Fly from Heathrow to Oslo; train to Lillehammer.
Full day at Hunderfossen Olympic Park. We include a snowmobile ride, bob raft and taxi bob. Skeleton optional.
Snowmobiling: 2-hour trip with 2 persons per snowmobile. Drivers must have a drivers licence, and are liable for damage to snowmobiles.
Bob-rafting: A basic box-shaped bobsleigh with foam sides, and slower wooden runners for use on the standard ice bobsleigh track. It accommodates 5 passengers per trip and speeds reach 70-80 km/h. This is a good tryout to see if you are up for the Taxi-bob.
Taxibob: Taxibob is the real thing, just like you see in the Olympic games. The sleigh is driven by an authorised pilot and takes three passengers per trip. The taxibob reaches speeds of 120 km/h and forces of almost 5-G. You get a bob-certificate and you become a member of the 5-G club.
Skeleton: A skeleton is the type of one-man sledge where you lie (head facing downhill) on your stomach. You will reach speeds of up to 70 km/h - with your nose 1 cm from the ice. This is guaranteed to get your adrenalin flowing! Cost: not confirmed at time of writing, but around 300Kr.
At the end of an exciting day we head back to Lillehammer and a celebration in the pubs and bars. Your leader will inform you if there is anything happening locally you may wish to see, such as practice sessions at the ski jump, or Ice Hockey games.
We spend the morning on a specially built toboggan course, built on a ski slope close to Lillehammer city, and next to the Olympic ski jump, there will be races for those who want to. In the afternoon we take a short transfer to Hafjell ski area (10 mins) for downhill skiing (optional). Non-skiers can remain in the Olympic town of Lillehammer, where there is good shopping, swimming pools, ice-skating facilities and cosy bars to enjoy.
Train from Lillehammer to Oslo. Fly from Oslo to Heathrow.