Norwegians & Physical Pain


It is not an option to stop hiking due to bad weather.

You are only allowed to stay inside if the weather is life-threatening. 

Thunderstorms, rain, snow, ice and wind are an everyday reality for Norwegians. From an early age, Norwegians learn that outdoors activities shall not be cancelled due to bad weather.

They have, therefore, no other choice but to find good clothing.

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This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in our new book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"

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Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in our other Social Guidebooks to Norway written by Julien S. Bourrelle