Here we will teach you the most essential things you need to know before you go hiking in the Norwegian mountains.
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SAFETY IN THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAINS:
Before setting off on a hike, it is important that you realize that the Norwegian mountains differ greatly from the mountains in central Europe. Firstly, there is far more unspoilt nature in Norway, which also means that the closest settlement where you can seek help may be far away. Secondly, you will largely be on you own in the mountains, i.e. you cannot rely on other people to be responsible for your safety in the mountains. Thirdly, the weather is more unpredictable. Storms often start in the mountains and clear up last here. It is therefore important that you always bring the appropriate equipment for the terrain.
Large areas of the mountains do have no mobile network coverage. You must, therefore, never rely on your mobile phone when you are in the mountains.
The amount of snow in the mountains varies from year to year. Some trails and cabins are not open until the middle of June. Every summer you can expect snow at any time, especially above 1000m.
RESPECT NATURE AND THE ANIMALS LIVING IN THE AREA:
Nature is vulnerable. Show due consideration for the flora and fauna of the area when you hike in the mountains. Do not unnecessarily disturb the game and animals grazing in the mountains. Do not feed domestic or wild animals. Remember to shut all gates behind you.
From April 1st to November 1st (in some areas also in winter), dogs must be kept on lead to prevent them from chasing or injuring games and domestic animals. Please respect this rule.
It is good manners not to leave your mark on nature. Tidy up after yourself when you leave, and pick up any rubbish left by other on the path. In this way, you can help us keep the mountains free of rubbish.
Large parts of the mountains are national parks or landscape protection area; respect the protection rules in these areas. Help us ensure that future generations will also be able to enjoy the nature of the mountains.