Venabu cross country skiing vacation in Norway
Week long guided cross country skiing vacation in and around Rondane National Park, Norway. Staying in one hotel throughout and traveling with a small group. All levels welcome.
Venabu Rondane National Park 6 days guided cross-country skiing Beginner and advanced dates available Ski safaris Cross country skiing tuition grades 1-4 New Year departure available
£1419To£1709 including UK flights
From £1219 - £1509 excluding flights.
Description of Venabu cross country skiing vacation in Norway
This trip has selected departures December - April
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
1 Reviews of Venabu cross country skiing vacation in Norway
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020 by Katie Wade
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The location was absolutely stunning
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
The location is stunning, food amazing.
Everyone will make you stay brilliant
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Excellent, I would definitely return
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet and peopleUK Office
We are well aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of traveling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there.
So we start in the office: we turn off all electrical equipment every night; we use energy-efficient bulbs; we measure print and paper consumption, and re-cycle wherever possible; we print our brochures on paper from sustainable sources, and send them out in bio-degradable packaging.
Cross country skiing in Venabu
We avoid crowded downhill resorts, seeking out instead incredibly pretty, off-the-beaten-track mountain villages where life continues as it has for centuries. When hand-picking where to stay, we choose small, family-run hotels, offering great regional cuisine, run by owners who take a genuine interest in their guests.
Originally a summer farm, the VenabuFjellhotel was the very first hotel to appear in our Snow programme 25 years ago, and guests continue to return year after year! Run by the super-friendly Tvete family, it enjoys a magnificently isolated location on the edge of the Rondane National Park where, historically, cross country skiing is the main form of transport during the winter months. This is the traditional heart of Norway – totally untouched by tourism.
In the hotel, every effort is made to operate in harmony with your surrounds, minimising any negative impact on the environment: where possible, everything from paper to food waste is re-cycled; the chef uses locally sourced products (where possible – it is very remote here, so some importing is necessary!) and works with local farmers; eco-friendly toiletries and cleaning fluids are the norm, and all renovation work over the last couple of decades has been in keeping with local styles, and using locally sourced materials.
Both cross country skiing and snow shoeing are easy to learn and you’re very much in touch with nature and your environment – just breathing in the crisp clean air feels good! When we are out on skis, we make sure we leave no human trace, and our leaders ensure that wildlife are not disturbed in any way.
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