- Norwegian winter landscape
- Wide choice of trails and terrain
- Wonderful hospitality
The valleys and mountains of southern Norway offer a fresh alternative to the typical alpine landscapes elsewhere in Europe. The Espedalen Valley showcases some of the best scenery to be found in the famous Gudbrandsdalen Valley, and from our base by Lake Espedalen we have great access to 220km of terrain.
The pristine landscape offers huge variety of trails, from sheltered forest tracks through snow covered trees to the higher ground above the tree line, with wonderful views back down the valley from the highest point at just over 1500m.
In the company of our leader Albert Callewaert we explore almost untouched natural surroundings and after a day here the noise and speed of everyday life seem a long way away. There is also the chance to visit Northern Europe's largest collection of potholes, known locally as 'Hell', a dramatic sight in winter.
Despite the wild landscape the comforts of the modern world are close at hand, with plenty of time to enjoy a sauna, a dip in the hot tub or a good meal and relaxing by the fire in the evenings in our friendly lodge.
What makes this trip responsible?
Staying on the edge of a National Park means the money brought in by tourism can be used to help preserve it. Local hotels cut cross-country skiing trails together to assist with the local upkeep of the area which is sustained by tourism. To reduce their impact on the environment the hotel does not change to linen all the time, only when requested. The hotel is aware and ensures proper waste disposal of water from the hotel and tries to reduce its overall carbon footprint when possible.
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The Strand Fjellstue in Espedalen