Something wonderful happens when you sleep in the nature.

No matter if you just go to the backcountry and set up a base camp or if you traverse great distances and find a new lakeside home each night, being surrounded by nature without interruption sets a transformation in motion. You tune in to the micro sounds around you – the semi-dry leaves on the bushes shuffling in the wind, mother sheep calling to their lambs halfway up the mountain, and – in a word – the world.

You tap into the part of the human DNA that instinctively knows how to live without plugging in and living inside four walls. 


We always recommend first and foremost to use local certified tour companies and guides when out in the nature for hiking holidays, camping trips and other outdoor adventures. These are the people with the local knowledge and 'sixth sense' about our backcountry and wild nature, not to mention first responder certifications (in many cases) and bear safety protocols. 

If, however, you will be going out into the backcountry alone, we would like to offer a few key guidelines for those camping on their own without a local guide.

Leave no trace.
Take every single piece of trash you create back with you, and burn all toilet paper instead of stuffing it in the nature. 

Inform someone of where you are headed and how long you plan to be away.  Follow up with that person to confirm you have reached your destination. 

Do not camp  on (or walk on) farmers' bright green grass fields.

Carry and turn on a VHF radio, if you will be within sight of a fjord or the sea. If you will be deep in a valley, carry a satellite phone.

 Protect yourself in the unlikely yet unwanted situation of a bear encounter. We also say that one must be prepared for what can happen, instead of what is likely to happen. Take flares (sold at local shops), and have easy access to any loud noise makers, like your cooking pots.
Read more about wildlife encounters.

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