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Guidebook includes 20 walking and trekking routes in the main mountain areas of Norway from the Far South to the sub-Arctic regions. Includes Hardangervidda, Aurlandsdalen, Rondane, Jotunheimen, Alvdal Vestfjell, Tafjord, Douvre, Trollheimen, Sylene, Femundsmarka, the mountains of Narvik, Troms Border Trail and Finnsmaksvidda.
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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.
UPDATE NOTE: We have been advised that the code for one of the maps quoted in the book for Route 19 is incorrect. 1634 IV Rostadalen should read 1632 IV Rostadalen.
Bus timetable information for this route can be found on this website http://www.eskelisen-lapinlinjat.com/en/index.php?os=5
Table of Routes
PART I: HELPFUL INFORMATION
Chapter 1: Using This Book
Route Descriptions, Maps, Base, Route Grading,
Route Profiles, Summary Tables
Chapter 2: Travel Tips
Tourist Offices, Passports and Visas, Currency
and Money, Customs and Duties, Language,
Train, Air, Ferry/Boat, Bus
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,
PART II: THE ROUTES
Chapter 5: Southern Mountain Plateau
1 Hardangervidda West
2 Hardangervidda Central
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
13 Dovre Mountains
Chapter 9: Central Fjord Ranges
14 Trollheimen Traverse
15 Trollheimen Circle
Chapter 10: Central Border Mountains
Chapter 11: Mid-Norway
18 Mountains of Narvik
Chapter 12: Arctic Norway
19 Troms Border Trail
Chapter 13: The Far North
A: Summary Table of Routes
B: Mountain Accommodation
C: Norwegian and Swedish Train Lines To
D: Helpful Addresses
E: Glossary of Norwegian Words
F: A Visit to the Romsdal
G: Time in Oslo and Bergen