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7D Christmas Ski Tour


Norwegian White Mountains ski tours south of Rondane and Jotunheimen National Parks

This tour will be open for people who love Cross country Skiing. I am also a Ski Instructor, so guests who wants to learn to ski also have the opportunity to join this tour. We stays longer at each hotel and there will be good comfort hotel to hotel transport in my high quality, warm and spacious 14 seater mini bus.

Looking for a Tour Operator who want to sell this tour for me..;)


7D Christmas Ski Tour package - Venabu Fjellhotell and Ruten Fjellstue
Dates: December 23rd - 29th...
Price: NOK 19450
Pick up from Oslo Airport, Gardemoen (OSL) and return to Lillehammer NSB train station included.
No of guests: 2-12 (Single bookings welcome as 1+1=2!)

GuideGunnar's Christmas Tour includes

  • All nights at the hotels
  • All meals (you decide if you take the lunch inside or a lunch pack and hot drink out in the nature)
  • All transfers by GuideGunnar
  • A ski course by GuideGunnar (if you need)
  • A cross country ski package (skis, ski poles, shoes, ski wax)
  • Local Beer Tasting, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub at Ruten Fjellstue
  • Pick up Oslo Airport (OSL) and return Lillehammer NSB train station

Christmas Ski tour
Day to Day program, December 23rd - 29th

Day 1, December 23rd 
3 nights accommodation at Venabu Mountain Hotel
Pickup Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) / Transfer to Venabu, with en route coffee break in Lillehammer, 220 km (route)
Get Together Dinner / Information and Ski equipment meeting by GuideGunnar

Day 2, December 24th 
Breakfast / Ski tour with GuideGunnar (I will do a ski course if you are a new beginner)
Lunch, in or outdoor (your choice) / Afternoon: Skiing with head torch, Sauna or just relax...
Christmas Dinner Party

Day 3, December 25th 
Breakfast / Ski tour with GuideGunnar (depending on the weather, we might do a longer ski tour with outdoor lunch)
Lunch, in or outdoor (your choice) / Afternoon: Skiing with head torch, Sauna or just relax...

Day 4, December 26th
3 nights accommodation at Ruten Fjellstue, Espedalen valley.
Breakfast / Ski tour with GuideGunnar
Lunch / Departure for Ruten Fjellstue, 70 km (route)
Pickup at NSB Vinstra train station for our 7D New Year Skiers (train from Oslo airport, not included in the package price)
Get Together Dinner

Day 5, December 27th
Breakfast / Ski tour with GuideGunnar
Lunch, in or outdoor (your choice) / Afternoon: Local beer tasting, including Arthur´s own beer at Ruten Fjellstue

Day 6, December 28th
Breakfast / Ski tour with GuideGunnar
Lunch, in or outdoor (your choice) / Afternoon: Outdoor Hot Tub & Sauna

Day 7, December 29th

Departure for Bergo Hotel (for the 7D New Years Ski tour), 227 km (route)
Return for our 7D Christmas Skiers to NSB Lillehammer train station (train to Oslo airport, not included in the package price) 

Special nights and Events
Christmas at Venabu Fjellhotell
Local beer tasting, including Arthur´s own beer, and Hot tub & Sauna at Ruten
New Years Eve at Bergo Hotel, Beitostølen
At Beitostølen you can also rent downhill equipment (alpine, telemark and snowboard)

Booking activities
It`s your choice how much time you spend on skis, relaxing, taking lunch inside or out on the tour. 
If you would like to join the Beer tasting and have a Hot Tub, Sauna and making Snow Angels in the snow, please tell me.
More activities can come on the program!

Dietary requirements?
If you have special needs regarding food, please inform me at the time of booking.

Traveling with your own ski equipment?
If you choose to bring your own skis, I will subtract NOK 700 for the 7D / 8D package and NOK 1200 for the 11D package.

GuideGunnar knows Norway
While most of you will know GuideGunnar as the Northern Lights guide in Tromsø, Arctic Norway, GuideGunnar has an extensive track record with guide assignments in many other parts of Norway.

From 2004 - 2007 I was running a 12 days Christmas & New Year Ski Tour, hotel to hotel in Rondane and Espedalen. I miss this tour very much which is why I will take a break from the busy Aurora rush in Tromsø offering a new version of this tour for Christmas 2015.

At Venabu I had my first assignment as a guide when I had practice from a 2-year guide school in northern Sweden, winter 1997. I enjoyed myself so well at this hotel, and I fell in love with the terrain in the area, so I continued to work there.
Achievements: 6 ski seasons on Ski Safari and a summer as hiking guide, plus I used this hotel at all Christmas ski trips, as well as a fitness- and relaxation location.

I also used Ruten Fjellstue for some of my Christmas Ski Tours and in 2007 I arranged "Cold Nights" in the mountains and forests of this beautiful valley, which lies west of Gudbrandsdalen.

After a Christmas tour, it can continue with a New Years Ski tour...
At Beitostølen village, where we will stay at Bergo Hotel, I worked as a ski instructor in alpine and telemark winter season 2000 – 2001. I was also the ski bus driver, and I did some work at the nightclub at one of the hotels. I lived at this time in Fagernes where I worked as a painter, and Beitostolen was the mountain area we used a lot in both summer and winter. I had plans in 2006 to continue the previous version of the Christmas Ski tour, by ski over the mountain from Espedalen to Beitostølen, but then the Northern Lights took me to Tromsø ...

Following this tour in January, I will drive to the north with guests on the 9D Arctic Highways! 

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