Packrafting in Norway

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cpo
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Packrafting in Norway

Post by cpo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:48 pm

We are new packraft owners, experienced ww boaters, looking to do something mellow but adventurous in Norway next July/August. Could be a flatwater trip around an iceberg-choked lake, or perhaps a downriver trip somewhere. Looking for four or five days total, nothing too committing. We are class IV boaters in the east, have done a number of fly-in trips in the Arctic, so are pretty self-contained and resourceful...but never been to Norway. Any ideas or suggestions welcomed!

watergrl
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Re: Packrafting in Norway

Post by watergrl » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:27 am

You might want to check out Jostedal, Norway. I met the owner of Ice Troll a few years ago. He's managed to make a business taking people onto the glaciers and kayaking on the Jostedalsbreen Glacier lake. This is an area with a couple national parks, and there's also some whitewater paddling. It's pretty developed, by Alaskan standards.

About 3 hours out of Oslo, you find the Trysil River. This might be good for a few days of mostly mellow paddling with some Class 2, and you can camp just about anywhere.

lalacurf121
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Re: Packrafting in Norway

Post by lalacurf121 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:19 pm


Luismiguel
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Re: Packrafting in Norway

Post by Luismiguel » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:59 pm

Hello.

Does anyone know if there is any laws or restriction for using a packraft on Oslo Lakes? I will be on vacations there on September - October and want to know if it is allowed to use the lakes for this kind of activities. I assume there won't be any restrictions, but better asking the community than receive any surprises from local authorities.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mase
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Re: Packrafting in Norway

Post by Mase » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:40 am

No restrictions.

Here is a link to a brochure about the right to roam in Norway:

http://www.miljodirektoratet.no/Documen ... 86/M86.pdf

Luismiguel
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Re: Packrafting in Norway

Post by Luismiguel » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:10 pm

Thank you Mase!!!
Great information!!!

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