Ski Fjord Norway - winter brochure 2012-2013


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Ski Fjord Norway - winter brochure 2012-2013

  1. 1. Ski Fjord NorwayWinter Manual 2012 -
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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