Would you like to go on an unforgettable adventure filled with adrenaline and stunning views? Then trying via Ferrata in Norway must be on your list! Apart from climbing the iron paths in the mountains, you can find numerous other adventurous activities and viewpoints in Norway that will make your heart beat faster. Check out the list below and start planning a new adventure.
Norway is home to dramatic mountains, sharp cliffs, and deep fjords. This is the place where you can climb high mountains and swim in the lakes created by glaciers. It’s a perfect country for all outdoor adventure junkies. Below, you can find a list of some of the best via Ferrata in Norway and other Norway adventures to try.
Via Ferratas in Norway
Via Ferrata in Italian means “iron path”. It is a protected climbing route, typically with metal ladders, grips, and wires. In Norway, there are quite a few of these routes, where you can test your climbing skills and scale the steep face of the mountain while admiring the breathtaking views.
Some of the via Ferrata routes in Norway require climbing experience. Others can be visited without any previous climbing knowledge. In this case, you can go there with a guide who will provide you with appropriate equipment.
Trolltunga via Ferrata
The hike to Trolltunga (Troll’s Tounge) is an attraction in itself, but if you want to add more spice to it, I highly recommend trying Trolltunga via Ferrata. Check out the link for full description and more details here: Trolltunga Via Ferrata. This via Ferrata is quite easy and can be done even if you don’t have any climbing experience (with a guide and proper equipment).
Loen Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata in Loen is probably the most famous via Ferrata in Norway. It’s also one of the biggest and the longest ones with a variety of routes. Several hanging bridges are the highlight of the tour. Read my post with more details from Loen Via Ferrata here.
Romsdalsstigen via Ferrata in Åndalsnes
Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata consists of two climbing trails of different difficulties. You can climb them with a guide or by yourself if you have proper knowledge and equipment. From the top, you step on a famous trail to Romsdalseggen Ridge, and you can also pass by the viewing platform Rampestreken.
Hemsedal via Ferrata
Via Ferrata in Hemsedal starts in the valley at Skarsnuten and goes up to the top of Røggjin, at an altitude of 1260 meters. The trip takes around 3-4 hours. It’s quite easy via Ferrata with a difficulty of A/B.
Other via Ferrata routes in Norway
Some of the other via Ferrata routes in Norway worth trying include the below:
- Beitostølen / Vygdin via Ferrata Synshorn
- Knaben via Ferrata
- Åkrafjorden, Kyrkjeveggen
- Tjøme (2-hour drive from Oslo)
Adventurous Viewpoints in Norway
Norway is famous for its amazing viewpoints and viewing platforms. Some of them are natural ones, like Priekestolen, Kjeragbolten, or Trolltunga. Others are man-made and incorporated into nature. Would you dare to visit them?
# Rampestrekken viewpoint
# Stegastein viewpoint
It’s the famous glass viewing platform, hanging 650 meters above Aurlandsfjord and sticking out 30 meters from the mountain. It provides for the great views to the fjord and Aurland below. It’s one of the top things to do in Flam and around.
# Glass viewpoint at Trollstigen
Part of the National Tourist Route Trollstigen, the viewpoint on the top of the windy road, allows you to get closer to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls. The platform is hanging over the valley where you can see the Trollstigen road twisting through 11 hairpin bends.
# Bridge over Vøringsfossen
The newly-built bridge over Vøringsfossen allows tourists to walk over the 182-meter high Vøringsfossen waterfall. Just be careful when you look down!
# Geirangerfjord viewpoints – Flydalsjuvet, Dalsnibba Utsiktspunkt, Ørnesvingen.
# Bergsbotn viewpoint in Senja
# Mount Fløyen viewing platform in Bergen
Admiring the view from Mount Fløyen is one of the things to do in Bergen.
Blufjell Hulene hike has the last part, which is almost like a via Ferrata, but many people climb it without any equipment. That part of the hike is marked as black. It leads to beautiful sea caves at the bottom of the mountain. Would you dare to hike there? Read more about Brufjellhålene here.
Adventurous Activities in Norway
Via Ferrata in Norway is not the only way to get your adrenaline rush. There are plenty of other adventure activities to keep you occupied and thrilled during your time in Norway.
# Zipline in Flam – the longest zipline in the Nordics region, 1381m long. Check it out.
# Climbing parks in Norway – there are several climbing parks in Norway where you can try your climbing skills
# Rjukan bungee jump – there are a lot of adventurous things to do in Rjukan, one of them is bungee jumping from the Vemork bridge, where you can do a jump of 84 meters. Would you try it?
# Ice climbing in Rjukan – one of the cool winter activities is ice climbing in Rjukan, which is one of the best in Europe.
# Snowmobile tour in Svalbard
Go on a real arctic adventure and try a snowmobile tour in Svalbard – unforgettable memories guaranteed.
# Dog sledding in Norway
If you love adventure and love animals, the ethical husky dog sledding in Norway is for you. Highly recommended!
Updated: May 2022.
Do you know any other Norway via Ferrata routes or adventure activities and viewpoints to see? Let me know in the comments!
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