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Norway hiking guide books

Postby Watertank » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 4:26 pm

Any suggestions for recent and good hiking guide books for Norway ( the Cicerone guide was published in 1998 and hasn't been updated) - or websites that are worth reading - (rather than websites which seem to cobble together press releases..) I have read the various threads on this site. Thanks. WT
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Re: Norway hiking guide books

Postby Hallu » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 12:37 am

Rother, rother and rother. I just don't like to browse Cicerone books, Rother are better. But the best to me are that they really select the best routes IMO. I haven't been disappointed so far, bought their books for France mainly, but also Sweden, Norway, Italy... For Norway they just have this one in English : https://www.rother.de/rother-english%20 ... h-4807.htm but if you don't mind translating the German books, they have just about every region for Norway : https://www.rother.de/rother%20wanderf% ... n-4464.htm https://www.rother.de/rother%20wanderf% ... e-4436.htm https://www.rother.de/rother%20wanderf% ... e-4435.htm

I've found that info is very poor once you get into Norway, even in tourism offices. They often just give you a leaflet with a general map, and hikes from hut to hut. But they don't have day walks for people here just to explore quickly before moving on to the next area. So when I went into Rondane National Park or Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella NP, areas not covered in the English Rother book, I just had to improvise. I basically just walked as far as I wished on the classic trails leading to the huts and turned back. But Rother show you a mix of day walks and multi day walks, with very good info. I found their difficulty ratings in Norway to be on the cautious side. A difficult walk in the French Alps on a Rother book is much harder that a difficult hike on a Rother book for Norway. Mountains are simply much older and flatter in Norway, you rarely encounter steep dangerous trails. Most of the danger, from my experience, came from changing weather.
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Re: Norway hiking guide books

Postby Watertank » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 3:35 pm

Thanks Hallu; I didn't know about those guide books - I have ordered the English one - I don't think my German ( non existent) nor google translate can be relied on to translate the other editions.
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Re: Norway hiking guide books

Postby wobbly » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 9:39 pm

I can vouch for "Hiking the Lofoten Islands" book if you are interested in that area. https://www.rando-lofoten.net/en/the-to ... en-islands.
It's pretty current being released in 2017. I brought it via Amazon and used it on a 2017 hiking trip to Lofoten.
Actually the website https://www.rando-lofoten.net/en/ is a great resource IMO.

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Re: Norway hiking guide books

Postby scoha » Mon 23 Dec, 2019 10:30 am

Are there any through hikes in Norway - in the 200-300km range??
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Re: Norway hiking guide books

Postby Warin » Mon 23 Dec, 2019 12:50 pm

Take a look on https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=7078769

You can pan around for other routes.
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