Serviced and Base Camp Hiking

In serviced tours, the luggage (sleeping bag and food) is transferred by car between accommodations. This means that the hiker only has to carry a light day pack. Base Camp hiking refers to tours where the hiker stays at the same place but hikes in various directions from the base camp carrying a light day pack.

The accommodation can either be in huts or in tents. The huts provide cooking facilities and toilets but it is necessary to bring sleeping bags and food.

Please note that the list below is not final as the equipment necessarily depends on your personal needs, length of the trip, weather and the time of the year.

Hiking Clothes

  • Good hiking shoes and soft hiking socks
  • Underwear, wool or fleece
  • Sweater, wool, fleece or similar
  • Hiking pants/shorts

In the Daypack

  • Backpack cover
  • Compass, map and GPS
  • Food for the day and energy snack
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos with warm water, cocoa, tea or coffee
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Sunglasses/ski goggles
  • Sun protection and lip balm
  • Second skin, band-aid, elastic bandage and painkillers
  • Toilet paper, wipes, and small plastic bags for the used paper
  • Cap, mittens and buff around the neck
  • Wind- and waterproof protective clothes
  • Leggings, shoes for crossing rivers and crampons, if needed

In the Luggage

  • Sleeping bag and a small pillow
  • Extra shirt
  • Extra panties and socks
  • Head lamp
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Small towel
  • Earplugs
  • Slippers for indoor use
  • Money
  • Noodles or pasta in bags
  • Sausage or chicken breast
  • Something for the grill
  • Oatmeal
  • Bread and wafers
  • Butter and toppings
  • Crispbread and biscuits
  • Dried fruit, chocolate and peanuts
  • Cocoa, tee and/or coffee
  • Soups
  • Spices, e.g. salt and pepper

If sleeping in a tent, you also need pack in the luggage

  • Tent and mattress
  • Stove and gas
  • Matches
  • Cooking pot
  • Thermos and water bottle
  • Dish and cup
  • Cutlery
  • Pocket knife
  • Repair kit, needle and thread, scissors, string and clips