Fjords and Mountains of the Lofoten Islands

Norway, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $2,220 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. On this holiday there are a few days when you will need to carry your overnight baggage as well as group food supplies up to the mountain huts.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Trainers/sneakers/slippers to wear in the huts

Walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain pants

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Earplugs (Especially if you are not the one snoring!)

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warmer over gloves or mittens

Rucksack/backpack – 50-60 litres*

Sheet Sleeping bag, or lightweight thin sleeping bag**

Washbag and toiletries

Head torch / head lamp with spare batteries

Water bottles 1 litre / quart (x2)

Antibacterial hand wash

Wet wipes

Sun protection (including for lips)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

Gaiters

Spare laces

Small towel

Trekking poles

Camera, media, batteries

Pocket-knife (must be packed in hold baggage during flights)

Thermos flask (for hot drinks on your walks)

Notes:

*You will need to carry your personal belongings as well as a share of the food to the huts on certain days. These walks are between 1-2hrs.

** Bedding is provided at the huts, however you should bring a sheet sleeping bag. It can get to below 10ÂșC on some nights in the huts so you may wish to take a thin sleeping bag instead for the warmth.

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