- 1 What to Pack For Bergen Norway?
- 2 What do you wear in Norway?
- 3 Men and Women’s Packing List for Norway
- 4 What To Pack For Trolltunga Hike?
- 5 Tips on hiking and more equipment:
What to Pack For Bergen Norway?
Bergen Packing List:
- Hiking Boots.
- Waterproof Mountaineering Jacket.
- Padded Jacked or wool coat.
- Knitted Jumper Dress.
- Warm jumpers.
- Hiking Trousers.
- Leggings – You can wear these under dresses and add boots.
- Avoid wearing jeans in cold weather as they tend to not hold any heat. Stick to thicker materials like corduroys or cotton which you can also pair up with thermals underneath.
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What To Pack For Trolltunga Hike?
What to pack for the Trolltunga Hike very much depends on your plans for a day hike or Trolltunga camping and hike. With that in mind, I have split the packing list for Trolltunga into two; day hike and camping hike.
What To Pack For Trolltunga | Trolltunga Hike Packing List (Day Hike):
- Food Pack with energy snacks. We made granola bars before we left. So make sure you pack protein and high energy snacks as the hike is long and arduous. A good 10+ hours of walking should be considered for each day.
- Gloves: I have a light and a heavier pair depending on the weather.
- Thermals: Weather change can be sudden. Layers will keep you warm but also easier to slip off when it gets warmer.
- Hiking boots: We saw so many people hiking in trainers, converse and I think I even spotted someone in flip flops which were not really suitable for the terrain or the hiking in general. Just like you wouldn’t do a marathon in hiking boots, so pack accordingly for the activity you are embarking on. Hiking boots for me are a lot more comfortable and are built for the terrain.
- Walking Poles – You will thank me!
- First Aid Kit – Because accidents can happen.
- Head Torch: A lot easier as they keep your hands free.
- Beanie Hat: The higher you get the more variable the temperature becomes. The hat will help to keep your body warm. Especially at night time if you are camping overnight.
- Sunscreen: It was cold when we set off the hike but when we got to the summit at Trolltunga the sun was out and it was intense so bring some sunscreen to protect yourselves.
- Camera – This is an obvious one as the views are so beautiful you won’t have time for Instagram but you will want to capture the beautiful landscapes in Norway.
- Phone: There no reception along the trail so any calls or weather updates will need to be done in the car park. You will need your phone should anything happen you would be able to send a text. Numbers below for emergencies Make sure you bring battery chargers.
- Charger blocks: Lithium batteries in phones tend to lose their charge quickly in the cold, so to make sure your phone is a charge should you need to make an emergency call.
- Contact details for emergency services in Odda.
- Water Bottle or Water Camel: You only need the first bottle and on the way, there are many water streams along the way where you can refill.
- Mountain whistle: Hopefully nothing happens but this one should be packed in your first aid kit. Should anything happen, you may need this to draw attention to where you are located if you get stuck or injured.
- Spare change of clothes and at least 2-3 pairs of socks: Leave the spare change of clothes in the car but take an additional pair of socks with you.
- Plastic bags: There are no rubbish bins so don’t be like some of the people who have left piles of rubbish close to the summit. Some large groups get to the end of the hike and have food as they celebrate the end of the hike. It appears many leave their rubbish in the last 2km of the hike. There are no cleaners on the trail so be kind to the environment and bring your rubbish back down to the car park with you. Plastic bags will also be handy to put your dirty clothes in from the hike.
- Map and Compass and not really needed on this hike as the trail is clearly marked. If you veer off course then they might be handy. On this trail though you don’t need them.
- Wipes/Tissues for when nature calls or just cleaning hands after eating or general hygiene.
- Waterproof Jacket.
- Hiking trousers.
- Day backpack.
Trolltunga Camping Packing List – List of item you need overnight camping at the top
In addition to the day hike item – these are items you will most likely need if camping on top at Trolltunga.
- Tent – Also make sure you have practiced putting up the tent. I have had to help a few people put their tents up who came camping with new tents they had little knowledge of putting them up. You can also opt for an easy tent like the 2-second tent.
- Sleeping Bag – As you are going to be up in the mountains with glaciers nearby be sure to pack a warm sleeping bag as most of the spot on the trail are exposed with not a lot of mountain to shield from winds.
- Sleeping Matt: It helps to have something between you and the ground as it gets cold and frosty at night.
- Camping Stove and plastic or paper crockery. This is the Camping stove we got and comes in a small little orange box that’s easy to pack.
- Food: If camping overnight it helps to pack some items from home. We packed some tea bags, sugar, and the rest of the food to cook overnight we bought when we were in Odda.
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