"Local Knowledge Prize - "Kjentmannsmerket"" Asker Sports & Outdoors Tip by Saagar

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Kjentmannsmerket is a brand name for a campaign to get coach potatoes out of the house and get aquainted with local nature, culture and history. Normally, local sports clubs and the hiking association team up with the local history and cultural associations to establish an individual challenge program where the point is to tick off all the appointed sites in a year. If you are successful, you will get a button establishing you as a "kjentmann" - a person with special local knowledge... Participants (ask at the Asker bookshops for advice) purchase a packet with maps and info, and then you basically set off for the places indicated on the map and hike and learn. Once at the spot there will be a tagging type instrument like at orienteering posts where you stamp your card. It's a good way of getting aquainted with many interesting aspects of a local community, whether you are a local, temporary visitor or immigrant - like me.

Equipment: Simple hiking, walking or skiing gear, depending on the chosen location for the day.
Map and info packet for Kjentmannsmerket are needed.

Address: Try visit DNT at Storgaten 3 in Oslo. They know.
Directions: The Kjentmannsmerket for Oslomarka focuses mainly on the area north of Oslo -reachable by maximum a day's hike away/return.
othercontact: Local assiciations, municipality
Theme: Hiking
Website: http://www.turistforeningen.no

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  • Updated Jan 8, 2005
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