- Expert instruction
- Great off-track skiing
- Ideal for all ability levels
Kvitavatn lies at nearly 1000m above the town of Rjukan, boasting superb views of Gausta (1883m), the highest mountain in southern Norway. To the north stretches the vast plateau of the Hardangervidda.
There are endless skiing possibilities from the door, with 80km of varied tracks through forests, across the lake 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, with a vast expanse of wilderness to explore and the summit of Ornenipa to be reached at around 1,300m.
The quality and variety of instruction makes this an ideal venue for beginners as well as intermediates. Advanced skiers fine-tuning their technique will enjoy the opportunity for higher level ski tours. Stretching sessions are offered after skiing each day and most evenings we arrange presentations covering topics including skiing, ski waxing and safety in the mountains.
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).
VisitRjukan tourist board video
You might find this video useful if you are considering this holiday.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment.
Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company. Exodus trips are designed to allow a high degree of economic benefit to the local communities; we buy local produce, eat local food and use local services, thus ensuring that as much money as possible is retained within the local economies and the host communities. With our responsible tourism policy we are continually reassessing our holidays, trying at all times to ensure that they are socially, economically and environmentally sound.
Responsible tourism and cross-country skiing
Our cross-country skiing holidays in general avoid large alpine ski areas, and are less dependent on snow cannons, graded pistes and ski lifts, creating significantly less environmental impact than alpine skiing holidays. Journeys further afield aim to utilise public transport and the local economy benefits from our groups purchasing lunches and supplies directly.
Recent awards for our work on Responsible Tourism
British Travel Awards: Environmentally Responsible Tourism Company.
Responsible Travel Awards: Best Tour Operator.
BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: Highly Commended.
See our Responsible Tourism Policy for full details
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Cross-country skiing from Kvitavatn Fjellstoge