How to dress for Norwegian mountains
Some of the excursions require that you bring extra clothes and shoes, especially the excursions to mountain areas. The weather in the Norwegian mountains changes quickly, and it can be dangerous to not have the right equipment. Every year rescue teams have to rescue tourists who did not bring the right equipment with them.
Use the packing list and get proper shoes
Please follow the packing lists you find on each excursion-webpage to make sure you have everything you need to stay safe. The excursions are also a lot more enjoyable if you have proper clothing and shoes. If you are going to hike in the mountain you will also need proper hiking boots.
- The key to dress for the mountains is layers, and the ideal way of dressing is layering. Several thin layers are easier to put on/take of when you need to regulate your body temperature, than to only put on a few thicker layers. Going on a hike in Norwegian mountains is physically demanding, and you will get warm and even sweat.
- Wool and fleece are the fabrics that keep you warm when you are wet, and are ideal on a hike.
- Wet cotton will only make you cold and uncomfortable on longer hikes.
- On top of your layers, you should have a wind proof and comfortable clothing, also a hat and gloves.The air is crisper than in Oslo, and the weather may change often.
- Bring an extra sweater.
- The excursions leaders can deny students who do not have proper shoes to participate in the hike.
- Pay attention to the forecast, and listen to advice from the tour guide and other locals.