Safety is always the number one consideration on a trip with Norrøna Hvitserk. If there is an emergency on tour with us, help will be able to reach you relatively quickly. We have a 24-hour emergency hotline within our office and the guide will always have the ability to contact help. Norway has excellent search and rescue operations throughout the country with evacuations available via helicopter or red cross emergency teams.
Our guides have first aid training and a selection of first aid equipment for treatment in the field. We also have a partnership with Turlegen.no (Trip Doctor) who can be contacted if needed for medical advice.
Norrøna Hvitserk plans the trip days based on the weather, conditions and the group. Our focus is to take care of each other and work together in one team. The guide will have the ability to make safety decisions for the group, although the decision-making process will be transparent and involve guests in the process.
We plan our trips so that we do not expose ourselves to unwanted risk.
If you are on prescribed medication, have known allergies or similar, you must always bring your personal medication.
All Norrøna Hvitserk trips involves physical activities. We emphasize fitness, hight above sea level, technical skills, length, accommodation facilities, and whether the trip is mentally demanding. You do not have to be an athlete to participate in our trips, but we believe that you will have a better experience if you put in a little effort before joining us on an adventure. Remember that preparation is at least half the trip! The preparations you need to make depend on your experience and the level of the trip.
When we move into nature, we take a greater risk than we usually encounter in daily life. Mountains and nature are infinitely complex, and we can never have full control of all elements along the way. This means that events will happen. Our guides do everything they can to have control over the various elements. Nevertheless, you as a participant can observe details overlooked by the guide. We therefore expect you to communicate your observations and feelings along the way. Good communication helps to highlight all important observations so that you can make the best possible decisions together.