The ultimate winter survival experience, spend two nights in the Norwegian wilderness on this cross country excursion in Ryfylke.
Travel deep into Rogaland county on this cross country adventure and disconnect from the everyday. Accompanied by an experienced guide, learn about arctic customs and rural lifestyle - from pulk cross country skiing, local cuisine and even how to build your own snow cave – spending an evening in a handmade shelter on this once in a lifetime experience!
This activity is run & operated from Stavanger and travels to Hunnedalen in Rogaland County. Travelling up to 9km using cross country skis or snowshoes, this itinerary includes an overnight stay in a mountain lodge in Sirdal/Ryfylke.
Meet your guide in Stavanger for this two-day cross country excursion in Ryfylke. A chance to experience rural living in one of the world’s most unforgiving winter environments, this tour travels into the heart of Frafjordheiane Nature Reserve – a landscape renowned for its dense Boreal Forest, undisturbed landscape and isolated human settlements. On day one, you will travel to Ryfylke where you’ll check into a traditional mountain lodge – spending the rest of the day practising you cross country skiing technique (or snowshoeing if you prefer) in the sloping valleys and enjoying traditional Norwegian cuisine. Rising early, a hearty breakfast will set the pace for the day – kitting up for a 9km cross country hike into the unknown. On reaching a clearing, the afternoon will be spent creating your snow caves for the evening - supervised by your nature guide. After an evening around the fire, it’s time to curl up and enjoy a night’s sleep in your hand-built snow cave! The next morning, you’ll make your way back to Ryfylke where return transport will be waiting to take you back to Stavanger.
Suitable for anyone of good physical fitness, this cross country snow cave experience includes all camping & skiing (or snowshoe) equipment. The trail is marked and added tracks for skiing. Depending on snow- and weather conditions, it may become demanding in some areas. Some skiing experience is desirable, but not mandatory.