We are a small Norwegian company that offer trips for an active holiday in various places within Norway.
The trips are self-guided. You receive a guidebook. You meet local staff, the food is local and we’ll use local bus companies where transport is necessary. As a result of this, the money generated will stay within the local area, and provide local employment. You will get to know local specialities of food. In some of the places the local owner is working at the hotel.
By skiing, you will be a part of the nature in a way, and you don’t destroy anything as long as you never throw away rubbish in the outdoors, and skiing doesn’t make any sort of pollution itself. Always leave the environment as you would like to find it yourself! The food that you eat in the hotels is normally local produce/local cuisine and some is organic food.
The law on the management of nature's diversity (from 1st of July 2009) (Naturmangfoldloven) has been very important for the nature of Norway and also the international perspective to protect the nature and the environment. Different arts in the nature that disappears will disappear forever. Therefore, Norway has a demanding and ambitious goal of halting the loss of biodiversity. This is a new law that will be helpful and taking care of the wildlife and the national parks as well.
Our cross-country skiing holidays are not dependent on snow cannons, graded pistes and ski lifts. In general avoid large alpine ski areas, even when your stay will be close to one in some of the hotels you are staying at. In this area the skitails are frequently prepared with a preparation machine and the usual cross-country skis can be used. Still, it’s creating significantly less environmental impact than alpine skiing holidays. Using skis that are longer and lighter than alpine skis, our cross-country day tours explore the magical scenery and tranquility of the natural winter environments. Journeys further afield may utilise public transport and the local economy benefits from our groups purchasing supplies and ski hire directly. We use green transport on all our trips.
You stay at a traditional ski resort. The Peer Gynt Trail passes through relatively level terrain, offering a magnificent view of Jotunheimen and Rondane mountain ranges. During the tour you will stay one night in Kvitfjell, where the downhill competition in the Olympic Games in 1994 was held.Close to the startingpoint of your trip, in Espedalen you will be close to ”Ormtjernskampen National Park”, which has characteristics of virgin forest and rare plant species. The Norwegian law allows you to ski wherever you want, as long as nothing else is announced. This gives you numerous possibilities for exciting excursions! Private ground and cultivated land however, should not be trafficked.
The conservation law is a general law which includes the use of the environment. "Nature is a national value that must be protected" and that "intervention in nature should only be carried out from a long-term and comprehensive resource optimisation, which takes into account the nature of the future is maintained as the basis for human business, health and well-being." The Act provides further rules on the protection of special natural areas and natural resources (National Parks, conservation areas, nature reserves and nature memories) including the following below:
- The nature must not be damaged!
- Always bring back your litter, never throw rubbish outdoors
- There might be stricter access to protected areas
- Show respect for people and animals
- Open fire is forbidden between the 15th of April until the 15th of September
- It’s not permitted to smoke inside our office, and all public places, bars & restaurants, and all workplaces
- You can not drink alcohol and drive afterwards
Vibrant Tromsø & the wilderness of Kvaløya island, Norway
From £1645 7 days excluding flights