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“Allemannsretten” is the Norwegian word for the freedom to roam, or “everyman’s right” aka the general public’s right to access certain public or privately owned land for recreation and exercise. The right is sometimes called the right of public access to the wilderness or the “right to roam”. [Source]
Not only that, you can actually harvest and bring home berries and mushrooms you can find while wandering around!
Bearing this in my, you can now think differently about travelling to Norway in the cold, dark and boring January:
Have a walk in the (FREE) beautiful Norwegian nature during winter!
Taking a walk in nature doesn’t have to be tough as it may sound. Of course, you can get that kind of toughness up north, with extreme weather and so on.
But here in the South and South-East (Østlandet), it’s basically a walk around the neighbourhood of your accommodation! The minus? Well, there’s no surprise Northern light to wait for while being out in nature here! Or at least where we live.
However, we have the beautiful nature next door that we can easily access by less than 10 minutes walking!
Last week, we three had a morning walk around the neighbourhood. It was a typical cold winter day, yet the weather was so perfect for a family walk in nature.
And you know, if you just happen to travel on a budget, THIS is the one free thing to do in Norway during winter.
Winter sun can be that high.
It’s not a ‘hytte’, just a shed.
Look at that clear blue sky!
So, I hope these photos can somehow encourage you to re-consider about travelling to Norway in January! Don’t forget to have your camera with you also!