Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed 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. It is strongly recommended to use a local guide in order to minimize risks and to have a more enjoyable trip, especially in the winter season.
Plan your trip and inform others
about the route you have selected.
Adapt the planned routes
according to ability and conditions.
Pay attention to the weather
and the avalanche warnings.
Be prepared for bad weather and frost,
even on short trips.
Bring the necessary equipment
so you can help yourself and others.
Choose safe routes.
Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
Use a map and a compass.
Always know where you are.
Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.
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