• Tips & Tricks for a successful trip

    One of the most important things in order to ensure a safe and successful cabin trip is actually finding the cabin. Unfortunately, it is quite common to get lost. Without map and compass you are very likely to get lost. Add some bad weather to that, and things can get really dangerous. So, always take a map and compass onto your trip!

    Map


     Topographical map

    Even if some of the cabins are easy to find, there are no trails to most of them and you have to find your own way. Borrow or buy a map (see information below) in scale 1:50'000, don't leave just with a copied or printed map from the internet. You might have to alter the route or need additional information from the map!
    Check out the overview map further down to find the correct map number for your cabin and trip. Some maps are covering several cabins as shown in the table below the map.

     Where to borrow a map?
    (sorry, this offer is for international students only!)

    The NTNU Office of International Relations rents out maps for all cabins. You can rent a map on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 14:30 and Fridays from 12:30 - 14:30. Please be aware that it is impossible to pick up the map on other days!
    The deposit for renting is NOK 100,-. Please make sure you deliver back the map on Mondays 12:30 - 14:30 or Tuesdays from 12:30-14:30. The contact person at the International office is Mette Grønnesby (1. Floor).

     Where to buy a map?

    You can buy maps at Akademika at the same place where you book the cabin, or other book shops in town.
    Prices vary from 199.- kroner for paper version to 299.- kroner for plastic version. Most of the maps cover several cabins in one map, as it can be seen on the map below.

     Where to print a map?

    Check out this page where you can get maps as pdf files for free.
    You can find both A3 and A4 color printers at NTNU, so printing your own map can be a cheap and good solution. The page is in norwegian, but you chould be able to figure it out. You won't need to change most of the settings.

     Which map to choose?

    (Map is missing information and colouring in some web browsers. You can download a static map here.)

    Tynset no. 90
    • Øvensenget
    Oppdal no. 98
    • Kamtjønnkoia
    • Telin
    • Vekvessætra
    • Iglbu
    Forollhogna no. 99
    • Taagaabu
    • Mortenskåten (I)
    • Lyngli
    Kyrksæterøra no. 104
    • Stakkslettbua
    • Rindalsløa
    Orkanger no. 105
    • Kåsen
    Trondheim no. 106
    • Flåkoia
    • Nicokoia
    • Kråklikåten
    • Lynhøgen
    Selbu no. 107
    • Heinfjordstua
    • Mortenskåten (II)
    • Selbukåten
    • Sonvasskoia
    • Hognabu
    • Holmsåkoia
    Meråker-Tydal no. 108
    • Sonvasskoia
    • Hognabu
    • Holmsåkoia
    • Stabburet
    Fosen no. 113
    • Fosenkoia
    • Holvassgamma

    NB! Beside the here mentioned map series, there is also an other 1:50'000 map series available which is called Norge-serien. Unfortunately, the two different map series are not covering the same area per map, even if some of them have the same name! So please be aware of both name and number, when buying a map. All information which is given on this page and for all cabin descriptions is referring to the same, and above presented map series. In addition, popular mountain areas like Trollheimen and Sylane are also covered by other maps which might be more suitable for your trip, depending on the area you want to hike in.


    Overview over the old map series, going out of production in 2012
    Flåkoia Støren 1621 III Kråklikåten Støren 1621 III Sonvasskoia Flornes 1721 IV
    Fosenkoia Leksvik 1622 III Kvernmovollen Haltdalen 1620 I Stabburet Essandsjøen 1721 II,
    Tydal 1721 III
    Heinfjordstua Stjørdal 1621 I Kåsen Løkken 1521 III Stakkslettbua Vinjeøra 1421 II
    Hognabu Tydal 1721 III Lynhøgen Støren 1621 III Telin Trollhøtta 1520 IV
    Holmsåkoia Tydal 1721 III Mortenskåten Selbu 1621 II,
    Haltdalen 1620 I
    Taagaabu Tåvåfjellet 1620 IV
    Holvassgamma Åfjord 1622 IV Nicokoia Støren 1621 III Vekvessætra Innset 1520 II
    Iglbu Berkåk 1520 I Rindalsløa Vinjeøra 1421 II Øvensenget Tynset 1619 I
    Kamtjønnkoia Oppdal 1520 III Selbukåten Stjørdal 1621 I    

    Compass

    As important as the map! Place map and compass together at an easy accessible place in your backpack. Needed to orientate the map in the right way and to find the direction where to go. Be sure that you know how to use the compass before you leave for your trip! Find out more about how to use a compass.

    GPS

    Popular and nice to have, but don't trust the GPS only! Remember that the shortest way is seldom the fastest and easiest! Really helpful in combination with an ordinary map and in bad weather conditions. We already heard from GPS units losing satellite reception on a trip for hours. Especially in cold conditions batteries can be weak.

    Smartphone

    Topographical maps for Norway are also available as Smartphone Apps: search for Norgeskart (Android) or NaVida (iPhone). It is temporarily possible to store a certain amount of maps on your smartphone. But please be aware of the same limitations as for the GPS, batteries can be weak in cold conditions and mobile reception is not necessarily given in the mountains if you need to download more maps or better detailed maps!