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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Norway: A Walking Guide

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Connie Roos (Author)

187 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | laminated cover (not waterproof) | Dec 1997 [2000 reprint] | #75431 | ISBN: 185284230X
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About this book

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.


Table of Routes        

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    



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    



                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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Constance Roos was born in San Francisco, where she made her home and practised psychiatry. She received degrees from Stanford University and her MD from Case Western University. She was Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiaty at the University of California San Fransisco. Constance was an avid traveller, hiker and climber. She had explored and climbed in Africa, New Zealand, Bolivia, Mexico, Europe and Alaska as well as the western states.

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