Norsk Grotteredningstjeneste – NGRT

Rescue in Norway

Norway has a unique combination of professional and volunteer rescue services.

The volunteer organizations are accredited members of a state-supported group, and receive financial support (about €2.000.000 / year) –

They cover general SAR (particularly the Search part) in mountains, forests and at sea.

The Norwegian Cave Rescue group (Norsk Grotteredningstjeneste – NGRT) is the smallest and most specialized member organization.

Norwegian Cave Rescue – presentation in pdf file.


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Emergency call: See updated list at