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DNT posts moose hunt warnings

Norway's annual moose hunt seems to be taking priority over many Norwegians' right to the great outdoors. Even the national trekking association DNT was...

Bridge over ‘Hell’ wins new friends

A half-forgotten hanging bridge in the hills above Oslo has been saved from demolition following a well-timed social media campaign. Its rescuers won't be...

DNT reports another record summer

Norway's popular national hiking association DNT (Den Norske Turistforening) could report another "super summer" this year. Record numbers of hikers and nature lovers stayed...

New book sends hikers into ‘marka’

SEE  THE VIDEO: Hundreds of the most avid hikers and skiers in the Oslo area flocked to a hillside in the valley of Sørkedalen...

Crash site memorial offers a shady oasis

PHOTO FEATURE: Jets still fly every day over the site of a wartime plane crash in 1945 that tragically killed British liberators just before...

Trail conflicts can mar winter holidays

It's winter holiday time for tens of thousands of Norwegians, with many schools closed this week or next. Winter sports fun can be marred,...

Thousands out hiking as autumn settles in

At least 47,000 Norwegians are estimated to have headed ut på tur (out on a hike) during the weekend, as the Norwegian mountain trekking...

Pilgrimages keep gaining popularity

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Crown Prince Haakon's official re-opening of Norway's historic pilgrim trail from Oslo to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. More...

The summer magic of Norway’s ‘marka’

PHOTO FEATURE: Most Norwegian towns and cities are surrounded by local hills and forests known as marka. They provide a fantastic rereational getaway for hiking...

Massive emergency effort saved scouts

Things went wrong at a major gathering of speidere (scouts) in Northern Norway this week. Nearly 60 of them had to be rescued by helicopter during...

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