VARANGER CODE OF CONDUCT
Greener, cleaner, and more authentic
take care OF and respect our fragile nature and environment
Welcome to Varanger on top of the world in the arctic part of Norway. Please be considerate of your surroundings by following these simple guidelines. this why, you can be sure that your visit does not diminish other people’s experience.
1. Camp in designated area
2. Leave no traces
Avoid leaving traces in nature, such as cairns, tent pegs etc. Allow others to have the same great experience that you´ve had.
3. Follow the path
Follow the path and avoid creating new paths.
4. Waste bins
Throw waste in waste bins. If you are in an area without bins, bring your waste with you until you can dispose of it.
5. Use public toilets
If none are present, go into the ocean or dig a pit in the ground. Avoid using wet wipes, as they take a long time to decompse.
6. Respect private property
Camping closer than 150 meters from an occupied house or cabin is forbidden. You can only camp on cultivated land if you have an agreement with the land owner.
7. Be considerate in traffic
The roads in Varanger are narrow, yet many use them. Keep well clear of the cyclist when passing them.
8 . Ban on fires
If During the summer months, there is a general ban on open fires. Use designated sites for fire, and make sure there is no risk for a fire in our fragile arctic nature.
9. Respect wildlife
Avoid disturbing our birds and animals unnecessarily. Dogs must be kept on a lash at all time.
10 . In the interest of the environment
As well as your own experience and safety, we recommend activities organized by tour operator. You can find a list of such organizers on our website here.