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Walking in Norway

This book describes 20 walking routes in the main mountain areas of Norway, ranging from the far south to the Arctic regions. Here you will find mountains relatively free from crowds, and few roads criss-crossing the remote landscape; within this ideal setting for walkers, cairned routes twist through splendid scenery and link up with comfortable mountain lodges. The routes, outlined in the descriptions and divided into daily segments, vary in length from a few days to over a week. Supporting these descriptions is information on travelling to and within Norway, notes on what to expect in the mountains, advice on equipment to take with you and appendices detailing mountain accommodation, Norwegian words and useful addresses. For anyone visiting the mountains of this beautiful country, there is no other such informative and useful guide.
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This book describes 20 walking routes in the main mountain areas of Norway, ranging from the Far South to the Arctic regions. Chosen because they are of particular interest to the visiting walker, all trips described are accessible by public transport. Many of the mountain areas are close to one another, making it easy to connect different routes for a fortnight's holiday.


In Norway, you will find some of the most beautiful mountain landscape in the world. Unlike many of the alpine areas of Central Europe, these mountains are relatively free from crowds, and few roads criss-cross through this remote landscape. Providing an ideal setting for the walker, cairned routes twist through splendid scenery and link up with comfortable mountain lodges. You will meet a kind and proud people who will enthusiastically share with you there love for their mountains.


Route descriptions, divided into daily segments, vary in length from a few days to over a week. Fact panels provide information on level of difficulty, base, maps etc. Introductory sections to each chapter detail unique information about each region and transport to the area. Summary tables, maps and route profiles illustrate the routes.

Technical details

Manufacturer Cicerone
Country Norway
Title Walking in Norway
ISBN 9781852842307
Author (s) Constance Roos
Language English
Date of publication June 2010
Size 17,2 x 11,6cm
Number of pages 192
Additional information

Contents

Introduction
Table of Routes

PART I: HELPFUL INFORMATION
Chapter 1: Using This Book
Route Descriptions, Maps, Base, Route Grading,
Direction, Elevation/Terrain/Features,
Route Profiles, Summary Tables

Chapter 2: Travel Tips
Getting Started
Tourist Offices, Passports and Visas, Currency
and Money, Customs and Duties, Language,
Health, Time
Getting There
Train, Air, Ferry/Boat, Bus
Getting Around
Train, Air, Car, Bus, Taxi, Coastal Steamer,
Coastal Boat Services
Helpful Hints While in Town
Accommodation, Business Hours, Mail/Post,
Laundry, Electricity, Weights/Measures,
Telephone, Shopping, Food and Drink

Chapter 3: Life in the Mountains
Den Norske Turistforening, Mountain Lodges,
Food/Meals, Keys, Reservations, Season,
Weather, Camping, Cairned Routes/Waymarking,
Crowded Trails, Safety in the Mountains, Glacier
Travel, Drinking Water, Alpine Etiquette, Trolls,
Dogs, Guided Tours, A Word on Northern Norway

Chapter 4: Equipment
Boots, Rucksack, Sleeping Bag, Waterproofs,
Other Clothing/Equipment, Mosquitoes,
Drying Rooms


PART II:
THE ROUTES
Chapter 5: Southern Mountain Plateau
1 Hardangervidda West
2 Hardangervidda Central
3 Aurlandsdalen

Chapter 6: West Central Mountains
4 Jotunheimen East to West
5 Jotunheimen South
6 Jotunheimen West

Chapter 7: North Central Mountains
7 Rondane Traverse
8 Rondane Tops
9 Rondane Circle
10 Alvdal Vestfjell (Low Route)
11 Alvdal Vestfjell (High Route)

Chapter 8: Western Fjord Ranges
12 Tafjord
13 Dovre Mountains

Chapter 9: Central Fjord Ranges
14 Trollheimen Traverse
15 Trollheimen Circle

Chapter 10: Central Border Mountains
16 Sylene
17 Femundsmarka

Chapter 11: Mid-Norway
18 Mountains of Narvik

Chapter 12: Arctic Norway
19 Troms Border Trail

Chapter 13: The Far North
20 Finnmarksvidda

Appendices:
A: Summary Table of Routes
B: Mountain Accommodation
C: Norwegian and Swedish Train Lines To
Walking Routes
D: Helpful Addresses
E: Glossary of Norwegian Words
F: A Visit to the Romsdal
G: Time in Oslo and Bergen

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