If you’re looking for a winter holiday in Norway with snow and ice, and perhaps some Northern lights, then a winter holiday in Norway is sure to deliver.
A playground for all types of winter sports, Cross-country skiing is by far the most popular. With rolling hills and wild fells, it’s the perfect sport for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Winter holidays in Norway are the perfect antidote to a British winter, with picture perfect white wintry scenes and an expanse of rugged wilderness. Our mountain bases are three to four hours away from Oslo.
Many of our featured hotels are ‘High Mountain hotels’ with access to remote terrain, meaning as soon as you step out the door, you’re in the heart of magical forests, with gargantuan still lakes at their centre and surrounded by towering mountains. You’ll be in awe of the silence that surrounds these rural idylls on a winter holiday in Norway.
Our cross-country skiing tours offer a variety of grades, so you can explore undulating track as a beginner or intermediate skier and then possibly the most impressive off-piste slopes in Europe for the more advanced skiers. There are also opportunities for mixed-activity holidays in which you can sample a number of different types of winter adventures, including snowshoeing and dogsledding.
This was my first Exodus Trip, Joining my sister who has been on numerous Exodus trips before – I knew this was going to be a worthwhile trip. It was my first time to Finland and I was on the hunt for the Northern Lights. Having been to Iceland a few years back and not seeing them there I was determined to find the Lights…. And i did….twice!!
Basecamp is warm and cosy and in the perfect location. With a frozen lake and the woods to wander around you are not short of things to do. The staff are all really friendly and more than accommodating. They all have a brilliant but wicked sense of humour and definitely kept us laughing throughout the week.
I enjoyed every single activity that was planned and during our own time we got to explore, practice cross country skiing, sit in the hot tub and play in the snow!
This was an amazing week filled with first time experiences. Finland is such a beautiful place. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on 2 nights- which was my main reason for going on this trip as well as the husky sledding. The day trip to Ruka was a great day, where I went snowmobiling which was great fun and watched people on the ski slopes. We visited a reindeer farm, where we got to feed the young reindeer. An added bonus was crossing the Arctic Circle on the way to the airport at the end of the week. This was unexpected and ended the holiday wonderfully!
The activities, landscape and Basecamp were all excellent. I was concerned that the itinerary looked less active in the second half of the week but, in fact, it was cleverly designed so that we were introduced to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on days 1 & 2, and allowed to retain the equipment so that we could continue with these activities whenever we had free time. Also, quinzee building on Friday was interesting and very active. Our room was spacious enough, with good storage, a comfortable bed, decent shower and even hairdryer – all with a lovely view. And it was warm! Communal areas were also warm, and welcoming at all times of day and evening. Staff always made time for a chat. The forest, lakes (frozen) and rivers are so pretty, it was wonderful to explore them. As a huge bonus, we saw the Northern Lights – twice.
Our expert guides know the destinations better than anyone: exactly which spot to stand to get the very best photograph; exactly what time to arrive to avoid the crowds. And they’ll take you to the very best locally-owned restaurants so you get a taste of what real life is all about. These are the people who will help you get a unique insight into what a place is all about, the people who will take you to the heart and soul of a destination.
And, at Exodus HQ every single one of us is passionate about travel and adventure. Together our staff and tour leaders have visited more than 171 countries, and come from a range of backgrounds as diverse archaeology and mountain rescue. We have the hands on experience to help when you need it, and from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment you land, we’re here to take the hassle out your holiday. We’ll meet you at the airport, get you safely from place to place, and provide you with the right kit to tackle your chosen adventure.
What type of activities do you offer?
The main activity for our winter holidays in Norway is cross-country skiing. Each tour offers varied tracks across the wilderness and are suitable for all abilities, however, there are opportunities to take part in a number of different types of winter adventures. While our Arctic lights and whales tour gives you the chance to explore northern Norway, and board a boat to whale watch.
Of course, winter holidays in Norway are all about being outside – so there are opportunities a-plenty for you to explore on foot the stunning terrain.
How long are the winter trips to Norway?
Our winter holidays to Norway range from five to eight days. For longer excursions, one of our cross-country skiing voyages through Kvitavatn, Venabu, Mosstrond or Kamben could be the perfect solution for you.
Are the Norway winter trips guided?
Yes, all of our Norway winter holidays come with an expert tour guide included. They’ll know the country better than anyone, and their unique insights into the local culture will really help you get to the heart of this beautiful nation. They’ll also be able to point out the best spots for photo opportunities as well as opening your eyes to some hidden treasures, away from the beaten track. Guided is the way to go!
Book your Norway winter holiday today
Winter holidays in Norway are the quintessential winter break, with snow-capped mountains, fairy-tale forests and roaring fires to cosy up to. At Exodus, we offer the perfect winter adventure holidays in Norway, so why not speak to one of our experienced team today and get your winter trip to Norway booked!