Top Hiking Mistakes | VISIT NORWAY
Jeans, plastic ponchos and high-heels will not keep you dry and warm in the Norwegian mountains.
Plan your outdoor adventure at
Research the length, duration and recommended physical condition for the hike you want to do.
Check the weather conditions and always listen to the advice of the local mountain residents.
Buy or rent the right equipment for your trip.
Always bring enough food, drinks and an extra set of clothes in your backpack.
Check out the possibility of joining a guided tour.
Do not wear jeans, trainers or other everyday clothing.
Do not start your trip too late in the day, as you might risk having to hike in the dark.
Never start a mountain hike if you are not in good enough physical shape.
Do not depend on a map on your mobile device, as there is not always coverage in the mountains.
Pack it in, pack it out – don’t leave anything, including trash, behind.
THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN CODE
1. Plan your trip and let someone know where you are heading.
2. Customise the trip based on your ability and potential conditions.
3. Pay attention to the weather report and avalanche alerts.
4. Be prepared for storms and the cold; even on short trips.
5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
6. Choose safe routes. Be aware of terrain where landslide dangers exist and where there is unstable ice.
7. Use a map and compass, and always know where you are.
8. Head back in time – there is no shame in turning back.
9. Save your strength, and seek shelter if necessary.
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