Den Norske Turistforening (The Norwegian Trekking Association; wturistforeningen.no) manages all aspects of hiking in Norway. It organizes all-inclusive tours and, in conjunction with a small army of local hiking associations, takes care of trails and waymarking. It also operates several hundred mountain lodges. DNT has outlets in all of Norway’s largest cities, including Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, which stock hiking maps and give advice on equipment. They also sell DNT membership, which confers, among much else, substantial discounts at its mountain huts (see Rooms in private houses), though you can also join at any staffed DNT lodge. Neither is annual membership expensive at 550kr, 295kr for 19–26-year-olds, 175kr for 13–18 years, 67-plus 425kr, under 12 110kr.

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