Action & Adventure

Join a guided glacier walk, try river rafting or drive your own snowmobile. Norway is known for excellent cold water scuba diving.

 

SCUBA DIVING IN NORWAY

Great visibility, coupled with rich and varied marine life, makes diving in Norway a fascinating experience, as more and more divers are discovering.

SNOWKITING IN NORWAY

Reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on Hardangervidda.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

Norwegian mountains and climbing routes are waiting to be investigated. Åndalsnes is where you will find one of the larger climbing centres. Other popular areas with climbers include the stunning Lofoten Islands and the county of Rogaland, among others.

ICE CLIMBING

Ice climbing is a popular activity come winter, and climbers from all around the world head to Rjukan in Telemark, Southern Norway, to practise this unusual sport on countless frozen waterfalls throughout the area.

CLIMBING PARKS

Ideal for younger or less experienced climbers, outdoor climbing parks provide a great introduction to climbing. Try HøytogLavt ("High and Low"), Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park – it offers zip lines, river crossing, climbing and canyoning in Kjærratunet in the county of Vestfold. Klatreskogen (literally "the climbing forest") located in Evje, Aust-Agder (also in Southern Norway) and Brimiskogen, run by Norwegian celebrity chef Arne Brimi near Lom in Jotunheimen, are other options.

INDOOR CLIMBING

No time to travel to the mountains, or hit by bad weather? Then you might want to consider indoor climbing. There are climbing walls in many towns and cities in Norway. You will find the largest right in the center of Oslo - Klatreverket offers more than 2,500 square metres of climbing surface, 20 percent of which dedicated to bouldering. Bergen Climbing Club also has a climbing wall at Bergenshallen. A list of places offering indoor climbing in Norway is available online.