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Two people cycling in scenic surroundings in Stø in Valdres, Eastern Norway
Cycling in Valdres.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic life
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According to National Geographic, the Besseggen ridge is one of the top 20 hikes in the world. Not surprisingly, it’s located near Valdres – the home to some of the most impressive mountains in Norway.

Fishing in Valdres.
Photo: Nils Rogn
Hiking at Besseggen.
Photo: Morten Helgesen
Dog sledding at Beitostølen.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Visitnorway.com
Cross-country skiing at Beitostølen.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic life / Visitnorway.com
Off-piste skiing at Beitostølen.
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Sørre Hemsing, Valdres
Sørre Hemsing farmyard in Valdres.
Photo: Tina Stafrèn / Visitnorway.com
Fermented trout "Rakfisk".
Photo: Cathrine Dokken

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Safety in the mountains

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Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

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