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Ski & Sail

The region of Sunnmore and Romsdalen Alps are well known for spectacular mountains accessible for mountaineering activities during winter and summer. We highly recommend the combination of ski mountaineering based from a sailboat to show you some of the possibilities for a “once in a lifetime” experience in these special surroundings.  We only use IVBV/ IFMGA mountainguides, who also are local and know the area well. This gives the group a unique flexibility, and is also a security issue. Season We would recommend Ski & Sail tours in this area, from February to May. Arrival We recommend arriving Molde or Trondheim. We will arrange transportation to the sailboat, approx. 15 minutes travel time from Molde Aiport. The sailing to the different touring location is an experience in itself with mountains up to 1500 m straight up from the fjords. Accommodations/Group size We have two different alternatives; one sailboat for max. 8 persons (guests), and one that could have 12 persons (guests). Both boats are fully equipped and heated for a comfortable stay even under cold and wet conditions.   What`s included Guide fees, boat rental, food for breakfast, lunches and dinner, technical group gear, rescue insurance. Not included: Alcohol on board. Transport to/from Molde/Trondheim. Equipment Please keep your luggage to a minimum. The boat is rather small and cannot accommodate excess baggage. Ideally you should arrive with a ski bag for skis, poles and boots a duffle bag with all your clothing etc and your day pack. Equipment list will be sent 2 weeks before departure. Guding ratio: 6:1 and 12:2 max Personal requirements: Experienced skiers with a good physical fitness. The most important is that the group is on a similar level. There are many hundred possibilities for ski touring in the area, for all levels.

Cross-country skiing in Trollheimen

This is a week-long cross-country skiing in the Trollheimen mountain area. This trip mainly follows groomed trails, but can be adjusted according to the group, type of equipment (metal edge skis or not) and conditions. This trip includes 3 nights in hotels, 2 nights in cabins and 1 night in a guesthouse/farm. This trip is suitable for all those in normal good health, moderate fitness, and some cross-country ski experience.    Day 1: Oppdal Meet up in Oppdal, (or pick up in Trondheim). Train from Trondheim to Oppdal approx 2 hours, train from Oslo to Oppdal, approx 5 hours. Accommodation and dinner at Skifer Hotel. Meet the guide, and go through the plan of the week. Including the most recent weather forecast and snow report.   Day 2: Oppdal After a great breakfast at the hotel, we will start with our first day of skiing in the trails nearby Oppdal, at the entrance of Trollheimen. Oppdal has about 100 km of groomed trails and endless possibilities for Nordic Skiing. Shower and dinner at Skifer Hotel   Day 3: Gjevilvasshytta After another great breakfast, we pack our bags and get ready to ski from Oppdal to Gjevilvasshytta. Approx 15 km (groomed trails) Arriving the cabin, we will prepare dinner and have the evening to relax at the cabin. Maybe we can see the Northern light as well! Gjevilvasshytta– cabin in the heart of Trollheimen.   Day 4: Vassendsetra  After a great breakfast at the cabin, as the guides have prepared, we will pack our bags and ski to our next cabin: Vassendsetra. This part will be mostly without groomed trails. (approx 15-20 km, not groomed trails, most challenging day of the tour) Dinner and accommodation at this self-served cabin. Vassendsetra– cabin by the lake of Gjevilvatnet   Day 5: Bortistu Great breakfast at Vassendsetra, before we start our days' tour to Storlidalen, and Bortistu. Today it will be an easier day in groomed trails. This final night is at a guesthouse, with showers available as well! For those who prefer to take an additional tour after arriving Bortistu, they can continue in the groomed trails to Tovatna, and back again in time for dinner! (approx 15 km – groomed trails) Bortistu   Day 6: Bortistu  Today we take a longer ski touring day in the Storlidalen valley before we drive back to Oppdal. Dinner and accommodation in Oppdal, Skifer Hotel   Day 7: Oppdal and departure After breakfast, we check out and prepare for departure. Transfer to departure city by train, or we can arrange transport to the airport in Trondheim  

Nordic Ski Høvringen til Lillehammer

This is a week-long cross-country skiing in the Rondane and Lillehammer mountain areas. You will get the full Norwegian ski experience as you travel south along the mountain plateau. This trip follows marked winter routes, with some groomed trails. This trip includes 4 nights at high mountain hotels and 2 nights at mountain cabins. This trip is suitable for all those in normal good health, moderate fitness, and some cross-country ski experience. As there is not groomed trail for the entire trip, it is recommended to have Nordic Skis with metal edges for this trip. Day 1: Arriving at Høvringen Welcome to this beautiful pearl! Accommodation: Høvringen   Day 2: Høvring- Kvamsfjellet 33 km Moderate day trip. Accommodation: Rondablikk Høyfjellshotell with the beautiful view over Rondane.   Day 3: Kvamsfjellet- Venabygdsfjellet 33 km Challenging day trip. Climb up to Eldåkampen and Eldåbu. Hilly terrain to Venabygdfjellet.  No groomed trails Accommodation: Venabu Fjellhotell or Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane   Day 4: Venabygdsfjellet - Øksendalen 25 km Beautiful mountain terrain at an altitude of 1000 m.a.s.l. Groomed regularly. Accommodation: Frisvegen Turistsenter Måsåplassen   Day 5: Øksendalen - Vetåbu 22 km Easy day - trip. Partly groomed. Accommodation: Vetåbu. Self-served DNT - cabin.    Day 6: Vetåbu - Pellestova 36 km Long day - trip. Mostly groomed. Accomondation: Pellestova Hotell Hafjell Day 7: Pellestova - via Nordseter/ Sjusjøen til Lillehammer 25/30 km Easy day - trip. Choose your distance depending on today's shape. 

Contrast Adventure is an adventure and activity company that operates throughout Norway, where nature is filled with awe-inspiring contrasts… from the ocean, long the coastline, through the fjord, and up to the plateau and mountain peaks. We can organize your ultimate Norway adventure!