Rock Climbing Retreat 2024
3 days of climbing in the Lofoten mountains with food, sauna,
cultural events and accommodation at Trevarefabrikken
The ultimate rock climbing retreat

Trevaretur is an all-inclusive experience of days filled with climbing, food, culture, sauna, accommodation and stunning nature at the regional hotspot Trevarefabrikken – located in the small fishing village of Henningsvær in the Lofoten archipelago.

Want to take your inner climber outside and advance from sports climbing to traditional rock climbing in one of the best climbing regions in Norway, while at the same time meet like-minded people, re-energize with afternoon sauna sessions and swimming in the arctic waters? Enjoy locally sourced dinners, comfortable beds and stunning views towards the mountains and the sea?

Then Trevaretur is definitely for you!

What is included?

→ 3 days of guided rock climbing in Lofoten with certified guides
→ Climbing the legendary Svolværgeita on the last day!
→ 3 nights accommodation at Trevarefabrikken
→ Locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
→ Introduction course with the guides
→ Daily afternoon sauna sessions and ocean swims
→ Free access to the weekly culture program at Trevarefabrikken (TBA)
→ Filter coffee & tea all day during your stay

14.500,00 NOK pr. person

Available weekends in 2024:
Thursday 30.5. – Sunday 2.6.
Thursday 22.8. – Sunday 25.8.


Trevarefabrikken is your home away from home when on Trevaretur and in Lofoten. The building from 1948 used to be a multi-funnctional factory, producing everything from cod-liver-oil (tran) to furniture, canned food and peeled shrimps across 1500 square meters.

In 2014, two pair of brothers from the rainy city of Bergen on the west coast of Norway fell in love with the old factory building, the warm and welcoming community in Henningsvær and the nature surrounding it – and before they knew it, they were the new factory owners. Since then, a lot of time, energy and hours have been put in together with friends and family to restore and upcycle the old factory to become what it is today: the regional Lofoten-hub for everything related to outdoor life, cultural events, food, yoga and sauna. In addition to this, the factory also has 10 unique bedrooms, designed by London-based architect, Jonathan Tuckey.

Local instructors

Vegard With Stennes is a local mountain guide who lives in Henningsvær with his family and runs I Fri Natur guiding company. He is a certified IFMGA mountain guide and has extensive experience from around the world – from Svalbard to the USA and back home to Lofoten.

I Fri Natur Lofoten
Climbing in the arctic

In Lofoten, the climbing possibilities are endless and the rock world famous for its sturdy grip. You’ll find terrain and routes both for beginners and experts, which makes Lofoten an ideal destination for taking your climbing to the next level – no matter your starting point. When on rock climbing retreat with us, we of course take into consideration the different levels within the group, and it is not a requirement to have any previous climbing experience, nor inside or outside.

Day by day

Day 1

When arriving in Henningsvær, you’ll be taken on a tour of the old factory building (to read more about Trevarefabrikken’s history, click here). After the tour, we eat dinner together, followed by an introduction of the guides and overview of the next day’s program.

Day 2

We eat breakfast together while enjoying the views of the Vestfjord right outside the factory. Lunch packages are distributed and coffee mugs refilled. Today we’ll stay close to Henningsvær, where we safely can explore the difference between indoor and rock climbing, while still have the security of bolted routes and ropes.

Upon returning, you can have a sauna before dinner or explore Henningsvær by yourself. After dinner you can partake in the factory culture program for the evening, before enjoying a good night’s sleep.

Day 3

We eat breakfast together while enjoying the views of the Vestfjord right outside the factory. Lunch packages are distributed and coffee mugs refilled. Our third day we plan on spending outside at Kalle – or Paradiset (Paradise) as it is called by the locals – a secluded beach with coves and rocks for both great climbing and bouldering.

Upon returning, you can have a sauna before dinner or explore Henningsvær by yourself. After dinner you can partake in the factory culture program for the evening, before enjoying a good night’s sleep.

Day 4

The last day starts with having breakfast together, before checking out of the rooms and getting ready for the weekend highlight and ultimate rock climbing test: legendary Svolværgeita!

For those who fly from Evenes it is possible to drive directly from the trip to the airport. For those with an evening flight, a late check out is possible.

Our rooms

Carpenters Room

Stay in one of our six double rooms in the old carpentry workshop on the second floor with handmade wooden interiors, private bathroom and a king size bed.

The Paintroom

The old paintroom has two king size beds – one of them in the old elevator shaft – a kitchenette, private bathroom and a hangout corner. It can accommodate up to 4 people.

The Loft

The Loft has smashing views of local mountain Festvågtinden, a kitchenette, private bathroom and one king size bed plus two single beds in the attic. It can accommodate up to 4 people.

The Big Loft

The factory’s biggest loft apartment comes with two king size beds, a kitchenette, private bathroom and a hangout corner plus two single beds in the attic. It can accommodate up to 6 people.

Factory program

Trevarefabrikken has a vast and varied culture program throughout the year with talks, quizzes, movie screenings, djs and concerts. Attendance for the culture program is included in your stay with us to ensure you get the full factory experience while staying with us.

Nice to know
Is transport included?

Transport is not included in the price. We urge our guests to either fly to Evenes, Svolvær og Leknes and get a rental car from there. Evenes has daily direct flights from Oslo and is usually the cheapest. Although the drive to Henningsvær is a little longer – estimated 2,5-3 hours – the views along the road are scenic and it makes for a good appetizer towards your weekend in the north. Both Leknes and Svolvær airport are approximately a 1 hour drive from Henningsvær.

Can I rent equipment?

Helmets, climbing shoes, harness and rope is included in the price – but you can of course bring your own gear if you prefer.

Is TrevareTur for everyone and what to expect?

TrevareTur is for everyone, no matter the level of skills or experience with climbing. One guide takes a maximum of 4 people with them per trip to ensure both safety aspects, learning and flow. The trips are always modified to meet the requirements of the group as a whole, but we can  also divide the group if necessary in terms of skills and wishes.

Our wish and aim is that you will be left not only with an amazing experience in total after a weekend with us, but also grow and learn as a climber in terms of knowledge, climbing technique and safety. We have a big focus on safety and therefore all our guides are certified and do guiding for a living.

Is food and beverage included?

All food is included, from breakfast to lunch and dinner every night (whole pension). Drinks are not included in the price, except for filter coffee and tea.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy 

All purchases and bookings are final and non-refundable with payment upon booking.

If you cancel due to health issues, you will have to engage your insurance company for a refund from them. Trevaretur and/or the guides are not liable for refunds due to health issues. Hence, a valid travel insurance is imminent when going on a trip with us.

Weather conditions

Lofoten is a region with beautiful, but sometimes extreme weather, both winter and summer. That said, there is no refund if the trip is canceled due to bad weather.

Postponing your trip

Postponing same year: 500 NOK per person

Postponing until 2025: 1.500 NOK per person

Trevaretur reserves the right to cancel a trip due to lack of sign ups, or other factors beyond our control. In this case, you will have the option of receiving a 90% refund or rescheduling for a later date (free of charge). Trevaretur is not responsible for additional expenses incurred including non-re- fundable airline tickets, equipment, lodging and other travel related expenses. Due to the above policies, we recommend that you have proper travel insurance before going on a trip.

Security, terms and conditions

If you book a trip with us, you are thereby accepting the previous mentioned and upcoming terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy.

  • Going on a climbing trip is considered a risky sport and every participant needs their own travel insurance that covers them also for outdoor climbing.
  • The guides and Trevarefabrikken / TrevareTur are not liable in terms of injuries or similar sustained damage.
  • If a situation or an accident occurs, the guides are the ones responsible for handling the situation, including talking to the media and passing on information to Norske Tindevegledere, participants etc.
  • Your and the guides’ safety during the trips are our most important priority, and the guides plan every trip with transparency regarding weather conditions, risks etc. This also means that there is a personal responsibility on every participant when it comes to following the guide’s advice and directions. Failure to do so can compromise security for all parties involved, which the participant will be liable for.
  • As a participant it is mandatory and expected to be transparent towards the guides / TrevareTur regarding health conditions or other factors that can play a role in the successful execution of the trip.
  • On every trip, it is the guide who has the final word on any decisions made affecting the trip and the participants safety.
  • Neither the guides nor Trevarefabrikken / TrevareTur are liable in terms of injuries or similar sustained damage, nor any additional cost or expenses affiliated with cancellation or postponement of the original trip (car rental, flight tickets or similar).