Cross-country skiing Norway: Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane National Park

8 Days

Your trip

Norway SpidsbergseterCross-country skiing where it is most beautiful!


Spidsbergseter Mountain Hotel is located on a high mountain plateau, just 2.5 km south of Rondane National Park.

Up to 150 km of prepared or marked cross-country ski trails await you directly at the hotel. You will visit one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing areas in Norway. Due to its excellently groomed trails and its scenic diversity, it is very suitable for beginners as well as for advanced skiers.

After being active during the day, you can relax in the hotel’s pool or sauna. In the evening, end the day by the open fireplace in the cozy lounge areas.

For variety, the hotel offers, for example, dog sledding tours, or snowshoeing.

Your hotel

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In 1919, Hans Spidsberg built a summer farm in the Ringebu Mountains. Gradually, the farm was converted for the hotel business and has been family owned since the beginning. Today you are greeted by a modern mountain hotel that has been expanded around the heart of the hotel, the summer farm.

Catering

The hotel’s restaurant offers a wonderful view of the winter landscape. As far as possible, mainly local products are offered.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet
At noon: self-prepared packed lunch from the breakfast buffet and filled, own thermos (coffee or hot water)
Afternoon tea
Evening: cold and hot buffet or 3-course menu

Special meal requests (e.g. gluten-free) please specify when booking.

Room

All rooms are equipped with shower, toilet and TV.

The double or twin rooms have a beautiful view and balcony (shared). Please specify when booking if you want a twin room (with two separate beds).

Single or family rooms are also available on request.

Free time

After a hard day on the trail, you can relax in the hotel’s pool area with steam bath, various saunas, whirlpool, climbing wall, waterfall and more.

You can end the evening comfortably by candlelight at the fireplace.

Requirements & route

You are in one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing areas in Norway. The cross-country skiing area includes up to 150 km of groomed and marked trails. The vast plateaus south of Rondane National Park offer a healthy mix of open fell landscapes and peaks with great views of the national park mountains. But sheltered, gently wintry birch forests are also on your routes. Because of the many connecting trails, tours of different lengths and difficulty levels can be combined depending on your mood. The staff at the hotel will be very happy to advise you on your choice of tours.
All trails are suitable for the classic technique, about 50 km are specially prepared also for skating.Since you are on your own, you can determine your own pace and the length of the routes. If you are inexperienced on skis, the hotel also offers cross-country skiing lessons. You can decide, arrange and pay directly on the spot at your leisure.

Program

In addition to the stunningly beautiful cross-country skiing terrain, the house offers varied winter activities every week throughout the winter. The following sample activities are not included in the tour price. You can arrange, book and pay for activities directly on site. However, you can also inform us in advance so that we can discuss availability and, if necessary, make a reservation. can be booked through us or directly with the hotel the day before the activity.

Equipment

Since you are skiing on groomed trails, normal cross-country skis are suitable for the classic or skating technique.

You can rent skis, boots and poles. When booking, we take your body and shoe size.

The house offers you a very well equipped ski cellar with possibilities for waxing.

Arrival by plane and train

From Oslo Gardermoen Airport or directly from Oslo Central Station you can take the train to Ringebu. You will be on the road for about 2.5 hours. From there, the hotel bus will pick you up by prior arrangement. Please book the option Transfer Person at the same time. The trip costs from about 45,- EUR / person there & back.

Timetables and tickets for Norwegian Railways can be found here: Norwegian State Railways.

Arrival by car / ferry

If you would like to travel by car, the Colorline ferry mini-cruise from Kiel to Oslo is a great option.

We will be happy to make you a package offer for the trip including ferry crossing. The drive from Oslo to the hotel takes about 4 hours. We recommend that you take snow chains with you.

Country information

Please note: The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed. Please also see our entry information for Norway on our Country Information page.

We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. you can find a quote on our travel insurance page.

Unforgettable

  • the night after: an evening by the fireplace, the warmth of the in-house sauna, the darkness of the night ...
  • the vastness of Norway in front of your eyes and the top-tracked trails (classic & skating) under your feet
  • Add to your tour a dog sled "flight", a snowshoe hike and offers of the house on site

From day to day

Arrival :
Day 1

Arrival airport / train

From Oslo Gardermoen Airport or directly from Oslo Central Station you can take the train to Ringebu (about 2.5 hours). From there, the hotel bus will pick you up by prior arrangement (from approx. 43,- EUR / person there & back). You can find timetables and tickets for Norwegian Railways here: Norwegian State Railways

Arrival by car / ferry

If you would like to travel by car, the Colorline ferry mini-cruise from Kiel to Oslo is a great option. We will be happy to make you a package offer for the trip including ferry crossing. The drive from Oslo to the hotel takes about 3.5 hours. We recommend taking snow chains with you!

Dinner
Your tours :
Days 2 ... 7

Towards the horizon – cross country skiing

Every day you can explore the seemingly endless Venabygdsfjellet cross-country ski area on cross-country skis.

Directly from the hotel you can enjoy up to 150 km of prepared or marked cross-country ski trails. You are in one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing areas in Norway. It takes you across open fell landscapes with great views of the mountains of the national park and also through protected, quiet birch forests. Because of the many connecting trails, you can go on tours of different lengths and difficulty levels, depending on your mood. The staff at the hotel will be very happy to advise you on your choice of tours. If required, you can also book private cross-country skiing lessons. An overview of the cross-country skiing area and the currently groomed trails can be found here: Cross-country skiing area Venabygdsfjellet.

Other activities

Whenever snow conditions allow, the house offers varied winter activities. Register spontaneously whenever you like – and if necessary for an extra charge – for the following activities directly at the hotel:

  • Introduction to cross country skiing technique & private cross country ski lessons
  • Guided snowshoe hike
  • Dog sledding tour – an exciting and wonderful experience!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Individual departure or extension :
Day 8

Individual departure

… or you linger a little longer on site. We are happy to offer you additional nights.

Breakfast

Your package

... contains

  • 7 nights in the booked room type + possible additional nights
  • 3/4 board (breakfast buffet, self prepared packed lunch and refilled own thermos flask, afternoon tea, 3-course dinner menu or buffet)
  • Admission to the pool area with use of swimming pool and sauna
  • Free WLAN use in the room
  • Free coffee or tea for the duration of your stay: please let the hotel know the night before if you are staying on site for the day

... additionally on request

  • Arrival, we will be happy to help you with booking a (car) ferry
  • Extra offers of the house such as dog sledding tours and the like.
  • Skis, ski boots and poles

Dates and prices

Arrival 2024: preferably on Saturdays, but also possible daily on request in …
Season 1 01.01. – 24.01. + 11.04. – 16.04.
Season 2 25.01. – 24.03.
Season 3 23.12. – 30.12.
Season 4 25.03. – 10.04. (Easter)
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Double room w. breakfast 1.000 € 1.100 € 1.200 € 1.300 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.300 € 1.400 € 1.500 € 1.600 €
Apartment (please book “vacation apartment”) 1.250 € 1.350 € 1.450 € 1.550 €
Mountain Suite (please book “Double Room Premium”) 1.700 € 1.800 € 1.900 € 2.000 €
Children
Child up to 5 years 0 € 0 € 0 € 0 €
1st child 5 … 15 years 250 € 250 € 250 € 250 €
2nd child 5 … 15 years 360 € 360 € 360 € 360 €
Additional nights and options
Double room w. breakfast 125 € 140 € 155 € 170 €
Single room w. breakfast 160 € 175 € 190 € 205 €
Apartment 150 € 165 € 180 € 195 €
Mountain Suite 215 € 230 € 245 € 260 €
Ski course: 90 minutes 100 € 100 € 100 € 100 €
Transfer hotel – train station Ringebu (there and back) / pers 60 € 60 € 60 € 60 €
Ski rental
Skis, boots, poles per travel package 135 €
Ski, boots, poles per additional day 15 €
What rooms does the house offer?

You can book single, double or even family rooms with extra beds for children.
All rooms are equipped with shower, toilet and TV.
The double or twin rooms have a beautiful view and partitioned balcony.
Please specify when booking if you want a twin room (with two separate beds).

With surcharge you can book alternatively to the rooms:
– a Mountain – Suite. Please choose ‘Double Room Premium’ or
– an apartment. Please select ‘Holiday apartment’.

What recreational facilities does the house offer?

After a hard day on the trail, you can relax in the hotel’s pool area with steam bath, various saunas, whirlpool, climbing wall, waterfall and more.

You can end the evening comfortably by candlelight at the fireplace.

What meals does the house offer?

The hotel’s restaurant offers a wonderful view of the winter landscape. As far as possible, mainly local products are offered.
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet
At noon: self-prepared packed lunch from the breakfast buffet and filled, own thermos (coffee or hot water)
Afternoon tea
Dinner: cold and hot buffet or 3-course menu.
Please specify special meal requests (e.g. gluten-free) when booking.

What demands do the tours and trails place on my skills?

The cross-country skiing area includes up to 150 km of groomed or marked trails. The wide plateaus south of Rondane National Park offer a healthy mix of open landscape and peaks, and in the south the birch forest protecting from the wind.

All trails are suitable for the classic technique, about 50 km are specially prepared also for skating.
Since you are on your own, you can determine your own pace and the length of the routes. The staff at the hotel will be happy to advise you on site and give valuable tips for the most beautiful routes.

If you are inexperienced on skis, the hotel also offers cross-country skiing lessons. It increases the joy of skiing immensely when you master the technique!

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

What equipment should I bring?

Since you are skiing on groomed trails, normal cross-country skis are suitable for the classic or skating technique.
You can rent skis, boots and poles. When booking, we take your body and shoe size.
Very well equipped ski cellar with facilities for waxing available.

Are there child discounts and family discounts?

Yes. With 2 adults in a double room you can stay max. Book 2 extra beds.
For prices of the 8-day package and any additional days, please refer to the booking on this page.
Children under 5 years in double room with parents are free.

What do I have to consider when entering Norway?

EU citizens (who do not have any special circumstances, e.g. dual citizenship, primary residence abroad or provisionally issued travel documents) require a valid identity card or passport for entry to Norway, which must be valid for at least the next three months after the end of the journey. must be valid for 6 months. If you have another citizenship or more than one citizenship, or if you have special legal requirements, please contact us before booking your trip.

Information in connection with COVID 19: Due to the current situation, please inform yourself about the current travel advice and hygiene rules for Norway from the German Foreign Office before you travel: Current travel advice and hygiene rules.

Are there transfers to the hotel?

Yes. Please ask at the time of booking:
Transfer from / to Ringebu train station (round trip): from approx. 45,- €
Ferry crossing Kiel – Oslo – Kiel with Color Line: price on request

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