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Year 10 Norway Expedition

'The Land of The Giants'

Dates: Thursday 28th June - Saturday 7th July


Journey Out


Thursday 28th June

  • Depart on the Scillonian (16.30)

  • Travel to Gatwick on the overnight train (21.45)


Friday 29th June

  • Fly Norwegian Airlines to Oslo (09.20)

  • Tube into the city and walk to Anker Hostel where we will complete packing for the expedition before spending the evening exploring the city.  A small polythene bag of travel clothes will be left in a locker whilst we are away.


Journey Back


Thursday 5th July

  • Return to Anker hostel in Oslo and enjoy more of the city including a celebratory evening meal


Friday 6th July

  • Return flight to Gatwick (13.05) followed by train down to Penzance arriving at 23.10 and stay at Penzance YHA.


Saturday 7th July

  • Scillonian departs at 10.15 and arrives back at 13.00 where parents can make arrangements to collect their child.


Kit List


  • Rucksack 65Ltr Max

  • Poly bag to line rucksack

  • Boots

  • Sheet liner

  • Trekking poles

  • Waterproof coat

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Trekking socks x3

  • Ordinary socks

  • Gloves, hat/cap

  • Shorts

  • Lightweight sweater/fleece

  • Walking trousers x2 (not jeans or joggers)

  • Underwear + pyjamas + flip-flops

  • First aid kit to include blister kit

  • Personal health & medicines

  • Sun-cream (Min SPF 20)

  • Toilet paper (emergency)

  • Water carrier (platypus)

  • Sunglasses

  • 3 wicking tops for expedition

  • 6 food bags

  • Spending money (Norwegian Kroner)

  • Money to purchase snacks

  • EHIC card

  • Passport plus photocopy of main page handed in before trip

  • £25 emergency money for possible delays due to weather

  • Small toilet bag & 2 small towels


Travel Days

You should travel in clothes that you will feel comfortable in and allow you manage your rucksack on and off trains. E.g. jeans and trainers. Personal money, music systems, mobile phones etc are taken at student’s own risk.