Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn

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5.0 Based on 17 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Winter adventures
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kvitavatn, Norway
  • Ends Kvitavatn, Norway
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  • Expert instruction from our first class guides
  • Excellent offtrack and track skiing options
  • Welcoming mountain lodge accommodation in the heart of Telemark 
Starting and ending in Kvitavatn, the Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour is a guided skiing and snowboarding tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Kvitavatn and Heddersfjell in Norway. Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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. 
5 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
Challenging Beginners X Country
4 - Very Good
  • Sandra Cohen
  • From France
  • On Jan 05 2018
“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..”
  • Day 1: Start Kvitavatn. Evening briefing with the group before dinner.
  • Day 2: Start of six days of cross-country skiing 
  • Day 3: Cross-country skiing around Kvitavatn 
  • Day 4: Venturing further afield 
  • Day 5: Free day
  • Day 6:  Full day out enjoying the Norwegian wilderness 
  • Day 7: Final day on our skis 
  • Day 8: End Kvitavatn
  • All accommodation 
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included
  • Transfers for group flights
  • 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
  • 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 is not included in this Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 10 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 July 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

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.


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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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