Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter
Introduction › Further Information
There is not a lot of literature available on walking, scrambling, climbing and skiing in Hurrungane, and nothing as comprehensive as this guide. There is further information on other areas in Norway, some of which can be found in:
Tony Howard - Climbs, Scrambles and Walks in Romsdal. 2005. Printed and distributed by Cordee. Tel + 44 (0)1162543579. A thorough guidebook to the spectacular Romsdal area by Åndalsnes.
Peter Lennon - Scandinavian Mountains. 1987. Printed by West Col and distributed by Cordee. Tel + 44 (0)1162543579. Once the Bible of Scandinavian mountains, covering most areas briefly, but now dated.
Dyer, Baddeley & Robertson - Walks and Scrambles in Norway. 2005. Printed by RippingYarns.com and distributed by Cordee. Tel + 44 (0)1162543579. A book covering some 50 walks and scrambles throughout the length of Norway.
Den Norske Turistforening (DNT)
More infomation can be obtained from Den Norske Turistforening (DNT) the umbrella organisation for all the local mountain touring clubs in Norway.
They own and operate hundreds of mountain lodges and huts and maintain the extensive footpath network. They will not be able to answer questions about the mountains, but can help with more general queries about Norwegian mountains, ski route markings in spring, mountain hut opening times, costs of the huts and provisions within etc. They can also help planning walking and easy scrambling itineraries and run quite a few tours in many mountain areas. They are based in Oslo. If you are a member of the DNT you will receive significant discounts with them. If you are going to spend more than 5 days in their cabins it is worthwhile joining.
Correspondence address: Den Norske Turistforening, Postboks 7. Sentrum, 0101 Oslo, Norway. Visiting adress: Storgata 7, Oslo, Norway. Tel: +47 2282 2800. Email: email@example.com and website: www.turistforeningen.no.
Turtagrø hotel can also provide some information about the northern side of Hurrungane. They have a web cam on their website which is very useful and also publish current and historic weather data on this website. Tel: +47 5768 0800 or www.turtagro.no.
Svenska Turistföreningen (STF)
The STF is the Swedish counterpart to the DNT. They operate some eight mountain lodges and 40 mountain cabins. They also operate and maintain the path system in the Kebnekaise area and in the areas surrounding Sarek.
They again will be able to help with more general questions about their lodges and cabins and their opening times and which ones have provisions. They will also be able to give some general advice about paths. However they will not be able to answer specific questions about mountains. If you are a member of the STF you will receive significant discounts with them. If you are going to spend more than 5 days in their cabins it is worthwhile joining. Membership of the DNT will also give the same discount in STF cabins and vice versa so it is only necessary to join one. They are based in Stockholm.
Although Kebnekaise Fjällstation is run by the STF it does have it finger more on the pulse of walking and climbing. They will be able to give some advice on the mountains the Kebnekaise Range. Their contact details are Tel + 46 9805 5000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and their website is www.stfkebnekaise.com.