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Ski Fjord Norway - winter brochure 2012-2013


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The winter brochure 2012/2013 for Fjord Norway.

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  • 1. Ski Fjord NorwayWinter Manual 2012 -
  • 2. Sirdal Bjorli Røldal Stryn Sommerski Sogndal Skisenter Sauda Folgefonn Sommerskisenter Voss Resort Voss Fjellandsby Stryn Skisenter Stordal Alpinsenter Strandafjellet Tusten Skiheiser Sogn Skisenter Eikedalen Skisenter Ørskogfjell Skisenter Breimsbygda Skisenter Jølster Skisenter Volda Skisenter Sunnmørsalpane Skiarena Fjellsetra Harpefossen Skisenter Ørsta Skisenter Some of the ski resorts in Fjord Norway. For more information visit The western part of Norway is accessible, with short transfers from nature of Fjord Norway. Bringing a examples of the fjord landscape. Skiing With a Fjord View called Fjord Norway – with good airports with international guide will add value to your overall We have eight national parks to reason. The many fjords are the connections. You will find everything experience and ensure a truly explore, the biggest glaciers to be main features in a fantastic from children’s slopes to steep-and- memorable adventure. found in Norway and endless fishing landscape found nowhere else in deep freeskiing in less-crowded opportunities along the coast in the world. The fjords in Fjord resorts, offering a far different Many would say winter is the best winter. DO YOU DREAM OF FANTASTIC SKIING IN A STUNNING Norway are easily accessible as experience than some of the more season to explore the region. Prices Use our new product manual as a LANDSCAPE? OR HOW ABOUT RELAXING WHILE people have lived in small villages well-known ski regions. The strict are budget-friendly, attractions are planning tool and find the SURROUNDED BY BREATHTAKING SCENERY? and on farms along them for laws against heli-skiing and less crowded and accommodation adventure of your dreams. We hope centuries. The road network is well snowmobiles leaves the snow is easy to find. There are many it will inspire you and encourage our developed and there are excellent untracked in the backcountry. In attractions to choose from. Three already valued guests. boat and ferry services. The fjords Fjord Norway you will re-discover UNESCO World Heritage attractions of Norway have nonetheless silence. are located in Fjord Norway. Perhaps you’d also like to enjoy exciting-yet-budget- retained their natural beauty and In Fjord Norway we appreciate Bryggen, the Hanseatic Wharf in friendly city breaks? Or how about thrilling surfing still feel untouched. explorers – visitors that value the Bergen, is an example of a building and diving adventures? One of Fjord Norway’s great history and culture of the places tradition that dates back almost 900 strengths is its diversity and, whether you’re visiting In winter the landscape is even they visit. Exploring Fjord Norway years. Urnes stave church in Luster for a weekend or a month, you’ll find that there is more dramatic, with snow-covered with a local guide is the best way is the oldest stave church in the plenty to explore. mountains and frozen waterfalls. to experience this unique place. The world. But nature will always be From December through April, the guides are experts in the activities the main attraction in our region. Welcome to Fjord Norway in winter. ski resorts offer excellent skiing at they provide, and have great The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord all levels. You’ll find it’s all easily insight into the history, culture and are considered the world’s finest2 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 3
  • 3. “The world’s most iconic destination” National Geographic Traveler YOU HAVE TO BE HERE TO BELIEVE IT© Sverre Hjornevik 4 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 5
  • 4. How to get to Fjord Norway YOU ARE JUST A QUICK, COMFORTABLE JOURNEY AWAY FROM SKI FJORD NORWAY’S GREAT WINTER RESORTS TRONDHEIM KRISTIANSUND MOLDE Åndalsnes The airports that serve the Fjord airports in the region. Why not also well situated for those who ÅLESUND Norway region have direct flights try the ski-rental-car offers from want to hit the slopes in Sauda. The Alpepass Region to more than 50 destinations Avis at its rental stations in the You can hop on a direct shuttle throughout Europe, including Ski Fjord Norway region? bus which leaves the airport for Volda London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, skicar. Røldal, only a two-hour trip. Geiranger Stockholm, Riga, Amsterdam, If you prefer public transporta- Haugesund also has a regular Frankfurt, Paris and Copenha- tion, the airport bus departs Flybuss service to the centre Sandane gen. every 15 minutes from Bergen which makes a number of stops, Loen Florø Remember that if you are flying Airport Flesland to the city or you may rent a car at the into Fjord Norway via Garder- center. airport. moen Airport in Oslo, there are Førde Luster a number of domestic links to From there you can choose to a number of smaller airports in continue your journey by bus, ÅLESUND AIRPORT VIGRA Ski Sogn the region, including Kristian- train or express boat. Travelling Fjord Norway is home to the Sogndal sund, Molde, Ålesund, Ørsta/ by train to Voss is fast and easy. beautiful city of Ålesund and Volda, Sandane and Sogndal. Departing every hour or so from its airport Vigra. It’s the perfect They are all great choices if you Bergen Central Station to Voss place to fly into if you want to Travel Tips! want to experience some of the Station, it only takes about an experience the stunning scenery The towns and cities in Fjord Flåm very best winter destinations. hour before you arrive at one of at ‘close-to- the-fjord’ resorts Norway have many sports shops Of course, depending on where Norway’s top ski resorts. in the northern part of Ski Fjord that offer good deals on Voss you’re travelling from, other Norway. a wide range of ski equipment, BERGEN transportation links could also If you prefer the smaller and There is an airport bus service or you may rent ski equipment at Jondal be possibilities; the region is undiscovered resorts north of to the centre of Ålesund (which the resorts. Just on Voss you will well served by train and boat Bergen, catch one of the several takes about 20 minutes) and find more than 5 sports shops, Folgefonn services, plus car rental is a very express boats that depart from also a coastal express boat with offering the latest in alpine easy way to get to your chosen the city’s harbour. Taking one of daily departures from Trondheim equipment at very competitive Røldal ski resort or city. these boats to Sogndal is a great to Kristiansund. Of course, you prices! introduction to the magical fjord always have the option of hiring Sauda OSLO BERGEN AIRPORT FLESLAND landscape. Bergen is also the starting point for the Hurtigruten a rental car. Flights: This is the most centrally lo- coastal express boat trip, which HAUGESUND cated city airport for the region’s departs for Kirkenes in the far STAVANGER AIRPORT SOLA skiing facilities. Direct flights north every evening of the year. This is the natural destination Car rental: to more than 40 international when you want to go skiing in destinations depart from here. the southernmost resorts of The nearest major skiing centres HAUGESUND AIRPORT KARMØY Sirdal and Sauda and, of course, Airportbus: STAVANGER are Voss Resort and Voss Fjel- The airport lies between Bergen to spend time in the 2008 City of Sandnes landsby, but you can also easily and Stavanger and is the des- Culture, Stavanger. The airport reach Ski Sogn and Røldal from tination for many international bus service, the Flybuss, also Express boat: Sirdal Bergen. From Flesland you can use the Ski Fjord Norway shuttle flights. Haugesund is perhaps best known as the birthplace of makes getting into the city easy, especially for the first-time bus, which takes you straight to the Norwegian Vikings. Today visitor. Services are every 20 Voss Resort and Voss Fjellands- the city plays an important role minutes to a number of stops by in about 90 minutes. However, as a hub for offshore industries in Stavanger. There are also Train: probably the easiest way of get- in the North Sea. Haugesund several car rental companies lo- ting around the region is by car. is the closest entrance point cated at the airport offering good Bergen-Stavanger-Hirtshals KRISTIANSAND All major car-rental companies have offices at Flesland as well to the renowned ski resort of Røldal, said to have the deepest deals in the winter season. Bus companies: as most of the other destination snow in Europe. The airport is 6 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 7
  • 5. Selected Transporters neolab • Paul audestad / Fjord tours Explore Norway - the easy way! Fly to the Fjords (Lofoten) Routemap January 2009. With reservation for changes. (Lofoten) By Air to Fjord Norway Book tours, hotels and Widerøe flies you to the very heart of Fjord Norway and to more then 30 destinations activities all in one package. throughout the country. Read more at * * *(Summer flight) Direct flights from Bremen, Lon- Many direct international flights Many direct international Direct flights from Amsterdam don and Alicante to Haugesund . to Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger flights to Bergen, The Explore Norway TicketStavanger to Bergen and Stavanger. and Ålesund! Fly and much as you like as Ålesund. for two weeks in • Southern Norway for 330 EUR • Southern Norway and Nordland for 420 EUR (Summer flight) • All of Norway for 475 EUR Valid for travel during the period 22 June – 27 August and includes your connecting Widerøe flights to and from Norway. (Summer flight) (Summer flight) Direct flights from Stockholm to Direct flights from London to Direct flights from Riga to Many direct flights from UK, Bergen and Stavanger Bergen and Stavanger Ålesund, Bergen and Stavanger. Sweden and Denmark to Bergen, Haugesund and Stavanger. By Ferry to Fjord Norway Travelling to Fjord Norway by ferry is not only com- fortable, it’s enjoyable too. Plus, you can bring your car. Fjord Line will take you from Hirtshals in Denmark Norway in a nutshell ® åLesUnD ånDALsnes Dombås geIrAnger directly to Bergen and Stavanger. Norway’s most popular round trip! This tour includes the beautiful Bergen Railway, the spectacular Flåm Railway and the unbelievably narrow Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord. gUDvAngen fLåm sTALHeIm myrDAL bergen voss ULvIK Daily all year from Bergen, Voss and Oslo. The trip is easy to combine with your winter holiday! Rental car By Train in Fjord Norway Price from: NOK 705* *The price is subject to change during the period of validity as from January 1, 2012. osLo Avis Rent a Car offers discounted Experience a scenic and environ- skier-specific rental cars throughout mentally friendly way to travel in all Avis stations in Fjord Norway – ski Fjord Norway. rack included! NSB has many good online of- fers! All car types, 20 percent discount. Season December 2011 - April 2012. Book your car now: BOOKINGS AND FURTHER INFORMATION: or call Fjord Tours customer phone: +47 815 68 222 8 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 9
  • 6. Ski Resorts in Fjord Norway THEIR LOCATION IN THE FJORD LANDSCAPE MAKES THE SKI RESORTS IN FJORD NORWAY UNIQUE. HERE BOTH FAMILIES AND FREESKIERS CAN ENJOY SKIING EXPERIENCES THAT ARE REALLY OUT OF THE ORDINARY Great skiing terrain and good THE MOST snow conditions are the most IMPORTANT SKIING AREAS important ingredients for a fantastic skiing experience. AT VOSS you will find two ski Compared with some places in resorts, VOSS RESORT AND VOSS Central Europe the resorts are FJELLANDSBY, which are only a small, but they have greater 20-minute drive from each altitude differences, which means other. They are the biggest long downhill runs. The resorts and most easily accessible ski are friendly and it is easy to centres in the region, with good find your way around, making ski schools and long histories of them particularly suitable for welcoming guests from abroad. families with children who want a relaxing winter break. The coastal climate of Western SKI SOGN consists of two Norway means heavy snowfalls small ski centres and several on a regular basis. Resorts such accommodation options. You can as Voss Fjellandsby, Røldal and have an exciting and different Stranda are among the most skiing holiday here that also dependable in Europe for snow, includes activity tours in dramatic and the chances of powder are scenery. good! If you come mid-week, you will often have the slopes almost to yourself. But a skiing holiday RØLDAL is known as the in Fjord Norway has more than freeskiers’ favourite, with snow in unforgettable skiing to offer. The abundance and exciting terrain. resorts are only a short distance from idyllic villages or towns and a skiing holiday in Western THE ALPEPASS REGION consists Norway can easily be combined of the resorts of Stryn, Stranda, with a round trip, a fjord cruise Sunnmørsalpane, Stordal, or a visit to one of the region’s Ørskogfjellet, Ørsta, Volda and cities. Fjord Norway is home to Harpefossen. One ski pass gives companies that offer activities you access to all the ski resorts, such as snowshoeing, sledging, which offer both powder and ice-climbing and ski & sail. There fantastic beginner slopes. are also great cross-country trails. SAUDA AND SIRDAL in the county of Rogaland are great alternatives for those who want to go skiing near Stavanger© BENJAMIN HJORT and Haugesund. and 10 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 11
  • 7. Voss is situated in the middle Fjord Norway, VOSS UNLIMITED 1,5 hours by car from Bergen. Surrounded by the two major fjords, Hardangerfjorden and Sogne- gives you access to both ski areas with the same ski pass. You can enjoy over 18 fjorden. The town has about 14.000 inhabitants, lifts and 55 km of slopes as well as great a nice village centre and two ski areas. KI PASS opportunities for off piste skiing. Both Voss Resort is close to the city centre and Myrk- – ONE S areas are equipped with a family friendly variety of difficulty on most slopes. Ski dalen is situated 25 km from the centre of Voss. I AREAS the mountains of Fjord Norway. Ski Fjord Norway – a new way to experience the TWO SK Total tracks fjords. NATION – E DESTI Total tracks in km 55 ON Green tracks Blue tracks 7 9 Myrkdalen Red tracks 7 St.Petersburg – Oslo 2 hours Black tracks 4 Alpine skiing Cafés etc. in the ski areas 4 Voss Resort Riga – Oslo 1h 30min Children’s tracks 5 Total tracks in km 15 Oslo – Bergen 50 min Green tracks 1 Accommodation London – Bergen 2 hours Blue tracks 5 Cabins 5 Alpine skiing Lifts Accommodation Copenhagen – Bergen Amsterdam – Bergen 1h 20min 1h 40min Total lifts Red tracks Black tracks 6 1 Apartments Hotels 50 3 Total tracks in km 40 Chair lifts 4 Cabins 6 Chair lifts 5 Children’s tracks 2 Green tracks 6 T-bar tow lifts 4 Apartments 70 Bergen – Voss Magic carpets 1 Distance Voss centre 25 km Blue tracks 4 Platter lifts 2 Hotels 3 by car or train: 100 km T-bar tow lifts 7 Red tracks 1 Gondolbanar: 1 Black tracks 3 Platter lifts: 4 Lifts Magic carpets 1 Distance Voss centre Children’s tracks 3 Bavallen: 5 km Children’s lifts 2 Chair lifts 1 Magic carpets 3 Cafés etc. in the ski areas 4 Cable car: 1 km Magic carpets 2 T-bar tow lifts 3 Finnbunuten 1358m Lønahorgi 1411m Platter lifts 2 Cable car 1 Cafés etc. in the ski areas 9 Slettafjellet 917m KariTraa 1060m m 0k 10 gen Ber Voss Resort – Myrkdalen: 25 km (Not interconnected ski areas) Sognefjord 40 km Bavallen Voss centre Os 52m lo 38 0k m12 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 13
  • 8. Voss Resort The winter capital of Fjord Norway Voss Resort Fjellheisar er ein del av Alpine skiing du i til- Voss Resort–familien, der legg finn Voss Resort Bavallstunet i Bavallen med 136 høgstandard ski TotalutHer er ein avin fireleige om inn/ ski tracks 70 er til vinteren. hytter. Ca dei km: restau- rantane i alpinanlegget og SkiBar 40 Bula, ein populær stad for afterski. Voss Resort Prosjektutvikling er det 6 tredje selskapet i Voss Resort, sel- 4 1 3 skapet skal byggja 600 fritidshus- være i området Tråstølen–Bavallen. FloodlitBOOKING AV ONLINE tracks 2 HEISKORT/SKIPASS: Floodlit tracks Friday 18-21 Terrain parks 1 Children’s tracks 3 KØYRETIDER: Children’s lift/surface lift OPENING HOURS: 3 2008 / 2009 Longest downhill1630 in km Hangursbanen 0930 – track Hangursheisen/trekket 0930 – 1600 5 Slettafjell I og II 1000 – 1600 Greatest difference in altitude in metres 680 Tråstølsheisen Bavallsekspressen 1000 – 1600 0930 – 1600 Horgaletten 1030 – 1600 Big Air Bag Alpha-heisen* (*kveldskøyring og ved behov) 0930 – 1600 1 KVELDSKØYRING: FLOOD LIGHT SKIING: Total fredagar 1800 – 2100 Bavallen, lifts Bavallen, friday nights Chair lifts 4 Voss Resort tar ikkje ansvar for eventuelle endringar eller feil opplysningar i brosjyren. T-bar tow lifts 4 INSIDER TIPS Plate lifts 1 Children’s lifts 2 LØYPER / SLOPES: HEISAR / LIFTS: SERVICE: Winter Festival in Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ Voss 1 Hangursløypa / Hangur slope P Terrengpark Maskintrakka langrennsløype G Hangursbanen, svevebane / cable car SU Skiskule/skiutleige / ski hire 5 Vetlebakken / Vetlebakken Terrain Park Groomed cross country H1 Hangursheisen, stolheis / chair lift HR Skiskule/skiutleige / ski hire 6 Internasjonal storslalåm/ slalåm (FIS) Paragliderstart skiing slope H2 If you would like to Hangurstrekket, T–trekk / drag lift HR Hangursrestauranten / café Cable car 1 International giant slalom & slalom (FIS) Paraglider Oppgått langrennsløype E see many Bavallsekspressen, stolheis / chair lift SS Storastovo, servering / café 7 Alphaløypa / Alpha slope starting area Cross country slope A of the exciting spor Bavallen Alpha, stolheis / chair lift VS Varmestovo, servering / café Pb 106, 5701 Voss ts performed 8 Familieløypa / Easy tourist slope T Tråstølsheisen, stolheis / chair lift BT 9 Grebbesbakken / Grebbesbakken Kiting-område Kiting area S1 Slettafjell 1, T–trekk / drag lift Bavallstunet, servering/bar. Hytteutleige Bavallstunet, café/bar/cabins for rent Tracks with02 20 canons Tel. 56 53 snow 3 15 Slettafjell / Slettafjell slope S2 during the winter Slettafjell 2, T–trekk / drag lift Billettkontor, info / Tickets and info Fax 56 53 02 21 e-mail: in Voss, you Kulebakke 16 Slettafjell / Slettafjell slope L Horgaletten, T–trekk / drag lift Moguls 17 Til Horgaletten V Bavallstunet, T–trekk / drag lift 18 Horgaletten / Horgaletten slope G should come at th Grebbesbakken, skiband / rolling hoop Cross-country skiing 18 Horgaletten / Horgaletten slope = Krevande/Difcult B e end of Badnakrokjen, barnetrekk / drag lift for children Vêr- og føremelding: 56 53 02 22 19 Internasj. utforløype / Internat. downhill = Middels/Medium March. Every year 20 Badnakrokjen barneområde / Childrens ski area = Lett/Easy at this time, Ved skade ring 56 53 02 30 eller 113 Cross-country tracks in km 53 Logolink 21 Nyestølsløypa / Nyestøl slope = Svært lett/Very easy Voss hosts Vinterve Floodlit tracks in km 6 ko (10-13 March). Athletes pu sh the thrill boundaries with fre eride (ski and Ski school and ski hire snowboard), kiting , speedriding, Alpine ski school √ skydiving, paraglid Snowboard school √ ing and back country skiing. Cross-country ski school √ The great atmosphere at this Guided cross-country trips On request winter festival is worth th e tour itself. Ski hire, cross-country √ Music and ‘Today’s© Benjamin Hjort Video’, all Ski hire, cross-country (adult/child) √ the best shots from the activities Ski hire, alpine √ at Vinterveko, mak e the resort Snowboard hire √ a great gathering place in the evenings. For mor e information No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 4 about Vinterveko se VOSS RESORT IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF FJORD NORWAY, JUST 100KM FROM e Accommodation BERGEN AIRPORT FLESLAND. YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM A NUMBER OF HOTELS www.vinterveko .no Hotels 3 IN THE CENTRE OF THIS CHARMING, SMALL TOWN Hotel rooms/beds 316/650 Cabins 6 A WINTER A MID-W EEK B A WEEKE Apartments 70 WEE (Sunday-S K IN VOSS IN VOSS* REAK ND For example, there’s the historic meanwhile, with its own modern space around you when you ski. unday) (Sunday-F riday) IN VOSBREAK S How to get here (F rid Fleischer’s Hotel, or the Park cottages and great après ski facilities, The international staff at the resort Seven nig hts’ accom Five nigh Two nigh ay-Sunday) Airport Bergen Airport ts Hotel Vossevangen, which has an is just a few minutes’ walk from the are known for their friendliness and high stand mod ard cabin ation in a ts a high sta ’ accommodation a high sta ’ accommodation ndard cab in ndard ca in 110 km internationally renowned wine cellar. ski lifts. helpfulness. When you’re not on a 6-day sk , including a 4-day sk in, including a 2-day sk bin, including i pass. i pass. i pass. Haugesund Airport Then again, you may prefer the Voss Resort has 40km of prepared ski- the slopes, Voss town centre has NOK 2 89 NOK 1 71 NOK 1 47 220 km 5 NOK 2 50 ,- per adult/ smaller Hotel Jarl, located right next runs, 13 lifts, a renowned ski school everything you need with more than 0,- per ch 0 NOK 1 45 ,- per adult/ NOK 1 25,- per adult/ 45 per ch Car Bergen-Voss 1h 15min to the River Vosso. A cable car will with an international guest tutor, two 100 shops, including cafes, bars and ild 5,- per ch ild take you from the centre of town to ski-rental facilities, three skiing areas hotels. The price is ild Car Haugesund-Voss 3h 20min The price The price the ski slopes in just five minutes. for children and four cosy cafes for To find out what exciting activities are self cateri for minimum 4 peo 4 people, is for min 4 people, is for min imum Train Bergen-Voss 1h 10min ng. ple imum years of a Children up to sev , up to sev self catering. Child up to sev self catering. Child Oslo - Voss 5h Alternatively, you may opt to stay in when you need to relax. And, don’t taking place in Voss, such as festivals ge can use en en ye ren en years ren a cosy cottage in Bavallen, situated in forget, Bavallstunet is a great place and live music, plus the full winter free of ch the ski lifts arge. the ski lift ars of age can use the ski lift of age ca s free of n use s free of charge. charge. Contact information the hills above Voss but still just a five to unwind with its fantastic après ski programme, log on to B www.vis ooking: B E-mail address minute drive from the centre. All of after a long day on the slopes. or www.visitvoss. www.vis Booking : www.vis ooking: itvoss Telephone +47 4700 4700. the well-appointed cottages, with the no. We look forward to seeing you in www.voss /packages www.vo .no/packages www.vo /pack ssresort.n ssresort.n ages Ski resort © VOss Resort latest kitchen and bathroom facilities, Variety of activities the snow! o o Destination offer fantastic panoramic views that Voss has high-capacity, uncrowded * Please note that this package is not available during the Winter Holiday (12.02--02.03. 2012) and Easter Holiday (01.04-06.04.2012) periods. you’ll never forget. Bavallstunet slopes, so you can enjoy plenty of All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 14 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 15
  • 9. Voss Fjellandsby Snow heaven for families Finnbunuten 1358 Myrkdalen Alpine skiing Total tracks in km 17 1060 Voss, Norway 1135 2 4 5 2 Kråni Kaldavassnuten Storhaugen 960 992 8 9 Floodlit tracks 1 860 7 1 6 E D 10 I Floodlit tracks Friday 18-21 Til Skjervheimstølen A O 720 Terrain parks 2 Vetlebotn kafé 3 Turløyp e til Ve tlebotn Children’s tracks 3 2 Children’s lift/surface lift 1 K 5 Longest downhill track in km 3,5 Årmotslia skiarena Greatest difference in altitude in metres 610 1 Helgatun Fjellpensjonat C S J 4 B U Total lifts 11 F 450 T N G H Chair lifts 1 M L Vossestrand Hotell Myrkdalsstovo Til Voss / Vinje R T-bar tow lifts 3 Platter lifts 2 Children’s lifts 1 Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ Tracks with snow canons 3 Cross-country skiing Cross-country tracks in km 20 Floodlit tracks in km 5 Ski school and ski hire Alpine ski school √ Snowboard school √ Cross-country ski school √ Guided cross-country trips √ Ski hire, cross-country √ Ski hire, cross-country (adult/child) √© TERJE RAKKE/NORDIC LIFE AS/FJORD NORWAY Ski hire, alpine √ A WINTER WEEK IN A MID-WEEK BRE Snowboard hire √ AK IN MYRKDALEN* MYRKDALEN* No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 5 (Sunday - Sunday) (Sunday - Friday) Accommodation Seven nights’ accomm Five nights’ accom odation in modation in Hotels 3 a high standard apart a high standard ap ment, artment, Hotel rooms/beds 300 including a 6-day ski including a 4-day pass. lift pass. Cabins 5 VOSS FJELLANDSBY IS SITUATED IN MYRKDALEN, ONE OF NORWAY’S MOST From NOK 3 230,- From NOK 1 825, Apartments 50 SECURE AREAS FOR SNOW INSIDER TIPS - per adult per adult How to get here Join the Ski Scho ol! From NOK 695,- From NOK 530,- Airport Bergen Airport Voss Fjellandsby Sk per child (7-15 years i School offers per child (7-15 years ) 130 km ski lessons in alpine ) It’s only a short 25 km drive from to stay in the vicinity of the ski do! In Voss, the whole family can , telemark and Haugesund Airport cross-country, as we The price example the centre of Voss. This new resort centre, the distance to the ski lifts take a sleigh ride, go swimming ll as kiting The price example is for two adults 245 km and powderskiing. is for two adults opened in 2003 and enables is so short that you can strap on in a heated swimming pool or The staff are and two children in and two children in Car Bergen-Myrkdalen 2h min friendly, helpful an a self catering a self catering Voss to offer a variety of skiing your skis on your doorstep and organise a friendly bowling match. d speak English. apartment. Children Car Haugesund- Myrkdalen 3h 50 min The ski school also apartment. Children up to seven arranges up to seven years of age can us experiences, from great beginners’ ski over to the lift. The resort has Older children and adults can go activities for people years of age can us e the ski lifts Train Bergen-Voss 1h 15 min with e the ski lifts slopes to challenging terrain for the its own children’s area with ski for guided walks or try abseiling. disabilities. Avalanc free of charge. Bergen - Oslo 5h 30 min he courses, free of charge. most experienced skiers. The skiing lifts and, of course, offers both ski A tandem paragliding trip or in cooperationwith the UIAGM- season is long in Myrkdalen. The rental and ski schools for every sightseeing trip in a helicopter certified company Booking: Contact information Bre og Fjell, are winter startsin November and lasts level of proficiency. In addition to gives you a unique bird’s eye view also available. Booking: www.visitvoss.n E-mail address o/packages until May. the ski centres, there are lots of of Voss. In the centre of Voss, packages www.vossfjelland Telephone +47 56 53 10 30 www.vossfjelland In Myrkdalen, you will find 7 possibilities for cross-country skiing you can explore the Vangsgata www.vossfjellands Ski resort by- ski lifts and 13 slopes that are and ski touring in the immediate shopping street and the nearby Destination © PER FINNE/VISIT VOSS suitable for the whole family. area. The short distance to the Amfi shopping centre, with its The area is perfect for families centre of Voss and to the fjords shops, cafés and restaurants. with children and, if you choose means there is so much you can * Please note that the packages are not available for New Year and during the Winter Holiday (19.02 - 03.03. 2012) and Easter Holiday (01.04 - 08.04.2012) periods. All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 16 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 17
  • 11. Røldal Ski Resort Alpine skiing Total tracks in km: 12 4 3 4 1 Terrain parks 2 Children’s tracks 3 Children’s lift/surface lift 1 Longest downhill track in km 2,3 Greatest difference in altitude in metres 500 Total lifts Chair lifts 1 T-bar tow lifts 3 Plate lifts 2 Children’s lifts 1 Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ Cross-country skiing Cross-country tracks in km 90 Floodlit tracks in km 9 INSIDER TIPS Ski school and ski hire Røldal Freeride Alpine ski school √ Every year, in late Ap ril, Roldal Snowboard school √ Freeride Challenge is held. Røldal Cross-country ski school √ Freeride is the mos t important Guided cross-country trips √ competition for off-p iste skiing in Ski hire, alpine √ Northern Europe. Fo r 2012, Røldal Snowboard hire √ will be one out of 6 international ski resorts to host the FWT (Freeride World Tour) No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 2 .It’s a great chance to see som e of the world’s best freeskiers in ac Accommodation tion!© Røldal Hotel www.roldalfreer 1 Hotel rooms/beds 62/248 Cabins 50 Apartments 116 RØLDAL HAS MORE SNOW ON AVERAGE THAN ANY OTHER EUROPEAN WINTER SPORTS RESORT, THE DEEPEST SNOW IN EUROPE How to get here Airport Haugesund Airport 145 km Car 2h Bergen Airport 160 km Everyone, no matter what their skill you can ski wherever you like on the There’s so much to choose from! Contact information level, will find plenty of fantastic mountain! A variety of accommodation is E-mail alpine fun on offer, plus great on offer; choose between hotels, Telephone +47 53 64 20 33 opportunities for off-piste and ski- Night skiing and snow production apartments, cabins with direct Ski resort touring. techniques mean long, funfilled days access to the ski lifts or traditional, 2 NIGHTS STAY Destination The resort is equipped with six on the slopes and great conditions reasonably-priced camping chalets. IN RØLDAL A WEEK IN RØLDAL ski-lifts, one chair-lift and 12 great from November until May! Wherever you choose to stay, you are incl. 6 days skipass incl. 2 days skipass slopes. From one of Norway’s highest never far from the ski centre or the base areas, the ski-lifts take you up Røldal is also a popular destination weekend after-ski parties that Røldal From only From only to 1,300 meters above sea level. The for cross-country skiers. The resort is also famous for. EUR 130 per person. EUR 306 per person. views of the surrounding mountains has a varied network of cross-country Price based on 4 pe Price based on 4 pe rs. are simply phenomenal. The entire tracks and offers everything from Welcome to Røldal! rs. resort is situated above the tree line, short, familyfriendly roundtrips to © SVERRE HJØRNEVIK so you’re not hampered by having to FIS-standard competition tracks, plus ski on narrow slopes through forests; long trails in the mountains. All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 20 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 21
  • 12. Sirdal Sauda The southern ski resort in Fjord Norway In tune with nature Alpine skiing Alpine skiing Total number of tracks: ? Total tracks in km: 16 9 18 15 2 4 4 4 3 WEEKEND HOTEL Terrain parks 4 BREAK Terrain parks 1 Children’s tracks 4 Friday - Sunday Children’s tracks 1 Children’s lift/surface lift 4 Includes breakfast Children’s lift/surface lift 1 Longest downhill track in km 1,5 and lift- Longest downhill track in km 6 passes for 2 days Greatest difference in altitude in metres 300 Greatest difference in altitude in metres 500 INSIDER TIPS EUR 205 per person in a do Total lifts uble room. Total lifts based on four perso Sesilåmi Chair lifts 1 ns sharing Chair lifts 0 rch. a modern apartme Saturday 24th of Ma T-bar tow lifts 4 nt by T-bar tow lifts 3 Dog Sledding from Popu lar ski marathon Plate lifts 10 the skicentre. Plate lifts 2 EUR 65 per person and www.saudaferie between Setesdal Children’s lifts 4 .no Children’s lifts 1 Sirdal (52k m). The Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ gest southern regions lar MIDWEEK BREAK IN cross country race with Cross-country skiing Cross-country skiing over 2500 participa nts! Cross-country tracks in km 220 APARTMENT Cross-country tracks in km 65 cabin. Midweek break in Monday to Friday. www.sesil Floodlit tracks in km 12.5 Includ Floodlit tracks in km 14 EUR 380. lift-passes for 3 da es Sunday to Friday. Ski school and ski hire * Sauda Skicentre ys* is closed Ski school and ski hire ople Based on up to 8 pe Alpine ski school √ on mondays. Alpine ski school √ sharing a cabin. From only EUR www.sageneset.n o Snowboard school Cross-country ski school √ √ 375 Snowboard school Cross-country ski school √ per person.© PEDER AUSTRUD © SAUDAFERIE Ski hire, alpine √ based on four perso Guided cross-country trips √ ns sharing Snowboard hire √ a modern apartmen Ski hire, alpine √ t by the skicentre. Snowboard hire √ No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 6 www.saudaferie .no No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 1 Accommodation Hotels 2 Accommodation Hotel rooms/beds 90/180 Hotels 3 Cabins 76 Hotel rooms/beds 86/180 Apartments 34 Cabins 18 Apartments 27 How to get here Airport Stavanger Airport Sola 95 km How to get here Car 1h 30min Airport Stavanger Airport Airport Kristiansand Airport Kjevik 180 km 185km Car 2 h 45 min Car 3h ink. 1 ferry Airport Haugesund Airport 190 km Airport Haugesunds Airport Car 2 h 50 min 120km Car 1h 40min Contact information E-mail address Contact information Telephone +47 38 37 78 00 E-mail address Ski resort Telephone +47 52 78 42 00 Ski resort SIRDAL IS A TRADITIONAL SKI RESORT LOCATED IN THE SKIING IN SAUDA IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM BOTH SOUTH WEST OF NORWAY STAVANGER AND HAUGESUND Destination Destination The small town of Sauda in Ryfylke area, a rail-park for snowboarders, INSIDER TIPS is surrounded by magnificent fjords children’s area with a lift, ski rental With four mountains featuring a or cross-country enthusiast, the schools, children’s ski area, ski dogs. We certainly don’t know of Take the boat to and mountains, and the ski resort with ski school, bar, good parking the mountains! total of 15 lifts/T-bars and 45 ski Sirdal area is a great place for the rental, cafes and après-ski are a better way to escape hectic city Why drive on slipp is situated only 8km from the town and great cross-country tracks with ery roads in a pack slopes when you ca ed car on your wa runs, Sirdal is among the biggest whole family! Sirdal is a paradise also readily available. Are you life! Accommodation is offered in n sit back and just y to the centre. views of the fjord. boat takes you fro enjoy the ride? Th and most easily accessible snow- for cross-country skiers, with looking for an extraordinary winter cabins or hotels, depending on m Stavanger to Sa e express- With five ski lifts, an altitude There are slopes for beginners as comfortable and sim uda in just two ho sport regions of Fjord Norway. 220km of groomed and marked adventure? Then why not try your preferences. Why not rent ple. There you can urs – safe, difference of 500m and the longest well as advanced skiers. before catching th have fun on the slo e boat back to Sta pes all day And the best thing is that there trails (some are also floodlit for dog-sledding in Sirdal? Imagine a traditional Norwegian cabin hours, and the boat vanger. The whole slope offering 6km of great skiing, During your stay in Sauda, you can ride from Stavanger, trip takes ten is something for all snow-sport night-ski training). In addition, you steering your own dog-sled where you can curl up in front of to the ski centre, an bus from the centre the resort is one of the largest ski stay at a hotel in the town centre or d lift pass are includ of Sauda enthusiasts, whether you’re a will find trail markers helping you through the wilderness and being the fire after a snow filled day of ed in the price. centres in southwestern Norway. in modern apartments and cabins carver, freerider, new-school skier, find your way between popular overawed by the scenery and adventures! The resort offers something for close to the slopes. ski-tourer, night-skier, snowboarder cabins in the backcountry. Ski the strength of the magnificent everyone, with its own snowboard All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 22 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 23
  • 14. Ski Sogn Skiing by the Sognefjord THE Alpine skiing Total tracks in km 13 SOGNEFJORD - THE LONGEST 3 2 2 3 AND DEEPEST <– mot Blåfjell Floodlit tracks: 3 FJORD IN A MID-WEEK STAY Floodlit tracks mon-sun 08-22 NORWAY Terrain parks 2 5-nights Children’s tracks 3 - IS SITUATED IN incl. 5 days skipass 1 2 4 Children’s lift/surface lift 3 THE HEART OF (sognapass) 3 Longest downhill track in km 3,5 FJORD NORWAY From NOK 20 1. Skogsløype Greatest difference in altitude in metres 550 25 2. Perløypa 3. Kveldsløypa 4. Dagløypa per person. 5. Barnetrekk 6. SIL-Hytta: kiosk/wc Total lifts Price based on 2 pe 7. Billettsal/skiutleige rs. Plate lifts 3 Turløype Heis Children’s lifts 3 5 Ekspert Middels 6 Lett Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ Veldig lett 7 Tracks with snow canons 1 Cross-country skiing It extends more than 200 km Cross-country tracks in km 68 inland to the Jotunheimen, Floodlit tracks in km 10 Jostedalsbreen and Breheimen national parks. This is where you Ski school and ski hire will find Sogndal Skisenter and Alpine ski school √ Sogn Skisenter, which are only Snowboard school √ 10-15 minutes’ drive from the Cross-country ski school √ fjord. Both resorts offer great 3 NIGHTS STAY Ski hire, alpine √ conditions for alpine and cross- incl. 3 days skipass Snowboard hire √ country skiing with prepared (sognapass) mountain tracks, fantastic No. of cafés etc. at the centre 2 off-piste skiing areas and plenty From NOK 12 of space for children to ski and 55 Accommodation per person. sledge. The resorts also make © Voss Resort Price based on 2 pe Hotels 7 rs. good starting points for exciting Hotel rooms/beds 304/625 summit trips. Cabins 104 Apartments 60 On an activity company trip, you can explore the wild and How to get here dramatic nature in the areas Airport Sogndal Airport surrounding the ski centres. 19 km Ice climbing in river gorges, Car 20 min avalanche courses, guided skiing trips on and off-piste Expressboat from Bergen 4h 30 min and summit tours are just a few of the activities on offer. Contact information The Mountain Sports Festival E-mail address in February has become one Telephone +47 976 00 443 of winter’s biggest highlights Ski resort with an exciting programme of Destination activities, educational courses, competitions, mountain sport INSIDER TIPS seminars, concerts and a festival The magical blue camp. Would you like to ex -ice caves! © TERJE RAKKE/NORDIC LIFE AS/FJORD NORWAY perience a wonderl a tour to the magica and of ice and colou l ice kingdom unde r? Join At the winter-sports destination glacier and explore rneath the Nigarsb the blue-ice caves. reen between Novembe This adventure is av Ski Sogn, you will experience r and April. The trip ailable seekers can also co is easy to do but ad the best of fjord and mountain, mbine it with ice cli venture© MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON blue-ice caves are mbing for a real thr right next to the Sognefjord! a ‘must do’ in Fjord ill. The Norway at winter tim www.fimbuljosted al. e! no All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 26 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 27
  • 15. StrandafjelletStrandafjellet - Skiers´ paradise STRANDA- Ystevasshorn 1288 m Skardrabben 1459 m Blåbretinden 1476 m Hondatinden 1234 m Skoppshornet 1226 m Urfjellet Lafjellet Alpine skiing Total tracks in km: 26 FJELLET SKI 1267 m 1161 m Høgenykjen 2 3 6 2 1165 m RESORT IS Kleivdalsfjellet Roaldshorn 1230 m Terrain parks yes LOCATED IN 1154 m Children’s tracks yes SUNNMØRS- Langedalsegga Longest downhill track in km 5 ALPENE (MOUN- 983 m Greatest difference in altitude in metres 722 TAIN RANGE IN Total lifts SUNNMØRE), Chair lifts 2 MIDWAY BETWEEN T-bar tow lifts 2 GEIRANGER AND Plate lifts 2 2 Children’s lifts 1 ÅLESUND, AND IS Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ ONE OF EIGHT SKI RESORTS IN THE Cross-country skiing Cross-country tracks in km 25 REGION SHARING Floodlit tracks in km 3 THE SAME LIFT PASS, THE Billetter A Fursetheisen 1+5 Skareløypa 10 Terrengpark 18 Barneområde Svært lett/Very easy Ski school and ski hire ALPEPASS. Alpine ski school √ Ticket´s Flomlys/flood light • Ekspressheis/Express chair lift Lengde: 1131m. • Fallhøyde: 330 m. Lengde: 3.000 m. Flomlys/flood light Childrens playground 430 moh. Kafé Café B Egga Fjelltrekk • T-krok/T-bar lift Lengde: 1.185 m. • Fallhøyde: 315 m. 2+3 Alpinisten Lengde: 2.230 m. 11 Meraftaløypa Lengde: 3.850 m. INSIDER TIPS 21 Lysløypa • Flomlys/flood light Lengde: 3 km. Lett/Easy Snowboard school √ Middels/Medium Her står du You are here Toaletter C Snøkvit Flomlys/flood light Tallerken/platter lift • Lengde: 170 m. 4 Transporten 12 Stien Lengde: 2.390 m. 22 Ringstadsetra Lengde: 3,5 km. Løype 21+ 22=6,5 km. Cross-country ski school Toilets Parkering D Skuletrekket • Flomlys/flood light 6 Kuffertløypa Juvet Landscape 13 World Cup løypa 23 Fursetreset Krevende/Difficult Guided cross-country trips √ Parking Tallerken/platter lift • Lengde: 175 m. Lengde: 700 m. Lengde: 1.700 m. Hotel Lengde 3 km. Røde Kors E Bandet 7 Veien A short ferry trip an 14 Småvardane 24 Langlofonna Heiser/Lifts Ski hire, alpine √ The ski resort is surrounded First Aid Lengde: 70 m. Lengde: 700 m. d 30 minutes Lengde: 5,5 km. Roaldheisen • Flomlys/flood light 8 Skitreffen • Flomlys/flood light dr away from25Str Stranda sentrum 15 ive Alperittløypa Til • Upreparert Langrenn/Cross country Snowboard hire √ by Sunnmørsalpene’s arsenal Skiutleie Ski rental F Ekspress stol- og gondolheis/Express chair and gondola lift. Lengde: 2100 m. Fallhøyde: 630 m. Lengde: 1330 m. anda, you will find (til Langlo) Lengde: 5.000 m. (til Storgjerde) Lengde: 3 km. Løype 21+ 25= 4,5 km. 9 Spesialisten • Flomlys/flood light Norway’s perhaps 16 Fallet © STEVE RØYSET Roaldshorn fjelltrekk Terrengpark/Terrain park of craggy peaks and the view G T-krok/t-bar lift • Lengde: 886 m. Fallhøyde: 360 m. Lengde: 1.080 m. Lengde: 1.090 m. 17 Kjelkebakke most unique hotel and spa, Juvet Land Lengde: 200 m. • Flomlys/flood light Flomlys/Flood light No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 3 towards the fjord is exceptional. scape Hotel. The combination of plenty of Accommodation snow and magnificent options ALPEPASS ÅLESUN Hotels 2 for powder skiing, makes Ålesund is an excelle D Eat like the locals Cabins 25 nt starting Did you know Stran Strandafjellet a great place for point for exploring da is famous for it’s the Alpepass Re- vast production of skiing tourists and off-piste gion. Combine skiing local food? Pay spec with restau- attention to the gr ial enthusiasts. This is often cited rant life, shopping an eat cured meat m How to get here d museums. by Tind Spekevare ade as the best place in Scandinavia A hire car will make , sold both at the Airport Ålesund Airport it easy for you resort and Stranda ski “downtown”. 50 km for off-piste skiing. At Mount to reach the best sn ow! Car Oslo - Stranda 540 km Roaldshorn, Scandinavia’s dec-april (Fri-sun) Bus Oslo - Stranda 10h 30 min biggest express lift was installed The Ski Taxi last year, along with a new From NOK 2.1 panorama restaurant. 23,- Strandafjellet ski res ort is famous for Contact information per person. its awesome off-p Booking The skiing center has eight lifts, iste routes, and m than 50 percent of ore a rolling hoop, a children’s area, these end up outsi Alpepass: 2 days the ski lift area. Lu de a terrain park and 18 downhill NB! Price incl acco ckily the local taxi Destination mmodation in a company have a sw runs of varying degrees of double room Fri-Su eet deal, a fixed n, lift pass. pick-up price of NO difficulty – from family pists to K 65, either if you end up at the fjord professional FIS grade pists. www.visitalesun or some remote farm. Cross-country skiers are sure www.strandataxi to love the 15 km of prepared .no skiing tracks, as well as the fantastic terrain routes. SKI AND SAIL Sunnmørsalpene are one of the SKI AROUND 5-day adventure wi THE FJORDS most spectacular and beautiful th powder snow, ski touring an Explore the amazing areas in Norway for skiing from d sailing. Sunnmøre Accommodation at Alps! A package tha peak to fjord, with stunning Stranda Hotel t include a and Alpepass lift pa 4-day Alpepass valid views above the UNESCO fjord ss (access to for 3 different 8 different ski resort ski resort (including landscape. You can reach s). Strandafjellet Prices from NOK ski resort) and acco Strandafjellet in only 60 minutes 6.155 mmodation at IK© MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON www.strandafjelle Stranda Hotel. © SVERRE HJORNEV by car from Ålesund and in around 80 minutes from Ålesund Prices from NOK Airport Vigra. 4.290 www.strandafjelle All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 28 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 29
  • 16. The Alpepass Region Alpine skiing Total tracks in km: 99 6 4 1 3 Floodlit tracks 11 Terrain parks 5 Children’s tracks 10 Children’s lift/surface lift 7 Longest downhill track in km 5 Greatest difference in altitude in metres 800 Total lifts36 Chair lifts 4 T-bar tow lifts 11 Plate lifts 7 Children’s lifts 14 Children under 7 years free on all lifts √ Tracks with snow canons 7 Cross-country skiing Cross-country tracks in km 150 Floodlit tracks in km 9 Ski school and ski hire Alpine ski school √ Snowboard school √ Cross-country ski school √ Guided cross-country trips On request Ski hire, cross-country √ Ski hire, cross-country (adult/child) √ .YAWRON DROJF NI STROSER IKS DETANGISED ENIN ROF SSAP TFIL TNIOJ A SI SSAPEPLA EHT Ski hire, alpine √ Snowboard hire √ No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 12 Accommodation Hotels 15 Cabins 150© SIMEN BERG/STRANDAFJELLET RESORT © SIMEN BERG/STRANDAFJELLET RESORT How to get here Airport Ålesund Airport 50 km Car Oslo - Stranda 540 km Bus Oslo – Stranda 10h 30min Destination and booking: Eight Ski Resorts in Alpepass Strandafjellet Skisenter Harpefossen Skisenter THE ALPEPASS IS A JOINT LIFT PASS FOR EIGHT DESIGNATED SKI RESORTS IN FJORD NORWAY Sunnmørsalpene Skiarena Ørsta ski resort Fjellseter www.orstaskisenter.nO In total the ski region has 36 lifts, film makers. With this unique lift The resorts that fall within the Ørskogfjell Skisenter more than 60 slopes, several pass you have the opportunity to Alpepass region have, for several Stordal Alpinsenter Arena terrain parks and up to 800 meters explore the whole region. It comes years, come top of European Overøye in altitude difference. The ski as a multi-day option, from two to snow statistics. Plus, with Ålesund Volda Ski resort resorts are situated in the centre of ten days, which means that you Airport Vigra nearby, which has the fjord region in a coastal-alpine can plan your winter holiday as many international flights, snow landscape that, in recent years, has a fantastic roundtrip with skiing enthusiasts do not have far to Stryn Skisenter been a magnet for international experiences in several locations. travel for a great adventure! 30 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 31
  • 17. Ski All Year Round © MAGNE BREKKE/STRYN SOMMER SKI © SKIGUTANE Stryn Summer Ski Alpine skiing For those seeking a different kind Folgefonn Summer Ski Total tracks in km 4 of summer experience, Stryn 0 1 4 2 Summer Ski has to be at the top of their list. Right in the middle The ski resort is located about 19 September and the trip from Bergen Terrain parks √ of the glacial landscape of Mt. kilometres from the village of Jondal takes two hours. There are several Children’s tracks 1 Strynefjellet, Mother Nature has on the Folgefonna Glacier, the third accommodation options available Greatest difference in altitude in metres: 550 created a huge amusement park biggest glacier in Norway. in the charming village of Jondal, suitable for all skill levels, whether For years, this centre has given skiing situated by the fjord. It is easy to get Total lifts you want to catch big air or simply enthusiastsan opportunity to ski to the ski centre by shuttle bus, and Chair lift 1 glide across the freshly prepared during the summer months. you can enjoy the long, light summer T-bar tow lifts 1 cross-country trails. The ski-lift It is a fantastic feeling to race down evenings down by the fjord. takes you to 1600 meters above the snow-covered tracks in the Why not take a guided glacier Cross-country skiing sea level, and you truly feel on top middle of July – in the scorching walk? Walks start from Folgefonn Cross-country tracks in km 2-10 of the world. There are amazing sun with the thermometer reading Sommarskisenter. The face of the Guided cross country trips views of glaciers, high mountains 20 degrees. There is a tarmac road glacier is made up of both gentle, flat Ski school and ski hire and deep fjords. At Stryn Summer all the way to the centre and good areas of ice and more challenging Alpine ski school √ Ski, people have enjoyed playing parking facilities. areas with crevasses. Guided glacier Snowboard school √ in the summer snow since 1930 You can hire skis, a snowboard or walks are run daily and they are Ski hire, alpine √ – it’s not unheard of for people a sledge for fun on the glacier. The adapted to the participants’ wishes© TERJE RAKKE/NORDIC LIFE AS/FJORD NORWAY Snowboard hire √ to have tears in their eyes when resort is usually open from May to and fitness levels. No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 1 they remember special moments Accommodation in this most wonderful location. Hotels/pensions 10 Alpine skiing Hotel rooms/beds 563/1167 Total tracks in km 5 No. of cafés etc. at the centre: 1 SURF & SUMMER SKI Accommodation Cabins 283 One day ski pass, one day surfing 1 1 1 - course and hotel ac Hotels 2 commodation How to get here for three nights, inc Terrain parks 2 Hotel rooms/beds 45 l. breakfast From only EUR Children’s tracks 1 Cabins 15 Airport: Sandane Airport 90 km 355/ NOK 2.760 Greatest difference in altitude in metres 250 Apartments 30 WHEN THE WINTER RESORTS CLOSE THEIR LIFTS IN SPRING, Express buses from Oslo, Bergen and per person. Season: May – Jun Total lifts How to get here THE SKI LIFTS ON THE GLACIERS OPEN FOR THE SEASON. Trondheim e/July Car from Oslo: 480 km www.skinordfjord T-bar tow lifts 1 Airport Bergen Airport .no Car from Bergen: 300 km 90 km MID WEEK SUMM Ski school and ski hire Car 2h ER SKIING Contact information Two or three day sk Alpine ski school √ i pass, plus E-mail address accommodation in Snowboard school √ Expressboat 4h 30 min a cabin for Facebook: facebook/strynsommerski three nights. Guided cross-country trips √ On the Folgefonna Glacier by the Hardangerfjord and snow while enjoying fantastic views of the green fjord Telephone: + 47 901 95 381/+47 915 31 061 From only EUR 15 Ski hire, alpine √ Contact information on the Tystigen Glacier near Stryn, enthusiasts from landscape. The summer resorts put a lot of effort into 5/ Ski resort: NOK 1.215 Snowboard hire √ E-mail address all over Europe gather to ski and snowboard every creating good terrain parks, plus there are good overnight Destination: per person. Telephone +47 948 46 757 summer. Skiing in the summer is a unique experience. accommodation facilities just a short drive away. Season: May – Jun Ski resort e/July The weather is warm and you can revel in terrific, soft www.skinordfjord Destination .no All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For 32 Ski Fjord Norway accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. Ski Fjord Norway 33
  • 18. Ski Touring in Fjord Norway Imagine the sun high in the sky over a will get to appreciate. You’re at one with scene of breathtaking beauty. Mountains the spectacular nature of Fjord Norway. covered in gleaming, pristine snow. Imagine And the best bit? When you’ve completed the tranquillity as you and your small the walk to the summit of the mountain, party make your way up the mountain, taking in the unique landscape that has the silence broken only by the sound of made Norway world famous as a land of the snow crunching underfoot and the natural beauty, you get to experience the occasional excited comment. thrill of skiing down it. This is a day you’ll There are no busy slopes today. You are in remember all your life. a very special place, a place not everyone© SVERRE HJORNEVIK YOU HAVE TO BE HERE TO BELIEVE IT 34 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 35
  • 19. The Sunndal Alps TRONDHEIM KRISTIANSUNDand Trollheimen MOLDE ÅLESUND BERGEN OSLO STAVANGER The Sunndal Alps and Trollheimen THIS REGION IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE SOME OF THE BEST SKI TOURING AREAS IN NORWAY, OFFERING STEEP MOUNTAINS, STUNNING FJORD VIEWS AND LONG DOWNHILL RUNS. If you are looking for outstanding ski If you want, professional ski guides Fly to Trondheim, Kristiansund or touring terrain, this region has a lot can take care of safety and will help Molde, or take the train to Oppdal. to offer. The enthusiasts have been you find the best snow and the most Continue by bus to Sunndalsøra and coming here for years, and have scenic peaks. Make sure to visit the Surnadal. discovered the unique qualities of renowned “Dronningkrona”, one these mountains. Here you can visit of Norways best ski touring peaks, new and breathtaking summits for rising 1816 meters above sea level weeks without following the same straight up from the Sunndalsfjord. tracks. Or, combine it with a visit to A wide range of accommodation is the ski resort at Oppdal. offered. KAYAK AND SKI SKI & SAIL IN SUMMIT TOURS AND (Every day) SUNNDAL/ROMSDAL/ COURSES, SUNNDAL/ INSIDER TIPS INSIDER TIPS INSIDER TIPS SUNNMØRE ROMSDAL Skiing and kayaking in great (4 days or 8 days) (1 day – 8 days) Combine the peak of Sula in the Sunndal Ski Session The Sunndal Alps is a hidden fjord and mountain areas. The northern parts of the stunning If you would like to join a ski gem known only by the ski- kayak helps you reach moun- Stay on a sailboat and sail to Guided tours and courses in an Trollheimen (home of the Trolls) mountaineering festival, check touring enthusiasts. Try Angvik tains where there’s usually best locations! We are using IVBV area famous for being compact, mountain range with the new out Hotel, a unique botique hotel too steep to go skiing. Choose mountain guides, who are local wild and steep! We are using botique hotel Vårsøg Hotell in This is a festival for both begin- by the fjord at Angvik, a perfect between day trip and two days. and know the best places to find IVBV mountain guide. For ac- Surnadal. Here you also have ners and experienced skiers. place for an luxury after-ski with Adults from 16 years. Accommo- the best snow! Price per person commodation you can choose the option to rest tired feets at Touring, skiing, concerts, yoga, spa, exquisite local food, art and dation in self catering cottage. from NOK 9.800,- (4 days) between cabin, apartments Surnadal Alpine Centre, a small tasteful local food and a good design. A wide range of budget and from NOK 17.500,- (8 and hotel. resort with one lift and 4 km of atmosphere at Hotel Trædal in accommodation also available in Price day trip from NOK 590,- days). Including skipper (who is prepared slopes. Sunndal Valley. Sunndal Ski Ses- the area. Ski guides available. Price 2 days from NOK 1.900,- also a good chef), guide, food Price from NOK 1.195,- sion 2012: April 19th – 22nd. and transportation.) per person.©RUNE KVASNES All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 36 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 37
  • 20. Romsdal TRONDHEIM KRISTIANSUND MOLDE ÅLESUND BERGEN OSLO STAVANGER Romsdal THE REGION OF ROMSDAL IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE SOME OF THE BEST SKI TOURING AREAS IN EUROPE, OFFERING STEEP MOUNTAINS, GREAT VIEWS AND LONG DOWNHILL RUNS. This region is further northeast than nature. There are also three ski The region is easily accessible other resorts in Fjord Norway and resorts in the area: Skorgedalen, from Molde and Ålesund airports. more sheltered from the costal Bjorli and Tusten, with a number of From Oslo it is six hours by train weather system. In Romsdalen our prepared slopes, cross country tracks directely to Åndalsnes, the heart of guides will safely take you to places and different activities. Romsdalen. From Trondheim four you probably couldn`t get to without You can stay in hotels, guesthouses, hours by train or car. help. We also can offer iceclimbing cabins, private homes – or what and avalanche courses. about staying in a sailboat and go We know where the best snow is, skiing straight from the fjord? and will take you to the untouched INSIDERS TIPS The insider tip is the Skorgedalen area: several hik- ing options, a small skiresort if your legs are tired of walking, and best of all – the stunning © MATTI BERNITZ/SOLLI ADVENTURE view. Lots of fun in the city of © HALVOR HAGEN, SKIROMSDAL Åndalsnes during the winter- festival Romsdalsvinter, ski- © SKIROMSDAL touring, concerts and you will meet a lot of fun people. Hope to see you at the coffeeshop in Åndalsnes! SKI & SAIL ROMSDAL LOW BUDGET A LITTLE MORE - we know where the best snow is! COMFORTABLE Facts Romsdalen Introduction course to skiing in Summits 222 Seven days ski&sail in Åndalsnes & Romsdal. Learn about snow condi- A UIAGM mountain guide will Guide companies 6 Romsdal in a former sailing rescue tions, avalanche risks and get tour take you to one of the summits. Ski Romsda, Bre & Fjell, vessel built by Colin Archer in 1908. suggestions from UIAGM mountain You will learn about snow condi- Norgesguidene, Did Adventure, For groups up to six persons. guides. tions and avalanche risk. The Solli Adventure, Romsdal Aktiv, Please contact ut for more informa- Stay at Åndalsnes Camping in a guide will find the best snow for Romsdalsvinter tion and price estimate. high standard cabin. the descent. Season February - April Included sheets. Self-catering. Stay at Åndalsnes Youth Hostel. No. of cafés etc. at the centre:5 Included sheets. Self-catering. Tel: +47 995 32 268 Accommodation© LARS RIKARD MORSTØL Price per person Price per person Hotels 3 from NOK 750 / EUR 110 from NOK 1800/ EUR 260 Cabins/camping resorts 9 All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 38 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 39
  • 21. What is Ski Touring? The Guide Sverre Hjelmeland is a man who Ski Fjord Norway talked to Sverre when everything’s come to- match your skill level, no matter Preparing for really knows mountains. At 29 years old, he’s been guiding people in to find out exactly what makes ski touring so special. He said: “I think gether, the weather, the snow, the mountain with the fjord blue-green what that is, from novice to accom- plished skier. Ski Touring in some of Norway’s most stunning terrain since he was just 15. He’s passionate about the places he gets it’s the whole experience of being out there. Ski touring is not about the ‘perfect’ track down, it’s about below, it’s perfect. You get the alpine terrain, you get a lot of snow and the scenery makes it very spe- He adds: “Most people are very surprised. They can’t believe that Fjord Norway to work and is keen that others get the whole day. You have a full day, cial. You get alpine views but also Norway looks like this. They discover Planning to experience the thrill of being in the walk up the mountain, you eat see the ocean and the fjords. There that this is something very different Make sure you speak to a qua- area that you’re going to explore. such an environment as safely as on the way up and talk together. are not many places in the world to what they have done before.” lified tour operator and guide There are so many resources to possible. And, as an IFMGA (Inter- Then there are the birds and the where you get so much good skiing before your trip. By doing this, choose from including internet national Federation of Mountain animals you get up there, the diffe- without a tree.” We are sure you’ll agree. you can ensure that your holiday pages and forums, maps, books, Guides Associations) mountain rent types of snow. And then you ski is a fantastic skiing experience, etc. Knowing something about guide, that’s exactly what he ensu- back down home again. It’s not like The good news for anyone who tailored to both your wishes the area you’re about to explore and skill level. There are an im- will add another dimension to res. He is also one of the owners a normal ski resort with small runs. wants to try ski touring is that the mense number of peaks, trips the trip. Buy your own map, of Norgesguidene, a company that You’re virtually alone the whole day. region has some of the most acces- and accommodation to experi- bring it on the trip, use it and specialises in ski, alpine, rock and sible summits in Europe. Sverre says ence in Fjord Norway, all with then you can look at it again ice climbing experiences in Fjord “When you’ve had those days that you can trust your guide to take unique features. With your guide when you’re back home. Maps Norway and beyond. you to a mountain to helping you, you can decide are not only useful tools, they together on the best trip for are one of the best souvenirs! your needs, start making your And, of course, they can be used itinerary and mentally prepare again to plan future trips. for your adventure! Equipment Skill level In Fjord Norway you can either Ski touring in Fjord Norway is not rent all the equipment you need only for expert skiers. Beginners, or, alternatively, bring your own. for instance, will be pleased to Following is a list of ‘standard learn that not all the peaks are equipment’ required for ski near-vertical. There are several touring: peaks in the region that have • Alpine skis with walking mode perfect ski-touring qualities for – big skis in the winter and those who are less-experienced: smaller, more lightweight ones untouched snow with ski lifts ne- inspring and summer. arby. A great way to ‘soften up • Good lightweight boots with the trip’ is to use a ski lift to get walking mode –look for Dynafit so far up, then continue to walk binding compatibility. up the mountain from there. • Skins for the skis and adjusta- ence of ski touring in Fjord Norway. And what of the solitude that one And was Stefan impressed enough But, however you choose to do ble poles. hears about on these ski tours? Did that he would consider a return trip it, ski touring always involves • A small backpack (30L) with Stefan spent time in the Sunnmøre Stefan experience any of that blissful to Fjord Norway? Well, that’s a big walking uphill before you get avalanche beacon, shovel and Alps in March 2010 after flying into quiet, of being alone with nature? ‘yes’ again! He says: “I’m definitely the thrill of going downhill. To search probe. Ålesund. He’s quite the accomplis- Oh yes! He says: “I loved the fact going to come back and explore a prepare for this, it is recommen- • Good warm clothing, sunglas- hed skier and has skied in many that we didn’t see anyone else at bit more of it. The difference bet- ded to do a bit of training before ses, sunscreen and, of course, a places, particularly in the Alps. But all. On the days that we went ski ween ski touring in the Sunnmøre hand. The best method is hiking camera. The Skier he still found that Norway had the touring, we were the only people. Alps and touring in somewhere over medium-to-long-distances, So, what is ski touring like when sort of stunning scenery that makes That was great. As was the fact that like Chamonix is that, in Chamonix, either with or without skies. As most gear can be rented, you don’t spend your average it’s easy to travellight in Fjord a lasting impression. He says: “We you could walk straight from the you’re probably touring with somet- working day up in the mountains Knowledge Norway. But we strongly recom- were there for five days, doing va- road and begin to gain altitude, no hing like 50 people if it’s a nice day. like certified mountain guide Sverre For most people, ski touring will mend that you don’t rent boots rious ski tours around the area. The long walks in. That was absolutely In Norway, you’ve got it to yourself. Hjelmeland does? be a new experience. To make – buy apair that fit your feet! The mountains I was hugely impressed brilliant. Ski Fjord Norway caught up with your trip as good as it can possi- whole trip depends on good, by, I didn’t expect them to be quite “It’s absolutely fantastic.” bly be, you should ask your tour comfortable boots. Stefan Herz, 44, who lives in Lon- as alpine as they were. That actually “To be honest we had too much operator and guide about the don, to find out about his experi-© SVERRE HJORNEVIK exceeded my expectations.” snow!” 40 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 41
  • 22. The Sunnmøre Alps KRISTIANSUND MOLDE ÅLESUND TRONDHEIM The Sunnmøre Alps BERGEN OSLO STAVANGER THE SUNNMØRE ALPS ARE LOCATED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SPECTACULAR HJØRUNDFJORD The area is only an hour away from you can actually ski all the way from the famous Art Nouveau town of the summit to the waterline in one Ålesund. The mountains are steep run. From mid February until late but you will find a number of safe May, the snowpack and weather are skiing routes in the area. The coastal usually more stable. There are many climate means that snow falls in hotels, cabins, chalets and campsites huge amounts in a short period of in the region. time, so in early winter it is important to be around at the right time to get perfect conditions. If you are lucky, FJORD SKIING TRIPS SKI & SAIL SKI & SAIL In winter time access to many A charming fishing boat gives Enjoy a sailing boat as the base of the Sunnmøre Alps are only you access to fantastic summits for ascending various summits possible by boat. Our boat, Elizabeth in the Sunnmøre Alps. Guides in the Sunnmøre Alps. Each G, will steer you right into the heart with local knowledge and day a new summit will be of these mountains. Season for our excellent food make the tour explored. The tour start and Fjord Skiing trips will be March and an unforgettable experience. finish in the centre of Ålesund. April. Accommodation in cabins/hotel. Accommodation in a splendid Prices: NOK 24.000 (approx Start Brosundet, Ålesund, sailing boat. £2,700/$4,400 April ’11), inclusive Season from mid February to Start Brosundet, Ålesund of Ålesund Airport transfer to and beginning of May Season Winter/spring on from the boat and UIAGM Guide. request. 7 day tours Based on 10 people so price is Prices from NOK 1600 per subject to change dependent on pers./day (min. 8 pers.) Prices from NOK 12,000/ numbers. per pers. Min. 5 pers., max. 9 pers. If you wish to bring your own guide NB Price incl accommodation, please contact us. transport, meals, guide. Age NB Price incl accommodation, The day rate for bare boat charter from 16 years. Good physical transport and all meals. Good for those of you bringing your own fitness, experience and tour physical fitness, experience guides is NOK 22.500 (approx clothing/equipment is required. and tour clothing/equipment is £2,500/$4,000). required. +47 90 79 28 34 +47 92 09 57 45 +47 91 35 90 30© TERJE RAKKE/NORDIC LIFE AS/FJORD NORWAY INSIDERS TIPS Surfing, fishing and bird life. The winter in Sunnmøre is inviting for many unique activities in addition to skiing. There are excellent waves for winter surfing at Alnes on the island of Godøya, just offshore from Ålesund. The fantastic Borgundfjord cod fishery, which takes place right alongside Ålesund, and the bird island of Runde, are perhaps at their best and most exotic in the winter. These activities are perfect even on days when the weather conditions are not at their best! All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 42 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 43
  • 23. Stryn and Nordfjord TRONDHEIM KRISTIANSUND MOLDE ÅLESUND BERGEN OSLO STAVANGER Stryn and Nordfjord THE IMPRESSIVE MOUNTAINS IN NORDFJORD RISE UP TO MORE THAN 2000 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL, AND MANY OF THEM ARE LOCATED IN THE JOSTEDALSBREEN NATIONAL PARK. The National Park is home of Skåla (1,848 meters above sea to the largest glacier on the level), situated by Loen, is said to European mainland and it is a be the longest nonstop downhill run perfect playground for ski-touring in Norway. Here you will actually adventures. The possibilities for find a tower-like stone building on adventure are endless. Several the summit. This impressive ‘hut’ companies offer guided trips. is owned by the Mountain Touring Some of these also have courses Association (DNT) and is open to in mountain, snow and ice craft. If members all year round. The season it’s a guided adventure you want is long, from early December through to take, make sure you check out late May, and then the summer the mountains around the villages skiing season takes over in Stryn. of Stryn and Eid. On the list of favourites, the spectacular mountain © TERJE RAKKE/NORDIC LIFE AS/FJORD NORWAY © JAN ERIK SANDBAKK SURF & SKI SKI TOURING - FAMILY FRIENDLY BRIKSDAL ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN SKIING One day surfing course, two Guided trip in Stryn and the Guided tours on mountain skis with days skiing (Alpepass), Alpepass area. Norway Adventures, accommodation, breakfast and for the whole family. Wilderness dinner for three days. lunch and equipment included. From just NOK 2.180 per From NOK 1.200 per From NOK 650 per person. 278 EURO person. 155 EURO person. 83 EURO Minimum four persons Minimum 4 persons Season: January - April Season: January – April© ANDREAS SKOGSETH All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 44 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 45
  • 24. Sognefjord and Jostedal TRONDHEIM KRISTIANSUND MOLDE ÅLESUND BERGEN OSLO STAVANGER Sognefjord and Jostedal HOME TO THREE OF NORWAY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARKS, THE INNERMOST PART OF THE SOGNEFJORD OFFERS SKIING THAT’S VERGING ON THE UNIQUE. Here you will find the highest about the mountains, the weather mountains in Norway, couloirs and the snow conditions. They plunging from mountain top are your best guarantee for great to fjord bank and Northern winter adventures in one of Europe’s biggest inland glacier. Norway’s best ski-touring areas. Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen and In addition to great skiing, the Breheimen national parks are all area also provides excellent ice well known for their numerous climbing, along with many other alpine peaks and great snow winter activities. The best season conditions. In this area you will for skiing in Sognefjord is usually often find dry snow, due to the from February until late May. local climate caused by the glacial You can rent a chalet, stay in a plateau. mountain or valley hotel or spend your evenings in the small town Sognefjord has a high number of Sogndal. of certified mountain guides, all local and with detailed knowledge INSIDERS TIPS 2-DAYS WITH SKI GUIDED SKI TOURS TOURING IN SOGNDAL IN JOSTEDALEN The Mountain Sport Festival – Steep Fun! 2-days with ski touring in The valley Jostedal is a snow Five days of fun in the snow Sogndal heaven, and the guide company with activities, educational The Sogndalsdalen valley is Fimbul Jostedal are the experts courses, competitions, mountain a popular place for filming on the area. They can take you sports seminars and concerts. and photo shoots for a very skiing big mountain, pillows, Try out some of the best summit good reason. Local guides glaciers, colouirs or forest, tours in Norway or test your from Norgesguidene take you Jostedal has i all. courage in the Chinese downhill to some of the best skiing in competition. Take courses in Norway in Norway. Guide NOK 2100 per day avalanche safety, jibbing, ice + 300 per person (NOK 825 climbing, photography and NOK 3.450 per person when 4 persons) more. (minimum 4 persons) At night there are concerts and Booking tel: +47 99 45 09 21 you can practise your social Including 2 nights at Quality skills with like-minded outdoor Hotel Sogndal with full pension “SOGN HAS THE BEST SKIING IN SOUTHERN NORWAY. BEST SNOW, BEST MOUNTAINS, enthusiasts and 2 days of guiding. BEST VARIATION, BEST SCENERY”.© SVERRE HJORNEVIK Booking tel: +47 92 05 40 57 ASBJØRN EGGEBØ NÆSS, PROFESSIONAL SKIER All prices listed are guideline prices for year 2012. For accurate pricing, contact the various destinations. 46 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 47
  • 26. Fjord Norway – a winter destination with lots to offer © Skagen Brygge Hotel© KRISTIAN JØRGENSEN/FJORD NORGE AS © SKAGEN BRYGGE HOTEL © STEVE RØYSET © PÅL REKSTEN Bergen - The gateway to the Fjords Haugesund - Homeland The Stavanger region Ålesund - the Adventure Capital of of the Viking Kings, Norway’s Birthplace – European capital of culture in 2008 the Fjords THE ‘GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS’ AS IT IS KNOWN, BERGEN IS NORWAY’S TODAY, HAUGESUND IS KNOWN AS A THRIVING AND EXCITING COASTAL THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE IN 2008, THE REGION OF A REAL ARCHITECTURAL GEM, ÅLESUND, WITH ITS STUNNING SECOND LARGEST CITY, BUT YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT; IT STILL HAS THE TOWN. YET IN 1839 THERE WERE ONLY 12 FAMILIES LIVING ON THE SITE STAVANGER IS A BEAUTIFUL AND EXCITING REGION KNOWN FOR ITS BUILDINGS AND BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, HAS BEEN VOTED NORWAY’S EFFORTLESS CHARM OF A PICTURESQUE, SMALL TOWN. WHERE THE TOWN LIES TODAY. NOW THERE ARE OVER 30,000 PEOPLE FANTASTIC VIEWS OF THE FJORDS AND MOUNTAINS AND THE WHITE ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY’. WITH TOWERS, SPIRES AND JOYOUS COLOURS WHO CALL HAUGESUND ‘HOME’. SANDY BEACHES. A FJORD CRUISE TO LYSEFJORD IS A MUST! YOU’LL DECORATING MANY OF ITS BUILDINGS, THIS WONDERFUL LOCATION IS ALSO FIND GREAT SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, BARS AND CLUBS, AS WELL A MEMBER OF EUROPE’S ‘RÈSEAU ART NOUVEAU NETWORK’ THANKS It is perhaps most famous for its 100,000 visitors annually. The area that surrounds the town, throne while the country’s name came AS A WEALTH OF OTHER ATTRACTIONS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR TO ITS DISTINCTIVE ARCHITECTURAL STYLE. ÅLESUND IS SITAUATED UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen, Or why not admire the wide variety Haugalandet, is known for its wild, from the strait of Nordvegen. VISIT IS AN UNFORGETTABLE ONE. ONLY ONE HOUR’S DRIVE FROM THE ALPEPASS SKI RESORTS AND THE the unique, colourful collection of of artworks on display at Bergen natural beauty. Culture wise, Haugesund But when you’ve had enough of the SUNNMØRE ALPS. wooden buildings rebuilt in 1702, that Kunstmuseum (art museum)? With is home to highly popular jazz and film historical side of things, you’ll find that line the harbour. Then there are the everything from traditional landscapes festivals, plus there is also Festiviteten, modern day Haugesund is a great With numerous small, quaint streets, The region also has a fantastic cultural As beautiful as it is, it is sometimes popular tourist attractions in the seven mountains that surround the to portraits, from sculptures to which is very much the artistic centre place to let your hair down, relax and Stavanger city centre has plenty of scene, with many exciting cultural difficult to believe that this splendour region. Not only will you see this city including Fløyen, with its famous challenging pieces of modern art, the as it hosts both theatre productions and sample some of the best restaurants charm with which to attract the visitor. attractions on offer whether you comes from tragedy. Fire raged amazing city from an entirely new funicular railway. With great views over museum, right in the centre of the concerts. and nightlife you could hope to find. Combine this with a strong history, are interested in history, museums, through the centre of the city perspective, but you will also be the city and beyond, the five-minute city, has a fascinating collection of both Meanwhile, if you fancy getting to grips With its coastal setting, even taking a plus all the very best amenities innovative architecture or colourful in 1904, destroying most of the able to look at the Sunnmøre Alps trip on the funicular to the station at the Norwegian and international pieces. with something a little more energetic, simple coffee outside takes on a special that you would expect to find in a festivals. homes. But, thanks to an incredible and the islands lying off the coast. top of Fløyen (320-meters above sea There are also theatres and indoor there are many outdoor sports and charm. Foodies will be delighted with modern city, and Stavanger is well And when you’ve had enough of the rebuilding effort, the city had risen, The area has man-made beauty and level) is a must. and outdoor concert venues attracting activities for you to experience in the the choice that Haugesund has to offer, worth a visit. Cultural highlights ‘high-brow’, why not relax with a phoenix-like from the flames, by natural wonders lying side by side, in Despite retaining a small-town feel, some of the biggest names in the area such as fishing, boating, extreme especially when it comes to traditional include Stavanger Domkirke (dome well earned coffee at Sjokoladepiken 1907. Despite being one of the most perfect harmony. Bergen is still a shopper’s dream, with entertainment world or, if you prefer, sports and even following the Viking Norwegian dishes and fresh seafood, church), next to the city park. After a in Øvre Holmegate, Stavanger’s own beautiful cities in the world, there There are also lots of things to do big-name brands and sophisticated you can seek out one of the many bars trails of old. often with a little international twist. devastating fire in 1272, the church little Notting Hill, or even something is more than architecture to call the for the whole family, especially boutiques in the malls and streets, that has live music on nightly for a Haugesund has so much history to offer, Meanwhile, shoppers will find was eventually finished some 25 years stronger, in one of the many cafes or traveller to its streets. With galleries, children, thanks to attractions such as well as interesting independent more intimate experience. especially when it comes to the Vikings. themselves well catered for with an later. Enjoy a visit to the Archeological bars that are in the city? From home- museums, great shopping, cosy as Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium retailers offering something just a During the winter, there is a host of If you want to experience something excellent choice of both high-street Museum, which takes visitors back made cakes and quick-and healthy cafes, sophisticated restaurants and (considered one of the best in little bit different. There is also a cultural events and attractions including of what life was like back then, then favourites and small, independent to the Stone Age with its impressive bites to full a la carte creations, foodies more, Ålesund has an abundance Europe) where you will watch with wealth of coffee-shops, bars, clubs and concerts, theatre, both film and music a visit to the impressive Norvegen retailers. You won’t have to battle like a collection of artifacts. One of the will be spoilt for choice in Stavanger. of activities and attractions that will amazement as a host of incredible restaurants to be found. No matter festivals and, as Christmas approaches, History Centre at Avaldsnes is a must. Viking to get something you’ll treasure highlights is a skeleton of a polar bear help create a truly unforgettable sea creatures swim before your very what your taste or pocket, you’ll find the renowned ‘Pepperkakebyen’, a With artefacts, reconstructions, re- forever! that’s more than 10,000 years old. experience. eyes and, of course, feeding time is the city has much to offer in terms of magical, miniature gingerbread version enactments and video presentations, all With culture, scenery, great nightlife And, of course, in winter, the city always a must-see! A beautiful city, wining, dining and good times! of Bergen which takes pride of place in housed in the impressively constructed and entertainment on offer, Haugesund streets take on an even more lying amongst beautiful nature – let If you’re after a dose of culture, then the city centre. museum, you will be transported back is the perfect place for the whole magical air when everything is Ålesund show you that, sometimes, Bergen makes the perfect destination; Bergen’s great location also means that to a time where life was unbelievably family to explore, no matter what their covered in crisp, white snow. fairytales really do come to life. be transported back in time with a it is the starting point for the ‘Norway hard but the Vikings endured, creating a interests. There’s truly something for Imagine the views that await visit to the home of the celebrated in a Nutshell’ round-trip which runs successful, highly structured society. everyone! you after climbing the 418 steps composer Edvard Grieg, Troldhaugen. every day of the year, allowing you to The location of the Nordvegen History up Mount Aksla, one of the most His residence from 1885 to 1907, the experience some of the very best fjord Centre is often referred to as the house, just a short car journey from the scenery. ‘birthplace’ of Norway. It was following city centre, has remained unchanged a battle here that in 870AD that Harald since then. It attracts more than the Fairhaired established Norway’s first 50 Ski Fjord Norway Ski Fjord Norway 51
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