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2 content WELCOME 2 CROSS COUNTRY SKIING 3 WEATHER & CLOTHING 4 Turski i Norge Page 2 Vandrekatalog Side 2 xc-skiing & HEALTH 5 DNT Oslo 6-7 HOTEL TO HOTEL 8 OUR DESTINATIONS 9 røros 10 Foto: Strandafjellet/Ski Fjord Norway/Terje Rakke Nordic Life jotunheimen 11 rondane WELCOME Peer Gynts Rike 14 lillehammer valdres 16 spåtind 17 hallingdal uvdal 21 hovden 22 ACCOMMODATIONS 23 travel AGENCIES 24 ABOUT THIS BROCHURE Publisher: Skiing NorwayBA Project management: Anita Koot og Monique van Dijk-Seppola Postboks Otta, Norway Storgata Otta, Norway Tlf Title photo: Stryn Skisenter/Ski Fjord Norway/Terje Rakke Nordic We take no responsibility and make no guarantees for the content of the advertisements or information given by individual contributors and Tourist Informations. Reproduction of text & images, including extracts, should be approved by Skiing Norway. For free distribution abroad. Skiing Norway - For skiing and winter activities OUT SKIING! Skiing Norway is a nationwide interest group for cross-country skiing and winter activities in Norway. It was established in 2001 in collaboration with Innovation Norway, Norges Skiforbund (Norwegian skiing association), The Association for the Promotion of Skiing and the Norwegian Trekking Association. Skiing Norway wants to ensure that you have great experiences in the Norwegian nature, both with and without skis! We would like to wish you a hearty welcome to Winter Norway! ACTIVITIES WITHOUT SKIS These days, winter resort businesses can offer much more than just crosscountry skiing. A wonderful trip on a horse and sleigh with bells and torches, or a visit to a lavvo with a Foto: Hindsæter Fjellhotell bonfire, where you will be served a warm drink, will add another dimension to your experience. Most locations offer ski rental and skiing lessons, and will also have slalom slopes/ski tows. Many locations have special activities for children and offer discounts to families. The soft, white snow inspires you to play. From vigorous snowball fights amongst teenagers to more creative forms of expression, such as small children making snowmen, or grown-ups building impressive snow sculptures. Snow also equals speed for many on skis, rump-sleds, toboggans, kick-sleds or sleds. Fun and excitement for people at play, regardless of age. CONTENTMENT AND WELL-BEING After your ski trip, you might like to enjoy a sauna or a swim, relax around an open-hearth fire or even have a dance after dinner. Everywhere, you will experience a distinct and cosy environment where the individual is catered for. Fine cuisine is an important part of a successful holiday and, at our full-service establishments, you will find a sumptuous Norwegian breakfast and excellent food, with many Norwegian specialities. SEASONAL VARIATIONS The snow has a magnetic attraction to us. Real ski enthusiasts hurry to put on their skis as soon as the first snow falls in November, forming a thin, white blanket over the landscape.

3 CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Challenges for all skiers in Norway. Many enthusiasts are not finished with their regular skiing until May. Right through to the middle of summer, quite a few Norwegians will ascend the high mountain glaciers, in order to enjoy warm summer days on white snow, under a blue sky and a blazing sun. Christmas and New Year in the mountains is a very special experience, built around festivals and traditions. Use the daytime to take refreshing skiing trips and in the evening you may enjoy authentic food and savour the wonderful atmosphere. From January until March there is usually plenty of snow and excellent trails. Even though the days are short and temperatures are at their lowest, this is the time for great nature adventures. The snow glistens in the snow-clad trees. Dusk brings with it the mystical, fascinating blue light, which has inspired many artists both past and present. If the night should reveal a star-filled sky, you will often witness the Northern Lights dancing across the heavens. This is the time for those who seek calm, tranquillity and recreation. Easter in Norway is a symbol of sun, snow and joy of life. Many Norwegians want to be on the white, sun-drenched plateaux at this time, to seek out wonderful nature adventures and to enjoy peace and recreation. Much of the day is spent outdoors, on the sun terrace, on the ski trails, or simply playing in the snow. Foto: Stryn Skisenter/Ski Fjord Norway /Terje Rakke Nordic Life Foto: Hindsæter Fjellhotell Foto: CH/Innovation Norway

4 weather & Turski i Norge Page 4 Vandrekatalog Side 4 clothing Foto: Stryn Skisenter/Ski Fjord Norway /Terje Rakke Nordic Life Good planning is the basis for a successful tour. THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN CODE To ensure that your stay in the mountains is as comprehensive and successful as possible, it is important to abide by the 9 mountain codes. 1. Do not set out on any long trips without practicing first. 2. Notify others of your route. 3. Respect the weather and the weather forecasts. 4. Learn from the locals. 5. Be equipped for bad weather and cold, even on short trips. 6. Always take a rucksack and proper mountain gear. 7. Never go alone. 8. Turn back in time. Sensible retreat is no disgrace. 9. Save your energy and dig yourself into the snow, if necessary. SUN IN THE MOUNTAINS Even in overcast weather in the mountains, the sun can be very intense. Cover all exposed areas of skin with sun tan lotion containing the appropriate sun protection factor. In extremely cold temperatures, sun tan lotion should be water-free. If you have any doubts about which sun protection factor you should use, please seek advice from the nearest chemist. HOW TO DRESS IN THE MOUNTAINS You should always dress according to the level of activity you are going to undertake. You should dress in order to maintain body temperature and avoid sweating. Vigorous activity requires less clothing than lighter activity. Take warm and comfortable clothing with you. Generally, clothes are separated into 3 layers: 1) The inner layer should be insulated with woollen undergarments, as well as woollen socks. The inner layer should function as a sweattransporting layer. 2) The middle layer should consist of wool, cotton or fleece clothing. 3) The outer layer should be windproof and/or waterproof with adjustable air vents at the wrists, neck, waist and below the knees. SKI EQUIPMENT There are different types of skis. The most commonly used are crosscountry skis or mountain skis, with or without steel edges. At certain ski rental establishments it is also possible to rent wax-free skis, but these are not so common in Norway. Your choice of skis should be based upon the type of terrain and the type of trip that you are intending to undertake. If you have any doubts, ask for advice from your tour operator or directly from your hotel/holiday accommodation before you travel. If you are planning to take your own ski boots and rent skis, check beforehand that the bindings are compatible. SNS and NNN bindings are most commonly used in Norway. Mountain skis often use Rottefella bindings. If you require tips and advice regarding ski waxing, please visit: You will also be able to rent a pulk sled at most establishments. It is recommended that children under 6 months of age should not be placed in a pulk sled. Nor should the air temperature be below -10 degrees centigrade. If you are intending to take a longer trip over several days, it is important to pack properly. The Norwegian Trekking Association has some useful tips for mountain trips on its website at:

5 XC-skiing & health Skiing in the forests and mountains provide energy. Mentally, it is very refreshing. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING FOR EVERYONE Cross-country skiing is an activity that is suited to everyone and you will encounter every type of skill level and tempo on the trail. Regardless of whether you are a fast or slow skier, cross-country is all about technique. At first, it may be a little difficult to establish the correct movement and weight distribution that will make the skiing easier. To gain experience and to whet your appetite, it might be smart to practice a little first. EXCELLENT FITNESS TRAINING Skiing is perhaps the best endurance sport to be found. One of the reasons for this is that skiing usually takes place out in nature, far removed from road traffic and built-up areas. This offers the opportunity for variety and adventure. Cross-country skiing is a gentle activity that does not put as much strain on the legs as jogging. Cross-country skiing affects the back, arms and legs and involves all the major muscle groups. In other words, you are improving your physical conditioning, endurance strength, balance, weight distribution and technique. Neither are there any particular requirements regarding how you are built. Whether you are tall, short, lightweight or a little heavier, you can enjoy crosscountry skiing. Weight training for the arms, upper body and legs, as well as roller skiing, can help to improve your skiing proficiency. WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION FOR OPTI- MUM GLIDE Rather than shifting their weight from side to side and sliding slightly forward for each step that they take, it is usual for novices to ski with their weight evenly distributed on both skis for the whole time. To achieve optimum weight distribution, you should be able to flex your ankles and bend your knees slightly, while at the same time attempting to carry the weight of your body forward in order to kick back. Then you will achieve a greater sliding movement, which is part of the fun of skiing. At first, it can be difficult to find your balance and your ski sticks can be more of a hindrance than a help. Practice a little by taking some trips without ski sticks. Then you will be forced to kick back correctly in order to move forward. TOTAL RELAXATION OF THE MIND Once you have found your rhythm, you will begin to think about other things and time will fly past. Before you know it, you will have travelled a good distance, will be well and truly out of breath and will have rosy cheeks. You will also be in a great mood, having navigated yourself through snow-clad spruce trees and around other skiers actively using the nature. A relaxed cross-country skiing trip, or a shorter trip at a greater pace, offer great variety to an exercise programme. Skiing is so natural and so pleasurable that, once you have started, you never think of it as exercise. It is also very motivating to do something different during the winter to keep yourself in shape. It is easy to imagine that a ski trip will take ages but you can, in fact, achieve great exercise benefits by taking shorter trips from half an hour to one hour s duration, at a slightly greater pace. Skiing trips through forests and mountains will give you energy. You will be extremely refreshed, mentally. A skiing trip is medicine for the heart. And for weight loss, it is time well spent.

6 Turski i Norge Page 6 Vandrekatalog Side 6 Leirvik Simlebu Øvre Sandvatn Sandvasshytta Blomstølen Haukeliseter Røldal Haukeligrend Vågsli Kvanndalen Holmavasshytta Storavassbu 11 Sloaros Bjåen Th. Raje Bleskestad Sveinsbu Sauda Notodden Ivarsbu Ølen 18 Åmot Grimåsen Løkjelsvatn Bleskestadmoen Hovden Fjellstoge Omholt Longåsdalen Lyngmyr Sørmyr Mostøl Solum Seljord 22 Darrebu Tjørnbrotbu Sommerseter Olalia Jonestølen Kvilldal Hovdestøylen Jønnbu Økter Presteseter The Norwegian OsabuTrekking 7 Saurdal Association Bø Gvarv Fugleleiken Krossvatn Berdalen 6 Dalen Haugesund Sunde Sand Gullingen 6 10 Sandsa Stranddalen Vassdalstjørn Hovatn Eidavatn Storsteinen Kopervik Melands Grasdalen The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) is Norway s biggest outdoor activities organisation Grønahei 12 Nordvikgården Kringlevatn Berg 3 12 Bossbu Valle Porsgrunn Nilsebu Torsdalsbu Fyresdal Trodla-Tysdal Brevik Litle Aurådal Storevatn Stavskar Nystøyl Skudeneshavn 11 6 Stakken Svartenut Birtedalen Sildevika Viglesdalen Taumevatn Fardalen Nutevasshytta Kvipt Gautefall Turisthotell Grautheller with members. For some 140 years, DNT has been working to promote trekking and Geitungen Langesund Rysstad Lysefjorden Hengeltjørnloftet Bakken Songedalen Fløyrli 4 21 Preikestolen Børsteinen Håhelleren Øyuvsbu Langeid Vindilhytta Fløyrlistølen Ådneram Granbustøyl Stavanger 6 16 Kragerø to improve conditions for all who Nodhagenenjoy Skåpet the Langavatncountry s Sandvatn Sirdal broad 18 Tjønndalen range of outdoor Mjåvasshytta attractions. DNT Blåfjellenden Haugen h.hotell 7 Gaukhei 13 4 Josephsbu Grunnetjørnsbu Vinddalen 9 20 Sola Strand Hotel Gramstad 10 Valevatn Høgaleitet Solheim Skarsvassbu maintains a huge network of waymarked Kronen Gaard routes 7 10 Skredåin Kvinenthe 18 mountains and offers accommodation in Sandnes Tomannsbu Lakkenstova Bortelid Risør 7 Åmli Ålgård Lyngør fyr Støle Ljosland Fjellstove Dølemo Olandsbu Stavtjørn Knaben Tvedestrand more than 460 lodges all over the country. As a member you can have the DNT-standard key, Tonstad Åseral Evje Arendal which gives you access to the unstaffed cabins. Store Torungen Egersund DNT organizes a large number of guided tours, which include transport, accommodation, Fevik Strand Hotel Gaudland meals and guiding. It is simple to join a guided tour; Everything is organized, just get in shape and prepare your rucksack! For more information about DNT, visit: Berdalsbu 17 Bjørnevasshytta Hovstøyl Skinnarbu Rauland Høyfjellshotell Rauland Tuddal Høyfjellshotell Nordstul 51 Mjaugetj. Mjøndalen Dramme Bolkesjø 24 Knutehytta 11 Selsli Kongsberg Meheia 4 Siljuknatten Skien Svanstul skisenter Vindfjelltunet Holmestrand Trollsvann Heisetra Sandefjord Larvik Ho Tøn STAFFED LODGES FONDSBU is beautifully situated by the lake Bygdin in Jotunheimen. Ski terrain with great variations. Marked routes to several lodges in Jotunheimen. Bus from Oslo to Tyin, weasel in to the lodge. Contact info: Adress: Fondsbu, Eidsbugarden, 2985 Tyinkrysset Ph Fax: FINSEHYTTA Great ski terrain, marked routes to Hardangervidda and Skarvheimen. Train directly from Oslo or Bergen. Finsehytta is situated by the highest train station in Norway with 1222 m. Contact info: Adress: Finsehytta,5719 Finse. Ph RONDVASSBU is situated in the heart of Rondane, Norway s first National Park. Marked routes. Access to several m peaks. Bus or train from Oslo or Trondheim. Taxi to Mysuseter. On skis in spectacular landscape in to the lodge. Contact info: Adress: Rondvassbu, 2675 Otta. Ph GEITERYGGHYTTA Bus from Oslo or Bergen, on skis around 3 km to the lodge. Or train to Finse and continuing on skis to Geiterygghytta. Beautifully situated in Skarvheimen, the mountain area between Hardangervidda and Jotunheimen. Contact info: Adress: 3577 Hovet Ph GUIDED TOURS «Hardangervidda north-south» TOUR 1130/11 8 days Departure: Sunday 3/4, Saturday 9/4 A wild, beautiful and demanding ski tour, but also calm and serene. This classical route starts in the eastern part of the Hardangervidda plateau, were the terrain is less demanding than in the southern part. The last days the terrain is slightly more demanding and includes among others a nice downhill to Haukeliseter. Price: NOK 5.775,- from Ustaoset/to Haukeliseter, NOK 6.570,- Oslo return Route: Ustaoset Tuva Rauhelleren Sandhaug Litlos (2 nights) Hellevassbu Haukeli seter. Transport: Train or bus with departure and return in Oslo. For more information, see: guided tours PHOTO: HELLE ANDRESEN

7 n Ski Vinjeøra Imarbu Sollia Heggset Græslihytta 24 Sylarna Storlisetra 22 Gåsen Kårøyan Gressli 18 Nersetra Ås Trollstua Løkken Tydal Nedalshytta Grytbakksetra 22 Gullsteinvollen Winter Løyper routes som er marked kvistet/merket by DNT Støren Aunegrenda Væktarstua Helags 23 3 (app. av DNT length (ca. lengde in km) i km) Hardbakkhytta 40 Kristiansund Rindal Saga 18 rten Winter Løyper routes som er marked kvistet/merket by others av MARKED SKI Tverrlihytta ROUTES Resdalen 25 Ljung (app. andre(ca. length lengde in km) i km) The map shows the situation Hermanhyttafor the principal skiing Haltdalen 12 Snowmobile Beltebilrute route Jutulbu Kjølihytta Fältjägaren Road Vei season at Easter (PalmSaturday Gråhaugen until Easter Jølhaugen Monday). Grindal Surnadalsøra 14 Railway Jernbane Before and after Easter less routes are marked, 23 Jøldalshytta Ramssjøen Berkåk Reitan sberg Town, Større village/farm sted, mindre etc. sted Vindølbu more cabins are closed 17 Brekken Langdalsbu Todalshytta Trollheimshytta and some may be unstaffed or Staffed Betjent DNT turistforeningshytte lodge (may offer selfservice/no-service (kan være selvbetjent, or may ubetjent closed have a self service quarter instead of being 22 Nerskogen staffed. Damtjønna before eller stengt and after utenom Easter) påsken) Ulsberg Feskarbu 22 Hevertjønna Vauldalen Tännd Self Selvbetjent service DNT turistforeningshytte cabin, provisions See our website Renndølsetra for updated map of 2011 and dates Vassenden (may be Gjevilvasshytta Molde closed part of the winter) Kårvatn Fjellnäs Ubetjent turistforeningshytte Viromdalen Røros Feragen for each cabin at Fagerhaug Harsjøen 23 Fu Unstaffed Innerdalen 16 DNT-hytte, DNT plass cabin, må bestilles no provisions DNT will take no responsibility Bårdsgarden for misprints 13 or Ljøsnåvollen 21 Vasstindbu Brandstadbu Heimstad Oppdal Marenvollen Skedbro DNT-lodge/cabin, reservation needed Kvikne Betjent privat turisthytte/hotell Festa Os changes that Sunndalsøra occur after print of this Vollasetra magazine. Staffed (kan være private stengt lodge/hotel utenom påsken) (may Fjølburøsta Muggsjølia T be closed before and after Måsvassbu Easter) Eiriksvollen 5 Orkelsjøhytta Reinsvassbu Blokhus Raubergshytta Tolga Langen 17 Privat selvbetjent turisthytte Gjøra Narjordet Private self service cabin, provisions Svartvassbu Dindalshytta Røvollen Rogen Privat ubetjent turisthytte Åndalsnes Hoemsbu Hodal Private unstaffed cabin, no provisions Vangshaugen Gammelsætra Femundshytten Privat hytte, plass må bestilles Private hotel/cabin, reservation needed Grøvudalshytta Haugen Røde hytter gir rabatt til medlemmer 24 Storrödtjärn Red symbols=discount for members of DNT Sæter Aursjøhytta Loennechenbua Raudsjødalen Svukuriset Rastehytte (nødbu) Emergency shelter Hävlingen Brosundet Reinheim Tynset 18 Vinterstengt (no food or equipment) eller nedlagt Fokhaugstova Finset 10 Jonasvollen Åmotdalshytta Knausen Ellefsplass Sykkylven overnattingsted Closed 17 Femund Kongsvold Sylseth 11 Tjønnebu Snøheim Grimsbu Brydalen fjellstue Elgå turistsenter Stranda Vakkerstøylen Bjorli Hjerkinn Fjellst. Alvdal Grövelsjö Hjerkinn Folldal Fjellh. Tylldalen Valdalen Tafjord Lesjaskog Hageseter Sølenseter Velleseter 19 Brøstdalen Sletten Folldal lshytta Reindalsseter 30 Pyttbua Furuhaugli Patchellhytta Kaldhusseter Grimsdalshytta 22 Femundtunet Union Øye 11 Fokstugu Dølbekkseter Femundsvika Geiranger Veltdalshytta 14 Høvringen: 12 Torsbu Dombås Hotell 20 Blæsterdalen 21 Dørålseter Korsberghytta Mefurua Drevsjø Hellesylt 12 Danskehytta Brekkeseter Toftemo turist Eftansåa Haverdalsæter Breisjøseter Skjåkseter Haukliseter Dovre Høvringen Billingen Høvringen fjellstue Nesset 13 Tyssenaustet Smuksjøsr. Storgrytdalseter Grotli H. Høgfjellshotell FemundSundet Th. Pollfoss Rondeheimen Peer Gynth. Putten Hjelle Skridulaupbu Bjørnhollia Vågåmo Stryn Sel Rondvassbu Rondetunet Engerdal Bismo Rondane Rondane Spa Skålatårnet Vetledalseter Brimi fjellstugu Mysuseter Gjestegård Lom Enden Sota sæter Otta 24 Eldåbu Gråhøgdbu Atnosen Fossheim Bødalseter Slæom Trulsbu Lemonsjø Rondeslottet 18 Elveseter Rondablikk Skjerdingen 23 Medalsbu Raubergstulen Sjoa Spidsbergseter Briksdal Sprongdalshytta Kvam 16 Jotunheimen fj.st. Byrkjelo 26 Veolie Vinstra Venabu Nørdstedalseter Bøvertun Juvasshytta Jostedalen Friisvegen Jammerdalsbu Glitterheim Hindsæter Koppang Høyset Hotell 13 Arentzbu Stølsdalen Fefor 21 Krossbu 16 Spiterstulen Besstrond 18 Gålå 26 Fast Ringebu Skei Tungestølen Sognefjellshytta Leirvassbu 28 Finnbøle 20 Bessheim Wadahl Skottenseter Fannaråkhytta 19 Sikkilsdalsr. Ruten Kvitfjell Vetåbua Vigdalstøl Turtagrø 9 Dalseter 9 Lauvåsen Olavsbu Gjendesheim Storhøli 16 Fivla Skjolden Memurubu Oskampen Espedalen Fåvang 30 Lunde Strand Fagerhøi Lyngbua Flatbrehytta Skogadalsbøen 16 Gjendebu Valdresflya Navarsete Fuglesteg Torfinnsbu Djupslia Skagastølsbu Vormeli Fondsbu Storkvelvbu Nermo 25 Fjærland Gaupne Stølsmaradalen 22 Haugseter Roasætra Austlid Skei Hotell Ingjerdbu Bygdin Skriurusten Hornsjø Gravdalen Synstsgardseter Godlidalen 23 Vetti Tyinholmen Trysil Grøssete Avdalen 20 Storeskag Vestre Gausdal Skramstadseter Øvre Årdal 9 Pellestova Tyinstølen 20 Yksendalsbu Nordseter 12 Åkersætra Haldorbu Rena Tyin Årdalstangen Liomseter Verskeid 14 Slettningsbu Tyinkrysset Beitostølen Yddin Kittilbua Sjøenden Tomashelleren Sørre Svarthamar 12 Krokbua Sjusjøen 30 Sandfløten Halgutusveen lestrand Sogndal Nystuen Filefjellstuene Skjellbreidhytta Hemsing Lenningen Lillehammer Vangsjøen Snippkoia knes Sulebu Maristuen Grindaheim Dalen Juskjølko Spåtind Vingrom otel Nysr. Målia Budor Bleikesr. F 18 Nythun 10 Elverum es Lærdalsøyri Glenna Viksøyri Brennabu Fagernes Storlondammen Lageråkvisla Løvknuten Breistølen Run ne Kljåen Vaset Hugulia Gomobu Danebu Gåsbu Flo 11 Feten Aurdal Løten ålsethytta Jashaugbu Bjordalsbu Nøsen Gjøvik Småsetra/Svarttjenn/Sv Aurland alen Bjøberg Hemsedal Golsfjellet Guriset Oset Merket Ossætra Hamar 16 Dokka Vikafjellet Gravset Sanderstølen Bagn Rokosjøen Mæhlumsetra 26 Fyre Østerbø 14 Storefjell Ørterstølen Flåm 17 Kongshelleren Iungsdalshytta Tingstadkoia Vatnahalsen Kamben Grindaflethytta Steinbergdalen Bergsjøstølen edalen Myrdal Gol Hellebekk Opptrekkern Tvinnestølen Upsete Geiterygghytta 26 Rødungstøl Vesterås Storestølen 23 Liatoppen Kaldavass a Ljosanbotten Mjølfjell Myrland Kjerringfred Hol Ål Malungstugua 24 Hestekroken Hedalen 16 Nes 20 Skasl Voss Hallingskeid 23 Raggsteindalen 9 Nesbyen Fagerhøy Storekrak rs Gammelsaga Ulvik Lygnaseter/Skarvåsbu Finse Lordehytta Geilo 9 Vassfarkoia 41 Brandbu Demmevasshytta Haugastøl Ustaoset Dr. Holms Ranten Harehopp Vikerkoia Abborputthytta Torfinnsheim 26 Hakkesetstølen Langedrag Sørbølsetran 13 Jaren Rongastovo Rembesdalseter 8 41 ytten 28 Krækkja 20 Lia Eidsvoll Kjeldebu Flå Buvasskoia Krossdalen Fagerheim Tuva Dagali Kiellandbu Dusehesten Dalabu Gulsvik Garen Toveseter Liset 9 Dyranut Halne Åan Torsetlia Haglebu Jevnaker Snellingen Kinsarvik 13 Våkavadet Hein- 35 Sandvasseter 14 Vasstulan Tjuenborgkoia Grua Utne 22 Vivelid Solheimstulen Rødberg Høgevarde Langtjern Råbjørn Bjoreidalen 23 Bislingen Kongsv 20 Stigstuv seter Tempelseter Trantjern 13 Katnosdammen Stavali 13 Trondsbu Sinnerdammen Gardermoen Ulveli Bekkestua Bergersætra 28 Hedlo 20 Rauhellern Imingfjell Breidset Eggedal Ringkollen Grønknutkoia Hønefoss Katnosdammen Jondal 18 Hadlaskard 25 Norefjell Sandhaug Hønefoss Mårbu Hovinkoia Løvlia Kikut Torehytten Spikertjern Kløfta Småroi Tyssevassbu Besso Lufsjå Tyristrand 22 Kobberhaugen Presthytta Tømte/Sellanrå Veggli fjellstue Grønknutkoia Skjeggedal Lågaros Stordalsbu 17 Smedmyr Kobberhaugen Lillestrøm 18 Dakkeset Myrsetra Veggli Litlos Kalhovd Steinsbøle Hovinkoia Tyristrand Holmaskjerbu Reinaskor 18 Mustadkroken Fjellvang Studenterhytta 22 Daggrø Fonnabu Odda Tinn Sundtjønn Mosdalsbu Sæteren Mogen Oslo OSLO Losby Gods Kvanntjørn Helberghytta Øvre Fjellstul Kjørkevatnet Svarvestolen 8 Røyrivann Gvepseborg 13 Svarvestolen Middalsbu Hellevassbu 12 Eriksbu 7 Flesberg Åmot Eiksetra Rjukan Fjellstue Gaustablikk/ Hovdehytta Vangen Sauabrehytta 16 Seljestad 26 Rjukan Kvitåvatn Fagerfjell Hokksund Øvresaga Gausta th. 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8 hotel to hotel Vandrekatalog Side 8 Turski i Norge Page 8 Foto: Knut Koren, Fjellferie You can go from hotel to hotel with or without a tour guide and luggage. HALLINGDAL TRAIL SOUTH 144 KM There is a continuous trail from Ustaoset over Geilo to Sangefjell and Veståsen to Myking. Most of the route follows prepared trails andpasses over Dyna, which lies at the border between Ål and Nes. From Dyna it runs to Myking and continues towards Synstevann (crosses the road to Tunhovd). If you would prefer a shorter stage between Myking and Haglebu, you can take a detour to the E.K.T. Langedrag Nature Park. Here you may stay overnight during weekends/easter and on individual weekdays when there is no school camp. The trail continues further towards Hallingnatten. From Hallingnatten it runs along Lake Reinsjøen and down to Flatvollen. The descent to Flatvollen is steep and difficult and represents a challenge as the slope is not easy to prepare. The trail then continues towards Haglebu, Tempelseter and finishes at Norefjell. As an alternative, you can also take the trail over Høgevarde on the section between Haglebu and Norefjell. THE TROLL TRAIL 170 KM A wonderful skiing trip from the striking high mountain terrain in the Rondane National Park in the north, via a more gentle mountain terrain, to the Winter Olympics town of Lillehammer in the south. The trip starts at Høvringen and, with the Rondane Massif in the background, runs via Kvamsfjellet to Venabygdsfjellet, further to Øksendalen, and continues past mountain farms at Øyerfjellet to Nordseter. From here, you can choose to take a longer loop around Lake Sjusjøen or descend to Lillehammer. The skiing trip also offers transportation of luggage and there are different departures for trips with and without a tour guide. The trail passes through varied terrain and is marked from 1st February until the end of Easter. The day stages are of km duration. The trip is best suited to competent, well trained skiers. Mountain skis (skis with steel edges) are recommended as the trail is only partly prepared. The trip can also be taken from Lillehammer and northwards to Høvringen. www. norske-bygdeopplevelser.no THE PEER GYNT TRAIL KM The Peer Gynt trail offers you a varied skiing experience in authentic surroundings, from Espedalen via Fefor, Gålå and Kvitfjell to Skeikampen. The trip will include views of the Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell national parks. This will give you stunning and dramatic impressions of the otherwise friendly mountain areas that the trail passes through. You will be skiing at 700-1,500 metres above sea level! The daily stages are relatively short and there are many interesting diversions enroute. The whole Peer Gynt trail is frequently maintained and ordinary cross-country skis may be used. There are various places to stay overnight along the trail and also a wide range of activities. The Peer Gynt trail is easy and is therefore suitable for all. no Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

9 OUR DESTINATIONS Finland Værnes Trondheim Kristiansund Sverige Rindal Norge Røros Molde S Oppdal Ålesund Stryn Nordfjordeid Sandane Vågå Lom Otta Jotunheimen Høvringen Mysuseter Rondane Kvamsfjellet Vinstra Venabygdsfjellet Ringebu Trysil Peer Gynts Rike Nordseter Sogndal Valdres Fagernes Ål Voss Bergen Gol & Golsfjellet Hamar Gjøvik Hallingdal Nesbyen Uvdal stalheim Lillehammer Spåtind Sjusjøen Gardermoen Hønefoss Oslo Hardandervidda Rauland Et høydepunkt på vestlandsreisen Hovden Moss Rygge Foto: Trygve Dugstad Larvik Stavanger Kristiansand Sandefjord Torp

10 Turski i Norge Page 10 Vandrekatalog Side 10 Foto: Geir Tønset RØROS Be captured Destination Røros offers a pulsating cultural life, wild and unspoilt nature, two national parks, a dramatic history and locally produced food of superb quality. At the heart of Røros is Europe s oldest preserved timber town, which appears on UNESCO s list of World Heritage Sites. The region is easily accessible, has extremely stable snow conditions and is able to offer skiing activities in most types of weather. You will find open mountain plateaux and forest-clad valleys. The Røros plateau is situated metres above sea level, with summits as high as 1,600 metres above sea level, and represents an agreeable challenge to most people. Foto: Roar Øhlander Foto: Tom Gustavsen FACTS Highest summit Elgspiggen 1604 m.a.s.l. Marked ski trails More than 500 km of prepared trails covering the whole region and varied terrain in foreste and high mountain terrain. 120 km is connected to the town of Røros. 2 floodlit trails. Winter activities without skis History, culture, culinary experiences, sleigh rides, dog sledding, Sami adventures, ice fishing, snow kiting and snow scooter Ski rental Røros Sport, Tel and Røros Hotell Tel Recommended trips Live in Røros and take daily trips Alpine facilities Hummelfjell Alpinanlegg, min by car from Røros, - Ålen Skisenter, ½ hour by car fra Røros, www. aalenskisenter.no Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Røros, see Røros Lufthavn / 2 min drive from Røros town centre. Røros Reiseliv - Tel Daily updated track information

11 JOTUNHEIMEN From sheltered wooded slopes to high summits Foto: Jutunheimen Reiseliv AS Jotunheimen is Southern Norway s most alpine landscape and offers an astonishing variety of activities. You may take advantage of well-prepared trails on wooded slopes or whizz down from high summits. There are 250 kilometres of prepared trails and almost 200 summits above 2,000 metres, for those who would rather trample their own paths. Lemonsjø Alpinsenter offers a family-friendly alpine facility with a snowboard park and a variety of slopes for both adults and children. Rental of snowboards, alpine and telemark equipment. Would you prefer a winter holiday without skis? Very few areas in Norway offer as many ski-free alternatives as Jotunheimen. BESSEGGEN FJELLPARK Tlf BESSHEIM FJELLSTUE Tlf HINDSETER FJELLHOTELL Tlf LEMONSJØ FJELLSTUE & HYTTEGREND Tlf recommended accommodations February, one week in cabin, 1/2 pension NOK p.p Easter-pension for families: NOK for 4 persons in 4 nights. Includes breakfast, lunch-packet and three course dinner 20th of March - 3rd of April: 1 week 1/2 pension from NOK 4.500,- incl. use of wellness area, snowshoe tour and sledge race. Foto: Hindsæter Fjellhotell FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Alpine facilities Ski school/ski rental Recommended trips Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Galdhøpiggen m.a.s., 200 summits over 2000 m.a.s.l. Ca. 250 km, comprising 100 km of high mountain trails, 100 km of forest and 30 km of floodlit trails Hunting, fishing, snowshoe trips, sleigh rides, ice canyoning, moose safari, ice climbing Lemonsjø Alpinsenter, Tel: DNT - Otta / ca 45 km Oslo Airport Gardermoen Jotunheimen Reiseliv as, Tel: ,

12 RONDANE HØVRINGEN Vandrekatalog Side 12 Turski i Norge Page 12 Foto: Øigardseter fjellstue/ Arthur Van Riet Real mountain adventures A popular area for skiing in the Rondane National Park. Mountain hamlet with shops, mountain cafes and several establishments offering accommodation. A wonderful high mountain terrain with prepared and marked cross-country trails, extending up to 1,500 metres above sea level. Several of the trails have glorious views over the mountains and valleys. You may choose shorter trips closer to Høvringen or longer trips into Rondane. You will also find sheltered forest trails. Friendly hosts, good food and our own Høvringen wine will add a special touch to your holiday. Høvringen will give you a real mountain adventure! Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life /Innvoasjon Norge Foto: Øigardseter fjellstue/ Arthur Van Riet recommended accommodations FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Rondslottet 2128 m.a.s.l. A total of 140 km, comprising 80 km of high mountain trails and 60 km of forest trails. Ca. 10 km of skate skiing track Snowshoe trips, sleigh rides, snow mobiles Høvringen Skiskole Henrik Morell Tel The Troll Trail from Høvringen to Lillehammer. Bus to Dombas alpine centre once a week Otta / 25 km Oslo Airport Gardermoen, 320 km. Direct airport coach on Saturdays booking: Tel Høvringen Aktivitetsselskap AS Høvringen Fjellstue Tel Formoseter Tel Week 10 & 11, 2 adults + 2 childr. (10- yrs) Nok inkl. 3/4 pension p.n or Nok when children 3-9 years. Week 1-6 and 11-, cottage 4-6 person Nkr 4500,- pr. week. Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Recommended trips Alpine facilitites Nearest train station Nearest airport Further information Putten Seter Tel Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell Tel Rondeheim Den Norske Fjellskolen Tel Smuksjøseter Fjellstue Tel Øigardseter Fjellstue Tel Week 6 and 11-, cottage for 4 persons from Nok pr. week. From week 7 to Easter NOK 795,- p.p. NOK 395,- for children. Full board huts from NOK 850,-. Prices per day. Week 13, 14 and the price for 2 adults + 2 children will be NOK pr. day. Min. 5 days. 1/1 board. Winterholiday from Nok 670 pr. night pr. person inkl. full board. Discount for children. Children s ski tow.

13 RONDANE MYSUSETER - KVAMSFJELLET - VENABYGDSFJELLET Foto: Venabu Fjellhotell Norway s first national park Varied ski terrain with rocky peaks and both rocky and wooded mountain plateaus. National park. Stable snow conditions. Once you visit Rondane, you ll long to return year after year. Easy hikes for beginners and families, challenging hikes for the more experienced, activities and cultural events. Rondane Høyfjellshotell has a spa and wellness centre, Rondablikk is located near the peaks, and Venabu is situated on a mountain plateau south of Rondane and offers guided tours. All have excellent food, a friendly atmosphere, good ski tracks and international clientele. FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Recommended trips Foto: Venabu Fjellhotell Rondablikk Høyfjellshotell Tel Rondane Spa Tel Venabu Fjellhotell Tel recommended accommodations Winter holiday 2011: 3 nights, full-board, for 2 adults + 1 child: NOK 4960 Additional children: NOK 250 per night Mon. - Fri. p. p. NOK /2 board in dbl room. Mon - Fri. Cabin self-board 4 p. NOK Guide 1 week (saturday-saturday) NOK pr pers incl. 7 days in twin room, all meals, tour leader 5 days.. 10 summits in Rondane Nasjonalpark over masl. Venabygdsfjellet 30 summits ca masl. Ca 200 km prepared tracks in high mountain and forrest terrain. Snowshoeing, canoeing, chair sledging, walking tours Contact the hotels The Troll trail from Høvringen to Sjusjøen, spending the night at a hotel or unmanned DNT cabin and pre-arranged tours through the Norske Bygdeopplevelser or booked directly. Alpine facilities Nearest train station Nearest airport Further information Small slope 3 km from Venabu Fjellhotell. Small slope 1 km from Rondane Høyfjellshotell. Otta (Rondane Spa) - Vinstra (Rondablikk) - Ringebu (Venabu) Oslo Airport Gardermoen Contact the hotels.

14 peer gynts rike A real Norwegian winter holiday Turski i Norge Page 14 Vandrekatalog Side 14 Peer Gynt s Kingdom in Gudbrandsdalen embraces Espedalen, Fefor and Gålå, and is one of the most authentic and snow-sure skiing areas in the high mountains, at 700-1,517 metres above sea level. A fairytale winter landscape with prepared and marked cross-country trails. There are family-friendly mini-circuits, trails in sheltered forest terrain and high mountain trails with wonderful views. recommended accommodations Dalseter Høyfjellshotell Tel Week 4,5,13,14, incl 1/1 board: 5 nights from NOK 6 525, total for 2 p..week 11 & 12: from NOK total for 2 persons Fefor Høifjellshotell Tel Gålå Høgfjellshotell og Hytter Tel Uke ; 2 personer, 1/1 pensjon, dobbeltrom med utsikt: 4 døgn; totalt kr 5 900,- Week 4-7 and week 10- Sunday Friday NOK p.p in a dbl. w/winter pension Incl. 4 days rental of cross-country skis Ruten Fjellstue Tel Foto: CH/Innovation Norway Strand Fjellstue Tel Wadahl Høgfjellshotell Tel Full board Nok 700,-/p.p.p.n incl. rent of ski-equipment or snowshoes Winter 2011: 5 nights, half-board, for 2 adults and 1-2 children in large Panoramaroom: Nok FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Recommended trips Alpine facilities Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Ruten 17 m.a.s.l. A total of 630 km, comprising 14 km of floodlit trails, 210 km of forest trails and 420 km of high mountain trails Tobogganing, sleigh rides, snow rafting, ice canyoning, ice fishing, guided tours, children s activities Contact your hotel/hostel The Peer Gynt Trail from hotel to hotel, a total of km, depending on route. Gålå: 7 lifts. Fefor: 1 lift. Espedalen: 1 lift Vinstra Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen

15 Lillehammer 2000 km of cross-country ski trails Foto:Jørgen Skaug The Lillehammer region is a true cross-country skier s paradise. Trails stretch from Sjusjøen in the south to Rondane in the north on the valley s eastern side, and from Gausdal in the south to Gålå in the north on the valley s western side.2000 km of cross-country ski trails may strike you as unbelievable, but we can guarantee that the Lillehammer region offers the absolute best of what you can expect from a skiing destination. We could have outlined every option available, but have chosen to focus on a few alternatives to simplify your choice if you are visiting Lillehammer for the first time.lillehammer Ski Resorts are among Scandinavia s best in terms of activities available to skiers as well as non-skiing visitors. Events, cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping are on par with some of Norway s larger cities. Lillehammer town provides a character that sets Lillehammer Ski Resorts apart from other winter destinations. Did you know that the events we host are at an international level? Among them are the Ski Jumping World Cup, Nordic Combined, the Birkebeiner Ski Race and the Norwegian Skating Festival as well as concerts and a number of national events. Check out our What s On calendar. Perhaps the best time for a skiing trip is when you can add a new dimension to your winter holiday experience. Hunderfossen Winter Park, Lekeland, Lazerland, Jorekstad Leisure Pool, Maihaugen and the Olympic Park are just some of the many activities on offer at Lillehammer Ski Resorts where skis are not required. recommended accommodations Lillehammer Vandrerhjem Stasjonen Tel Nordseter Hyttegrend Tel Nordseter Fjellstue og Hytter Tel Rustad Hotel og Fjellstue Tel Sjusjøen Hytteutleie Tel Winter holiday, week 8: small cabin for 4-5 people, NOK days incl. guided ski trip, 2-hour ski school, ski hire, guided snowshoe walk and husky safari from NOK p. p. Fri Sun in a 5-person cabin or a 6-person apartment with ski trails close by: NOK 3000 incl. electricity - all winter Winter holiday: NOK 995 pppn incl. 3/4 board.1 child f.o.c. for stays over 3 nights, otherwise 1/2 price for children 4 16 y. Winter holiday offer: 5 nights B&B, 2 adults children - NOK FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Recommended trips Alpine facilitities Railway station Nearest airport Further information Skeikampen 1124 m.a.s.l. A total of 2000 km, comprising km of high mountain trails, 600 km of forest trails, 50 km of floodlit trails Hunderfossen Winter Park, dog sled rides, sleigh rides, ice fishing, snowshoe trips, tobogganing, ice skating, snowmobile trips, bobrafting, Jorekstad Leisure Pool, Maihaugen, Lekeland, Lazerland and more. Skeikampen: - Ellen og Franz skiutleie, - Hafjel Sjusjøen: - Nordseter: Kvitfjell: Gålå: The Troll Trail Høvringen Lillehammer, 170 km. Beautiful 8 day trip. Lillehammer SkiResorts Lillehammer Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen / 145 km Lillehammer Turist AS, Tel ,

16 VALDRES Winter Paradise Valdres Vandrekatalog Side 16 Turski i Norge Page 16 Foto: Ingjerd Thon Hagaseth Valdres is one of Norway s most attractive and varied winter areas and is the perfect choice for families. Much of the reason for its popularity is the wide variety of activities and the refreshing winter landscape. More than 1000 km of machine prepared trails leading across the mountains and through the majestic forests are just waiting to be enjoyed, whilst off-piste skiing offers endless opportunities for exploring the pleasures of Norway s undisturbed winter landscape. For more information and cross-country trail maps, contact the Valdres Tourist Information For those who enjoy the thrill of downhill skiing, there are a total of 7 Alpine Centers in Valdres with slopes suitable for both beginners and the more advance skiers and snowboarders. Vangsjøen Fjellstue Tel: Ellingsæter Sport og Turistsenter Tel.: recommended accommodations Winter offer : p.p.p.n. with winter board (half board + self made lunch package) from NOK 675,- Winter offer: Apartment in cabin with 5 beds Weekend NOK 1.800, week NOK 3.800, Easter NOK Foto: Ingjerd Thon Hagaseth Foto: Ingjerd Thon Hagaseth Foto: valdresibilder.no FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Recommended trips Vestre Kalvehøgda 2208 m.a.s.l. A total of 1,100 km in varied terrain, comprising forest trails and high mountain trails, as well as 12 floodlit trails Dog sledding, sleigh rides, snow rafting, airboard, SMX, ice fishing, snowshoe trips, sleigh rides, reindeer safari Beitostølen Danebu 70 km. Varied terrain in high mountains, forests and valleys. Marked from Feb until April. Ski school/ski rental Alpine facilities Nearest railway station Gol Tel Tyin-Filefjell Skisenter -Beitostølen Skisenter & Raudalen Valdres Alpinsenter - Brattstølen Skisenter - Storefjell Ski- og Akesenter - Stavadalen Skisenter Children activitites and cafées. Bus Bus from/to Oslo (Valdresekspressen) up to 6 daily departures. Daily from/to Bergen Tlf Nearest airport Fagernes Airport, Leirin Tel Further information Valdres Tourist Office, Tel

17 Spåtind A paradise for those who love the mountains On the mountain plateau between Gudbrandsdalen and Valdres is Synnfjell, with Spåtind and Spåtindtoppen. The massif is situated between Fagernes and Lillehammer, just a couple of hours drive from Oslo. Rejoice because the snow arrives here early! As soon as the snow has fallen, we will challenge you with glorious ski trails, professionally prepared in varied and beautiful terrain. It s no wonder the skiing elite loves Spåtind. You can choose between family-friendly trails in sheltered forest terrain and challenging trails in the bare mountains. There are many wonderful and different trip options! If you would like to follow in the footsteps of the skiing elite, you can put on your skis and set off on professional competition trails right outside your door. Spåtind Høyfjellshotell Tel recommended accommodations FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Alpin facilitites Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Spåtindtoppen 1440 m.a.s.l. A total of 350 km, comprising 175 km of forest trails, 175 km of high mountain trails, as well as 16 km of skate skiing tracks Snowshoe trips, sleigh rides and dog sledding Contact Spåtind Høyfjellshotell 3 slopes by Spåtind Høyfjellshotell Lillehammer / 50 km Gardermoen / 120 km

18 Turski i Norge Page 18 Vandrekatalog Side 18 ÅL HALLINGDAL Foto: Ål Utvikling AS Ål is an allround ski destination just in between Oslo and Bergen, a place where everyone can find their winter paradise. We can offer you 400 km of prepared crosscountry tracks divided in 6 areas, where all tracks are driven with GPS. Liatoppen Skicentre is an international approved crosscountryand biathlon arena. In several areas you find benches, firepans and toboggantracks. We have one of Norways longest tobogganhills and great alpine decents. In the centre of Ål you will find Thon Hotell Hallingdal, a number of stores and Ål Culture House with cinemas, concerts and art exhibitions. In the high mountains you find the well known area of Bergsjø where you can enjoy your stay in Rødungstøl Høyfjellshotell, mountain lodges or apartments/cabins. Rødungstøl Høyfjellshotell Tel Thon Hotell Hallingdal Tel recommended accommodations Winteroffer : 5 nights with fullboard NOK p.p. 1 child < free with two paying adults. Winteroffer from NOK per familyroom per night. 2 adults and 2 children up to 16 years incl. breakfast. Foto: Skarslia Ski-og Akesenter Foto:Thorgeir Røer FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Alpine facilitites Recommended trips Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Raudbergnuten 1819 m.a.s.l. / Reineskarvet 1791 m.a.s.l. Totally 400 km GPS marked tracks, where approx 234 km high mountain tracks, approx 166 km forest tracks and several more flood lit tracks Tobogganing, dog sledding, sleigh ride, jigging and kiting/skisailing Ål Skischool at Ål Skicentre, - Skarslia Ski-and Togobban centre, Ål Skicentre, Votndalen in Ål, - Skarslia Ski-and Toboggan centre, Bergsjø area, The Hallingdal tracks South From Ustaoset to Norefjell, tot. 144 km The Hallingdal track North From Myrland to Golsfjellet, tot. 77 km. Booking: Ål station, in Ål centre. Oslo Airport Gardermoen 227 km. Sandefjord Lufthavn Torp 262 km Ål Tourist Information P.O box 35, NO-3571 Ål Tel: ,

19 NESBYEN HALLINGDAL Foto: CH/Innovation Norway The Nesfjella mountains offer great, wide plateaux and sheltered high grade trails in the tree line. This is terrain for everyone, not least if you would like to enjoy a skiing trip that involves a minimum of effort. This is why, in Hallingdal, the Nesfjella mountains are called the kind mountains. The region extends towards the Dyna summit in the north and towards Såtefjell in the west and Hallingnatten in the south. On the eastern side are Vardefjell and Blåfjell, among other mountains. Visit where you will find many travel tips and recommended places to take a break. The season lasts from November until May. Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway Foto: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway Foto: CH/Innovation Norway FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Hallingnatten 13 m.a.s.l. A total of ca. 260 km over varied terrain in the tree line and bare mountains Winter activities without skis Ski school Ski rental Tobogganing, dog sledding, horse riding, jigging and swimming. Visit the Langedrag Nature Park or Vassfaret Bjørnepark (Bear Park) Nesbyen Alpinsenter (trained by the Norwegian Skiing Academy) Nesbyen Alpinsenter - Nystølkroken Kafe- og skitrekk - Ranten Hotell/Ski- og kjelketrekk Fagerhøy Fjellstue Recommended trips The Hallingdal trail from Geilo via Nesbyen to Norefjell. Voted as one of Norway s most beautiful skiing trips. 4-7 days, 144 km. Most of the route follows prepared trails. Booking: Alpine facilities Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Nesbyen Alpinsenter - 12 slopes, skiingarea for children, snow park - Nystølkroken Kafe- og skitrekk - 1 slope, half pipe Ranten Hotell/Ski- og kjelketrekk - 2 slopes - Nesbyen / 0-20 km Oslo Airport Gardermoen / 181 km Nesbyen Tourist Office/booking - tel

20 GOL & GOLSFJELLET hallingdal Vandrekatalog Side 20 Turski i Norge Page 20 Foto: Anne Lise Dokken Holde The Golsfjellet mountain is located between Hallingdal and Valdres and offers more than 160 km well- prepared cross-country trails, partly in sheltered forest terrain and partly above the tree line in open area with a spectacular view in all directions. For example, you may enjoy the scenery of Hallingskarvet and Jotunheimen. In Golsfjellet mountain there are 2 alpine centres, with fun-park for children and easy downhill slopes for adults, in addition to cross-country skiing. If you would like more challenging alpine slopes, you can visit Hemsedal, Gol and Valdres Alpine, all within a reasonable distance. If you would prefer not to ski, we can offer traffic-free walking paths, snowshoe trips, sleigh and sledge rides with horse or dogs. Or you could let the children enjoy the swimming pools, and spoil yourself with a SPA treatment. In the centre of Gol you can visit ice rink, go shopping, or relax in the Tropicana Water Park. recommended accommodations Kamben Høyfjellshotell Tel: Oset Høyfjellshotell Tel: Storefjell Resort Hotel Tel: Christmas & NewYear or Easter NOK 7.0 per p in dbl 10n WP incl. 9d ski rental and dog sledge tour Week 2 7, week 10 NOK per p 7n HP in dbl incl. 6 d rental skies, 4d ski pass Sun Fri Jan13 to March 1 NOK p. p 5n HP in dbl incl. 4d ski pass. FACTS Highest summit Marked ski trails Winter activities without skis Ski school/ski rental Alpine facilities Recommended trips Nearest railway station Nearest airport Further information Foto: Arne Nibstad, Storefjell Resort Hotel Ørterstølen Hytter Tel: Nystølsfjellet masl A total of 160 km, comprising 90 km of mountain trails, 70 km of forest and 7 km floodlit trails Snowshoe trips, dog sledding, sleigh rides, Ice climbing, tobogganing Gol ice rink Storefjell Skisenter (8) Golsfjellet Alpinseter (3) Gol Skisenter (4). Ski School. Ski rental at the hotels. GPS-tracking at the hotels websites. Hallingsløypa north/south. Valhall. GOL- 2,5 hrs by car from Oslo / 4 hrs from Bergen. The hotels pick you up at the station. Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Direct airport coach 2 x Friday and 3 x Sunday (3 hrs). Gol Tourist Office, 3550 GOL, Tel Self catering chalet NOK 3 000,- pr.6 man cabin pr. weekend Golsfjell Alpine Centre 20% 0ff

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