Corona virus

Troms Turlag ask people who are uncertain if they could be infected with the virus (or have symptoms) to stay at home.

We call upon all our guests to comply with the reccomendations from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and practice habits which help prevent infection. Here are our reccomendations for a safer stay:

  • Wash your hands with soap and running water thoroughly, especially when you have been out in public. Hand sanitizer is an alternative if handwash is not possible.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue. Throw the tissue in a closed bin directly after use.  
  • Keep distance (at least 1-2 meters) to people with respiratory disease, if possible. 
  • How do you feel? If you are not feeling well before your trip, stay home so you don`t risk infecting others. If you are not feeling well during your trip, we recommend that you consider canceling further plans.   
  • Make sure to inform family or friends where you are planning to go. 

We ask everyone to follow the advice from the Norwegian government. Read more here: Folkehelseinstituttet. 

2nd November 2020: The Troms Turlag office is closed due to an increase in Covid-19 infections in Tromsø.

The Troms Turlag office has limited opening hours due to guidelines regarding the corona virus. You may visit us on Thursdays between 12 and 18. Except from this you may arrange membership, buy the DNT-key (members only) and also pay for the stay in our cabins at the shop Andresens Våpenforretning in Storgata. For more information, check out ut.no and our web page troms.dnt.no

TROMS TURLAG REOPENS ALL CABINS FOR OVERNIGHT STAYING DURING WEEKENDS.

Troms Turlag has gradually opened the cabins for overnight stays. From the 14th of August this will include also the cabins along Nordkalottruta, E1. We remind you that all activity MUST happen in accordance with the governments pandemic regulations. 

At this moment it will only be possible to stay in the cabins during weekends. The cabins are closed Monday to Thursday to ensure a 72-hour quarantine between different groups of guests. Overnight stay can only be booked in advance and dayvisits are not possible. 

For all cabins there will be a limited number of guests due to the rule of 1 meter distance. If all guests share the same household, this rule does not apply. If there are guestes from different households, only half of the bed capacity can be used. 

​​​​​​​Are you planning to visit any of our cabins? We kindly ask you to:

  1. Check our calendar for availability.
    Note that bookings are only possible from Friday to Sunday, not shorter, nor longer.

  2. Send your booking to troms@dnt.no.
    Your email needs to include:
    - Name of the desired cabin and dates for your stay.
    - Membership number (of the Norwegian, Swedish or Finish Trekking Association) and contact information of the person responsible for the reservation.
    - Full name of all the guests.

  3. Pay for your stay in advance -  before 2 p.m. at the following Friday
    Your application for booking will be answered with information regarding payment with PayPal.
    After your payment has been made, proof of payment needs to be sent back to us.
    Note that your booking is only valid after we have received the payment.

  4. Read the email from us carefully.
    The cabins are locked with a codelock, and you will get the code as a verification of your valid booking. Note that the outhouse is still closed with the DNT-key so you need to bring your own copy of this as well. Members may acquire their own key at these pick up-points.

  5. Enjoy your stay :) and follow the rules.

  6. ​​​​​​​Cancellation and refund policy:

    - Cancellation up to 10 days before the start of the stay gives the right to a full refund (minus transfer fees)
    - Cancellation 9-5 days before the the start of the stay gives the right to a 50% refund.
    - Cancellations made later than 5 days before the start of the stay do not give any right to a refund

RULES FOR AVAILABLE CABINS SUMMER 2020:

1. The cabins can only be visited weekends, and only for 2 nights (Friday-Sunday). The cabins are closed Monday-Thursday.

2. Cabin must be booked at Troms Turlag: troms@dnt.no or phone: 77685175, and must be pre-paid by Paypal/Vipps. Booking and payment is for Friday-Sunday. Prices: https://troms.dnt.no/payment-and-prizes/

3. Only half of the bed capacity can be booked. Limitation does no apply if all guests belong to the same household.

4. Linen or sleeping bags combined with personal pillowcase are to be used.

5. It is compulsory for guests to follow Troms Turlag's infection control instructions. (See information below).

Ordinary cabin rules are to be followed. If the rules are not adhered to, penalty-fees may be issued.

Infection control instructions:

1. Do not visit any cabins if you are feeling sick. Use of the cabins are based on trust. Troms Turlag has responsibility for the cabins        and facilities. Our guests need to be responsible for following the instructions.

2. Guests who are not from the same household, must if possible have seperate bedrooms.

3. All guests must bring their own linen or sleepingbag, and a personal pillowcase.

4. Follow FHI (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) guidelines. Wash your hands carefully, and often using soap and water. Dry your hands using paper towels and throw them in the woodstove.

5. Follow the guidelines for dish-washing: Sponges are to be used only for one group of guests. Upon leaving,  the sponges are to be disposed of in the marked container. Rinse the dishes with boiling water.

6. After washing, all dishes and cutlery are to be air dried or dried with a clean towel. Before leaving the cabin put the used towels in the marked container.

7. Clean all surface (tables, benches, gas stove, washpot), handles/switches (on cupboards, doors, gas stove). Use one-time wipes, and throw them in the marked container.

8. Before leaving the cabin: Make sure the cabin is tidy and clean, as instructed in the information book. Sign in the check list (which you will recieve after booking).

9. Other visitors that have not booked, are to be expelled in a polite way. Only pre-paid guests are to stay in the cabins.

10. Each guest is resposible for bringing their own infection control equipment(e.g. desinfectant, gloves, facemasks). Make sure to bring paper towels.

11. All waste is to be brought back home. 

12. If a guest is experiencing symptoms of Corona-virus, he/she must be isolated in a separate room, and leave as soon as possible, given that the guest is capable.

Should a situation occur,  contact TT`s daily manager/chairman as quickly as possible: Phone +47 77 68 51 75, e-mail troms@dnt.no 

Emergency: ​​​​​​​113