Guidebook

5 of Norway's Most Epic Alpine Climbs

Norway isn't exactly short of amazing mountains (!) Here are 5 of the very best the southern part of the country has to offer.

Emil Neby

Description

Lacking any huge or Matterhorn-shaped mountains, Norway slips under the radar of the many hikers and climbers who flock to the Alps every summer. That's a shame for them, but great news for the few adventurous souls who do make the pilgrimage to Scandinavia's most mountainous country. From Tromsø, Lofoten and Senja in the far north (all of which we've got ski guidebooks to elsewhere in FATMAP) through the rugged central fjords and down to Romsdal, Jotunheimen and Sunmøre in the south, the country is basically one big mountain playground.

This guidebooks focuses on those last 3 regions - the triumvirate of beautiful mountain ranges which leave climbers and hikers between Molde and Bergen spoiled for choice when selecting their adventures! Romsdalhornet, Norway's most popular climb/scramble is in here, as is Snøhettatraversen, a classic traverse over the highest mountain in Dovrefjell. Over in the Jotunheimen you'll find "The Big 3" all here - the wild and remote multi-day Styggedalsryggen traverse, the legendary Austanbotntindtraversen and - best of all - Skagastølstindtraversen; Norway's greatest alpine traverse, according to local expert and author of the routes, Emil Neby.

So, next time you're in the Alps wondering if there might be a quieter option which doesn't involve queuing for lifts and navigating tourists on busy high streets, head to Norway for wilderness, epic routes and outstanding scenery!

Austanbotntindtraversen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Austanbotntindtraversen

9.9 km
903 m
An epic traverse of the most alpine summit in Jotunheimen
Difficult
Private
Skagastølstindtraversen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Skagastølstindtraversen

14.6 km
1,590 m
Norway's greatest alpine traverse
Difficult
Private
Styggedalsryggen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Styggedalsryggen

19.9 km
1,771 m
The most remote ridge traverse in Jotunheimen offers a spectacular multi day adventure
Difficult
Private
Snøhettatraversen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Snøhettatraversen

14.3 km
1,033 m
Alpine traverse over the highest mountain in Dovrefjell
Difficult
Private
Romsdalshornet
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Romsdalshornet

4.2 km
675 m
The most popular climb in Romsdalen!
Moderate
Private