horses usually rest for i/2nr- every two hours, and make a midday
halt of 2 hrs. The maximum jouroey allowed with the same horses
is 75 Kil. per day.
Rowing Boats. For Baadskyds or Vandskyds the regulations are
similar. Those who have a guide with them may employ him as a
rower. Each rower (Borskarl) generally rows or 'sculls' with two
oars. A boat with two rowers is therefore called a Faring, or four-
oared boat, one with three rowers a Sexring, with four rowers an
Ottering. For short distances a Faering suffices. As the fares are
low the gratuity should be liberal.
Walking Tours. Neither Norway nor Sweden is suitable for
long walks, as the distances are too great, and the attractions
too far apart, except among the mountains of Norway and in some
parts of the Swedish Norrland. Besides the passes over the moun¬
tains to the W. coast from the Saetersdal (p. 5) and Hallingdal
(p. 42), and the grand excursions and ascents in Jotunheim (R. 9)
and S0ndm0re (pp. 180, 181), we may mention the passes connect¬
ing the heads of different fjords (comp. pp. xvi, xvii, 120, 121,
128, 130, 149, 155-159, 164, 172, 173, 177, 179, 182, 189,
194, etc.). Several fine walks may also be taken in the Norrland
(RR. 30,33). The footpaths aTe, however, far inferior to those among
the Alps. On very hilly roads, where walking is quicker than
driving, a Stolkjjerre may be hired for luggage only ('enkelt Skyds',
see p. xx).
Cycling. Norway and Sweden, and Denmark possess good roads
for cycling. The newer roads are generally excellent and dry up
quickly. In W. Norway, however, they are often very hilly, de¬
manding great caution and strong, reliable brakes. One of the
finest routes is from Christiania through Telemarken (RR. 3, 6)
to the western fjords, and back, starting from Marok on the Gei-
ranger Fjord (p. 177), through the Gudbrandsdal. Motor and other
cyles are admitted to Norway and Sweden duty-free, provided a
declaration be made that they are for travelling purposes only.
Several of the best routes in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are
described in the 'Continental Road Book' of the C. T. C. Good
cycling maps are published by the 'Norsk Hjulturist-Forening',
whose headquarters are at Christiania.
V. Luggage. Equipment. Tourist Clubs.
Luggage. Travellers by cariole or stolkjajrre should not take
more than 30-40 lbs., packed in a small and strong box, to which
may be added a leather travelling-bag and a wallet or game-pouch
(Skreppe or Bandsel) for walking excursions. A soft portmanteau is
unsuitable, as the 'Skydsgut' usually sits on the luggage strapped
on behind. Suitable trunks are sold at Christiania, Bergen, and