Ski Breaks in Norway
What Norway’s mountains lack in height (when compared with the Alps) they more than make up for in other ways. Resorts here have an excellent snow record, and many also have snow making facilities too, meaning that there is no such thing as a bad snow year.
Slopes are well-groomed and blissfully free from crowds, especially during the week. Beginners and intermediates are particularly well served with lots of gentle blue runs to really improve your confidence. Those interested in vast ski areas should stick to the Alps, but skiers looking for relaxed little resorts with plenty of extra activities will love Norway.
We are excited to offer Norway ski packages for the first time this year, including Oppdal, the northernmost ski resort in Norway just south of Trondheim, Hafjell close to Lillehammer, Myrkdalen near Bergen, and Geilo halfway between Bergen and Oslo.
While you may be under the impression that Norway is an expensive country to travel to, these packages are great value for money, and are all easily reached by train and/or bus.
Flights to Norway / Getting around
Our packages don’t include flights, meaning you have greater choice and flexibility when booking your holiday. Oslo Gardermoen is the main airport just north of Oslo. There are direct trains from here to Lillehammer (1 h 30 mins) and to Oppdal (5 h 30 mins - Trondeheim is much closer at around 2 hours). Those travelling to Geilo can either take a direct bus at weekends or take the train to Oslo central station (20 mins) and then take the train from there (3 hours), along the famously beautiful Oslo-Bergen line.
Our Norway ski holidays all include half or full board hotel accommodation. Another popular option here is to rent a self-catering cabin, which can sleep from 2 to 12 people, sometimes even more! If you would be interested in a cabin option, then contact us.
Krone (NOK) – 1 krone is worth around € 0,10. It is easy to pay for things on your card in Norway, you can easily travel without carrying cash.
Want to add ski lessons to your package? Just drop us a line before you book. The level of English spoken in Norway is excellent, so there are no communication issues to worry about!
Eating and drinking
Yes prices are higher in Scandinavia on the whole (a pint of beer in Norway costs on average € 10), but the quality is also high, with an emphasis on fresh locally sourced ingredients. A traditional Norwegian breakfast is usually a wide selection of sliced meets and cheeses (though most places do offer good non-meat/dairy options), and the dinner served at hotels will either be a buffet or a 2-3 course meal.