They are all short-distance loop trails with an acceptable difficulty level, which makes them suitable for short breaks and day hikes, and for any kind of hiker or walker. You can download these GPS trails and waypoints from Google Maps.
Hardangerfjord, near Utne (Hordaland)
Distance: 14 km – Uphill: 854 m – Downhill: 854 m – Time: 5:20/6:30 hrs
The Hardangerfjord is the fourth longest fjord in the world. It stretches 179 km from the Atlantic Ocean into the mountainous interior of western Norway.
Over the Kjøliskarven, near Kjøligruva (Sør-Trøndelag)
Distance: 17 km – Uphill: 560 m – Downhill: 560 m – Time: 5:10/6:10 hrs
From the top of Kjøliskarven (1,288 m) you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges: Sylmassivet, Skardsfjella, and Helagsfjellene.
Sønstevatn – Bletoppen, near Helleberg (Telemark)
Distance: 15 km – Uphill: 728 m – Downhill: 728 m – Time: 5:00/6:10 hrs
This beautiful hike climbs up to the highest point in the Blefjell mountain area (Bletoppen). The marked trail starts from a parking lot near Sønstevatn lake.
Through the Lakes of Oppland, near Tyinkrysset (Oppland)
Distance: 14 km – Uphill: 451 m – Downhill: 449 m – Time: 4:10/5:00 hrs
Oppland is a landlocked county that extends from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden to the mountains Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen, and Rondane.
Geiranger Fjord, near Geiranger (Møre og Romsdal)
Distance: 12 km – Uphill: 608 m – Downhill: 608 m – Time: 4:00/4:50 hrs
The UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord is one of Norway’s most popular nature attractions and hiking destinations. It is home to several impressive waterfalls.
Best time to go to Norway: May-Jun and Aug-Sep
Backpacker cost per day: 121 USD = 102 EUR
For more inspiration, check out our Norway Travel Guide.
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