Are you ready to push to the summit up Olavsroute? Follow Olav Trygvasson’s climbingholds all the way to the top of Hornelen.

Duration: 8-9 hours

Level: Demanding

Weight: 40-120 (with pack)

Age: 16 years

Group: 2-4 persons

Olavsroute – The complete Via Ferrata experience

Hornelen Via ferrata invites you to a guided full-day adventure that goes all the way to the top of the majestic Mount Hornelen. Here you really feel alive! We will follow the trail leading up to the shelter, Smalsarhuken, before we start the climb up Olavsrute. Here it gets more interesting as you get higher, providing more challenging and advanced Via Ferrata climbing. There will be vertical rest-areas, steep excitement and an experience with a side of spectacular views. Brace yourself for the adrenaline! We recommend everyone to have climbed the Wall of Witches first. This should have been without too much trouble. If you have booked Olavsrute, and the guide’s assesment is that it is not responsible to continue, you will be offered to climb the Wall of Witches . You will not be refunded the pricedifference.

On tour

  • Included: Via Ferrata set, helmet, harnass. Guiding and maintenance fee.
  • Take yourself: Shoes, gloves, fitting clothing (gloves can be bought in the store), day trip backpack. Double food and drinks rations (double the amount from a normal trip, no water is available during the tour).

No guts, no glory.

Suited for people in good shape, with good body strength and experience from longer hikes. You should have climbed the Wall of Witches, or some equivalent and you want to challenge yourself. Here it is not recommended to be scared of heights, because of long, extremely exposed and steep parts that demands that you keep your cool. On the top there is also the renouned dieder, with 45m of overhanging climbing. The route is graded to F. This is one of the hardest Via Ferrata routes in Norway, and a solid day on the mountain.

Our skilled guides take care of you and your group’s safety, so you can focus on your own climbing and the experience together with the group.a Climbing a Via Ferrata in such spectacular, airy surroundings creates a profound feeling of mastery and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. To climb the most salty Via Ferrata in the world is demanding, but the reward on top is worth it! The weather is also changing fast on the top, so you should have impregnated both your clothing and your spirit.

After Hornelen has been conquered, and you have enjoyed the views and company, you will return on a marked DNT-trail in majestic western coastal landscape. The terrain is a bit demanding in some places, but if it were easy, everyone would do it.

Tell me more!

It can be smart to check the safetyregulations, practical information and getting to know our team. If you have other questions, please contact us.

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Do you want a private experience with your group?

Have you convinced heaps of people to join you on an adventure up Hornelen? Speak with us today! We are happy to organize your group trip.

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