Outdoor recreation is deeply rooted in the Norwegian identity and cultural heritage, but Norway’s deep valleys, high mountain peaks and rugged coastline are not accessible to all. That is something many people are eager to do something about. Getting into the wild is one thing, however, we also know that ample access to outdoor recreation close to where people live has a positive effect on public health and quality of life.

Accessible trails and parks, and easy access to the coastline and waterways are important, while accessible cultural heritage sites can serve as a motivation for many to get out and be active. In this booklet, we present projects in Norwegian municipalities and counties, which have contributed to more people being able to be active and reap experiences in Norwegian nature – deep into the wild or close to where they live

View the booklet here (pdf)