Backpacking Nature Hike in Nord-Østerdalen
A long distance backpacking hike in the varied landscape of inland Norway. Experience a unique wilderness trek, roam freely through pristine nature, enjoy sitting at campfires and staying overnight under the open starry sky. Immerse into the deep calm and powerful magic of unspoiled nature and connect deeply with nature.
On this wilderness trek we immerse into the magic nature of Nord-Østerdalen with its enchanted forests and highlands. No day is like the other. Once we hike on small paths in the majestic mountain tundra, once we follow along game trails, streams or lakeshores in the boreal forests, just where our curiosity draws us. We experience the Canyon Jutulhogget, the ‘giant gorge’ with an incredible history of origins, from very different perspectives. With a little luck we will encounter moose or other animals.
On the trek we move at an altitude of 700 to 1100 m most of the time, sometimes above, sometimes below the tree line. Strenuous passages alternate with leisurely stretches. During breaks we simply enjoy the silence of nature or we spend time with activities about nature awareness or tracking. A rest day in the course of the tour invites us to sink even deeper into the silence, or to let curiosity lead us to further discoveries.
In the evening, we build camp hidden in the woods. To protect our sleeping spots and the fireplace from the weather we set up tarps as needed. Omnipresent streams provide water of drinking quality. We share dinner and enjoy the evening hours together around the campfire until we go to sleep under the sparkling stars.
DETAILS – WILDERNESS TREK
The 11-day wilderness trek begins and ends at Tynset station, Norway.
On the day of arrival we meet in Tynset in the afternoon for a joint taxi transfer into the wild. There we set up our first camp.
We have a full 9 days for the long distance hike, including 8 hiking stages and 1 rest day. Halfway through the tour we get a food resupply as a means to keep our backpacks light.
We break camp in the morning of the departure day. A taxi brings us back to Tynset.
Start and end of the tour correspond with the trains to / from Tynset.
The program may be subject to changes.
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This long distance backpacking hike is suitable for adults and teenagers accompanied by adults. The trek leads through partly pathless and demanding terrain. Some surefootedness is therefore required.
8 legs with backpack lasting 4-6 hours and up to max. 500 m difference in altitude.
1 day off in the course of the tour.
On this wilderness trek, we are mutually dependent on each other. Your active participation is required.
You want to:
- Immerse into wilderness
- Wander through varied landscapes
- Enjoy wilderness living around a campfire
- Connect with nature
Read more about the general profile:
- Group with 5-14 participants
- Lead by Thoralf Rumswinkel
- Program as described
- Joint taxi transfers from/to train station
- 10 outdoor overnight stays,
incl. tarps (with nets during mosquito season)
- Resupply service halfway through the tour
- Part of the provision
(fresh and regional food; you bring your own durable food.)
- Group equipment for the wilderness camp
- First aid and safety equipment