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Skiing like a Norwegian with Wild Voss

This activity is perfect if you are looking for a short and easy guided ski excursion in easy mountain terrain. We take the train from Voss to Mjølfjell, put on the skis, and learn how to enjoy the snowy mountains like a Norwegian!

Looking for a Norwegian-style skiing experience? But never been on free-heel skis before? For three hours, your guide will help you cracking the code of backcountry skiing, which is the heart of the Norwegian skiing tradition.
This trip includes a qualified guide, train tickets, locally crafted food, and skiing equipment. All you need to bring is solid, warm winter clothing and a big smile.

​We start the day smoothly with a 40-minute train ride through the Raundalen valley, from Voss to Mjølfjell. As we exit the train, we find ourselves in the middle of impressive mountain nature, with plenty of snow to play in. The steep, exhilarating path down to our starting point sets the standard for this experience: lots of fun and lots of half-intended snow acrobatics.

​Our base for the day is Mjølfjell Mountain Lodge, close to Ørneberget train station. This is where we pick up our skis and get ready for our trip. We will follow the groomed tracks towards Mjølfjell, or Rallarvegen towards Upsete. We travel through easy, open-forested terrain, across small distances. Impressive, snowy mountains frame the valley on both sides.

​After our trip, we gather in front of the fire in the cozy living room of the mountain lodge. We enjoy a hot meal and taste the locally produced coffee made by Voss Kaffebrenneri! During your time inside the lodge, your guide will share with you some stories about one of our most famous polar explorer – Fridtjof Nansen.

Season
Trips are run daily on request from 1 December 2021 to 20 April 2022.

Physical requirements
This is a non-technical and family-friendly excursion. This trip is suitable for healthy people who would like to spend some time in peaceful, unspoiled nature. This trip takes you through woodland terrain, which means we are normally sheltered from strong winds and inclement weather.

​No prior hiking or skiing experience is required.

​Clothing and equipment

Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as:
- Woolen thermals (long underwear).
- Warm woolen socks.
- Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer).
- Warm and waterproof winter boots.
- Beanie or knit cap.
- Gloves or mittens.

A small rucksack, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a snack or a sandwich are also useful. ​

Included in the price:
- An experienced guide leads you during your entire trip.
- A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks.
- Skis and ski poles.
- Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks.
- Access to the indoor facilities of Mjølfjell Mountain Lodge
- All necessary safety equipment.
- Transportation by train to and from Mjøllfjell.

Not included in the price:
Other means of transportation than the train. We can arrange a different means of transportation if needed, at extra costs.

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