Cross-Country Skiing in Venabu

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5 Based on 11 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12356
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Venabu, Norway
  • Ends Venabu, Norway
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy cross-country skiing in remote wilderness
  • Ski safari weeks: all departures between 2nd March - 9th March 2024 inclusive (payable locally and subject to minimum numbers)
  • A snow-sure resort with skiing from the hotel doorstep
  • Sample traditional Norwegian dishes
Start and end in Venabu, the "Cross-Country Skiing In Venabu" tour is a guided skiing and snowboarding trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Venabu and Oslo in Norway. "Cross-Country Skiing In Venabu" is a group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

It is based in central Norway, on the edge of the Rondane National Park and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, just north of Lillehammer. The landscape is dramatic and full of contrasts from spectacular gorges and snow-capped peaks to pretty fells and valleys that extend as far as the eye can see. It's far enough north to have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights too, especially in December and January, and throughout the winter there are spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

It has always been traditional to travel on skis here, so it's perfect for cross-country skiing, and the guides at Venabu will help you get started. All weeks are suitable for beginners to intermediates. If you are a fit and experienced cross-country skier the hotel offers ski safaris on selected dates - the ski safaris are suitable for advanced skiers only; payable locally, subject to minimum numbers.

You can also try dog sledding, snowshoeing or go on a torch-lit, horse-drawn sleigh ride (payable locally). The hotel also offers yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes along with sports and relaxation massages. During the week you might like to take the train to Lillehammer, where there are several fascinating museums of Norwegian history, Olympic history and Norwegian culture, plus several art galleries. You can also try tobogganing here too.
  • Day 1: Start Venabu
  • Day 2: Morning tuition with our local instructors. The afternoon is free to practise on your own
  • Day 3: Cross-country ski tour with tuition.
  • Day 4: Ski tour with our instructors. Choose between shorter or longer tours. You can also ski independently.
  • Day 5: Wednesday is a free day, when most guests choose to take part in the snowshoeing tour (payable locally).
  • Day 6 - 7: Ski independently or with the group on one of our ski tours.
  • Day 8: End Venabu
  • All accommodation
  • Tour leader throughout
  • All meals
  • Standard Airport transfers
  • Ski excursions
  • Cross-country ski , poles, boot hire and maps
  • One yoga or pilates session
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Private ski tuition
  • Snowshoeing excursion
  • Sleigh rides and Dogsledding
5 - Excellent
Based on 11 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Best Holiday Ever
Hotel is run by a family. I cannot overstate how well they treated us. Buffet meals three times per day. Free WiFi. The snow was amazing. We had no cross country skiing experience before. Tour guides were excellent and coached us... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 31 2017
5 - Excellent
venabu cross country skiing
Well organised easy going cross country skiing in really friendly hotel with excellent food and facilities. Excellent cross country ski guides - highly adaptable to needs of group.
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 14 2017
5 - Excellent
Lovely area, great Hotel, excellent food and great gudes
If you are into cross country skiing or want to learn this is a great choice. The guides are very good and extremely helpful. The atmosphere is excellent and the fact the guides return so often speaks volumes. The hotel is... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 24 2016
4 - Very Good
Alison - Venabu Cross Country skiing
A great introduction to cross country skiing in Scandinavia. The hotel ski guides were really helpful and sorted us out on the waxing which we had never done before. The hotel was good - free tea and coffee at all times made it... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cross-Country Skiing in Venabu tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cross-Country Skiing in Venabu tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Cross-Country Skiing in Venabu 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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