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Backpacking in Lofoten in July and our cooking will be done with a Trangia, the fuel source being methylated spirit. We are flying in so obviously cannot bring any on the flight. Is this easily located in Svolvaer and does it have a special name because it was a nightmare to find in France.


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Sat Apr 25, 2015, 5:56 pm


There is a post in this forum about this (unfortunately in french) . You might find methylated spirits at the gas stations in Svolvaer. It use to be sold also at the sport shop Skandinavisk (in Svolvaer). People wrote in a previous post that the found it in some official camping sites on the Lofoten.

I personally use gas which is more easy to find in the Lofoten (virtually every where) :D

Have a nice trek in the Lofoten

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Fri May 3, 2013, 5:06 am

u can find gas in most supermarkets. 8-)

greetz peter

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Sun May 17, 2015, 8:48 pm


You can find « Rødspirit » everywhere in the Lofoten islands. (When I say everywhere, I mean in any Gas station and most of the Supermarkets).

It look like this (see attached picture) and it is called “Rødspirit – Husoholdningssprit” the brand name is “Kemetyl”.

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