/ Alpine Climbing near Oslo
I've read on Summit Post that you can get a bus from Oslo to Jotunheimen, is this feasible at this time of year and can we access the alpine climbing from where the bus would drop us off?
Bump! Somebody must know something - I'd appreciate any information at all!
I imagine you'd have to go pretty far for anything approaching alpine height. Hardangervidda?
by alpine climbing you mean what? easy snow plodding, alpine rock or alpine scrampling with odd glaciers thrown in between?
The Hurrungane region is well Alpine. Glaciers and the lot. Doable by public transport apparently.
Cheers for the suggestions so far, I realise we're pretty far South so travelling somewhere high might not be a viable option.
Yeah, Hurrungane is around 250km from Oslo and possible to get to and around via public transport. If you're interested, this is probably the best English-language guide to the area, and is pretty good: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scandinavian-Mountains-Peaks-Metres-Hurrungane/dp/0955049709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U...
Covers a lot in terms of walking and climbing peaks, and there's a lot in there about how to do it without a car.
Cheers for the recommendation. Just ordered that book so hopefully I'll find something in there!
Has anyone ever stayed in any of the DNT huts?
Frequently - what do you need to know?
Are they any good and do you need to book in advance? Essentially, are they worth it?
In my experience yes, and generally no I don't book. They are absolutely worth it.
Have a great time
I've been to the area you intend going. In June there was enough snow to ski for miles although it was softish. And it was sunny enough to get our eyes burnt the once (twice shy!)
The DNT huts are luxurious and there was no one using the one or two we stayed in which meant we had to dig now in the entrance out of one.
Can't comment on the public bus service but the drive from Bergen was stunning!
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