/ Drinking water in Lofoten
Do as you would do in Scotland. Enjoy.
If you are wild camping then 'what he said'
Some people do, some people don't.
Some friends of ours did get Giardia in Norway a few years ago.
If I remember rightly there is a water tap at the free camping at Kalle (near the Paradiset climbing area).
There is also a tap at the unofficial camping area about 2km from Hemmingsvar
Yep, and toilets. Or at least there was when I was last there. It's a great camp ground, plus bouldering on the beach and the Ape to do just minutes from your tent on those morning when you get up late!
And if you haven't, read the "Gear Advice for Norway" thread.
> There is also a tap at the unofficial camping area about 2km from Hemmingsvar
That one is plugged straight into the Hennigsvaer supply pipe so should be good quality stuff!
> Yep, and toilets. Or at least there was when I was last there. It's a great camp ground, plus bouldering on the beach and the Ape to do just minutes from your tent on those morning when you get up late!
Toilet (singular) and super-smelly too!
I noticed last year that they had fenced of the grassy area at Kalle, keeping camper-wagons and caravans out.
Yes, I've used that one when I went at Easter. I've heard it now gets crowded and insanitary in summer (not the water, the site).
> Yep, and toilets. Or at least there was when I was last there. It's a great camp ground.
I remember it as a horrid spot with a foul toilet. But then it was raining and crowded the first time I camped there and under two feet of snow the other time.
Thanks. I am mostly thinking of the mainland where taps might be harder to come by and when camping in odd roadside spots or in the hills. I think I'll take a filter and some iodine.
Were you winter climbing or ski touring?
Winter climbing, though we were a bit late in the season and we only got a couple of routes done before things went too mushy. Brilliant while it lasted though!
The potential was enormous. Loads of icefalls but anything catching the sun rapidly falling down. Almost alpine scale faces starting at sea level. Classic mountaineering to reach summits. Limitless potential for Scottish style mixed (though we thought the relatively compact granite might limit options for the less bold (ie us!).
We climbed a Scottish/Alpine style ice line at about V on the right side looking up the little fjord which the road crooses on a causeway onnthe way to Henningsvaer - an obvious line, but hidden from the road. I would be surprised if it hadn't been done before, but information is very hard to come by. It was a briiliant day's climbing!
I would love to go back a month earlier, but am unfortunately tied to school holidays.
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