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Norwegian Trekking cabins

markros73

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Camino Frances 2006, V dl P 2007,09 Camino d Norte 2004, Camino Mozarabe 2016, Camino de Madrid 2017
#1
Are there very many of the DNT cabins along this way? And is it worth it to join, pay membership fee, and then pay 370nk per night? Thanks
 

nidarosa

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Yes please!
#2
I'm not 100% sure but I don't think so. There are a good few stabbur (small cabin type buildings on farms) where you can stay, herberges (albergues/youth hostels) etc along the trail so you don't need to bring a tent, but it also depends on your stages, how far you want to walk each day etc. I'd research potential accommodation along the trail first. Have you got a guide book? The Cicerone one is pretty recent and lists a good range of places to stay and sleep.
 
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(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#5
Copying @alexwalker into this thread as he is our resident expert ;-)

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Bring a tent & camping gear. And stove. Everything in Norway is expensive. The good thing is that you are always allowed to camp in the exterior. I would never go with "albergues" or the likes in Norway, because they are rare/expensive/do not exist. This is not the CF.. Too expensive. If you go, camp in wildlife, prepare your own food. Unless you are filthy rich, Norway is a very expensive country.
 
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Mar 2010, May/Jun 2016, Sep 2011, 2012, Apr 2014, St Olav's Way 2018
#6
I have walked both the Gudbrandsdalen and S:t Olavsleden using a combination of herberge, B&Bs, farm stays and cabins. I don't recall any of the DMT huts being close enough to the Gudbrandsdalen route to be useful alternatives.

As @alexwalker notes, meals and accommodation are relatively expensive, but I chose to accept that impost rather than carry the extra weight of camping and cooking gear as a solo walker. I disagree with his assessment that one has to be 'filthy rich' - that is clearly not the case for the pilgrims that I met who were not carrying camping and cooking gear.

You might want to consider a mixed approach. I met one woman this year who was camping every other night, although that was as much because she was only able to walk about 10 km a day on her prosthetic knees as it might have been to save money.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, VdlP 2016, Fishermans Walk, Sultan's Trail (2017), Portugese and el Norte (2018)
#7
Bring a tent & camping gear. And stove. Everything in Norway is expensive. The good thing is that you are always allowed to camp in the exterior. I would never go with "albergues" or the likes in Norway, because they are rare/expensive/do not exist. This is not the CF.. Too expensive. If you go, camp in wildlife, prepare your own food. Unless you are filthy rich, Norway is a very expensive country.
Hi
I have a MSR stove which I run on what we in Australia call shellite. I think it's called white gas or Coleman Fuel in the US. I think it's basically naptha. Is there an equivalent available in Norway?. I could runthe MSR on kerosene but it's a filthy fuel or petrol which I am reluctant to do.
 

Campo

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Camino del Norte, Camino Francés, Camino to Nidaros, Camino Primitivo
#8
Not many DNT cabins along the gudbrandsalen at all. We did a combination of hammock camping, stabburs, camping huts and hotels, once in a while. While Norway is certainly more expensive than Spain, its not THAT bad...We would try to vary it-- camp sometimes and splurge others. We stayed at a church community center in Huff for "albergue" type prices, we were the only ones there. It was pretty much the recreation room for a church community center. At 7:00pm as we were drinking our tea and getting ready to call it a night, a group of about 20 teenage church youth came in and had their weekly gathering...yep, in the same room. Ping-pong tables going, billiards, playing guitars and singing... :\ It's what we paid for I suppose, couldn't complain... We didn't get to bed till 11pm. We still laugh about it till this day. They were lovely people there though. Although from that experience on, we opted for the free huts in the forest-- we had the right gear, why not? There are some shared hunting huts spread throughout the walk, they were always a welcome sight for getting out of the rain for a while. Oh, there are also a few campsites along the trail which rent out mini cabins- those were fun. The traditional stabburs were great experience. Sleeping like a medieval pilgrim on short stalls and hay pillows. Like my wife called them: our adult size cradles :)

We got an MSR pocket rocket for this trip specifically, since all they seem to have in the shops are Primus gas canisters. I had read that the threads were compatible before the trip and they were- worked perfectly.
Enjoy this walk! it was an amazing trip.
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Purky

The Dutch guy
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Breathe properly.
Stay curious.
And walk a camino.
#9
Hi
I have a MSR stove which I run on what we in Australia call shellite. I think it's called white gas or Coleman Fuel in the US. I think it's basically naptha. Is there an equivalent available in Norway?. I could runthe MSR on kerosene but it's a filthy fuel or petrol which I am reluctant to do.
Plenty of outdoor and/or sport stores in Norway and Sweden who will have Primus fuel. It's the same stuff as Coleman fuel.
 

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