What to bring hiking in Balestrand

When doing day hikes in Balestrand we recommend wearing solid hiking shoes and bringing a small backpack with the following essentials:

  • Any important medications

  • Food

  • Map

  • Water bottle

  • Rain jacket

  • Extra wool layer

  • Warm hat

  • Charged cell phone

  • Plastic bag for garbage, your own or whatever you find

These items are also important to bring along:

  • Extra socks

  • Rain pants

  • Scarf or neckband

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Mittens or gloves

On demanding and very demanding hikes you should bring a compass. Always check the forecast before going out, and always be prepared for bad weather, even on short trips.