Hiking vacation in Norway, Rondane National Park

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Responsible tourism

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Environment
By rambling, you are part of the nature in a way, and you wonít destroy much as long as you never leave your rubbish in the outdoors. Walking/rambling doesnít make any sort of pollution itself, and we want everyone to respect the vulnerable nature and leave it just as you wish to find it yourself!
The trips are self-guided. You are not supported by cars that makes noise and pollution to the area. Where transfer is needed, we use local bus companies and taxies.

The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act of 19 June 2009 has the purpose of protecting biological, geological and landscape diversity and ecological processes through conservation and sustainable use, and in such a way that the environment provides a basis for human activity, culture, health and well-being, now and in the future.

The act allows you to walk wherever you want, as long as nothing else is altered. This gives numerous possibilities for exciting excursions! Private ground and cultivated land, however, should not be walked upon, andÖ
- Nature must not be damaged!
- Always bring back your litter, never throw rubbish outdoors.
- There might be stricter access to protected areas.
- Show respect for people and animals.
- Open fire is forbidden between the 15th of April until the 15th of September.
- In Norway, itís not permitted to smoke inside offices, in public places, bars/restaurants, or workplaces.

You stay at private hotels or family-owned guest house with a high focus on the environment. The food is normally made of local products / local cuisine, often produced organically. You will get to know local specialities of food, like reindeer, moose and trout.

Environmental policies are the same in all the places you will visit during this tour. The hotels mostly do recycling and energy saving.
The staff at the hotels may advise you to turn off the light when you leave the room. We request that suppliers limit the number of deliveries to the hotel, and the use of organic detergents if possible. The hotels advise their guests to re-use the towels.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We operate with a low number of participants on each tour, in order to have a low impact on the communities we visit. We always ensure that our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.

You hike the same trails as the locals. At the accommodation sites, youíll most likely meet the owner, working at the hotel. Most of the staff are locals. As a result of all this, the money generated, will stay within the community, and provide local employment.

Mysuseter and HÝvringen have a similar history of originally being two large settlement of summer farms. The first tourists arrived in the 1880s and the tourist industry increased for almost 100 years.

Now, more and more lodges are closed down due to a lack of demand. Norwegians donít visit the lodges as much as they used to. They build their own private cabins.

Through marketing, communication and sales to foreign tourists, we contribute to the fact that there is still a demand for rooms and dining at the mountain lodges. Our guests are an important contribution to maintaining the mountain destinations at Mysuseter and HÝvringen.

The local economy benefits from our guests buying goods and services locally. We describe and recommend visiting local attractions and shops along the route, such as galleries, cafes and grocery stores.

Our office is located in the small city of Lillehammer. We are part of an old factory that co-locates 30 small businesses within cultural, creative and adventure industries. With our multitude of businesses, we work as an open meeting place that offers experiences and trade in a unique atmosphere. We sort all types of waste for recycling and are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment.
Itís not permitted to smoke inside the buildings and offices.

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