Welcome to Hardanger, Norway’s hiking paradise
Please be considerate of your surroundings by following these simple guidelines.
This way, you can be sure that your visit does not diminish locals or other people’s experience.
- CAMP IN DESIGNATED AREAS
Rural areas, rest areas, parks, parking lots are exempt from the right to roam.
- LEAVE NO TRACE
Avoid leaving traces in nature, such as cairns, tent pegs etc.
Allow others to have the same great experience that you’ve had.
- FOLLOW THE PATH AND AVOID THE CREATION OF NEW PATHS
- THROW WASTE IN THE WASTE BINS
If you are in an area without bins, bring your waste with you until you can dispose of it.
- USE PUBLIC TOILETS
If none are present, dig a pit in the ground.
Avoid using wet wipes, as they take a long time to decompose.
- RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY
Camping closer than 150 metres from an occupied house or cabin is forbidden.
You can only camp on cultivated land if you have an agreement with the land owner.
- BE CONSIDERATE IN TRAFFIC
The roads in Hardanger are narrow, yet many use them. Keep well clear of cyclists when passing them. Be especially mindful of bicycles in tunnels.
- BAN ON FIRES
During the summer months, there is a general ban on open fires.
Use designated sites for fire, and make sure there is no risk of a forest fire.
- RESPECT WILDLIFE
Avoid disturbing animals unnecessarily. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
- IN THE INTEREST OF THE ENVIRONMENT,
as well as your own experience and safety, we recommend activities organised by an activity company. You can find a list of such activity companies at www.hardangerfjord.com