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The Norwegian outdoors is fantastic, but hiking or skiing in it can be challenging. Both terrain and weather vary, so it’s best to be well prepared. Load your pack well; know how to use and always carry a map and compass. Here are some hints for safe hiking and skiing in Norway. Enjoy your trekking!

Knowing something about the seasons helps you prepare for hiking or skiing in Norway.

What you should take along on a summer mountain hike.

Equipment rentals and what you should take along for wintertime hiking or skiing.

What you need to know to stay safe on hikes or ski tours.

Winter in the mountains is demanding. Additional things you need to know for trekking in winter.


Do you have any questions? Maybe someone has asked the same question before. Check our FAQ.

A good map is essential on a hike or ski tour. We’ll help you find the right map.

A heavy pack need not be difficult to carry If you load it right.

A mobile phone can be useful on a hike or ski tour. You should know how to use and charge it.

Use the VisitNorway trip planner to find public transport.

The official travel guide to Norway helps you plan a holiday.

The Norwegian outdoors is accessible for everyone. Be familiar with the rules of outdoor conduct.