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Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn

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  • Expert instruction from our first class guides
  • Excellent off-track and track skiing options
  • Welcoming mountain lodge accommodation in the heart of Telemark 
The Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour starts and ends in Kvitavatn. The Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn is a winter adventures tour that takes 8 days taking you through Kvitavatn, Norway and other destinations in Norway.

Kvitavatn lies at nearly 1000m above the town of Rjukan, boasting superb views of Gausta (1883m), the highest mountain in southern Norway. There are endless skiing possibilities from the door, through forests, across the lake and through the magnificent Norwegian wilderness. Along with reliable snow, the quality and variety of routes both on and off track combine with excellent instruction to make this an ideal venue for all ability levels. 
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 17 reviews
Challenging Beginners X Country
Sandra Cohen From France At
4 - Very Good
“Ilse and Mary did their best as group leaders to provide our group of 24 with a great experience. However, as a complete beginner I would have preferred - as they too suggested- another leader to make the groups smaller and more homogeneous. I had signed up for this trip expressly to learn the basics and gain confidence on the skis. However I had difficulty keeping up with others and ultimately had less fun than I had hoped.”
The Best Holiday Ever!
5 - Excellent
“A great way for a complete beginner to experience cross country skiing and make lots of progress in a short time. We were tutored for nearly 6 hours on each of 6 days so even a complete novice and scaredy-cat, like me, was able to have enough skill to safely negotiate different types of terrain within a couple of days. You WILL fall over, which is fun in the soft snow (although sometimes hard to get back up from) but does hurt a bit on the hard, prepared tracks. The scenery was fantastic, I never felt cold because we were active, and the company was incredibly friendly and supportive. We were with our group (14) for meals, warm up/down exercises and in the evening but we divided into 2 (ability) groups to ski, which worked well.”
Wild and wonderful
5 - Excellent
“Just back from an amazing way to spend New Year. I was slightly hesitant that skiing may not be my thing but it's so accessible to get involved even for the complete novice. What great fun...I've never fallen over so many times and my knees are still bruised but it was worth it! The lodge and the couple running it were so hospitable, the facilities simple Scandi 'hygge' and there was nothing more pleasant than a hot sauna to warm up in at the end of a day in the cold. As a veggie, I was also pleased with the care and attention to providing protein rich options for dinner - the food was hearty and wholesome.”
Cross county skiing in Norway
4 - Very Good
“Kvitavaatn is a great location. Frozen lakes, forest the mountains and the Hardanger plateau right in front of the lodge where I stayed were beautiful..”
Start Kvitavatn.
We prefer not to specify in advance where we will ski each day. This is to enhance the flexibility and adapt to weather and snow conditions and to some extent the ability of each group. The next few days is a guide. Beginners will start on a flat area of land next to lodge where it’s safe to get a feel for the skis and the basic techniques. More experienced groups will head out into the local area, just to get our ski legs back.
There is an endless range of skiing possibilities with 80km of varied tracks through forests and open country, as well as a good selection of downhill runs. The off-track touring is excellent and takes us above the tree line where there is a vast expanse of wilderness to explore - the summit of Ornenipa can be reached and the Heddersfjell moors can be explored, both at around 1300m. 
By now beginners will have mastered the basics and the days are spent out exploring the rugged mountains and dense forest. More advanced skiers will venture into the stark wilderness above the treeline. Skiers of all abilities will fall in love with the sheer magnificence of the beautiful Norwegian winter landscape. 
Today is free, you can either venture out with new friends to ski in the area, or you may choose to take to some downhill skis, or explore the forests by snowshoe. 

Ski tuition is provided for those who do not wish to take advantage of the free day on this day.
Back on the skis today for another day exploring all the beauty this area has to offer. 
A final day of skiing, this will be a full day out with a picnic lunch in the Norwegian wilderness. 
End Kvitavatn.**
what’s included
Accommodation
  • All accommodation 
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included
Transport
  • Transfers for group flights
Others
  • 7 nights lodge with shared facilities
  • 5 days guided cross-country skiing
  • Group normally 4 to 14, per leader
  • Travel by private bus 
  • Skis, boots and poles
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Kvitavatn are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 24 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Kvitavatn, Norway/ Kvitavatn, Norway
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
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A deposit of 180 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 56 days before departure. For any departures within 17 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour. You can cancel the tour up to 57 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 56 days of departure.
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