Awarded: Winner of 2008 Mountain Exposition Award at the Banff Mountain Book Festival
Awarded: Winner of 2009 Guidebook of the Year Award at the Outdoor Writers' Guild
"The word that comes to mind when summing up this book is perfect. We can’t imagine how another guidebook formula could make a complex climbing area easier to navigate or more enticing to visit."
John Harlin summing up the Banff Mountain Book Festival Judges' feelings about Lofoten Rock - November 2008 (full review below)
The Lofoten Islands are located off the west coast of Norway north of the Arctic Circle - FREE PDF Map of the climbing areas. The area is covered with inspirational mountains of perfect grey granite in some dramatic scenery. As with many areas the developed climbing seems to have barely scratched the surface of available climbable rock and yet the established routes are already regarded as some of the best multi-pitch granite route on either side of the Atlantic.
UPDATE - Download the Lofoten Update 2010 for some vital new information.
Also see the Lofoten Diary
Links take you to the correct section of the Rockfax Route Database. Check the FREE PDF Map
Plus information on the major walking peaks and bouldering spots.
The Islands have an almost mythical status in Norway, and despite their remoteness, most Norwegians feel they have to visit the place at least once in their lives. For climbers the same could be said to be true, a remote stronghold of traditional climbing, on great rock, amongst marvellous scenery. The atmosphere of the islands is magical and weaves its spell on all who visit - trips are inevitably too short and returns are planned as soon as the peaks slip over the horizon.