Your winter adventure starts in the capital of Norway, Oslo. At the central bus station, you will meet your guide, and team up with the other travelers in the morning. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Beitostølen. During the day, we will drive past both local settlements and parts of the mountain areas in eastern Norway. The first night of the trip we will spend in historic rooms at Bygdin Mountain Lodge. In the evening we enjoy dinner together while going through the itinerary for the coming days.
Do you want to combine some of the best winter activities we can offer, together with visits to remarkable places such as Jotunheimen, Filefjell, and the fjords? Then this is the one for you. On this week-long adventure, you get to go dogsledding, snowshoeing, winter kayaking, and also enjoy a beautiful fjord cruise. If that wasn't enough we can reveal that there are some hidden gems in there as well.
- Stay in the authentic Bygdin Mountain Hotel, over 100 years of history.
- Learn how to mush your own team of dogs!
- Snowshoe on The Kings Road and learn about the Norwegian Trekking Association.
- Hike on the "Vindhellavegen" section of the King's Road, what some consider the most impressive part of the journey towards the Norwegian fjords.
- Paddle through the fjords on a winter kayak trip.
- Enjoy a spectacular fjord cruise on the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord.
- Take the Flåm Railway (one of the most beautiful train rides in the world) to Myrdal, before ending up in either Oslo or Bergen.
Jotunheimen National Park is the perfect place for dogsledding and snowshoeing in the winter. During your stay, you will join the local dogsledders, or mushers as they are called, on their adventures. Not used to dogs? Don't worry. These dogs are very friendly! If the snow conditions are right, you can cover up to 40 kilometers in one day. While running, the dogs are silent, and mushing is simply a beautiful, quiet, and nature-friendly way of experiencing the Norwegian mountains during winter.
Our snowshoeing adventures will take us into the winter landscape of the Norwegian Mountains for a truly humbling and breathtaking experience. On this tour, you will learn about local history, as well as snowshoe on the historical King's Road, the cultural heritage 100 km section of "road" from Oslo to Bergen, created in the 12th century. In addition to this, we will also do a winter kayak trip, and not to forget a snowshoe hike to Paradisjuvet, a hidden gem deep within the Norwegian fjords.
This tour takes us to family-owned accommodations and local communities in Norway to experience a typical small-town Norwegian lifestyle. Well-fed on traditional dishes served by local hosts, your winter holiday will give you the experience of a lifetime!
There are no departures on this trip.
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.
Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.
Training and preperations
You do not need to have snowshoe, dogsledding or kayaking experience to join this trip.
Training and preperations
We stay in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room.
If you would like a single room, please include this when booking. This comes at an additional cost of 4000 NOK. Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee en-suite room each day.
The easiest way to get to Oslo is either to fly from Bergen, Trondheim, Bodø or Tromsø with Norwegian or SAS. There are also trains from Bodø, Bergen and Trondheim to Oslo.
If necessary, we can assist with both transport and extra accommodation in Oslo before the trip. Get in touch if this is desired.
Due to limited space in the transportation we use, we ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries, and items necessary for when we are not out doing activities. We require that you bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras, and layers.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
"This trip hits the sweet spot both in terms of variety of adventures and my budget."
– Peggy, 2021