§ 48 You shall not walk in cross-country ski tracks without wearing skis
If you do so, Norwegians may scream or stare at you.
“Løype” means “slope”, but really it means “get the hell out of the ski slopes, you stupid uneducated animal”.
There are not many politeness rules in Norway,
but this is definitively one.
Do not walk in the ski tracks.
In Norway, ski tracks are maintained better than the national highways, and Norwegians are very proud of that.
Do not take this lightly.
Sigrid explains these challenges very well at the Norwegian talk show "Lindmo" (in Norwegian)
This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in our book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"
Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway