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Winter adventures in Jotunheimen

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

Winter, ski and snowshoeing in Jotunheimen - Hindsæter
This program is meant as an introduction to the wild nature of Norway, but it is also for those who like to discover something new. 
The small historic Hindsæter Hotel, built in 1898, has a stunning view over the valley and Jotunheimen National Park. Hindsæter is a relaxing getaway, with exceptional opportunities right at the doorstep: Enjoy excellent dinners in historical dining rooms and fresh mountain air. 

Hindsæter has well marked trails in the wilderness, for everyone. Experience a silence rarely found in Europe and meet one of the largest forest animals, the elk. In February and March there is a good chance to see them.
You’ll be introduced to a lot of activities during the stay; ski introduction, guided snow shoe tours, guided ice canyoning, sledge race and a 20 km ski tour to Lemonsjøen.
We also promise you some extraordinary food experiences. Since 2010 the hotel restaurant is listed by Innovation Norway as a good place to eat local food.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival.
Transfer by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 14.29. Arrival in Otta at 17.33. Hotel transfer to Hindsæter. 

Day 2 - Sunday: First day on skis.
Ski rental (cross country skis) followed by 1-2 hours of introduction to skiing technique. Then a tour on your own in the ski trails follows. After dinner, more information about the program/different possibilities for the week, will be given by the fireplace.

Day 3 - Monday: Snowshoes.
Snowshoe tour with guide. Easy day trip through nature, highlands with nice views and old pine tree and birch forests. There will be a rest with campfire during the tour. You can also borrow binoculars and try to spot elks from a little ridge in the woods.

Day 4 - Tuesday: Silence.
Ski tour or snowshoe tour on your own in well-marked tracks. You’ll get a maps and advices according to weather conditions. Discover the special silence of our valley on your own! In the evening you are invited to join a moonshine or star spotting tour on snowshoes. Maybe you’ll even see the northern light!

Day 5 - Wednesday: Ice canyoning.
Ice canyoning tour with guide. Spectacular, easy day trip along the frozen river and frozen waterfalls, it will be possible to visit ice caves and experience ice in all colours.

Day 6 - Thursday: Climb a peak with snowshoes + sledge race.
Climb a peak on your own or use one of the marked snowshoe tracks. In the evening you are invited to join a wonderful sledge race, with torches and a hot drink!

Day 7 - Friday: Ski one way.
You ski to Lemonsjøen (20 km) and we will transport you back to Hindsæter in the afternoon.

Day 8 - Saturday: Departure day.
Departure after breakfast. 
Hotel transfer from Hindsæter. Transfer by train from Otta at 11.29. Arrival at Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 14.32.  

Departures and prices

Dates 2019: 
2 February - 16 March (Saturday - Saturday) 

Price 2019:
Per person in double room: NOK 11 250,-
Single room Supplement: NOK 1 680,-

7 x accommodation including breakfast, self-made lunch package, 4 course dinners.
Ski- and snowshoe rental, activities listed in the day by day program.

Transport included:
Day 1 and 8: Train between Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Otta station. Hotel transfer between Otta station and Hindsæter.
All transfer connected to the day program.

We might charge extra for other arrival- and depart times than the regular times in the program. NOK 100,- per person each way. 

Other ski tours:
Jotunheimen cross-country trail
The Kings’ Road across Filefjell
Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
Troll Trail with luggage transfer
Rondane National Park with luggage transfer
Skisafari in Rondane and the Venabygd Mountains
Troll Trail South, from Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer