Join Hamarøyskaftet Guided Climb in Northern Norway

Join Hamarøyskaftet Guided Climb in Northern Norway
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Halsenvegen, Stjørdal, Norway
7 hours
All year
Minimum age:
12 years old


Discover Hamarøyskaftet, one of Norway's most beautiful mountains, on this guided one-day climbing adventure. The summit offers gorgeous views in all four directions, allowing you to truly embrace the wonder of the Norwegian landscape.

Your guide will meet you and the rest of the group at the Halsen car park. Groups are kept to a maximum of four, allowing your guide to give you plenty of individual attention. Although the tour requires climbing and abseiling, no previous climbing experience is required. Your guide can provide some instruction on belaying and using ropes if needed. Participants should be reasonably fit and comfortable with heights.

As the terrain is quite rocky and rugged, make sure you wear hiking boots or approach shoes on your tour. Bring a backpack with food and drink, a wind-proof outer layer, and NOK 20 to pay the required toll along the final portion of the road. All necessary climbing and safety gear, including harnesses and helmets, will be provided for you.

Your adventure begins with an easy walk up to the foot of the mountain. Gaze up towards the peak of Hamarøyskaftet, and the rocky terrain can appear a bit daunting — but rest assured that this is a manageable climb. The terrain is largely alpine, but there are several rocky ledges where you can rest along the way. Your guide will allow plenty of time for you to adapt to the heights and enjoy the view throughout the climb; you won't be rushed.

When you reach the summit, you'll enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the region. Admire the Lofoten Wall, or Lofotveggan, a collection of volcanic mountain peaks that form a straight line in the North Sea. The summit is typically quiet; your group will likely be alone on the mountain. After admiring the view, you'll descend the mountain, abseiling five sections along the way.

Climbing Hamarøyskaftet is a grand adventure with a beautiful summit payoff. The entire tour takes about 6 to 8 hours and travels 3 km, including walking and climbing segments. You'll start at 200 meters above sea level and ascent to 613 meters.

Embrace the beauty of northern Norway's landscape with this challenging, yet approachable climbing tour. Choose a date to check availability. 

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All necessary equipment: ropes, carabiners, climbing harnesses and helmets.
A knowledgeable English speaking guide with a sense of humor and passion for this area.





What to bring

Wind- and waterproof outer clothing, a sweater or fleece jacket, wool underwear, hat and gloves.
Hiking boots or approach shoes are fine. Preferably not ordinary training shoes because the soft sole is unsuitable for climbing.
Backpack (30 – 40 litres) with some spare space for some of our climbing equipment.
Food and drink. There is one place to fill your water bottle during the climb.

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