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Slik setter du opp teltet fra pulken

Slik setter du opp teltet fra pulken

Lurer du på hvordan du setter opp teltet raskt og enkelt fra pulken?

Når du er sliten etter en lang tur og været står på som verst, kan det være lurt og lage seg en god rutine på hvordan du setter opp teltet på en sikker og effektiv måte.

Slik gjør du det:

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Helsport Børgefjell 1988

The tent was purchased in 1988 by my parents and I am the second generation using this tent. It has been in use for hiking tours in Germany, France, Greece, and Scandinavia. In the past years, I used the tent in Norway and Sweden for long hiking tours (longest one was a three-months hike tr [...]

Ice Legacy: Chugach 2017

Ice Legacy: Chugach 2017

Text by ambassador Vincent Colliard

In 2010, I took part in the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the Arctic Ocean in one single season. Melted ice fields had left the Northeast and Northwest passages free for long enough for us to sail through  with our 31-foot trimaran. A century [...]

No WiFi - Great Connection Photo Competition 2017

No WiFi - Great Connection Photo Competition 2017

Like previous years, we're running a photo competition where two lucky winners can win equipment from Helsport worth NOK20,000.

Choosing just one winner amongst all the amazing pictures from the different seasons is a challenge. That's why this year we're picking winners in two different categor [...]

100,000 moments - winner number four!

100,000 moments - winner number four!

We continue to receive heaps of suggestions for our 100,000 moments - and we're absolutely delighted with your response! Round Four of moments we'd like to reward comes from Nora Olafsen, who has a long list of trips planned. Nora's going to share these moments with her nearest and deares [...]

Skis and sled on Lyngen's peaks

Skis and sled on Lyngen's peaks

Text and photos: Øyvind Salvesen

My adventure-happy student friend Kjetil is now a grown-up and has gotten himself a 'proper' job. Like so many others, this means work and free-time is more strongly delineated, [...]

100,000 moments - winner number 3!

100,000 moments - winner number 3!

We’re still receiving lots of ideas for moments - and we’re so thrilled! The third set of moments we want to reward come from Ingrid Sjøberg. Ingrid has made a long list of trips she plans share with her loved ones, and for people she wants to inspire! 

The Easter and ea [...]

100,000 moments - our first winner!

100,000 moments - our first winner!

We're amazed at your response to our project dream to create 100,000 moments in the outdoors together! It's a pleasure to read through all the plans you have to experience magical moments with friends, strangers, acquaintances, family or partner. Our plan is to select multiple winners to fulfill [...]

Dreaming of an impossible shot

Dreaming of an impossible shot

Text and photos: Mats Grimsæth

The whole thing started with a rough idea about something which might be cool, which then became a dream and something we absolutely had to nail. The dream was to capture on camera someone surfing under the northern lights.

Three years ago Emil and I tr [...]

Climbing on Kjerag

Climbing on Kjerag

Text and photos by Øyvind Salvesen

I open the tent slightly and peer out into the night. The silhouette in the moonlight reminds me of the reason for my sleepless state. The tension in my body before trips like this is, quite simply, too much. I creep back into the bag and console myself wit [...]

#HelsportMoment2016 - This year's big photo competition

#HelsportMoment2016 - This year's big photo competition

Last year we picked two #HelsportMoment2015 photos. The winners won Helsport equipment up to a value of 10.000 NOK and a spot in last year's catalogue.
We're running the competition this year as well, and are ready to award  #HelsportMoment2016. It's always difficult to choose a winner as we get [...]

Indian summer in Glomdalen

Indian summer in Glomdalen

The summer of 2015 was a fairly cold and wet one, with persistent snow patches that lasted well in to the summer months. It was the middle of August before summer really hit the mountains, which worked well with our planned hike in the area. Thanks to an Indian summer the grasses were sprouting i [...]

The TransPyreneea

The TransPyreneea

I'm about to start on the longest endurance trail race I've ever attempted (865km and 55,000m of altitude). A lovely holiday with the kids and wife before departure, and now the finishing touches for my preparations. This means my planning is done, gear is tested, and my mind is now focussed.

 
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Inspiration with a capital "I"!

Inspiration with a capital "I"!

After living amongst Norwegian scenery for the last 328 days, I can guarantee you that this is probably the most beautiful scenery in the world. I've sailed from Larvik to Tromsø and back, taking my time along the way. 

The great outdoors have been my backyard, and it's incredible how amazing No [...]

Camp Ousland 2017

Camp Ousland 2017

We're repeating the success of last year and warmly welcome you to join us at Camp Ousland 2017, 31 august - 3 september

For the second year running, and in collaboration with Manshausen and Børge Ousland, Helsport invites you on an amazing autumn adventure. Surrounded by some of Norway's most s [...]

Just get out there!

Just get out there!

As an outdoor photographer I’m constantly looking to capture images and memories of the outdoor environment. And, like many others, I have dreams about the kind of long and difficult trips you read about in books and blogs. When you’re working full-time, however, it can be difficult to find the t [...]

Drop the tent in a flash!

Drop the tent in a flash!
You’re on a winter camping trip, complete with sled and skis.  You’ve finally crawled out of your warm sleeping bag and had a hearty breakfast. You step outside, feel the winter chill on your face, and are wondering how to collapse the tent as quickly as possible.
Aleksander Gamm [...]

Storm flaps

Storm flaps

If you're going on a trip with the potential for extreme weather, bad snow conditions, or rocky ground, storm flaps will help you secure your tent. This is why all X-TREM tents are equipped with storm flaps.

When you're pitching your tent in the winter secure it by placing snow on the storm flap [...]

Dog sledding adventures!

Dog sledding adventures!

Dog sledding is something we've wanted to try for ages! There's something about those furry, four-legged, teddybear-like creatures that hold an almost mystical power of attraction for us both.  

We've both grown up with dogs, enjoying the joys of a four-legged friend. A dream re [...]

What's in your camping pack?

What's in your camping pack?

A few years ago I went on a week-long hike across the Hardangervidda - it was my first solo expedition and I was pretty uncertain about what to take. I packed everything I thought I'd need, and set off. It wasn't long before I realised I'd packed way too much. The result was a strenuous trip with [...]

Dreaming of a 4-month family trip?

Dreaming of a 4-month family trip?

We're back home after 4 months' leave from work, school and kindergarten. We’ve used this time to go on various adventures in the northern parts of Norway and Sweden. These are trips we've dreamed of doing for several years, but the dream seemed to get further and further away. Eventually we sat [...]

In the lead-up to Christmas...

In the lead-up to Christmas...

Frozen autumn leaves are strewn along the driveway, making crunching sounds underfoot. Last night's rain, followed by the drop in temperatures, have spelt the end for any late-season greenery.

The sun doesn't necessarily make an appearance either. Depending on where you are in relation to the mo [...]

Our amazing repair team!

Our amazing repair team!

Each week our repair department receives tents that are 30 - 40 years' old and in need of some TLC. And guess what? We think this is fantastic! Nothing gives us more pleasure than ensuring people can continue to use their gear, year after year after year. 

In additiona [...]

Calling all outdoors women!

Calling all outdoors women!

Dear all outdoors women

On Tuesday October 6th we launched the website www.turjenter.no 

In the past year we've established the hashtag #Turjenter on Instagram, awarded several weekly and monthly 'turjenter' ('outdoors women') winners, and s [...]

The Great Tent Hunt

The Great Tent Hunt

In collaboration with the Year Outdoors, and some good help from locals, we managed to get 10 tents worth more than 90,000NOK pitched in the Norwegian wilderness, from Kristiansand in the south to Vadsø in the north. Everbody who found the tent in their area was in with a chance to win it. We als [...]

Hiking cuisine - our top tips!

Hiking cuisine - our top tips!

You know the feeling. You've been hiking for miles in challenging terrain. Your spirits aren't quite as high as when you started all those hours ago. Your blood sugar levels have dropped and the mere sound of your friend's breathing irritates you. There's still half an hour until you reach camp, [...]

The hunt

The hunt

It's that silent time, between the breaking dawn and the full sunrise. The night's frost has created glistening frozen water drops on the cloudberry leaves, birch branches, and the myriad of mosses and heathers which cover the marsh.

It's not cold, but co [...]

Autumn hunting season is here!

Autumn hunting season is here!

The calendar shows that August is here. Summer has done its best to get the countryside (which, only a short while ago lay frozen under the snow) going again.  

I see clear signs in the forests and mountains. [...]

The beloved fjellduk!

The beloved fjellduk!

The keen hunters amongst us are eagerly awaiting the start of the hunting season.

The super-enthusiasts have already set up camps with lures or bait to try and outsmart the cunning red fox. Crow hunting has al [...]

Comfy camping

Comfy camping

The wind and rain have lashed at your face the whole day. It's been raining sideways, from above, and even upwards at times. Your gaze is focussed on the map and the small mark indicating where you'll camp tonight. Thoughts circle your brain...why exactly am I doing this? I glance at my frien [...]

Get that outdoors feeling!

Get that outdoors feeling!

Do you want that feeling of freedom? Use one of these simple shelters and sleep under the stars!

Here are four different ways to enjoy the night-time stars 

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What's in your backpack?

What's in your backpack?

"Glacier hiking as an independent activity is a distinctively Norwegian undertaking, where we wander around on the glacier looking for crevasses to not fall into" (unknown).

It can be challenging packing for trips in the summertime in Norway. The calendar says its summer, but when the world surr [...]

Breakfast on the balcony...

Breakfast on the balcony...

Do you need inspiration to go hiking this week? These pictures from Lofoten should give you the inspiration and drive you need to get out there! 

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By rowboat around Senja

By rowboat around Senja

We started our summer holiday this year on the northern coast of Norway. The plan was to row around Norway's second largest island, Senja, in a restored wooden boat - a journey of over 300km. We didn't know if it we'd make it that far, but that wasn't really important. Most important was being ou [...]

Photo competition!

Photo competition!

Here at Helsport we do this, and we know many of you also do the same: head outdoors as a way of downloading life's stresses. 

Exactly how can vary: alone, together with family and friends, on long or shorter hikes, in the mountains, woods or by the ocean. But there's one thing that ensures succ [...]

Helsport products for young adventurers

Helsport products for young adventurers

For the 2015 product range, we expanded and updated our sleeping bags and backpacks for kids and youth. Throughout the whole development process we worked closely with children, parents and kindergarten employees to learn more about the details - both big and small - that optimise a product for t [...]

Why choose a dome tent?

Why choose a dome tent?

Unlike tunnel tents, dome tents have a construction based on crossed poles.

Most dome tents are also freestanding; they can be pitched without the use of either pegs or guy lines. This makes them especially suitable in areas where the ground is hard, like on rocks or [...]

A focus on food waste

A focus on food waste

In the summer of 2014 Kieran, Alex, and Frikk cycled across the width of Norway. A filmmaker, a health worker, and a teacher. The trip left us wanting more. As we cycled we discussed other possible trips. We know we can cover around 100km per day at a comfortable pace. We each carry our [...]

Light is right!

Light is right!

I'm looking down at the face I'm about to ski, and conclude that falling is not an option. I have a 35L backpack with climbing gear, avalanche safety gear and all necessary gear for a night on the Styggedals ridge in the middle of Hurrungane, at 2360m altitude. I'm thinking it's a good thing that [...]

Helsport Superlight

Helsport Superlight

Why carry weight when you don't need to? 

In 2011 we introduced a whole new standard when it comes to lightweight tents. At just 0.95 kg, the Ringstind Superlight was the new benchmark for what was required for a lightweight tent. The tent was an instant success and became a test winner t [...]

Come and visit Norway!

Come and visit Norway!

Not much beats a summer holiday in the Norwegian outdoors. Mountains, ocean, woods or a fishing pond - we've got it all.

Here at Helsport we love the outdoors, so we've collected ideas about some of our favourite destinations and activities for you to enjoy. These are things we do during [...]

Lavvu memories

Lavvu memories

It was the years in Finnmark that introduced me to the 'lavvu life'. Great years and amazing nature adventures at an early age. We often used the Sami lavvus for sleepovers in and around Finnmark, in addition to ordinary tent life.

One of my most memorable lavvu moments is from “Nordre Stabbursd [...]

Seeking tranquility

Seeking tranquility

I'm a teacher. Adjunct with additional training, is my job title. In other words, a teacher. At a large middle school. 

Working with mid-puberty teenagers is incredibly worthwhile, and yet can also be challenging and tiring at times. I think most people understand this. Getting in to the outdoor [...]

Crossing Aotearoa

Crossing Aotearoa

Te Araroa, “The Long Pathway”, is a 3000+km long hiking trail spanning New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff. After several decades of struggle for land access and funding it officially opened in 2011. The trail was created by a Kiwi called Geoff Chapel, who led the efforts for its establishment [...]

Matias Sando Modalsli - school trip to Svalbard

Matias Sando Modalsli - school trip to Svalbard

Spring is approaching, the trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming and the temperature is slowly but surely increasing. Springtime in Norway is pretty special, but so is the winter too.  Two weeks ago I was lucky to be with the Sport and Outdoor Education class at Fjellhaug Bible College on th [...]

TrisTrans - the Adventures of Tristan and Nanook

TrisTrans - the Adventures of Tristan and Nanook

«For people who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those who don't, no explanation is possible» - Arne Næss

Many people have been positive about our adventure, and some have been skeptical. It seems like more and more people forget what the outdoors means for human beings. In [...]

Outdoor mentor - Bjørn Tore Moen

Outdoor mentor - Bjørn Tore Moen

A bit before Easter I was asked if I could imagine going on a trip with someone who'd never slept outside in a tent. I accepted the challenge, and began looking for someone who might be keen. A hiking friend told me that his sister, Hajra Khan, had never spent the night in the outdoors. She didn' [...]

Norexplore - reflections from Svalbard

Norexplore - reflections from Svalbard

For the entire duration of the two-year planning and organising for our Svalbard expedition we wondered about the trip. How would it go? How would we manage to survive unscathed crossing the icy wilderness on skis, towing heavy sleds behind us, through demanding terrain with unknown challenges li [...]

Virgile Charlot in Patagonia

Virgile Charlot in Patagonia

In 2013, Marion and I decided to spend 2 years cycling down the Americas, starting in Alaska. In November 2014, we reached the wide region of Patagonia, south in the Americas, and were heading to Ushuaia, the southernmost city on this continent, the endpoint of our adventurous journey.

Patagonia [...]

Easter camping trip?

Easter camping trip?

My top tips for an Easter camping trip!

Everyone wishes and hopes for brilliant sunshine and amazing skiing conditions for Easter. It's a bit of a national past-time to head to the mountains for the holiday, with sweet snacks and suncream in hand. Coffee over the bonfire, family time at t [...]

Norexplore - Preparing for Svalbard

Norexplore - Preparing for Svalbard

Norexplore was founded by Bjørn Fjelltveit Sørland and Tor Berge, for no other reason than to explore and experience the outdoors on their own terms. Bjørn is a master's student at NHH, and Tor is a master's student at the University of Stavange [...]

Norge på langs 2015 - Nature on a grand scale

Norge på langs 2015 - Nature on a grand scale

It's December 31st 2014 and, together with my buddy Ulrich, I'm in Beitostølen at the barrier to the winter-closed Valdresflye road. Many months of planning are behind us, occupying every minute of our spare time over the last six months. Everything is in place, supply package logistics are orga [...]

Stian Aadland: sea kayak cruising in the Antarctic

Stian Aadland: sea kayak cruising in the Antarctic
Stian Aadland from our product test team has been out adventuring again, this time on a 6-week sea kayak trip in the Antarctic.
 
 
It's astonishingly beautiful.
I've spent the last 30 minutes trying to find the right words to describe li [...]

Patagonian dreaming

Patagonian dreaming

Southernmost in Argentina, on the Chilean border, lies a collection of peaks that took our breaths away. We spent seven weeks here during December 2014 - January 2015, and are left with impressions and experiences that will last for many years. 

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Antarctic summits

Antarctic summits

After a month-long voyage and stay on South Georgia, we set Icebird's course towards Ushuaia and the Antarctic Peninsula. The next part of the expedition would focus on peaks and glaciers. The goal was single- an [...]

Tonje Blomseth: Follow your dream, not the stream

Tonje Blomseth: Follow your dream, not the stream

... is my catch phrase. I'm going to be signing books next autumn with this phrase. Because it's me in a nutshell. Because it's something I believe in, and something I've stuck to since the first time I understood what my dreams were. 

Everybody has some sort of dream. Perhaps it's something qui [...]

DIY! - fix a leaky seam

DIY! - fix a leaky seam

As you use your tent, its fabric and seams get exposed to the damaging effects of UV rays. The seams are designed to be fully sealed using a specially-developed thread, which has a polyester core, surrounded by spun cotton with a water-repellent treatment. When the cotton gets wet it expands to f [...]

First summit for the season

First summit for the season
It's a quiet Friday in Longyearbyen. I have plans for a trip, but there's no rush. Instead I take it easy, work has been hectic and full-on lately. I wander slowly to the cafe for a quiet, relaxing cup of coffee. 
I sit myself in a comfy spot, steaming cup of fresh coffee b [...]

DIY! - fixing a fabric tear

DIY! - fixing a fabric tear

Sharp objects (stones, sticks, branches) can cause a tear in the flysheet. In fact, this is the most common type of repair for our service department. However, tears are easy to fix yourself, if you have a sewing machine handy.  We can send you the fabric and thread that you'll need, free of char [...]

Amongst the stars

Amongst the stars

It's the middle of December, there's little snow to be found, and I feel the lack of white-coated mountains and plains, skiing and lighter surroundings. I'm reminded of this every day I drive home, with Lifjell right in my field of view. Right next door is Himingen, with its easily recognizable s [...]

Hut at Heia

Hut at Heia

A few weeks ago I was asked to describe "my place in the outdoors". My place. What does that mean? Is it the place where I'm most at home in the outdoors? The place where light plays on snow-coated mountains, and ice crystals glitter in the sun? Is it the place where I push myself, challenge my b [...]

November's review

November's review

We really appreciate all of you who continue to share your experiences of our products! 

As a potential customer, we can explain and recommend products for you, but there's nothing quite like hearing from actual customers who use our gear. 

So, we're c [...]

Deepest darkest November

Deepest darkest November

Winter's darkness has a firm grip on life here in Karasjok, in Finnmark, Northern Norway. The sun no longer rises over the horizon. Each day is darker than the one before. Luckily the snow has come and, even though it's dark by 2pm, we still get glimpses of the surrounding scenery dec [...]

XSylan

XSylan

Many people have probably dreamed of standing on one of Norway's summits and enjoying the view, with a thrill of excitement wondering what it would be like to raise their arms and soar down the steep path they'd just climbed. 

Based on this, the concept of "hike & fly" was created, where you use [...]

Ukens turjente: Tone Solhaug

Ukens turjente: Tone Solhaug

Week after week you continue to send in new, fantastic photos of your trips, complete with the #turjenter hashtag. It's great to see that so many of you are still getting out there, even if the days are getting shorter.

This week's 'turjente' and winner of a  [...]

Pitching your tent in zero viz

Pitching your tent in zero viz

Picture the situation: You finally arrive (a couple of hours behind schedule) where you're going to camp for the night. Night has fallen and you're going to pitch the tent. You open your pack, grab the tent, and your headlight dies.  The last thing you want to do is use unneccess [...]

Why choose down?

Why choose down?

In the last couple of blog posts we've talked about both synthetic and combination down/synthetic insulation, so in this post we're going to talk about "just" down - a product considered by many as the best insulating substance around.  

So what are the advant [...]

Arctic Venture

Arctic Venture

Arctic Venture is a multi-year project in which adventurer Yuri Klaver will be traveling from Alaska, through Canada and eventually ending up in Greenland. He'll travel using kayak, kite, and raw muscle power. It's a journey exploring the power of the human body and the human spirit, with a goal [...]

Synthetic and down?

Synthetic and down?

In last week's blog we talked about the synthetic insulation fill in some of our sleeping bags and clothing. This week, we're talking about an alternative insulation solution for those of you who, for safety reasons, want synthetic but who haven't quite managed to forego down...

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Why choose synthetic?

Why choose synthetic?

Many people ask us which kind of insulative fill they should choose, particularly when it comes to sleeping bags and clothing. There are advantages with both synthetic and down, however since we're approaching a wetter season let's look at the advantages of synthetic fill, and why it might be pre [...]

Steigen, Børge Ousland, and an amazing trip

Steigen, Børge Ousland, and an amazing trip

We were warmly welcomed by Børge Ousland on our trip last weekend to Steigen and Manshausen. Børge had a range of activities planned, and we were excited to see what he had in mind. Never in our wildest dreams did we think we'd be so lucky with the weather; the trip was amazing!  [...]

Show and tell - winner!

Show and tell - winner!

So many of you are great at sharing your experiences with our products, and we really appreciate it. We know that, sometimes, choosing a new product can be difficult and, even if we can explain and make recommendations, there's nothing quite like hearing from the people who use our products - you [...]

Autumn in Blefjell

Autumn in Blefjell

Have you ever made pizza outdoors at 1200m altitude before? Bjørn Tore Moen from our test team has! He's been out and about enjoying the gorgeous autumn scenery. His most recent trip was to Blefjell, where he got away from the hustle and bustle of everyday [...]

September's autumn

September's autumn

Autumn had never really been my favorite season, not even when I was a keen small game hunter. I always thought the best outdoors experiences were in the summertime. However, in recent years I've come to appreciate more and more this season and the trips I've taken at this special time of year. S [...]

Reinsfjell Superlight – Editor's Choice

Reinsfjell Superlight – Editor's Choice

The Finnish magazine Retki have just compared a large number of free-standing 2-person tents, and the Helsport Reinsfjell Superlight won Editor's Choice!

Read the summary and explanation below: 

Norwegian Helsport has achieved reco [...]

Show and tell!

Show and tell!

So many of you are great at sharing your experiences with our products, and we really appreciate it. We know that, sometimes, choosing a new product can be difficult and, even if we can explain and make recommendations, there's nothing quite like hearing from the people who use our products - you [...]

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