Equipment list for day tours – Hiking with Norway Mountain Guides.
Credit to Hvitserk of Norway for the list.
Wool long-sleeved top and bottom. We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don’t want to buy new ones, synthetic is fine.
SHELL / RAIN JACKET / INSULATED JACKET
Gore-Tex or similar is good, important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get to wet even if it rains all day.
HIKING PANTS : Hiking pants comfortable for all day wear.
GLOVES / MITTENS : 1 thin pair of gloves to protect your hands.
HATS :1 sun hat or 1 warm hat, depending on weather that day.
Bring footwear you know fits you and is comfortable. Trails can be wet and rocky. We recommend waterproof hiking boots.
BACKPACK Daypack for warm layers, food, snacks, water and needed items. 20-40 liters.
SUNSCREEN / CHAPSTICK
Make sure you bring any personal meds you need on your trip, and ensure the guide is updated on your allergies or needs.
WOOL UNDERWEAR :
We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra for hiking. We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don’t want to buy new ones, synthetic is fine.
WATERPROOF SHELL PANTS We recommend having a water proof layer for your legs in case the weather is cold and rainy. You will enjoy the hiking more when warm and comfortable.
SCARF OR BUFF : A layer to protect your neck or face.
THERMOS :We recommend a thermos for hot drinks to have with you all day.
TREKKING POLES :Most guests prefer hiking with poles. Helps with challenging terrain and to maintain energy.
FIRST AID KIT
If you have certain hiking aids specific to you: i.e. blister care or ibuprofen, etc…
Its important to be present while hiking, but also a great joy to bring some snapshots home with you for memory lane.
ANTIBAC :If you need it for the bathroom or lunch. WET WIPE OR TOILET PAPER
If you have a bathroom emergency while hiking. We use “pack it in pack it out” ethics, so you will need to carry out your used items and throw them away later.
Chocolate, nuts or energy bars if there is something particular you enjoy eating. You will have the opportunity to buy snacks on your trip