Stunning countryside and a reliable coating of snow throughout the winter months make Norway an ideal combination for a winter activity holiday. Children of all ages (and many grown-ups) never get tired of just playing in the snow - but if you want to see more then cross country skis are the best way to explore - followed by a relaxing evening in from of a roaring log fire.
Located on the western part of the Scandinavian peninsular, sharing borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia, lies Norway, the 'land of the midnight sun'. It has a certain rugged exterior, and is home to mountain ranges, dramatic glaciers, spectacular fjords and mediaeval churches. It has some of Europe's finest and wildest landscapes with deep alpine and spruce forests, river valleys, waterfalls and mountain plateaux - ideal for a get away from it all activity holiday. Norway has a long and fascinating history, with the first viking settlers descending upon the land during the 9C. With a population of only just over 4 million, Norway remains one of the most sparsely inhabited countries in Europe today.
Very friendly, family-run hotel offering complete escapism! Super value, totally reliable snow, great discounts for children in school holidays. Good chance of seeing the Northern Lights too, especially in December and January.
Our 7-night holiday to the wonderful winter wonderland of Geilo offers the chance to try your hand at different winter sports and activities, learn to glide on cross-country skis, hover above fresh snow on snowshoes and whizz downhill on the alpine skis. Add to that the half-day, once-in-a-lifetime experience of husky dog sledding, where you prepare the dogs and then drive your own sled.
Western Norway’s Sunnmøre region is internationally recognised for its astounding natural beauty and this eight-night guided walking holiday will take you to some of the true highlights. Surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps (with peaks rising 1700m straight up from the water) this is a place where towering rock formations, thundering waterfalls, endless shimmering fjords and glacial valleys will show you a side of nature which can rarely be glimpsed elsewhere.
8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
Buffet breakfasts, all lunches and all evening meals