Finally we had a warm week in Norway and I got the urge to get out again. I had a lot of trouble with my bikes lately so the idea of going for a hike instead of a bike tour was growing. Having a 4-day weekend coming up was perfect as well. I have been in Nordmarka (the forest area north of Oslo) before but only in a small part in the south east. It was very nice and you don’t realize that you are that close to the city at all. This time I wanted to try something more challenging. I will try to cross the Marka alone and if possible in two days. The straight way is about 55km, which sounds like a lot of kilometers for two days but I will pack enough food for three days at least.
Unfortunately, the temperatures dropped just before the weekend but this didn’t stop me now. At least there was no rain in the forecast.
I spread out all my gear for the hike:
The heaviest part is the sleeping bag, which is “comfortable” at up to -5 degrees. It may be below zero in the night, so it’s good to bring this one, even though it weighs 1.8kg. I will attach a gear list in a later post.
In total I had 12kg in the backpack in the end. That’s not too bad, I think.
So tomorrow morning I will take the train to Grua in the north of Nordmarka and start walking south, back to Oslo. I am looking forward to be out in the nature again!