The Synshorn Mountain is situated between the lakes Bygdin and Vinstre in the Jotunheimen National Park. Experienced guides take you safely up the steep rock face at the front of the mountain.
The view is simply breathtaking. There are a couple of resting areas (bench/cliff gallery) on the way. The name Via ferrata originates in Italia, where iron paths were built under Word War First to improve the accessibility of the mountains for the troops. The modern Via ferrata is a climbing path with iron steps and wires in steep rock faces. You don’t need any former climbing experience, but you should be in reasonably good physical shape.
Thus via ferratas allow otherwise dangerous routes to be undertaken without the risks associated with unprotected scrambling and climbing or the need for climbing equipment such as ropes. They offer the relatively inexperienced a means of enjoying dramatic positions and accessing difficult peaks, normally the preserve of the serious mountaineer; although, as there is a need for some equipment, a good head for heights and basic technique, the via ferrata can be seen as a distinct step up from ordinary mountain walking.
Conversely, the modest equipment requirements, ability to do them solo, and potential to cover a lot of ground, mean that via ferratas can also appeal to more experienced climbers.