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Norway

Norway Ski Holidays

As one of the most successful nations to ever compete in the Winter Olympics, it should come as no surprise that the skiing in Norway is absolutely superb and should not be overlooked when considering your next ski holiday. Far quieter than its Alpine rivals, Norway offers its guests peaceful, uncrowded mountains, state of the art lift systems and a warm welcome.

Not only is the skiing world-class here, but the experiences off-piste are equally impressive. Surrounded by dramatic fjords, majestic mountains and charming villages, a winter holiday here is a truly memorable experience.

Good To Know

  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hours
  • Currency: Norweigen Krone

Best For

  • Families
  • Snow-sure skiing
  • Quiet slopes
  • Non-skier activities
 

Skiing

Norway’s wide-open, quiet pistes are perfectly suited to beginners and intermediates, and families are well catered for too, with a number of gentle ski areas designed specifically for children. More advanced skiers will love the thrill of exploring the untouched powder fields in Norway’s unique backcountry.

Regardless of ability, all skiers will be in awe of the magical views over fjords and frozen lakes as they discover the area.

 

Activities

The country makes a brilliant choice for a family ski holiday thanks to the vast range of activities on offer, from dog sledding to horse drawn sleigh rides and night skiing. Cross-country is also very popular here and holds a special place in Norway’s culture.

Après is a laid-back affair with cosy bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy the local fare in front of log fires. Make sure to sample the local tipple, Akevitt.

 

Snow

The dry snow that Norway experiences means the skiing is unique for Europe, far closer resembling the conditions of North America. Many areas are so confident of their snow quality, that they guarantee your lift pass and will refund you if conditions aren’t up to standard. The Nordic season is long, starting in November and lasting until late April.

Norwegian Ski Resorts

We have 7 resorts in Norway.

Beitostolen

  • Cross-country
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect for intermediates

Bergen

  • City stopover
  • Hidden gem
  • Stunning scenery

Geilo

  • Great for all abilities
  • Great for après ski
  • Powder heaven

Lyngen

  • Great for all abilities
  • Hidden gem
  • High-altitude skiing

Myrkdalen

  • Family friendly
  • Great for all abilities
  • Powder heaven

Oslo

  • Stylish resort
  • Superb restaurants
  • Stunning scenery

Trysil

  • Family friendly
  • Stunning scenery
  • Perfect for beginners

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here.

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