Norway winter multi-activity programme - Based in the Bykle Hotel in Setesdal

 

This Adventure1 program incorporates a mix of ice climbing, dog sledding, cross country skiing and sleeping in an igloo. Over two days you will learn the basic skiing and emergency techniques necessary to equip you with the skills to get you through a two day one night ski tour to your overnight igloo (see picture below) destination just 12 km from our lodge accommodation (including how to build an emergency snow shelter equipped with just your skis!).

 

On returning to your cabin next day at the lodge, you will be preparing for your dog sledding trip with your partner through the forest in Heroes of Telemark country, commanding your very own team of six dogs, stopping for a lunch of stew and hot chocolate in a teepee, whilst your furry friends eagerly await your return to the sled for the second half of the journey.

Price: £1395 pp based on 12 attending

 

Outline itinerary:

 

Day 1: Flight to Norway, transport to Hovden in Setesdal, dinner on arrival

 

Day 2: Cross country skiing training all day, mountain hazards, emergency shelters and avalanche lectures in the evening

 

Day 3: Cross country skiing, avalanche and emergency shelters practical training

 

Day 4-5: Cross country skiing expedition of 24km, sleep in a snow shelter

 

Day 6: Dog sledding and ice climbing, split day, change over mid day

 

Day 7: Ski the Heroes of Telemark Route in Vemork

 

Day 8: Return to UK

 

Notes:

 

  • Flight prices from UK to Norway may increase due to proximity of booking to flight date

  • Transfer from Kjevik (Kristiansand) in Norway by coach is included

  • All technical skiing and climbing equipment, stoves and cooking gas (bring a cooking pot, (we will send a list of clothing and other personal items to bring).

  • We will instruct you on:

    • Emergency winter survival procedures

    • Skiing, ice climbing and dog sledding instruction

    • Avalanche awareness training

    • Ski waxing

    • Emergency snow shelter construction

  • Accommodation in wooden cabins

  • Breakfast, self made packed lunch, dinner, non alcoholic beverages (over the counter food and drinks are not included)

  • No previous experience needed. But you should be able to carry a full rucksack with sleeping bag etc weighing approximately 10 kg for up to 6 hours.

  • Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of climbers can all contribute to changes. The Expedition Leader and our local agent will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

 

 Not included:

 

  • Flights from UK to Norway

  • Transfers in UK.

  • Travel and activity insurance.

 

 

Dates available: 

  • January to April 2022