20 kroner - 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association

Series: Norway - Circulation commemorative coins

Image of 20 krone coin - 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association | Norway 2018.  The Nordic gold (CuZnAl) coin is of BU, UNC quality.
The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) was founded on 21 January 1868. Today, Norges Bank is issuing a special edition 20-krone circulation coin to mark DNT's 150th anniversary.
The anniversary motif "Map and Compass" is designed by the artist Martine Linge and depicts a hiking map surrounded by the bezel ring of a compass. The motif illustrates the opportunities and tools for active participation in outdoor activities, symbolising DNT's work to promote enjoyment of the outdoors.
The obverse of the coin features the portrait of H.M. King Harald V as depicted on other special edition circulation coins in recent years and has been created by Ingrid Austlid Rise, designer at Det Norske Myntverket AS (Mint of Norway).

The Norwegian Trekking Association

The Norwegian Trekking Association (Norwegian: Den norske turistforening, DNT) is a Norwegian association which maintains mountain trails and cabins in Norway. The association was founded on 21 January 1868 with the scope "to help and develop tourism in this country". Today the goal is to work for simple, secure and environmentally friendly outdoor activities. DNT has currently more than 200,000 individual members. It also has several "honorary members", prominent people who have shown a keen interest in Norwegian nature and given the country publicity as a tourist destination, among them Kofi Annan and Katie Melua. The secretary-general of the association is Nils Øveraas.
The mountains of Norway have always been utilised by the Norwegian people since the first Norwegians followed the reindeer when the ice cap retracted ten thousand years ago.
DNT's first hut was Krokan by the Rjukan waterfall. The waterfall was later harnessed for hydropower production and the hut was sold. Today it is re-opened, situated by the main road from Tinn to Vinje. Together with local organisations all over Norway, it operates more than 400 cabins in Norwegian mountains and forest areas.
Olav Thon, a Norwegian real-estate investor and hobby trekker, has so far donated 55 million kr to the association. The money has been spent to build new and refurbish existing cabins. Source: Wiki