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Planning help with Norway please

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  1. salad

    salad Full Member

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    I want to plan a weeks wild camping in early September next year in Norway .
    I will probaly fly into Oslo or Bergen ,so am looking for tips on places that are reachable from Oslo or Bergen
    any help.from you guys and gals would be appreciated.

    thanks
    phil
     
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  2. Van-Wild

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    The Hardangervidda is accessible from Oslo. It's about 3hrs by car or you can get the train. The express train into Oslo leaves regularly from the airport.

    Once in oslo train station, go where you wish. I went North by train to Varingskollen. I got off there and headed West. I spent a week basically walking about. Navigating to small creeks and ponds. I went in autumn.

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    I just took a look at that , the trout fishing looks excellent there . thanks for the tip
     
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  4. Janne

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    Excellent area. One of the more / easily accessible wild areas in Scandinavia.
    Be prepared, it can get quite cold in that time of the year.

    For fishing, you will need a fishing permit you can buy online, check with www.inatur.no

    You might need several permits, depending how much you plan to walk!

    For lots useful info, including the rules for their version of the 'Right to roam' go and check out www.visitnorway.com or the more Hardangervidda specific
    https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrEwhHJCnldh5gA2lxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTExcjZhcGFzBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDVUlDMV8xBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1568242506/RO=10/RU=https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/eastern-norway/fishing-in-hardangervidda-national-park//RK=2/RS=5udqEazCdybFuC1AOG4e4ZWl8FY-


    A quality map you get locally, but there are lots of trails to make it easier for tourists.
    You will enjoy it, and it being a well visited area, at that time of the year it will be very quiet!
     
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    Here is a good, online map service for Norway. Obviously it's in Norwegian, but it's pretty simple to navigate. I found it very useful, last time i was there.
    https://ut.no/kart/#6.07/60.726/7.921
     
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    thanks for the advise guys
     
  7. SaraR

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    Norway is really expensive, so make sure you have sufficient funds available to you.

    Also, don't buy any spirits in pubs until you a) checked the price, b) double-checked the price and c) make sure you know what that converts to in GBP or whatever your home currency is. ;)
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Sara, you are a girl, so you are excused....

    Alcohol is always a bargain, no matter the price! Specially beer. A nutritions, vegetable tisane/ infiusion. Vitamins, minerals, and a healthy dose of happiness!
    :)

    It is around 90-100 Nkr for a 0.6l .
    Food is about +40% from UK I think?

    He will catch fantastic fish, plenty of it, so he needs to bring a tube of Wasabi and a jar of pickled Ginger.
     
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    Wouldn't say it was always a bargain, but I agree it's usually worthwhile. :) I spent a good chunk of the summer in Longyearbyen on Svalbard and made sure to properly acquaint myself with the variety of lovely beers made by the local brewery. :D
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yes, I read about that brewery, they featured in the Widerø inflight magazine.

    I have not been there yet, but plan to go next summer, for a couple of days.
    We have to go to Tromso to IKEA to buy our kitchen, and it is an easy hop from there.

    I have never seen a Polar bear, that is why I want to go.
     
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    In that case I can recommend "Dark Season" and "RAV Lager". :)
     
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    I actually wanted to go to Norway to go fishing , but with both yours and Jannes tips it looks like I will end up going on a big drunken pub crawl;)
     
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    Small and tipsy maybe, with those prices!

    You'll have a great time, I'm sure. It's a good time of year to go (bring warm gear!) and a beautiful area. Wouldn't know about the fishing so can't comment on that.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I have fished a lot in Norway ( even more in Sweden of course) and the fishing in mountain lakes and running waters is awesome.
    True, fish are not huge, mostly quite small, but plentiful and very, very tasty,
    Bring Ultra Light equipment!

    To tell the truth, my civilian ‘bushcrafting ‘ and trekking , the main purpose was to fish.
     
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