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Here you will find a list of where to rent skis by the most popular mountain areas in South-Norway.Read more
Ski gear should suit its use. Just as hiking boots are more robust than walking shoes, the skis, boots, bindings and poles that are best for cross-country ski touring in the mountains are more robust than those often used for skiing on prepared trails at cross-country ski areas.
Right clothing and equipment are essential for successful skiing in the Norwegian mountains.
We suggest you bring the following clothes and hiking gear during your summer hiking in Norway.
The Norwegian Mountain Code (called "Fjellvettreglene" in Norwegian) is directed towards your safety.
Loading a pack is not as simple as it may seem at the outset, but there are a few guidelines for orderly loading that makes a pack easier to carry.Read more
Norwegian mountain terrain differs from that of major ranges elsewhere, principally because it was formed by glaciation at high latitude rather than by tactonic upheavals at lower latitudes. Its power and scope is of a different sort.Read more
Clothing acts to protect you against weather wind and helps you regulate body warmth. Here are a few hints on how to select clothing that will keep you warm and dry as well as comfortable on a tour.Read more
Good footwear probably is your most important item of gear for mountain hiking. Good hiking boots should not only fit your feet, but also should suit your needs.
Topographic maps that show the details of terrain as well as trekking routes and lodging facilities are available for all of Norway in suitable scales of 1:50 000 to 1:100 000, with some detailed local maps in scales of 1:25 000. 1:50 000 maps are also available for GPS.
Public right of access to the outdoors is part of Norway's cultural heritage, set forth in the Outdoor recreation act of 1957.
Most of the staffed lodges and some of the self-service cabins have electricity supply, 230 V 50Hz, though in remote locations away from the national electricity grid, supply may be from diesel generator sets and consequently of limited capacity. All staffed lodges have telephones or mobile phones. The two national networks of mobile base stations, Telenor and NetCom, provide GSM mobile service in most but not all mountain areas.Read more
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