Northern Europe is one of the most beautiful regions in the world, with its unmatched natural grounds, completely untouched sites, and plenty of ways to explore it! Scandinavia is especially fitting if you like hiking – there are more than enough summits perfect for climbing.
However, even if you are not a hiker at heart, you should still make your way near these five impressive Scandinavian mountains that are the true winners of Northern Europe’s natural terrain. Let’s find out more.
Pulpit Rock, Norway
One of the most heavily-mountained areas in Scandinavia, Norway is a hiker’s dream, and Pulpit Rock is the top image when you go look for Norway mountains on Pinterest.
Known better as Preikestolen among locals, Pulpit Rock takes about four to five hours to climb, and the roads can be quite challenging. Still, it is one of the most popular mountains in Scandinavia, as the views are tangible proof of Nordic beauty. Lying across Rogaland County, the mountain is full of steep cliffs and a rugged exterior, not to mention the Lysefjorden that opens up once you reach the top.
You can also enjoy views of valleys, lakes, and hilltops nearby – you just have to climb to the top to take it in!
Pulpit Rock: https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2018/01/17/21/55/people-3089096_1280.jpg
Mount Floyen, Norway
For your next adventure, we suggest Norway trains – your most straightforward way to reach Bergen. While Floyen is not even close to the highest Scandinavian peaks, its impeccable views make it worth the journey.
Mount Floyen is what you would call a city mountain. Located right in the middle of Bergen’s traffic, it is extremely easy to visit and admire, especially if you want unmatched panoramic views of the city.
Probably the most exciting part of it all is that you do not have to climb it; not many people do, anyways. It has a perfectly-developed funicular system that helps you reach the top quite effortlessly. The funicular called Floibanen transports the passengers in just about eight minutes, making it the quickest journey to the summit.
As the highest mountain in the country, Kebnekaise almost always makes it to any kind of Sweden tours, especially ones that are more directed at exploring its natural side. And not just because of its height!
As a part of the Scandinavian mountain range, Kebnekaise offers you two prominent peaks to choose from, equally beautiful and dangerous. It is also one of the most exciting natural sights while visiting Swedish Lapland or the Arctic Circle. If anything, these names are just an automatic assurance of Kebnekaise’s beauty.
The snowy peaks are bordered by glacial several glacial valleys, creating your perfect icy terrain and a view that is so specifically Scandinavian you will deem Kebnekaise the most beautiful place in Nordic Europe.
Located within the area of the Krysuvik volcanic system and just about 17 miles southwest of Reykjavik, Keilir is undoubtedly the most beautiful and impressive peak here in Iceland, one you should visit right away.
Similar to what children imagine a mountain looks like, Keilir’s peak is the perfect cone, looking quite magical above the city lights and Icelandic hills. There is an excellent hiker’s trail if you are determined to reach the top, which we absolutely agree with, so Keilir is probably your best and most exciting way of seeing Reykjavik from above!
Not only is the trail to Keilir manageable, but it is also very enjoyable. You will not have to face many difficulties and will be able to focus on the beautiful natural surroundings, like the glassy formations and unreal wildlife. Like a dream come true, Keilir is home to many animals, ones you will most likely encounter on your journey.
Wildlife in Keilir: https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2017/04/27/10/48/sheep-2265111_1280.jpg
Now, let’s take a look back at Sweden. There is much more to see, and the second one on your list might as well be Skuleberget – a green Swedish paradise.
As a part of Skuleskogen National Park, the mountain is easily accessible and is frequented by tourists and locals quite a lot. So, it is no surprise that there are more than enough paths and climbing trails available, not to mention a lift chair that works in both summertime and winter!
During the last ice age, Skuleberget was covered in an icy sheet, but nature has its way of being dynamic. Nowadays, you will see endless forests and impeccable greenery covering the mountain, making your journey up that much more relaxing and enjoyable. Due to the relatively warm climate, considering we are still in Scandinavia, Skuleberget is the perfect environment for plants to flourish, so you can enjoy the flora and fauna that is quite rare for Scandinavian mountains.
Mountain Flora: https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2019/05/19/11/21/lupine-4213846_1280.jpg
Pack up your hiking gear, and remember to bring a map! Not only are these some of the most beautiful peaks in Scandinavia, but they will also end up being your most exciting holiday memories once you climb to the top. We also suggest a camera – some of these sights are so worth capturing. Good luck, and have a great trip!