Climb-Norge offers week long (Sat – Sat) rock climbing and mountain holidays in the Lofoten Islands, Narvik area including Stetind the national mountain of Norway.  Francis Blunt, an experienced MIC mountain instructor based in Oulu, Finland leads the week long holidays.  Francis has a well established reputation for providing great days out, professional mountaineering instruction and guiding.  He has led courses in the UK, Norway and Himalayas since 2009.

 

Recommendation by Tom Kipling, Bristol, UK -whilst working for MoranMountain

“The week spent in Lofoten with Francis on the Advanced Rock Climbing course was by far my best climbing experience, amazing quality rock, beautiful scenery and an endless amount of three star routes. Francis is a great instructor, we had a really fun week exploring a range of routes with the highlight being “Vestpillaren”. I learnt a lot and gained a huge amount of experience and would definitely go again.”

 

North of the Arctic Circle. The summer months offer 24 hr daylight to enjoy the area, removing time pressures and allowing more flexibility to avoid climbing during a rainy morning.

World class scenery.  Lofoten combines a breathtaking mix of mountains, spectacular coast lines and picturesque Norwegian villages.

World class climbing area. As a small plus Lofoten is a world class climbing destination.  A variety of objectives are on offer; from scrambling -very easy climbing often on a scenic ridge of a mountain, excellent easy to get to climbing such as near Henningsvær, scenic rock spires such as Svolværgeita, more adventurous big wall like routes such as the 12 pitch Vestpillaren UIAA 6 on the Preston Pillar or a big alpine like day on North Ridge of Vagakellen UIAA 4+. There are an infinite number of climbs and scrambles in between these mentioned to suit all abilities.  The sequel to the award winning Rockfax Lofoten Climbs guidebook has just been released in May this year.

Norwegian National Mountain. Not far away from Lofoten is the very fine peak Stetind, the Norwegian national mountain offering what many consider to be the finest peak in the area with popular climbs to its summit.

Also accessible to newcomers to climbing.  Why not make your first trip to Lofoten a climbing trip? The climbing in the area is accessible to newcomers to climbing with objectives of all standards, including quality scrambling ridges and some of the most spectacular mountain walks on the planet.