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  • WINTER WEEK PACKAGE

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of Rondane National Park during this winter week program. Stay 6 nights in a cosy hotel room or comfortable log cabin at Rondane River Lodge and join a wide selection of activities such us cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding or ice fishing. Warm up again around the open fire when returning from your day adventure and savour delicious home-made meals in the restaurant.

     

    Day 1:

    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 log cabin and enjoy a home-made 3 courses welcome dinner in the restaurant.

     

    Day 2:

    After a tasty breakfast it’s time to try out snowshoe hiking. You will be explained the technique and set-off for a hike taking into account the weather conditions and level of the group. Both half and full day trips can be organized whether or not including a wilderness lunch around the open fire. You are free to use the snowshoe equipment on your own the rest of the day.

     

    When you book this package during Christmas and New Year we welcome you each afternoon at the lodge again with home-made pastries or freshly prepared soup.

     

    Day 3:

    Today will be spent at one of the frozen lakes around Rondane River Lodge. Here you get familiar with another favourite outdoor activity for Norwegians: ice fishing. Try your luck and bring your catch back to the lodge where it can be prepared by the lady of the house. Free afternoon for more winter thrills. Make a winter hike, built a real snowman or snow igloo. Or try tobogganing from the hill on the opposite side of the road. Fun guaranteed for young and old.

     

    Day 4:

    Rondane National Park has unlimited possibilities for cross country skiing. Beginners will find perfectly groomed trails on the Venabu plateau.  Rent material at the Venabu Fjellhotel and join an introductory lesson. You learn how to wax the ski’s and the right skiing technique. Then it’s time to set-off for a tour and built op confidence. For sure you will get the hang of it soon! Experienced skiers can sign up for a backcountry skiing day trip and climb one of the peaks that surround the plateau. The destination will be chosen depending on the weather and abilities of the group. Put on the stove in your cabin upon return or relax with a drink next to the open fire in the lounge.

     

    Day 5:

    Take the chance to participate to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and sign up for a dogsled safari.  Upon arrival at the dogyard, you will be welcomed energetically by your furry friends. After some basic instructions on how to handle the sled(dogs), you set-off for a 15km tour through snow covered forests and crossing several frozen lakes. A tasty lunch will be served halfway in a traditional hunters cabin. This is an experience not to be missed.

     

    Day 6:

    Today the choice is all yours. Try some more snowshoeing on your own, improve your cross-country skiing technique or make use of the kicksledges. Maybe you encounter wild moose or reindeer during your trip. Those who like kan also sign up for an idyllic horse sleigh ride in the local village with panoramic views over the mountains. Or drive to Kvebergsøya, an authentic Norwegian farm near Folldal, where they still fetch wood traditionally by horse sleigh. Winter sports enthousiasts can reach Kvitfjell in just one hour. It’s home to the longest alpine skiing slope in Norway which was used during the 1994  Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games. Always dreamed about skiing the powder outside the slopes and want to feel confident? Get yourself familiar with beacon, probe and shovel during an avalanche course.

     

    When you book this package during Christmas and New Year there is included a Norwegian specialty buffet on Christmas or New Year’s eve. Weather allowing there will be celebrated also outside around the open fire with gløgg (Norwegian glühwein) and you can bake your own bread. Children are welcome to join a torch hike around the lodge. Not to forget the fireworks of course to celebrate the new year.

     

    Day 7:

    Time to say goodbye to the Norwegian mountains.

     

    Included:

    6 nights in a cosy log cabin or hotel room

    Welcome dinner

    Christmas or New Year’s eve dinner (when applicable)

    Daily breakfast (hotel room)

    First breakfast (log cabin)

    Activities according to your choice

    Loads of Norwegian snow fun

     

    We can arrange transfers to the train station in Atna and to the various activities. Or you can arrange your own transport (private or rental car). Make sure you have winter tires and bring snow chains if possible as the roads can be icy.

     

    The activities can be adapted to all ages and most of them are suitable for children from 3 years old. It’s possible to rent winter dresses from us. Please inform us about the required sizes in advance.

     

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