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Norway national outdoors day coming. Nature-loving foreigners and Norwegians can take advantage of the Scandinavian country’s fresh air, weather, and scenery this weekend. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) is organising what it terms as being Norway’s biggest outdoors day, Sunday. According to them, the aim of “Kom deg ut-dagen" (come outside day) is to give members of the public a taster of what outside life has to offer.

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Norway national outdoors day coming

Published on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 at 12:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Nature-loving foreigners and Norwegians can take advantage of the Scandinavian country’s fresh air, weather, and scenery this weekend.

Sledding in the snow
Sledding in the snow
Photo: Asgeir Våg/DNT


The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) is organising what it terms as being Norway’s biggest outdoors day, Sunday.

According to them, the aim of “Kom deg ut-dagen" (come outside day) is to give members of the public a taster of what outside life has to offer.

It is also intended to provide them with an opportunity to learn something new in an organised, safe, yet experience-oriented way.

This year’s focus is on mountain safety. The initiative takes account of last year’s introduction of revised practices – known as ‘fjellvetreglene’ (a summary can be found at the end of this article).

“You’ll be able to try out different pastimes. […] Skiing games, dogsledding, sledding, and roasting bread over a fire,” says DNT’s Nils Øveraas. “Everyone can find something they’ll be able to do and master.”

National “Kom deg ut-dagen” is held twice a year – in winter and autumn – and first started in 2006.

Some 146 events are scheduled to take place for this weekend – from Kristiansand in the south to Alta in northern Norway.

Facts:                                 

These nine, year-round ‘fjellvetreglene’ cover the most important things people should be mindful of when planning and undertaking activities in the Norwegian mountains:

  • Plan the excursion and tell people where you are going
  • Adapt it to ability and conditions
  • Take account of weather and slide warnings
  • Be prepared for bad weather and the cold – even on short excursions
  • Take equipment with you that can help both yourself and others
  • Choose a safe way. Recognise terrain exposed to slides and unsafe ice
  • Use a map and compass. Always know where you are
  • Turn back in time. There is no shame associated with this
  • Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary

More comprehensive information about these can be found here (external link, in Norwegian)



Published on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 at 12:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: hiking, skiing, walking, safety, mountains, paywall.





  
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