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What's the difference between the Norwegian fjord and the Scottish sea loch?

In short, just the name. Fjord is of Norse origin, loch of Gaelic. They are the same feature, formed when glaciers debouch into the sea. In both countries, you'll find varying scales, from a few ...
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Hunting for aurora near Tromso - few questions

The Tromsø region does not lack woodlands. If you go out into Bardu into spectacular Dividalen National Park, there are plenty of woodlands. However, mountain birch forests in winter are nothing ...
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Why are long-distance hiking trails in the USA so much more famous than in Europe?

In the more densely populated areas of Central Europe these long distance trails just seamlessly blend in with regional or local trails, so while the whole, say, 2690 km of the EB Eisenach - Budapest ...
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Wild animals in Finland and Norway

None. Bears and wolves are no safety concern in Norway and Finland. Both are shy and, since they are not used to human contact (opposite to say, some places in the US where bears are used to people) ...
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What route does the E1 European Long Distance Path take through Børgefjell National Park?

There are two conflicting accounts of the route of the E1 through Børgefjell. After coming back from Børgefjell, I believe that the route through Børgefjell is probably the toughest part of the E1, ...
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Overview of free and open huts in Norway outside the system of the official tourist association DNT

Fjellstyrene.no might lead you to the right fjellstyre and their website with more information about huts here is also a good start for finding open huts.. https://utelivet.wordpress.com/bubasen/ [...
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Why are long-distance hiking trails in the USA so much more famous than in Europe?

I'd say borders are the main reason such trails aren't famous. Well nowadays with free movement within EU, borders aren't an issue. But that is just quite recent history. Also lack of common language ...
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What temperature rating of sleeping bag, season of tent and R value of a pad are needed for autumn camping in Norway?

Your sleeping bag & tent setup looks ok but I would be a bit worried with the matress. 1.3R value is a bit limited and as the ground in Northern Norway can be pretty wet/cold in Troms, I would ...
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What temperature rating of sleeping bag, season of tent and R value of a pad are needed for autumn camping in Norway?

Based on my experience Most of the coldness I experienced while camping came from the ground. My advice is to take an extra ensolite pad with you. Best one of those with those metallic surface on one ...
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Is it necessary to wear a bib/salopette and/or ski pants that can be removed without removing the skis when Nordic skiing

I do not have any experience cross country skiing but ski touring should be sufficiently similar, at least the uphill part. There is always this conflict in clothing that one wants something warm ...
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What temperature rating of sleeping bag, season of tent and R value of a pad are needed for autumn camping in Norway?

I can only speak from my own experience with equipment that I can only qualitatively compare with yours. At the upper end of the range you quote (in the fifties F, 10+ degrees C), you will be warm (...
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Where can I find the current status regarding fire bans in Norway?

I was about to write a long essay on how strange the Norwegian rules regarding rights-of-every-man and the department of safety and readiness but I realized you are just asking where to find the ...
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