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Skiing like a Norwegian

Enjoy the winter nature near Voss - on skis!

Feel the magic atmosphere of the Norwegian winter

This activity is perfect if you are looking for a short and easy guided ski excursion in easy mountain terrain. We take the train from Voss to Mjølfjell, put on the skis and learn how to enjoy the snowy mountains like a Norwegian!

 

Trip Description

Looking for a Norwegian-style skiing experience?  But never been on free-heel skis before? For three hours, your guide will help you cracking the code of backcountry skiing, which is the heart of the Norwegian skiing tradition.

This trip includes a qualified guide, train tickets, locally crafted food and skiing equipment. All you need to bring is solid, warm winter clothing and a big smile.

We start the day smoothly with a 40-minute train ride through the Raundalen valley, from Voss to Mjølfjell. As we exit the train, we find ourselves in the middle of impressive mountain nature, with plenty of snow to play in. The steep, exhilarating path down to our starting point sets the standard for this experience: lots of fun and lots of half-intended snow acrobatics.

Our base for the day is Mjølfjell Mountain Lodge, close to Ørneberget train station. This is where we pick up our skis and get ready for our trip. We will follow the groomed tracks towards Mjølfjell, or Rallarvegen towards Upsete. We travel through easy, open-forested terrain, across small distances. Impressive, snowy mountains frame the valley on both sides.

After our trip, we gather in front of the fire in the cosy living room of the mountain lodge. We enjoy a hot meal and taste the locally produced coffee made by Voss Kaffebrenneri! During your time inside the lodge, your guide will share with you some stories about one of our most famous polar exploreres – Fridtjof Nansen.

Mjølfjell lies in the Raundalen valley, some 35 kilometers east of Voss. The beautiful Raundalen river winds its way through narrow gorges and forested marshlands. Snowy mountains with steep hillsides frame the valley on both sides. The railway line between Bergen and Oslo runs through this valley, allowing for practical and emission-free access.

Season

Trips are run daily on request from 3 January to 20 April 2020. 

 

Practical information

Meet outside the café called Tre Brør near the town square of Voss at 09:15 a.m. We meet and greet and go through our equipment and clothing, before heading to the train station. The train to Mjølfjell departs at 10:00 am. The train ride lasts around 40 minutes.

We return by train to Voss, reached around 4.30 p.m. 

You are free to use your own clothes, as long as they are considered adequate by your guide.

Physical requirements

This is a non-technical and family-friendly excursion. This trip is suitable for healthy people who would like to spend some time in peaceful, unspoilt nature. This trip takes you through woodland terrain, which means we are normally sheltered from strong winds and inclement weather.

No prior hiking or skiing experience is required.

Clothing and equipment

Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as:

  • Woolen thermals (long underwear).

  • Warm woolen socks.

  • Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer).

  • Warm and waterproof winter boots.

  • Beanie or knit cap.

  • Gloves or mittens.

 

A small rucksack, sunglasses, a water bottle and a snack or a sandwich is also useful. ​

 

Price and conditions

The price for adults is NOK 1890 per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 1290 per person.

Minimum age is 8 years old. Special prices for families.

Group sizes: 1-10 participants. Trips are usually run with small groups.

Included in the price:

  • An experienced guide leading you during your entire trip.

  • A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks.

  • Skis and ski poles.

  • Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks.

  • Access to the indoors facilities of Mjølfjell Mountain Lodge

  • All necessary safety equipment.

  • Transportation by train to and from Mjøllfjell.

 

Not included in the price:  

Other means of transportation than train. We can arrange a different means of transportation if needed, at extra costs.

By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement.

Note on responsible travel and sustainability

Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following:

  • We follow the Leave No Trace principles.

  • We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible. 

  • Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems.

  • Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs.

  • We support responsible local businesses.

  • Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.

  • We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape.

  • We seek to minimize waste and choose products and packaging with long life spans.

 

Reservations, questions or inquiries

Please call Øystein on +47 93 48 40 41 or send us an e-mail to post@wildvoss.no