Jotunheimen cross country skiing vacation in Norway

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Environment
By skiing, you will be a part of the nature in a way, and you don’t destroy anything as long as you do not leave garbage in the outdoors. Skiing doesn’t make any sort of pollution itself. Always leave the environment as you would like to find it yourself!
In these areas the ski trails are frequently groomed with machines and snow mobiles and normal cross-country skis can be used. Despite the machines, cross country skiing creates significantly less environmental impact than alpine skiing. It’s are not dependent on artificial snowmaking and ski lifts, like in the downhill areas. Cross-country skiing is a great way to explore the magical scenery and tranquillity of the natural winter environments.
We use public transport whenever it’s possible and the local economy benefits from our guests buying goods and services locally, like ski hire and activities. We use sustainable transport whenever possible on all our tours.

You stay at a traditional ski resort. Jotunheimen cross-country trail passes through relatively level terrain, starting at Lemonsjøen and ending at Bessheim. All the time you ski at the border of Jotunheimen National Park.

The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act
The act has the purpose of protecting biological, geological and landscape diversity and ecological processes through conservation and sustainable use, and in such a way that the environment provides a basis for human activity, culture, health and well-being, now and in the future.
The act allows you to ski wherever you want, as long as nothing else is announced. This gives numerous possibilities for exciting excursions! Private ground and cultivated land however, should not be trafficked, and…
- Nature must not be damaged!
- Always bring back your litter, never throw rubbish outdoors
- There might be stricter access to protected areas
- Show respect for people and animals
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

The trips are self-guided. You are not supported by cars or snowmobiles that makes noise and pollution to the area. Where transfer is needed we use local bus companies and taxies.
You ski in the same trails as the locals. At the accommodation sites you’ll meet the owner, working at the hotel. Most of the staff are locals. As a result of all this, the money generated, will stay within the community, and provide local employment. The hotels make grate effort in using local food. You will get to know local specialities of food, like reindeer, moose and trout.

Our office is located in the small city of Lillehammer. We are part of an old factory that co-locates 30 small businesses within cultural, creative and adventure industries. With our multitude of businesses, we work as an open meeting place that offers experiences and trade in a unique atmosphere. We sort all types of waste for recycling and are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment.
It’s not permitted to smoke inside the buildings and offices.

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