The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) runs over 550 cabins all over Norway, giving you ample choice of decent, affordable accommodation on your hiking holiday.
There are three types of DNT cabins: serviced, self-serviced and unserviced.
All cabins have basic bed linen, but you should bring your own sheet or sleeping bag. At staffed lodges bed linen is available to rent.
Joining an organised package tour means you get good company, access to local knowledge and information about safety. It is also convenient: DNT’s package tours for groups include transport from Oslo directly to the mountains, accommodation at staffed mountain lodges or self-serviced cabins and all meals. An experienced DNT tour leader is present throughout the trip.
Walking maps of Norway are available from the DNT's webshop. DNT’s hiking trails are marked with a red “T” on cairns and rocks and are clearly shown on the maps.
Many DNT cabins are open throughout the year, but that does not mean that they are easily accessed throughout the year. Most serviced cabins open at the end of June and close in mid-September or October.
The serviced cabins at Haukeliseter and Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) stay open all year.
Membership is not compulsory but will give you a number of advantages. As a member, you get reduced rates at all DNT cabins as well as many privately owned mountain lodges and hotels and you get priority over non-members when beds are allocated in the cabins. Please also note that only members get the key for the unserviced DNT cabins. You can check current prices on DNT’s website (pdf).
Go hiking in Norway and discover why the locals can’t get enough of nature. Our most scenic landscapes are definitely best enjoyed on foot.
Before you embark on a trekking adventure in the Norwegian wilderness, take a moment to ponder the practicalities. Be prepared, stay safe and pack your bag like a hiking pro.
To use something is not the same as consuming it, as prominent Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss once said. Norway’s national parks provide a perfect example of this.
In Norway everyone has the unrestricted right of free access in the countryside, including the national parks.