II. PLAN OF TOUR.
Walking Tours. All the above tours are easy, being accom¬
plished almost entirely by steamboat, railway, and carriole, and
the traveller will rarely suffer any privation worthy of mention.
To mountaineers, pedestrians, and lovers of wild and grand scenery,
who are prepared for occasional privations and fatigues, the follow¬
ing walks and excursions are recommended : —
From Christiansand through the Seetersdal to the Suledalsvand and
Odde, RR. 6, 9.
Excursions to the Buarbrw and Folgefond, the Skjwggedalsfos, the
V0ringsfos, and the walk from Ulvik to Eide, R. 9.
From Loerdals0ren to Jostedal; back to the Lysterfjord, and then to
Skjolden, Fortun, and Oscarshoug, RR. 14, 17.
From Fortun to Aardal and the Vettisfos, and thence to Lakes Tyin,
Bygdin, and Gjende, RR. 14, 16.
From Lake Gjende to the Galdhepig, the highest mountain in Nor¬
way, and to R0jshjem, R. 17.
From R0jshjem to Opstryn, and excursions at the head of the Nord -
fjord, RR. 18, 22.
From Hellesylt to the Norangsfjord and back, R. 20.
From Hellesylt to Ma?raak, and thence to Stavbreekkene and back,
RR. 21, 18.
From Mseraak across the mountain to Yltredal and Sylte, and thence
to Aak in the Romsdal, R. 21.
From Veblungsnws or from Molde to the Eikisdalsvand and Sundals-
eren, RR. 23, 25.
From Bod0 to the Sulitjelma, R. 29.
From Troms0 to the Lyngenfjord, R. 30.
Sport of all kinds has fallen off greatly in Norway and Sweden
of late years. Excellent salmon-fishing is indeed still obtainable,
hut only at high rents, and the best rivers, such as the Namsenelv
above Namsos, are let on long leases, chiefly to wealthy Englishmen.
Trout fishing, however, may still be had in abundance by those
who are prepared for some hardships. Among the best waters ('Fis-
kevand') for trout and grayling are the Thelemarken Lakes, the
Messna and Laagen which fall into Lake Mjesen, the Storsje,
Isternsje, and Famundsje, the Ostra Dalelf and other streams fall¬
ing into Lake Siljan in Sweden, the Lule Elf and the lakes from
which it descends in Lapland, and many other lakes and rivers
mentioned in the Handbook. — It is difficult now to obtain good
shooting in Norway and Sweden , but the mountains enclosing the
Hallingdal are still said to afford good reindeer-shooting, which
may also be had on the Hardanger Vidder, in the neighbourhood
of the Romsdal, near Reros, and in Lapland. Wild-fowl abound
in many parts of Norway, particularly in the trackless forests of
Csterdalen, in the Ostra and Vestra Dal in Dalarne, in the vicin¬
ity of the Storsjo in Jemtland, and in Lapland, but the sportsman
will find serious difficulties to contend with. In the first place
a very large proportion of the mountain and forest districts, where
the best sport is obtainable, belongs to government, and by a Nor¬
wegian law passed in 1877 200-500 crowns, according to circum¬
stances, must be paid for a license to shoot there. Persons found
shooting without a license are liable to a fine of 200-1000 crowns.