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Guided Walking in Venabu

Guided Walking in Venabu

01606 720199

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Selected dates from 1 Jan '70 to 1 Jan '70
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts, 6 picnics including filled flasks and buffet evening meals
  • Management by local hotelier
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • Complimentary tea and coffee at the hotel
  • All walk transfers
  • Group transfer from Oslo airport
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Flights from Heathrow to Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • City break add-ons in Oslo
  • Room upgrades
  • Evening Moose Safari
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, high peaks, lake & river routes

Norway: Gudbrandsdalen

Guided Walking in Venabu

  • Wild, untouched landscapes - vast mountain plateaux, dramatic canyons, glistening waterfalls, crystal clear lakes
  • Visit a traditional Norwegian summer farm, historic stave churches; spot moose and reindeer
  • Follow in the footsteps of St Olav on the Pilgrim's Road
  • Outstanding hospitality in a 3 star family run hotel with sauna

This seven-night guided walking holiday is set in Venabu in central Norway, on the edge of the Rondane National Park, looking down on the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, just north of Lillehammer. The landscape is dramatic and full of contrasts from spectacular gorges and lofty peaks to pretty fells and verdant valleys that extend as far as the eye can see. This is Norway's vast yet beautiful, untouched wilderness at its very best.

Your hosts for the week - assisted by knowledgeable local guide, Joy O'Flanagan - are the Tvete family, who have been looking after guests at the Venabu Fjellhotel for over 50 years. Birgit and Arvid Tvete built the hotel from scratch, choosing the original plot because of its tremendous views. Now run with daughter Line in charge, it has developed into a friendly, relaxing 'home from home' in a fabulous setting. The dining room in particular - which offers traditional Scandinavian cuisine - affords glorious panoramic vistas out across the mountains.



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Typical holiday itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Venabu

Your guide will run through the week's activities before dinner. Your evening meal is included every night for the week, as are picnic lunches.

Day 2: Local Peaks - 10mi/16km

Today sets the scene for the rest of the week's walking. After a short transfer, we climb steadily to the summit of Dynjefjellet for superb 360-degree views of the wild yet beautiful Venabygd plateau, with the high peaks of Rondane visible in the distance. Wild reindeer have lived here since the last Ice Age and still roam freely on these untamed lands.

Day 3: Rondane National Park 11.5mi/18km

We start off by crossing the pretty Atna river and making our way through pine forest and past amber coloured cloudberries, to Bjornhollia in the heart of the Rondane National Park. At this traditional Norwegian cabin, we enjoy coffee and Frasvafflor - deliciously soft, heart shaped waffles. On our way back to the hotel, there's time to stop off at Sohlbergplassen with its magnificent and famous view of the Rondane peaks.

Day 4: The Pilgrim's Road 5mi/8km

Today, we follow St Olav's Pilgrim Road above the wide river valley of Gudbrandsdalen. Scandinavian painted farmhouses dot the landscape as we climb to the remains of a 4th to 6th century hillfort, where we learn more about the life of St Olav. We end the day with a visit to one of Norway's last remaining medieval stave churches.

Day 5: Traditional Summer Farm 11mi/17km

Setting off from Holterseter, savour the contrasting views of the open, lush river valley to the rocky lichen-covered peaks of Venabygdsfjellet. We reach the summer farm set in the pastures below Forbundsfjellet in time for a traditional Norwegian lunch, regaled by stories of local folklore. We return via farmland and meadows to our hotel. This evening after dinner, there is the option to join the moose safari.

Day 6: Canyons and Waterfalls 11.5mi/18km

We walk past vibrant berry bushes and verdant lichen through the wilderness to the dramatic canyons of the Dora and Mya, created as the glaciers retreated millions of years ago. Admire the pure gushing waterfalls of Dorfallet and Myfallet, whose waters tumble down to the vast mountain plateau below.

Day 7: Finnsjovola 10mi/16km

We end the week with a fantastic walk to the crystal clear lakes of Finnsjøvola, with far reaching vistas to the Rondane massif and the graceful curves of Atnasjøen lake. We visit the unusual and delightful Sollia church before returning to the hotel for our final dinner.

Day 8: Leave Venabu


Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com


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Venabu Fjellhotel, Venabu

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This traditional hotel is in a magnificent isolated location on the plateau above Ringebu. You can choose to stay in either the east wing (20 standard rooms) or the west wing (36 superior rooms) and everyone can use the hotel's saunas.

All rooms in the hotel are en-suite and are mostly twin with the traditional single beds which are end to end. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, however, both tea and coffee are available from reception all day. Wi-Fi is available for free in the hotel although signal is best in the comfortable bar area with fireplace.

Within the main building you have a sauna, games room, TV room, traditional hand-made product shop, a large lounge area with a bar for relaxing after dinner, and two spacious sitting rooms with open fireplaces.


Room upgrades: West Wing Single Room, West Wing Twin / Double room or West Wing Corner
West Wing rooms are more spacious than the East Wing ones. The West Wing Twin rooms have got Scandinavian beds (single beds with end to end). West Wing Single rooms are effectively West Wing Twin rooms so double for sole occupancy with 2 beds (single beds with end to end). The single supplement is included in the room upgrade supplement for the applicable weeks. West Wing Corner rooms have got double beds.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Cecil, Oslo

The Hotel Cecil is a modern 3 star hotel situated next to the parliament and is in an ideal location for exploring the city centre. All rooms are light and airy with full en-suite facilities. They also come equipped with direct dial telephone, cable television and air-conditioning. Breakfast is buffet style and there is a selection of restaurants within walking distance for your evening meal.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Air

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Scandinavian Airlines Heathrow to Oslo Gardermoen 10:20/13:30 transfer to hotel 3 hours Return: Transfer to Oslo Aiport 3 hours then Oslo Gardermoen to Heathrow 15:05/16:25.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative travel

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Popular alternative routes for this holiday include:

FromToAirline(s)
AberdeenOslo via Amsterdam or Charle de GaulleKLM, Air France
BirminghamOslo via AmserdamKLM
BristolOslo via AmserdamKLM
EdinburghOslo via FrankfurtLufthansa
GlasgowOslo via AmserdamKLM
Leeds BradfordOslo via AmserdamKLM
London CityOslo via AmserdamKLM
London GatwickOslo via FrankfurtNorwegian
ManchesterOslo direct or via FrankfurtScandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa
NewcastleOslo via AmserdamKLM
SouthamptonOslo via AmserdamKLM

Tour only

Standard transfers
Transfers can be arranged from Oslo Gardermoen airport at 13:30, and back to Oslo Gardermoen airport at 09.15.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in a hotel

All buffet breakfasts, 6 picnics including filled flasks and buffet evening meals

Management by local hotelier

Services of an experienced walking guide

Complimentary tea and coffee at the hotel

All walk transfers

Group transfer from Oslo airport


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please call for prices

We do not currently have departure dates and prices available on-line. The season may have ended for this tour, or we are still in the process of adding these details to our website. Please contact us for further details.

Holiday details

Singles
Add £56 single supplement

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Guided walking Managed locally by hotelier.

Departures

Meals
All buffet breakfasts, 6 picnics including filled flasks and buffet evening meals

Tailor-made travel

The above prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Scandinavian Airlines Heathrow to Oslo Gardermoen 10:20/13:30 transfer to hotel 3 hours Return: Transfer to Oslo Aiport 3 hours then Oslo Gardermoen to Heathrow 15:05/16:25.

Alternative Air
Flights can be arranged from most UK airports, with connecting transfers as required, prices and details on request.

Upgraded air travel
Business/club/first class fares on request.

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged from Oslo Gardermoen airport at 13:30, and back to Oslo Gardermoen airport at 09.15.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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