FAQ2019-08-19T10:20:28+01:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Am I physically strong enough?2019-08-19T14:37:12+01:00

The adventure packages are the most flexible ones, but also courses can be adjusted. We can make them more or less demanding depending on your physical form and ambition. As a minimum, you should be able to walk in nature for several hours with a backpack of 5-10 kg. We do normally have a short break each hour and a longer lunch break.

All activities are graded as either moderate, challenging og tough. Read more about it in this FAQ.

Equipment list for climbing courses2019-08-19T10:15:28+01:00

Climbing shoes

Hiking boots that at least goes above and supports the ankle.

Warm underwear, preferably made by wool.

Jacket and trousers that are wind proof and preferably also water proof.

Beanie and either mitten or gloves.

Sunglasses and sun block.

Backpack, water bottle, and a thermos if you like warm a drink.

Extra socks, underwear, toiletries.

Equipment list for glacier and summit activities2019-08-19T10:17:36+01:00

Hiking boots that at least goes above and supports the ankle.

Warm underwear, preferably made by wool.

Jacket and trousers that are wind proof and preferably also water proof.

Beanie and either mitten or gloves.

Sunglasses and sun block.

Backpack, water bottle, and a thermos if you like warm a drink.

Extra socks, underwear, toiletries.

Grades explained (moderate – challenging – tough)2019-08-19T14:38:07+01:00

Moderate: Short distances (4-8 km), moderate incline and less then 500 m climb per day. Activities rated as moderate are well suited for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day or parts of a day.

Challenging: More demanding distances (6-12 km), partly steep, regularly more than 500 m climb per day, occasionally between 1000 and 1500 m climb. These activities are physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.

Tough: Our toughest activities, involving long days and regularly steep or high climbs (more than 1000 m). A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.

How cold is it?2018-08-16T17:58:28+01:00

That varies a lot. A typical day the temperature is between 10 and 15 degrees celcius, and some wind. You would often need warm underwear (long wool trousers and long-armed wool shirt), a jacket and trouser that can take both wind and some rain, gloves or mittens and a thin wool cap. In addition to this, you should bring a sweater (wool or fleece) for use in breaks or cold days.

How do I travel to you?2019-08-19T10:05:48+01:00

You will find near Sognefjellshytta in the middle of Jotunheimen National Park.

To travel here with car, the easisest is to ask Google maps for directions. In general, if you come from Oslo or Trondheim you need to navigate to the village of Lom and then up the mountains to Sognefjellshytta. If you come from Bergen or south-west, you need to navigate to Sogndal and then continue to the inner end of sognefjorden and then up to Sognefjellshytta.

There are good connections with bus also. Possibly the best webpage or app for this is en-tur.no. If it turns out to be difficult to find a suitable bus, please ask us for help.

How is the hotel accomodation?2019-08-19T14:23:10+01:00

The accomodation is in private single or double rooms with private bathroom and all meals included. The meals includes breakfast, lunch to take with you, and a three-course dinner. Read more about the mountain hotel at their website www.sognefjellet.no.

How is the tent camp?2019-08-19T14:30:36+01:00

The tent camp is about five minutes walk from the road, hidden from roads and paths and with a great view of the glacier and the mountains. In the camp there is large tent with an wood-fired oven that we use for social gatherings, breakfast and dinner when the weather is cold. There is several places that is fairly flat and covered with grass for your tent. It is also plenty of fresh water that is safe to drink and we organise an outdoor toilet.

The life in the camp is comfortable if you are used to wilderness tenting. With only a five minutes walk from the road you can bring some extra comfort if you want to (thicker mattress, larger tent, etc).

Is the sun strong on the glacier?2018-08-16T17:58:20+01:00

Yes indeed. You need sunglasses and sun block all day, also when the sun is hidden behind clouds.

What type of boots are needed on glacier?2018-08-20T15:58:28+01:00

Sturdy boots are best. You should at least have boots that goes above and support the ankle. And all types of hiking boots fits our crampons. If our are in doubt, send us an email with a picture of your boots and we will tell you how well they will work.

Which types of food should I bring?2019-08-19T10:11:29+01:00

If you stay in tent you need to bring all the food you need. Norwegians would typically bring bread for breakfast and lunch, or alternatively oatmeal for breakfast. As there is no fridge you should bring food that can be stored in a tent, such as salami, rice, pasta and pre-cocked meat. Some also prefer to keep it simple, eating dried meals where you only add warm water (like Drytech that are available in most Norwegian sport shops). And please remember that you eat more while in activity so bring enough. There are unfortunately no shops nearby for supply, but possible to order newly baked bread from nearby Sognefjellshytta to be picked up the next day.

If you stay at the hotel, all food is included. Bring a thermos if you want to take warm drinks for lunch. You will prepare your own lunch at the breakfast buffet.

Still wonder? Please ask us.