Norge på langs is an outdoor challenge aiming at covering the distance between the southernmost and the most distant point in the North of Norway by pure muscle power.
You choose your means of travelling, be it by foot, bicycle, skis or a combination of it. There are even people who did it by canoe! You choose the season, summer or winter. And you choose the route, means you have to set the route yourself. There is no defined and marked route you can follow. Neither guidebooks nor official websites exist.
Many people start in the south at Lindesnes Fyr heading for the iconic globe of the Nordkap at the far end of the European continent. But there are also other starting and end points, e.g. following the Norwegian-Swedish border up to the border with Russia at Jakobselv, or the starting point I selected at Kinnarodden, the northernmost cliff of the Norwegian mainland.
There are no fixed rules, but apparently there are a few principles that are followed more or less strictly.
- The route follows mainly the Norwegian territory
- You carry all your equipment over the entire distance
- The distance is covered by muscle power only. Hence no car, no bus, no train, no steam boat …
The distance is about 2’600 – 2’900 km and on average it takes 100 to 120 days walking. The record by foot established in summer 2021 by Simen Holvik is at under 26 days!