Norwegian winter clothing

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by starseven, 4 Jan 2008.

  1. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I'm off to Norway the week after next.

    The plan is for a couple of days in Oslo then of to Geilo for a week or so.

    I have all the usual stuff for UK winters, fleeces, base layers and various waterproof shells etc, the tempratures are expected to be - 5 to - 20 though, do I have all the excuse needed for some nice new down jackets?

    This will be the first of a few visits. Im taking my son so we probably wont be too active maybe a little sking (our first) and a bit of sight seeing.

    Any advice?

    Ta
     
  2. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    TK Maxxx. Bargain ski gear. Good even when your're not skiing.

    Sounds fantastic!
     
  3. orbiter

    orbiter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Madness! But should be interesting. I've cycled there through snowdrifts in July!

    My friends in Oslo cycle to work all year round despite the snow (using studded tyres). As to clothes, I'd think about buying in Oslo as outdoor clothes are one of the few things I've found cheaper in Norway than UK - and designed for the climate.

    Pete
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    Get some good footwear, in addition to what you mentioned.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    starseven

    starseven Guest

    Thanks everyone

    I have ordered a couple stormlite down jackets from the field and trek sale. At £32 delivered they are a third the price of the brand name stuff!! Nice one.

    We got some ski trousers form tkmaxx already, Im quite looking forward to minus 20 just to see what its like:ohmy:

    Cheers
     
  7. OP
    OP
    starseven

    starseven Guest

    Thoroughly recommend Norway.

    Short flight from Stanstead, extremely good public transport, Oslo well orginised and very civilised.

    I may have just got lucky, but everyone seemed much easier on the eye than the blobbies at home and unlike the UK, English is spoken by nearly everyone.
     
  8. Percy

    Percy Well-Known Member

    How much was a pint of beer though?!
     
  9. OP
    OP
    starseven

    starseven Guest

    About £6.50 usually (0.4l) and after several I was even seperated from a tenner for a shot of Laphroig !!
     
  10. orbiter

    orbiter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Short flight from Stanstead :angry: but beware the 2 hour bus ride to Oslo if you fly Ryanair :smile: Fortunately it is only 20 minutes train by Norwegian Air who can be almost as cheap.
     
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