A Walk in the Woods – hiking Norway’s Jotunheimstien
Alex Roddie discovers a long-distance trail that begins in Oslo city centre, plunging into a forest paradise brimming with wildlife. This feature was first published in The Great Outdoors magazine (2018 Scandinavia Supplement) It isn’t every day that you get to start a long-distance trail from a city centre.
Field notes: Hiking the Jotunheimstien, Norway
A long walk in the woods In July 2017, I stepped outside the train station in Oslo city centre and directly onto a long-distance trail. 205 miles later, I stepped off the trail again at Gjendesheim, an outpost on the edge of the Jotunheimen National Park surrounded by Norway’s
Preparations for hiking the Jotunheimstien
I’m in the final stages of planning my next long-distance trail, which begins on the 18th of July 2017. Here I’d like to share a few notes on my route and the gear I’ve selected for this trip. Once again, plans have changed. I originally intended to