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Chris Bowman
(jcbowman)

Locale: ORF
Bergen, Norway help on 06/26/2011 10:47:25 MDT Print View

Greetings everyone. I will be stopping in Bergen this August en route to visit the in laws and was planning on getting a few bag nights in. I was hoping someone here could answer a few questions for me.

1. Where is a good place to pick up a canister for my snowpeak gigapower, and what time do they close on Mondays?

2. What is the bug situation like in August?

3. Anywhere in particular you would recommend within walking distance? Planning on 3 nights out andI am familiar with Norways open land policy.

I really wanted to get over to Jotunheimen but don't want to spend a day traveling in each direction. Thanks in advance.

Neil Johnstone
(nsjohnstone) - MLife
Re: Bergen, Norway help on 06/26/2011 11:12:58 MDT Print View

1. Widely available, but the specialist outdoor shops like Platou are open until 1900.
2. Normally a lot better than Scotland at this time of year - but take some repellent!
3. From Bergen, take a train to Finse - lots of possibilities for 3 nights out on Hardangervidda or Skarvheimen. Take a look at the DNT website for ideas.

Edited by nsjohnstone on 06/26/2011 11:14:30 MDT.

Arve Larsen
(a.larsen) - F
Turisforeningen for hiking advice in Norway on 06/26/2011 11:24:49 MDT Print View

i don't know the Bergen area well, but DNT (http://turistforeningen.no/english/) runs a network of cabins and trail all over. They also have trip-planning site: http://ut.no/finn?search=Bergen

Happy hiking!