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Jotunheimen - Explore the snow, ice, elks and silence

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Dive into wild winter nature following safe marked tracks and local guides. Experience the rare silence. Norway’s nature enchants its beauty, especially in winter. The region around Jotunheimen National Park with its vast tablelands and bizarre, bold rolling mountain ranges offers unlimited fun for those who fancy outdoor activities.
Hindsæter has well-marked trails for everyone. Experience the fresh mountain air and look for one of the largest forest animals - the elk. In winter there is a good chance to see them. You can also look forward to an ice hike through the Sjoa Gorge.

The small historic Hindsæter Hotel, built in 1898, has a stunning view over the valley and Jotunheimen National Park. You can upgrade to a unique and romantic Alp suite, furnished with historical and new interiors in old farm style, wooden tables from the local woods, elk- and reindeer antlers and comfy chairs with reading lamps. In the evening you are welcome to enjoy the view and find inspiration in the mountain library, by the fireplace or in the mountain spa with saunas and a jacuzzi.

Hindsæter is a relaxing getaway, with exceptional opportunities right at the doorstep. We also promise you some extraordinary food experiences. The owners and hosts, Karola and André, are present to take care of you throughout the week.

This is simply a week of pure enjoyment.

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  • TOUR DATES 2024:
    Starts every Sunday from 4 February to 17 March

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 8 (Sunday - Sunday)

    Welcome to a week of great food, service, location and atmosphere. The hosts are present during the morning and evening to give the best recommendations based on weather and conditions. They help you with directions and equipment and book the dog sledding for you. They take care of the cosy fireplaces and will make sure that you have the best possible winter week.

  • Day 1 - Sunday: Arrival

    Transport from Otta station to Hindsæter after train arrival at 17:39.

    The hosts, Karola and André welcome you to a wonderful 3-course dinner and are present and take care of you through the whole week.

  • Day 2 - Monday: Skiing – cross country introduction

    Pick up the rental skis (cross country) followed by a 1,5 h introduction to techniques. You get a map and help to point out the trails and directions so that you feel safe to enter the marked trails.
    After dinner, you will receive information about the program and possibilities for the week by the fireplace.

  • Day 3 - Tuesday: Snowshoeing day

    Snowshoe rental. Try snowshoeing in the designated trails and make your own
    trails in the deep snow. Discover the silence of the valley on your own. In the evening you are invited to join a moonshine tour or star-spotting tour. Maybe we even see the northern lights...

  • Day 4 - Wednesday: Guided Ice-Canyoning trip

    A real highlight of this week of winter experiences - Ice-canyoning tour with an experienced winter guide. This is a spectacular and easy day trip along the frozen river and frozen waterfalls, visit small ice caves and experience ice in all colours. We bring wood and start a campfire on the tour and make coffee the trapper way.

  • Day 5 - Thursday: Optional dog sledding

    Today you have the possibility to try dog sledding (additional cost) at our neighbours camp, Sjodalen
    Hyttetun. This is 3 km from the hotel, you either follow the ski track or the marked snowshoe track to come there. They have an open kiosk, you can try waffles or other snacks and order hot drinks. Try dog sledding or just watch the others and the dogs. You can also learn some Norwegian fairy tales whilst following snowshoe tracks through the 'Saga forest'.

  • Day 6 - Friday: Climb a mountain peak

    Now you are trained for the ascent of the nicest peak in the area. Stuttgongkampen 1416 masl – a marked snowshoe track leads you the whole way to the top. It will take you about three hours to reach it. A fantastic view over the whole valley is the reward for climbing 500 meters of elevation. In the evening you are invited to join a wonderful sledge race with torches.

  • Day 7 - Saturday: Relaxation and after-ski

    Day of relaxation. Enjoy your last day in the valley on skis or snow shoes, chill in the
    panoroma salon and watch out for elks in the wide landscape. 
    In the afternoon you are invited to an after ski in the beer cellar: Taste some of the 40 different types of Norwegian craft beers!

  • Day 8 - Sunday: Departure

    Breakfast and departure.
    Transport to Otta station before train departure at 11:30.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2024: 
Starts every Sunday from 4 February to 17 March

Price 2024:
Per person in double room: NOK 13 000.-
Single room supplement: NOK 4 200.-

Transfer between train and hotel (Otta Railway station)
7 x accommodation including breakfast, self-packed lunch, 3 course dinners
Snow shoe- and ski rentals, ski introduction
Guided snowshoe evening tour
Guided ice canyoning day trip
Sledge race

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Transport to/from Otta Railway station - ask for an offer
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks, snacks
Cakes in the afternoon
Access to the wellness area
Dog sledding, Tuesday
Beer tasting of norwegian craft beers, Saturday

Optional add-ons on request:
Upgrade to unique Alp Suite: NOK 3 900.- including free access to the wellness area (applies to double rooms only).