Cross country skiing in Norway

This week-long small group holiday is perfect for couples and solo skiers, with experienced instructors to help you find your feet in some stunning scenery.
Oslo Kvitavatn Norwegian wilderness Free Day 6 days cross-country skiing
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£1599To£1949including UK flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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From £1349 - £1499 excluding flights.
Minimum age 14.
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Late availability on these dates: 26 Dec
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Description of Cross country skiing in Norway

This week-long holiday spent cross-country skiing in Norway takes you to the Kvitavatn mountain lodge which can be found just above the town of Rjukan at almost 1000m.

Doorstep ski options are infinite with snow-covered forests, frozen lakes and wilderness areas all to be experienced whilst cross-country skiing in Norway.

Snow-sure slopes and an amazing variety of trails and backcountry paths, combined with fantastic levels of instructorship help to make this week of cross-country skiing in Norway ideal for beginners through to experienced skiers with numerous natural encounters to ensure evenings by the fire are extremely appreciated.

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Price information

£1599To£1949including UK flights
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From £1349 - £1499 excluding flights.
Minimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Holiday information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

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“Although I hoped Norway was going to have some great scenery nothing prepared me for how beautiful it actually was.”

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The instruction given. The leaders were very sensitive to the needs of people in their group. Excellent food. Excellent scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Getting clothing right is critical & work with layers. A balance of avoiding cold & overheating. If you are sweating, then you've got it wrong! Make sure that you keep the door shut in the drying rooms because they use de-humidifiers. If a door or window is left open, they won't work.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


An excellent introduction to cross country skiing for new people.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Leaders & local suppliers
Our accommodation occupies a unique setting overlooking a frozen lake with magnificent Mount Gausta as the backdrop. Environmental policies in place at Kvitavatn Fjellstoge include recycling waste materials, energy saving with night heating, requesting suppliers limit cardboard and the number of deliveries, as well as recent upgrades to the refrigeration and freezer system in order to save water. Towels are only changed mid-week upon request and cleaning materials are ecologically friendly where possible.

Activity
Our selection of alternative winter activities seeks to make the most of the natural environment in its pristine state, rather than changing it. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dogsledding are best suited to remote wilderness areas and the development of these alternatives is key to the long-term survival of many mountain communities.

Our cross-country skiing holidays in general avoid large alpine ski areas, and are less dependent on snow cannons, graded pistes and ski lifts, 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 tranquillity 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.

People

Group size
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

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