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Recommended Equipment and Requirements

For a safe and enjoyable hike, we highly advise the following recommendations.

These steps will ensure that you're well-prepared for an unforgettable hiking adventure while keeping your safety and comfort a top priority.

Minimum Requirements:

 

Hiking Boots or trail shoes

 

Waterproof, windproof jacket

We reserve the right to cancel the hike if you do not have suitable footwear (hiking or trail shoes) or appropriate clothing to meet the necessary requirements, due to safety. Please clarify with us in due time before the hike if you are in doubt.

FOOTWEAR

When hiking in the Norwegian mountains, it's essential to wear sturdy and appropriate footwear to ensure safety and comfort. Here are some guidelines for the type of shoes needed.

Hiking Boots: 

High-quality hiking boots are highly recommended for our hikes.

They provide ankle support, grip, and protection against rough terrain, rocks, and roots. Look for waterproof or water-resistant options, especially if you anticipate encountering wet conditions.

Trail Shoes: 

If you're on well-maintained trails with less rugged terrain, durable trail shoes with good grip may be suitable. However, they may not provide the same level of ankle support as hiking boots. We will accept this type of footwear on all our hikes, but recommend them primarily for use on Level 1 or Level 2 hikes in dry conditions.

Remember to prioritize comfort, support, and safety when selecting your hiking shoes.

Only these types of footwear will be accepted. 

CLOTHING

When hiking in the Norwegian mountains, it's essential to be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Here are som of our clothing recommendations:

Base Layer:

Start with a moisture-wicking base layer, typically made of synthetic materials like polyester or merino wool. This helps wick sweat away from your skin to keep you dry. Light T-shirt if the weather is very nice and warm.

 

Insulating Layer:

Depending on the temperature, bring an insulating layer like a fleece jacket or lightweight down jacket. Even in summer, mountain weather can change quickly, and it can get chilly at higher elevations. 

 

Jacket: 

Always carry a waterproof and windproof jacket. Even in summer, mountain weather can change quickly, unforeseen rain and wind can occur and it can get chilly at higher elevations. 

 

Pants: 

Choose lightweight and breathable pants. Overall, the goal is to choose hiking pants that provide comfort, breathability, and adaptability to changing conditions during your hike. Convertible pants are a versatile option, especially if you anticipate varying weather or prefer the flexibility of shorts during your hike. 

OTHER EQUIPMENT

Vater container: 

Remember to bring a filled water bottle or similar container with you. In the Norwegian wilderness, you can refill with water from crystal-clear, pure, and delicious natural sources. 

 

Backpack: 

For day hikes, a mid-size backpack with a capacity of 30-50 liters may be suitable. This size allows you to carry additional clothing, a rain jacket, water supply, and possibly a camera or other equipment.

Glowes:

Gloves are essential for protecting your hands in the Norwegian mountain terrain. Even during the summer, higher altitudes can get chilly, and gloves provide warmth and comfort.

Beanie/Caps:

Beanies or caps are crucial for head protection in the mountains. Even in the summer, weather conditions can change rapidly, and a beanie or cap helps keep you warm, especially during cool mornings and evenings. It also shields you from sunburn and provides some extra insulation.

Buff:

A Buff is a versatile accessory for a summer mountain trip in Norway. It can be worn as a neck gaiter to keep your neck warm, or you can pull it up to protect your face from the wind and sun. It's lightweight and easy to carry, making it a valuable addition to your gear.

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