|Toddler went hiking alone, in the middle of the night|
| [30.08.2007, 11:20pm, Thu. GMT]|
|Donning a backpack and going for a hike is deeply engrained in the Norwegian culture. A little girl up north took the national pastime to heart, much to her mother's dismay. The four-year-old girl apparently woke up in the middle of the night, climbed out of bed and decided it was time for a midnight stroll. She put on her playclothes (pink), slung a backpack over her shoulders and set off into the newly returned darkness of a late summer night in Tromsø, northern Norway.Police got a call shortly after 5am that a little had been spotted out wandering alone near the Tromsdalen campground. They sent a patrol car to the spot and found the little hiker, who told them her name.|
She also could tell them her mother's name. The police called her, and then took the intrepid little girl home.
"It was, of course, quite a message for her mother to get, but it went well," Trond Amundsen of the Tromsø Police Station told web site iTromso.no.