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  • RONDANE BACKCOUNTRY EXPEDITION

    For experienced cross country / backcountry skiers we offer a guided multiday skiing expedition in Rondane National Park in cooperation with Tengri Experience. A challenging trip during which you ski from hut to hut and encounter dramatic scenery all the way. 3 nights are spend at Rondane River Lodge which serves as your cosy basecamp. Be sure you will return home with memories that will last a lifetime.

     

    Day 1:

    The hosts welcome you at Rondane River Lodge. For sure you will be charmed instantly by the cosy lodge and the snowy forest around. Relax in your comfortable hotel room or log cabin and enjoy a home-made 3 courses welcome dinner in the restaurant.

     

    Day 2:

    After a tasty breakfast you meet your knowledgeable guide and get information about the program. He handpicks the perfect location for an exciting training day, taking into account the weather conditions. Test your equipment and improve your technique of backcountry skiing. There will also be included an avalanche course during which you get yourself familiar with beacon, probe and shovel. Upon return at Rondane River Lodge there will be served a freshly prepared 3 courses dinner.

     

    Day 3:

    Everyone prepares themselves for a 4 days expedition through Rondane National Park. Food and extra material will be divided and packed in the pulks before you get driven onto the Venabygdfjellet. From there you start climbing to Veslefjellbue. Enjoy the snow desert and spectacular views on pointy Mount Muen all the way. Upon arrival at the mountain cabin everyone helps out to heat the cabin, boil water and prepare dinner in the evening. Overnight in shared rooms at the newly built Veslefjellbue.

     

    Day 4:

    After breakfast the expedition continues to Eldåbu Mountain Cabin in the heart of Rondane National Park. The trail goes through open landscapes and along Ramstindan before gently winding down to Eldåbu where you stay the next 2 nights in shared accommodation.

     

    Day 5:

    The destination of the day will be discussed by the guide depending on the fitness of the group and the weather conditions. But anyway you make a circular loop starting and ending in Eldåbu. This means you could also opt for a resting day and let your legs relax. Eldåbu lies at the edge of the tree level and is a perfect base to explore Rondane in many directions. Upon return a cosy dinner will be prepared together.

     

    Day 6:

    Today there is covered a large distance from Eldåbu to Bjørnhollia Mountain Cabin. You cross the Bågåskardshøgdin and have lunch in the upper Vuludalen. You continue northwards into Steindalen followed by a rather steep descent to Bjørnhollia. It’s definitely one of the most picturesque huts in Rondane at the feet of many famous mountain tops like Storronden, Vinjeronden and Rondeslottet. Dinner and last overnight in shared accommodation.

     

    Day 7:

    You ski in eastern direction today. First the frozen Musvoltjønna lake will be crossed before going down in the birch and pinetrees again. With nice weather you enjoy spectacular views with pyramid shaped Høgronden in the background. Last but not least you cross the large Atnsjøen Lake which is about 1km wide and 8km long. It’s an amazing feeling to ski over the frozen surface before climbing to the inhabited world again. Transfer back to Rondane River Lodge where a 3 courses farewell dinner will be waiting for you. Overnight in your comfortable hotel room or log cabin.

     

    Day 8:

    Time to say goodbye to the Norwegian mountains.

     

    Departure dates:

    30.01.21-06.02.21 & 06.03.21-13.03.21

    Other dates on request.

    Minimum 4 and maximum 8 participants.

     

    Prices:

    Expedition package = 9900 NOK per person

    Incl. pulk hire, training day, guiding during 6 days and full board during the expedition (from dinner day 3 until lunch day 7)

     

    Extra charges:

    Transfers to Atna or Ringebu train station = 800 NOK one way up to 8 persons.

    4 nights in DNT mountain cabins = circa 1200 NOK per person

    3 nights at Rondane River Lodge including half board and self-made lunch package = 3450 NOK per person in double room or 4500 NOK per person in single room

    Rental of backcountry ski’s including skins = 800 NOK per person for 6 days

    Rental of sleeping bag liner for use in the cabins = 50 NOK per person

     

    This expedition requires previous knowledge of cross country and/or backcountry skiing and a good physical condition.

    We don’t recommend to bring children under 16 years on this trip.

    We reserve for changes in the program due to weather conditions.

     

    Contact us for prices, availability and a tailor made offer.