Independent holiday - choose your own self-guided activities, routes and grades.
Return flights from Heathrow to Oslo with SAS; airport transfers (for flights specified in itinerary only)
7 nights full board accommodation at Kvitavatn Fjellstoge
Free access to loipes
Self-guided snowshoeing or skiing
Ice-climbing with local guide
Sightseeing in Rjukan
Kvitavatn Fjellstoge ** Lodge
The warm and welcoming Fjellstoge has the informal atmosphere of a mountain lodge. Meal arrangements include breakfast buffet, self-made packed lunch and self-service dinner. The main building has a lounge and a large dining room with spectacular views of Gausta.
Standard accommodation is in a separate building, 30 metres from the main lodge. We use 3/4-bunk rooms, and 2-bunk rooms (supplement payable), all with washbasin only: shower, sauna, toilets and drying-room are shared. In an adjacent building there are comfortable twin-bedded rooms with private facilities (supplement payable).
All meals included.
All active winter holidays involve some element of risk, from something as normal as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday.
This is an independent trip, meaning you decide how much or how little to do. There are plenty of tracks to choose from close to the accommodation whilst the more experienced can test their skills further afield.
Normal group size and age
Independent holiday - no group. Minimum age 6.
We offer a selection of our most popular trips as private departures - look out for the icon throughout the website - where you can enjoy your trip exclusively with your partner, close friends or family. The itineraries are guided and usually the same as one of our group holidays, but we operate them for a minimum of just two people. Departure dates are scheduled on these trips, however all are subject to availability.
This trip is ungraded as no leader is present on Self Guided trips.
Cross-country skiing: will involve intensive instruction, and our groups are carefully graded to ensure participants have similar levels of experience.
Cross-country ski grades: 1 Beginners | 2 Intermediates (suitable for confident beginners) | 2+ Intermediates (not suitable for beginners) | 3 Advanced | 4 Strenuous | and for Cross-country Skating levels: 1 Beginners | 2 Intermediates - For full explanations of Cross-Country Grading and Levels please see below or check here to view the full Winter Grades page.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.