Norway's rugged mountains and beautiful fjords provide seemingly endless opportunities for adventure lovers to get out and explore. Through Skyhook, you can discover Norway through specially curated, guided trips including multi-day kayak tours and ice climbing courses.
If you've dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights with your own eyes, Norway is probably already on your destination bucket list. Besides this mystical natural phenomenon, there are numerous opportunities in Norway for outdoor enthusiasts.
The numerous fjords are particularly attractive if you are interested in spending time on the water in a kayak, camping and stretching your legs with a hike or two. One of the most popular trips on Skyhook is our multi-day offer that combines hiking, kayaking, and wild camping along the Lysefjord.
Lysefjorden, is a striking fjord located in the Ryfylke area in southwestern Norway. It's known for its dramatic cliffs rising above the fjord's waters. Of these cliffs, Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is perhaps the most famous. This massive rock formation towers 604 meters (1,982 feet) above the fjord. It's one of Norway's most popular hiking destinations, and for a good reason – the views from the top are breathtaking!
When things start to cool down, Norway's cold winters and numerous waterfalls make it an excellent location for ice climbing. Ice climbing involves ascending icefalls, frozen waterfalls, or cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water.
For kayaking, the best time to visit is from late spring to early fall (May through September) when the weather is warm. Ice climbing tours are run over winter, which typically extends from December to late March, but can change a little depending on the ice conditions (check tours for available dates).
No, we offer intermediate and advanced ice-climbing tours in Norway. Our kayaking and hiking trips are also suitable for all experience levels.
Age restrictions depend on the tour provider. Generally, children can join our group kayaking trips from the age of 16 but they must be accompanied by an adult. If you would like to book a private kayak tour with younger children, you can send us a message. Ice climbing has a higher age limit of 18 years old, due to the technical and physical demands of the activity.
While kayaking, especially along the fjords, you might see a variety of seabirds, and often seals. Ice climbing in remote mountain areas can provide opportunities to spot reindeer, moose, and different bird species.
If you sign up for a trip in Norway through Skyhook, the local operator will provide all the technical gear and equipment. You only need to bring personal items and clothing as listed on the packing list in the trip FAQs.