Come for a midweek or long weekend to enjoy the peace and quiet of Rondane National Park. Stay 4 nights in a cosy hotel room or comfortable log cabin at Rondane River Lodge and join some exciting activities such as snowshoeing, dogsledding and a backcountry skiing introduction. Warm up again in our wood-fired sauna and hot-tub after returning from your day adventure and savour delicious home-made meals in the restaurant.
Also young kids with an active mindset are welcome to join this package.
This program is just an example and can be tailormade according to your wishes.
Day 1: arrival in winter wonderland
The hosts welcome you at Rondane River Lodge and inform you about the week program. For sure you will be charmed instantly by the cosy lodge and the snowy forest around. Relax in your comfortable hotel room or traditional log cabin and enjoy a home-made 3 courses welcome dinner in the restaurant.
Day 2: snowshoe hike to a mountain top
After a delicious breakfast it’s time to try out snowshoe hiking. You will be explained the technique and set-off for a guided 3-4 hours hike. Depending on the level of the group and the weather conditions, we try to reach a mountain top with panoramic views over the Rondane National Park. We also look for traces of wild animals such as moose and wild reindeer. When lucky we might even be able to see them. Half way we stop for a tasty wilderness lunch around the open fire. Feel free to use the snowshoe equipment further the rest of the day. Young kids can eventually be pulled in a sled/pulk during this activity.
Day 3: dogsled safari in Jotunheimen national park
Today you drive over a scenic route to the neighboring Jotunheimen National Park for a dogsled safari. Upon arrival at the dogyard, you will be enthousiastically greeted by your new furry friends. After some basic instructions on how to handle the sled and gathering the dogs, you set-off for a 1-2 hours tour through snow covered forests and into the mountains. This is an experience simply not to be missed. You share the sled with 2 persons: one is the driver while the other is the passenger. Young kids will be packed in a sleeping bag to stay warm.
Day 4: backcountry skiing
Rondane National Park has unlimited possibilities for backcountry skiing. This is the oldest form of skiing, once developed in Norway to cross the vast plateaus. These slightly wider skis offer more stability than cross country skis and skins can be attached for extra grip when going up- or downhill. The technique is surprisingly easy and previous experience with skiing is not necessary. The destination will be chosen depending on the weather and abilities of the group. Halfway we enjoy a tasty wilderness lunch in the middle of nowhere. Young kids can eventually be pulled in a sled/pulk.
Day 5: departure
Time to say goodbye to the Norwegian mountains.
4 nights in a cosy log cabin or hotel room
Linen/towels and final cleaning
3 courses welcome dinner
Daily breakfast (hotel room) or first breakfast (log cabin)
3-4 hours guided snowshoe hike with wilderness lunch
1-2 hours dogsled safari
3-4 hours backcountry skiing with wilderness lunch
All sports equipment needed for the various activities
One time private use of the wood-fired sauna during the week
2 persons in standard double room = 8.035 NOK per person
2 persons in a superior double room = 8.635 NOK per person
2 persons in a small log cabin = 8.260 NOK per person
3 persons in a big log cabin = 7.065 NOK per person
4 persons in a big log cabin = 6.190 NOK per person
5 persons in a big log cabin = 5.665 NOK per person
6 persons in a big log cabin = 5.315 NOK per person
Kids 3-11 years old get a discount of 735 NOK per person
Dogs are welcome in a log cabin for 100 NOK per night
Rent of thermal dresses and winter boots
Use of the hot-tub in combination with sauna = 1500 NOK
When booking this package during Christmas and New Year you can sign up for our festive 5 courses dinner on Christmas or New Year’s eve. Weather permitting there will be a celebration outside around the open fire with gløgg (glühwein) and you can bake your own bread. Children are welcome to join a short torch hike around the lodge.
Price = 890 NOK per adult and 535 NOK per child 3-11 years old
We recommend to fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Here you can pick-up a rental car and drive to Rondane River Lodge in about 3-4 hours. Alternatively you can also take the train to Atna where we can pick you up for 900 NOK one way (up to 8 persons). It’s also possible to come by ferry from mainland Europe with your own car. Make sure your car is winter proof and has winter tires / snow chains in that case. Please take into account there will be extra transfer costs for the different activities when not having a rental or private car at your disposal. Contact us for more information about transfer prices.
We recommend to bring winter sports clothing and to dress in layers as much as possible. For sure it can be freezing cold, but you might also get very warm while being active outdoors. Thermal underwear in merino wool is the best investment in order to stay comfortable in all kind of weather circumstances. And don’t forget a pair of sturdy/waterproof hiking or snow boots.
It’s also possible to rent winter dresses (100 NOK per day) and boots (75 NOK per day) from us. Please inform us about the required sizes in advance.
This program can be offered on request throughout the winter season for a minimum of 2 persons.
When booking for this trip, a 30% deposit is payable upon confirmation. This deposit is non-refundable unless the program would be cancelled from our side due to insufficient snow.
Contact us for prices, availability or a tailor made offer.