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Safety

Your guide

Your guide has the full command of the group during the whole length of your trip. Having the knowledge of the land, he is the one and only able to make decisions and his word is final.

Hostile and fragile environment

Our trips take place within the Arctic Circle and in an isolated region, which can be hostile and also extremely fragile. On site, your guide will detail the procedures that you will have to adhere to on the expedition and at the basecamps. They will also give you day-to-day guidance, which you must follow.

 

Hike prepared

Hiking and trekking in Norway is about as safe and worry-free as any outdoor adventure can be. Still, it comes with the risks inherent in any outdoor activity. Our guides are experienced outdoor leaders and have received advanced emergency wilderness medical training as Wilderness First Responders. As a result of this preparation and a concern for your safety, we have never had a serious accident or injury on one of our trips.

The safest hiker is a prepared hiker, so as you prepare for your trip, review the following instructions. Additionally, hikers should carry with them the following contacts for emergency medical services and hospitals in the areas they hike.

In Norway, the numbers for the emergency services are as follows:

  • Fire brigade 110
  • Police 112
  • Ambulance 113

Emergency Evacuation Instructions

  • In the event of a serious accident or medical emergency, have someone remain with the participant.
  • If there is a mountain hut, inn, farm, or house nearby, seek assistance there.
  • The international distress call is a series of six signals (blasts on a whistle or horn, and after dark, flashes with a light) spaced evenly for a minute, followed by a one minute pause. Then repeat with an additional six signals. The reply is three signals followed by a minute's pause.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance for your trip with us as soon as your booking is confirmed. We advise you to purchase a travel insurance policy which covers flight cancellations, loss of luggage and emergency health care. Please look carefully at which activities are covered by your insurer and do not forget to bring all necessary documents and information with you (name of the company, name of the contract, insurance policy number, telephone number)

Speak with an expert Start planning your next adventure by contacting one of our team.
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Rachael Bode

Adventure Travel Consultant

Phone: + 44 1283 499982

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Sharon King

Adventure Travel Consultant

Phone: +44 1283 499981

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Victoria Hoddy

Adventure Travel Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1283 205478

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