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. ”

Highlights

Oslo | Kvitavatn | Norwegian wilderness | Free Day | 6 days cross-country skiing |

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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Cross country skiing in Norway

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2010 by

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


The scenery In Norway is beautiful especially after having a meter of snow the day before we arrived. It made the cross - country skiing area very beautiful.

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


Get yourself very fit, you use different muscles for cross - country skiing.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes a local guide Ingrid who was excellent.

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


Very good an excellent group of people.

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