Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn

Start: Kvitavatn Finish: Kvitavatn

Visiting: Kvitåvatn


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Multi-Level

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 6 - 20

Age range: 14 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1737

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • iconExcellent off-track and track skiing options
  • iconExpert instruction from our first class guides
  • iconWelcoming mountain lodge accommodation in the heart of Telemark 

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Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn
Cross-country Skiing: Kvitavatn

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Kvitavatn. Evening briefing with the group before dinner.

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Dinner

Start Kvitavatn.

icon Day 2 : Start of six days of cross-country skiing 

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

icon Day 3 : Cross-country skiing around Kvitavatn 

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. 

icon Day 4 : Venturing further afield 

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. 

icon Day 5 : Free day

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

icon Day 6 :  Full day out enjoying the Norwegian wilderness 

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Back on the skis today for another day exploring all the beauty this area has to offer. 

icon Day 7 : Final day on our skis 

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A final day of skiing, this will be a full day out with a picnic lunch in the Norwegian wilderness. 

icon Day 8 : End Kvitavatn

Location: Kvitåvatn

Meals: Breakfast

End Kvitavatn. **

What's Included

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    All accommodation 

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    Transfers for group flights

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    All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included

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    Skis, boots and poles

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Single supplement

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    Visas and vaccinations 

Food

Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals are included. The food provided includes ample buffet breakfasts, from which you make up your packed lunch, and self-service 3-course dinner. Tea and coffee are available all day at no extra charge. Vegetarians are extremely well catered for. Beer and wine can be purchased at the Fjellstue but alcohol in Norway is expensive due to high taxes with 0.5ltr [approx 1 pint] of lager costing about GBP 6 so many visitors bring their own supplies.  However Norway's strict licensing laws mean that you have to drink these in your own room, and only alcohol purchased from the Fjellstue may be consumed in the dining room and other public areas.

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    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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Reviews

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: KVITAVATN
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Off track cross country skiing at it's best
This is some of the best off track cross country skiing you will ever find. A wonderful wild environment, with varied terrain and a variety of challenge, the best ....more This is some of the best off track cross country skiing you will ever find.

A wonderful wild environment, with varied terrain and a variety of challenge, the best leaders you can ever meet and a great place to stay with a lovely friendly atmosphere.

It is very special.

I would have given up years ago if I hadn't come here and have been coached to steady improvement over the years.

I have been on other holidays with other leaders, but no-one has ever come up to the standard of Ilse and Mary.

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: KVITAVATN MARCH 2011
Relaxed informal base with great tuition and variety. Relaxed informal base with great tuition and variety.

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Cross Country Skiing at Kvitavatn, Norway
This is an amazing place to learn to ski and to ski. The Fjellstue is friendly and has a great atmosphere and is perfectly set up for you to ....more This is an amazing place to learn to ski and to ski.

The Fjellstue is friendly and has a great atmosphere and is perfectly set up for you to ski from your door, out into the wilderness.

There is an excellent network of tracks, but the leaders offer mainly off track and with great skill and knowledge will take you away into the remote rolling hills, among the trees and above the tree line, offering fantastic guiding and tuition.

I would have given up cross country skiing probably if I hadn't come here as the support and leadership is second to none.

Perfect for both beginners and for those with experience and skills.

I have been back for many years, as have many others who come here.

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Third time here
As I have experienced previously this is a great place to come with excellant leaders As I have experienced previously this is a great place to come with excellant leaders;
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: KVITAVATN
Back at Kvitavatn again for another year and as always a 5 GOLD star experience. The tuition and leaders are platinum and the place is so friendly and relaxed that ....more Back at Kvitavatn again for another year and as always a 5 GOLD star experience.

The tuition and leaders are platinum and the place is so friendly and relaxed that it feels like home and I do keep coming back for all of that.

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Off track ski ing in Kvitavatn
We had a fantastic week of brilliant sunshine. We were largely off track ski ing and the area is wild and beautiful. Once off track we rarely saw another skier. ....more We had a fantastic week of brilliant sunshine.

We were largely off track ski ing and the area is wild and beautiful.

Once off track we rarely saw another skier.

We saw more animal than human tracks.

We warmed up outside every morning to the amusement of the locals and then stretched in the evening before taking a sauna.

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Great holiday
Had a great trip as a lone travellerI was a bit apprehensive on the food as dairy intolerant but the chef's were really good and the choice for me was ....more Had a great trip as a lone travellerI was a bit apprehensive on the food as dairy intolerant but the chef's were really good and the choice for me was really good.

The only downside was that some people got jealous of the special desserts they made for me each day (as well as soya ice-cream)We had a great group and had lovely sunny weather although a bit hot on a few daysConditions were great the first 2 days then a bit warmSkiing was harder than a remembered but enjoyableHardest bit of the trip was knowing what and how much to wearI packed lots of thin long sleeved items and a few bike tops which proved very useful.

I found liner gloves were really helpful too; ....less
Great holiday
Fantastic holiday - lovely hostel (the nightly sauna I am still missing), outstanding instruction/leaders, and a great group of people Fantastic holiday - lovely hostel (the nightly sauna I am still missing), outstanding instruction/leaders, and a great group of people;
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: KVITAVATN
This was one of the best holidays I've ever had. Beautiful scenery, good company, good food, loads of exercise and the opportunity to learn something new from excellent leaders. Hard ....more This was one of the best holidays I've ever had.

Beautiful scenery, good company, good food, loads of exercise and the opportunity to learn something new from excellent leaders.

Hard to beat!; ....less

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