Norwegian for the Mountaineer

Nature

  • fjell - mountain or mountain area
  • topp - summit
  • tind - peak
  • hø - mountain which is round on the top
  • nos, nås - the end of a mountain, between two valleys
  • nibb - small peak sticking up from the terrain
  • nut - summit
  • kamp - small top below a main summit

Nature

Nature

  • fjell - mountain or mountain area
  • topp - summit
  • tind - peak
  • hø - mountain which is round on the top
  • nos, nås - the end of a mountain, between two valleys
  • nibb - small peak sticking up from the terrain
  • nut - summit
  • kamp - small top below a main summit

Nature

Nature

  • fjell - mountain or mountain area
  • topp - summit
  • tind - peak
  • hø - mountain which is round on the top
  • nos, nås - the end of a mountain, between two valleys
  • nibb - small peak sticking up from the terrain
  • nut - summit
  • kamp - small top below a main summit

Nature

  • fjell - mountain or mountain area
  • topp - summit
  • tind - peak
  • hø - mountain which is round on the top
  • nos, nås - the end of a mountain, between two valleys
  • nibb - small peak sticking up from the terrain
  • nut - summit
  • kamp - small top below a main summit
  • skard - lower part of a mountain between two summits
  • band - wide skard between two valleys that go in the same direction
  • egg - long and narrow mountain top, or ridge up to summit
  • rygg - round ridge up to a mountain
  • skulder, aksla - shoulder of mountain
  • fly - flat area in the mountains
  • vidde - larger mountain area with relatively flat terrain
  • ur, urd - area with many stones
  • bre - any type of glacier
  • fonn, skavl - area with snow that lies all the year, also used in some glacier names
  • jøkul - icecap
  • is - ice, used in glacier names
  • morene - morain
  • blåis - blue ice (the ice you can see in the icefall)
  • bresprekk - crevasse (crack in the glacier)
  • snøbro - bridge of snow over a crevasse or river
  • botn - upper end of a valley
  • gjel, gjøl - small steep and narrow valley, usually with a river
  • juv, gjuv - small and very steep valley, like a small canyon
  • skred - avalanche, used in names of places where major avalanches usually go
  • li - hillside
  • høyde, høgd - hill in the mountains
  • ås - large hill in the lowland
  • haug - smaller hill in the lowland
  • skog - forest
  • dal - valley
  • elv - river
  • foss - waterfall
  • å - smaller river
  • bekk - stream
  • vatn - lake
  • tjern, tjønn - small lake, often in a forest
  • myr - swamp
  • sjø - larger lake, or part of ocean
  • fjord - fjord
  • øy - island
  • halvøy - peninsula
  • nes - point, smaller peninsula
  • tange - the end of a peninsula
  • vik - small bay
  • bukt - larger bay
  • sund - sound
  • strøm, straum - sound with strong current
  • hav - ocean

Man in Nature

  • sti - path
  • varde - lump of rock, buildt on top of mountains and along paths
  • vei - road
  • jernbane - railway
  • tunnel - tunnel
  • traktorvei - dirt road
  • bu - small shelter
  • gard, gård - farm
  • seter, sæter, sete - small mountain farm
  • grend - small group of farms
  • bygd - village
  • bro, bru - bridge
  • dam - dammed lake
  • demning - the dam itself
  • hjem, heim - home, used in names of lodges as well as mountain areas
  • hytte - hut, lodge
  • betjent hytte - staffed lodge
  • selvbetjeningshytte - self-service lodge
  • ubetjent hytte - unstaffed (no service) lodge
  • hotell - hotel

Travel

  • tog - train
  • stasjon - station
  • fly - airline
  • flyplass - airport
  • bil - car
  • parkering - parking
  • sykkel - bicycle
  • båt - boat
  • hurtigbåt - catamaran for public transport
  • havn - port
  • kai - quay
  • rute - schedule
  • hverdag - Monday - Friday
  • lørdag, laurdag - Saturday
  • søn- og helgedag - Sunday and other public holiday


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