Foto: Yngve Ask
Cross-country skiing week Valdres
6 days, Self-guided
The Valdres region is one of the most popular cross-country skiing destinations in Norway, with many hundred kilometers of groomed trails. In the hearth of this region, at Vaset, we invite you to stay in a traditional mountain lodge, from where you can do every day self-guided cross-country skiing tours. This family run lodge offers exceptional service and delicious local food. Here you will charge your batteries for the next day and relax with peaceful winter nature surroundings.
- 140 km groomed tracks
- Delicious local food
- Traditional accommodation
Bus transport from/to Oslo
Accommodation x 5
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner x 5
Detailed tour description
Season & Prices 2024
February – April
First Arrival day: 01.02.2024
Last Arrival day: 27.03.2024
Adult in Double room:
Children, 6-12 years:
Easter, other prices
Day to day
Day 1: Arrival
Bus from Oslo to Fagernes. At the village of Fagernes, we will pick you up to bring you to our lodge (30 min transfer).
Depending on arrival time, you can inspect the surroundings, test your ski, or even do a short ski tour.
Day 2 - 5: Skiing
Daily ski tours
From the lodge, you have access to more than 140 km of groomed tracks.You will receive from us a description of five tracks you can choose from every day. The daily tours are 15 – 30 km in length and have different difficulty rates. All tours are well marked and in addition, you will receive a map for orientation and more practical advice.
Since the weather and snow situation can change, the local knowledge at the lodge is necessary to make a good decision for the daily ski tour. Talk to your host.
In the evening you can relax in the lounge, try out the sauna, and enjoy a good dinner.
Day 6: Departure
Cardrive to Fagernes and,
Bus from Fagernes to Oslo
Rent a pair of cross-country skiis for the hole week (4 days).
Included: Classic non-wax skies, boots, and poles.
Go to Bergen instead of Oslo
You can choose to end your trip in Bergen instead of Oslo. Then you will skip the last cruise to Bygdin and take the bus from your last accommodation.
Extra night in Oslo
Price on request
If you are interested to see the capital of Norway, or your flight is arriving late, you can ad one extra night in Oslo, including breakfast. You can also ad it on the end of the trip.
To fully enjoy your skiing adventure in the mountainous areas, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and local temperatures. For a comfortable and enjoyable experience, we recommend wearing warm, waterproof clothing, and bringing sunscreen and sunglasses.
The winter season starts with short days with daylight, but then you will get a lot of clear starry sky, and if you are lucky even northern light. Bring a headlamp and ski in the dark! From around mid Febuary, you will get longer days. And in the spring on warm days, it can even be possible to ski in a bikini.
Gomobu Mountain Lodge
You will stay at Gomobu Mountain lodge. The lodge is situated in the mountains at 950 m.a.s.l. in the popular cabin region of Vaset in the inland of Norway. From the lodge, you have access to more than 140 kilometers of groomed tracks for cross-country skiing.
You will stay in a double or single room with a private bathroom. Here you have access to the sauna, lounge, and restaurant with a wonderful view over the mountains.
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included. Lunch you will do yourself at the breakfast buffet and you can fill up warm tea or other drinks for your thermos bottle for the day. Dinner is served as a 3-course dinner.
Our chefs are using ingredients from local farmers to prepare traditional Norwegian food in a modern style – after your day’s activity for sure another highlight during your stay.
The tracks run through varied, rolling terrain, from spruce and birch forests up to the high open plains with wounderful views. The forest tracks offer protection from windy and snowy weather while the tracks on the mountain plateau offer wide views on fine days. In general, the tracks in Vaset are easy to intermediate with not too long and not too steep ascends and easy, fun downhill runs and flat parts in between. They fit everyone from beginners and families to competing skiers who come here for exercise. All routes are well described.
This is a trip very easy to adjust to your skill level at cross-country skies. It is advisable that you have tried cross-country before, but not required.
When you book with us, we’ll provide you with a packing list to ensure you have all the necessary clothing and gear.
Experience the convenience of choosing from various departure times and travel destinations along our express bus routes. Share your travel plans with us, and we’ll take care of the arrangements, ensuring a stress-free experience for you.
Experience Jotunheimen with us!