I am a firm believer that one of the cardinal sins of travelling is to pack too much.
The last thing you want to be doing when you are travelling around Norway is to be taking a backpack with too many items.
Packing light is a good way to avoid this scenario. By taking fewer items you ease the strain on your back. If you need an item you can always buy it when you are on the road.
Half of the items you take with you are rarely used. Below are a few items I would leave off your Norway packing list.
Flip-flops – Norway isn’t renowned for its beaches, so you won’t need to take flip-flops with you. Even during months in the summer, I still wouldn’t pack them, as there isn’t much use for them. The only footwear you need is a pair of hiking shoes and some comfortable shoes for day to day stuff.
Suitcase – I am firmly against travelling with suitcases. They are impractical, clunky and depending on how big they are, you may have to put them in the aircraft’s hold. Travel with a daypack or a 40 L backpack depending on how long you are in Norway for.
Books – I love to read, but travelling with books isn’t very practical. If you’re visiting Norway on a short trip, one or two books won’t take up too much space. However, if you’re going on a longer trip, they will. I would recommend taking a Kindle with you if you want to do some reading while you’re in Norway.
Shoes – I am not recommending you don’t take any she’s, that would be madness. Simply that you only need one or two pairs. Shoes take up a lot of space in your backpack, and the more you take, the less likely you are to wear them all. Take some hiking shoes and another pair and you will be fine.
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