/ Rock climbing in Norway?
I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice on any rock climbing areas in Norway which they have visited? I am hoping to plan a trip to visit during June and was looking for some recommendations for places to go. Lofoton looks amazing, but tricky to get to. How have other people travelled there?
This is useful
http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1819 and it includes loads of other Lofoten links
Lofoten is great. Miles of immaculate granite by the sea.
Romsdal is awesome for mountaineering type routes. It's famous for the big walls, but there is plenty of smaller stuff as well.
There's a lot of amazing looking stuff around Narvik too, that I haven't visited yet but have been perving at the guidebooks lately. Same goes for parts of southern Norway.
You should definitely go.
Lofoten is the place to go.
Lots of amazing scenery and climbs of all grades. and length.
Just don't get caught for speeding
6 mph over the limit and we go fined £350
We flew Manchester to Stockholm to Kiruna in northern Sweden and drove from there. Saved about £300 on the hire car and a lot on a car full of food and some beer before driving over the border into Norway.
And for those in the south, Norwegian fly to Bodø via Oslo and start direct flights to Tromsø this month. Gatwick->Bodø in August appears to be about 120 quid each way. Going by past experience you need to add 15-20 quid for a 20kg bag, but that's still not too bad.
There's a good looking guidebook for Kvaløya, near Tromsø. I haven't seen it for sale anywhere in the UK though.
I reckon it will be a lot easier to reach once Norwegian are flying direct to Tromso, but good luck finding the guidebook anywhere in the UK.
I just flew back from a fortnight in Lyngen, and the 6 hour wait in Oslo was an absolute wounder. Next month and it would have been direct!
I might just order it. Planning to get back there for a summer trip ASAP.
There is lots of excellent climbing in Southern Norway - pretty much overlooked by Brits who all head for Lofoten ;-)
Sotra (Bergen) http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=218118
Drammen (Oslo) http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=218119
and so much more!
> There is lots of excellent climbing in Southern Norway - pretty much overlooked by Brits who all head for Lofoten ;-)
Perhaps you should write a guide to it Chris!
I don't know yet. One of the guys who ran the place I was staying at in Lyngen was telling me about it, and there were posters up all over Tromso airport but I haven't dug out all the details yet.
I'm hopeful though, as they get a lot of foreign ski tourers in winter these days. I would expect the market to be there.
> I reckon it will be a lot easier to reach once Norwegian are flying direct to Tromso,
They are, I was recently just checking that. I think it was Wed and Sat from Gatwick, or something like that, at least it wasn't every day.
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