Sat 18th March 2023
- Sat 25th March 2023
7 nights/6 days cross country
We love this newcomers to cross country skiing trip - a tried and tested old favourite! Last years guests had a great time so do join and experience for yourself… "Norway really was magical, the hills were alive with happy women learning something new in outstanding surroundings. I returned to reality missing the snow, the bright freshness and with a bit of Norway to think about until next time . "
Dates: Saturday 18th – Saturday 25th March 2022 7 nights/6 days cross country skiing with option for free day
Guide: Anita Grey and local guide
Walking Grade: 2 Goats as we have long days on the snow but at a very steady pace. You will start with learning techniques and finding your cross country legs! Watch our video below holiday to help with your fitness preparations.
Base: Dalseter Mountain Hotel- 3 hours from Oslo Gardermoen Airport. We recommend arriving latest early afternoon for a 2pm transfer as it is a 3 hour drive. You will arrive in time to settle in before the evening meal. We recommend returning on flights late afternoon on Sat 25th.The return transfer leaves the hotel at around 8am to get guests back to Oslo Gardermoen Airport for 11 for flights from 1pm onwards. There are other options if you can’t make these times as there is a train to Lillehammer from the airport where a cab will pick you up but it is an extra cost. Some people add on a night or two, either before or after the holiday, in Oslo.
Some guests have travelled overland and this is an adventurous option. We can advise on travel and can advise if you would like a stop over in Oslo.
Airport Transport is included from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to Dalseter return.
Price: £1400 per person for the holiday all inclusive:
- en-suite solo occupancy room with a stunning view ( a bath available on request)
- Extensive buffet breakfasts,
- Packed lunches self made at breakfast. There is an option to eat lunch in the hotel restaurant on a couple of days.
- ski hire and expert guiding.
- There is also free use of the pool and sauna.
- Group Airport transfer by coach from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to Dalseter return.
Not included are flights to Oslo and any drinks from the bar.
If you are bringing a friend or partner there is a discount to £1337 per person for the week
After such a successful newcomers to cross country in 2022 we are once again returning to the breathtaking landscape of Espedalen in Norway for an exhilarating week of trying out cross country skiing. Or for those who may want to get ski legs back after not using them for a while!
We have graded the trip as 2 Goats as you do need a certain level of fitness. Walks are 5-6 hours a day but our guide, Anita, will set the pace and challenge depending on the group. There are so many varied walks right on the doorstep. You can also rest whenever you need to as the walks are always directly from the hotel. There will be an official rest day.
The Dalseter Mountain Hotel is right in the middle of this incredible landscape and the views are stunning. Most people who go here return for more. The food is traditional Norwegian and the Smorgasbord at breakfast is always a hit! There is a swimming pool, sauna and a cosy downstairs bar.
Sat 18th Pick up at the airport and arrival for an evening Welcome meeting before dinner at around 7pm.
The week will start with some practice on skis to get our snow legs! On this first day we will do a shorter trail .
Each day we will walk out of the hotel and start our day taking different tracks to explore this incredible area. Anita,our guide, will explain what to expect on each trail before setting off. There will be options for plenty of breaks. Sometimes we will return for lunch at the hotel and other days we will picnic in the huts along the routes.
For those brave wild swimmers there may even be a chance to break the ice and have a dip ! And for those loving silent walks in the snow skis can be taken off and we can walk off the beaten track on quiet paths.
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