As a Norwegian, I’ve been brought up hiking every summer, and skiing every winter. When I was 11, I first climbed the Norwegian Galdhøpiggen, the highest mountain in Norway, with my mother. The following year, we conquered the iconic Innerdalstårnet, a mountain widely recognized as it has been used in the Norwegian Advent calendar TV series Jul i Blåfjell.
This picture was taken in 2009, when I was still shorter than my mother, Charlotte.
The DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association) cabins
The Norwegian Trekking Association maintains a series of 500+ cabins for use by its members, against a reasonable price. In 2018, I started tracking the cabins I have visited, in the hope that I may one day receive the “Golden Key” from DNT - a price reserved for those who have visited 100 cabins!
I have attempted to summarize my visits here:
- Nedalshytta - Many trips, pre-2010
- Innerdalshytta - Summer 2009
- Reindalsseter - July 2014
- Vatnane - May 2018
- Åsedalen - May 2018
- Solrennningen - May 2018
- Vangshaugen - July 2018
- Raubergshytta - August 12th 2018
- Grøvudalshytta - August 13th 2018
- Gjevilvasshytta - Many trips, most recently March 8th 2019
- Jøldalshytta - March 9th 2019
- Yksnedalsbu - July 16th 2019
- Reinheim - November 11th 2019
- Gjendesheim - July 23rd 2020
- Gjendebu - July 24th 2020
I have also visited some other cabins on “day” visits, so it doesn’t count towards my “gold key”:
- Loennechenbua - August 2018
- Fondsbu - During the Vinjerock festival in July 2019. Whether this can be called a “day visit” or not is an open question, as it was at a party that lasted until 3 AM, but both Sofie and I agreed that it should count as a day visit.
- Tungestølen - July 2020, during the DNT’s Youth group’s annual BaseCamp - we slept in lavvos, so the only visits we had to Tungestølen were for beers and showers.