/duvets are provided.

It is easy to become a member, this option is allowed both for Norwegians and for foreigners. DNT membership also gives discounts in several Norwegian sport stores and discounts and benefits in trekking association cabins not only in Norway, but in Sweden too.
To learn more about DNT membership and cabins please check DNT's website.