Traverse of the Jotunheimen of Norway

Norway, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from $2,295 (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 trip you will be carrying everything you need. Considering that you do not need to carry either a sleeping bag or a camping mattress, it should be possible to keep the weight of your pack below 10kg / 22 lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Rucksack/Backpack approx 40 - 50 litres capacity

Trekking or lightweight mountaineering boots which are comfortable, waterproof, warm and sufficiently rigid to take crampons securely

Gaiters

Trainers / sneakers to wear in the huts

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

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

Washbag and toiletries

Basic First Aid Kit including:Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Water bottles 1 litre / quart (x2)

Antibacterial hand wash

Small towel

Sheet sleeping bag

The following items are optional:

Sun protection (including for lips)

Head torch / head lamp with spare batteries

Tupperware box (for packed lunches)

Trekking poles

Camera, media, spare batteries

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

Small thermos flask (0.5 litre) – can be filled with hot drinks at the huts

Mountaineering Equipment (provided locally – see notes)

Mountaineering harness

Ice-axe

Crampons

Notes:

Appropriate mountaineering equipment (harness, ice-axe and crampons) will be provided at the Spiterstulen Refuge to be used on Day 5 when on the Svellnosbrean Glacier.

Please note: you will need to be able to get all of the above items into your Backpack.

Every hut has a drying room.

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