- Great variety of snowshoe routes
- Excellent conditions
- Warm Norwegian hospitality
Norway's characteristic white landscape of mountains, frozen lakes and snow-laden forests offers a huge range of snowshoeing possibilities and at Kvitavatn it's all on our doorstep.
Building our stamina and confidence over the week, we explore this inviting wilderness and variety of terrains. To the north lie some great vantage points to look out across the wild expanse of the Hardangervidda National Park, whilst to the east sits the peak of Ornenipa at 1331m, and the vast plateau below it.
There is also a free day to try some of the optional activities available locally, such as unguided cross-country skiing or downhill skiing or boarding on the nearby slope.
All meals are included and the cosy accommodation provides a great spot to swap stories of adventure in front of the fire or unwind in the sauna.
Newsletter article: Five reasons to choose Kvitavatn
Exodus cross-country skiing aficionado Mary Wray writes for the Winter newsletter Five reasons to choose Kvitavatn (October 2012).
What makes this trip responsible?
Snowshoes are the perfect way to explore and enjoy the winter landscape while minimizing your impact. Snowshoers require no ski lifts and no groomed or maintained pistes, and their visit leaves no impact apart from tracks in the fresh snow. Snowshoers search out the quieter corners of the mountains, where development and facilities are few. As this sport continues to develop, it will offer mountain communities alternative low impact forms of winter tourism.
Environmental policies in place at Kvitavatn Fjellstoge include recycling waste materials, energy saving with night heating, requesting suppliers limit cardboard and the number of deliveries, as well as recent upgrades to the refrigeration and freezer system in order to save water. Towels are only changed mid-week upon request and cleaning materials are ecologically friendly where possible.
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Snowshoeing at Kvitavatn