Cross-country skiing in Oslo
Tour name: Cross-country skiing in Oslo
Tour Dates: 6th to 10th of March 2014
Level of Expertise: Beginners welcome!
Introduction: Whether you seek a relaxing experience to enjoy the magic of silence and snow-capped pine trees, or you prefer to get a real workout, the Norvegian capital and its cross-country trails are ready for you.
Tour Prices: £875
Includes: Return scheduled flights, public transport in Oslo, twin sharing for 4 nights H-B, 4 days equipment hire, 4 days guiding, museum entrances.
Excludes: Personal expenses, insurance.
Insurance: We can provide travel insurance. Please ask us for a quote. If you are using your own insurance, please don’t forget to fill in the insurance details on the booking form.
Prices are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
London - Oslo
Outbound: 6th of March 2014, departs London Heathrow 16:55, arrives Olso 20:05
Inbound: 10th of March 2014, departs Oslo 20:55, arrives London Heathrow 22:10
The Resort (with a population of 1,422,442!): Oslo is flanked by the “Oslo Fjord” and the green hills of “Oslomarka”; the Norwegian capital boasts a fantastic and unique balance between city life and a host of outdoor activities. It is hard to imagine that only half an hour from Oslo city centre lies vast opportunities for winter fun!
As a capital Oslo has it all, shopping, dancing, dining and culture! It offers more than 50 museums worth visiting and beautiful outdoor attractions such as the “Akershus Fortress” and the “Vigeland Sculpture Park”. There is also a great nightlife in Oslo, with excellent restaurants, nightclubs and a good music scene. English is widely spoken by all locals.
As winter destination Oslo has traditionally been associated with ski jumping in Holmenkollen. A Lesser known fact is that the city also offers over 2600 km of prepared cross-country ski trails. Some of them are even lit in the evening. The 1952 Winter Olympic City also gives plenty of opportunities to test your ice-skating, downhill skiing, and if you dare your tobogganing talents in "Korketrekkeren", the 2 km run from Frognerseteren.
The Cross-Country Skiing:
Oslo is one of the best places in Europe for serious cross-country skiing and has complete freedom from the glitz and ill-mannered lift queues of the Alps. It has more than 2,600 km (1,600 miles) of prepared cross-country ski trails, which run deep into the forests. 90 km of these are lit in the evening to create a truly magical atmosphere. Skiers can stop at picturesque cabins, some are only open for overnight visitors while others are open for refreshments and home made pastries. Cross-country skiing is almost as natural to Norwegians as walking, so cross-country skiing is not considered the wimps alternative to skiing! for them its a way of getting around as well as exploring the stunning scenery, so you can plod along in the sun and venture into the valleys and hills or get a real revitalising work out. The attraction of a big city combined with the great outdoors gives Oslo a special appeal, even if you’re not that keen on cross-country skiing!