Itinerary Highlights
  • Explore Oslo and then adventure out into the vastness of Norway's immaculate countryside
  • Get a taste of Norway's relaxed lifestyle nestled in a private hotel; an intimate cocoon with a fireplace and lavish cuisine
  • The itinerary includes dog sledding, ice fishing, and a private sauna.
  • Includes access to our local Concierge, and all our usual additional services

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Your winter escape


Norway in winter here sees the sun disappearing below the horizon early, the pristine landscape of the Far North, dog-sledding getaways across the vast plateaus of Lapland... but also hard-to-reach places requiring multiple connections and longer travel times. Yet just a few hours' drive from Oslo, the Valdres region offers a condensed version of landscapes and vibes that are 100% Made in Norway. This trip is designed to experience the Norwegian winter as a couple, as close to nature as possible, in the comfort of beautiful hotels. Near Jotunheimen National Park, in the heart of forests covered in snow and dotted with frozen lakes, you'll stay in a hotel that screams charm, an ideal place to experience this winter break together.
The itinerary includes a dog-sledding ride to experience what it's like to be a musher, and a snowshoe expedition followed by ice fishing. The rest of the time, you have a hire car and GPS to roam freely around Heggenes, as well as the assistance of our on-site Concierge. And not forgetting, of course, invigorating sauna sessions and evenings by the fire wrapped in a blanket. This is what winter is supposed to be!

Your countryside hotel in Heggenes


An exceptional setting, a natural, warm welcome, beautifully designed rooms and good food - it's got the lot. Nestled between Hegge Fiord and Jotunheimen National Park, Norway's highest mountain range, and sitting at an altitude of 1,640ft, this charming hotel is surrounded by forests and lakes. It is a pretty wooden house, typical of the architecture of the Valdres region. The rooms and suites are themed by country (Rome suite, French room, Swedish room, New York suite etc.), which reflects the creativity of the owners, who are an ex-graphic designer and interior designer respectively. The homeowners are attentive and have a keen interest in the region, and they are always around to help their guests. At the restaurant, you can enjoy delicious food cuisine that stays true to its roots, enjoyed next to a wood-burning stove that gives off a gentle heat. The hotel is everything you need to relax - including the sauna, which you will have private access to for an evening.

Oslo, the capital


Oslo, an understated capital, set in the valley of a fjord at the edge of the vast pine and larch forests. You can stop off here to admire the towering buildings, meander the colourful houses of the surrounding villages or hike through the forests of Nordmarka.

Route

Everything is 100% tailored to you
DAY 1

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO OSLO

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO OSLO
Arrival in Oslo and two night stay in the heart of the Norwegian capital. Your hotel is a true Scandinavian palace, combining Gustavian and Victorian styles. Owned by the same family since the early 20th century, its perfect location and unique charm and good restaurants make this a destination of choice.
Included - The Oslo Pass is the perfect way to get the most out of the capital's culture. The 48-hour pass offers free access to 30 museums and attractions, public transport, municipal swimming pools and walks. Discounts are also available on excursions, the TusenFryd attraction park and in selected restaurants and shops.

DAY 2

OSLO

Enjoy a day exploring Oslo, including the castle, the Royal Palace, the National Gallery of Fine Arts, the Munch Museet, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the trendy Hegdehaugsveien district.
In the itinerary - A few hours with a local guide. Passionate about Norway, they know Oslo in detail, from the hotspots to the capital's best-kept secrets. Take an impromptu walk through the city and get the chance to talk about everyday living in Norway and gather a wealth of tips for the rest of your trip.

DAYS 3 to 6

OSLO - HEGGENES

Pick up your hire car and head north to Heggenes. The village sits between the Hegge fjord and Jotunheimen National Park in the Valdres region. It is well-known for its large woodland and lake areas; a large, life-size playground for hiking, fishing or cycling in summer, and more than 621 miles of cross-country ski trails in winter. The area is also home to six of the country's 28 standing wooden churches, including Hegge Stavkirke, which is close to Heggenes. Stay for four nights in the heart of the forest, in a cosy and exquisite setting. Its traditional wooden architecture has a welcoming and intimate interior.
In the itinerary - Snowshoeing and ice fishing to really get into the spirit of the traditions of the Far North. Snowshoes on, you'll leave your gear to be carried by the sled and set off for a walk to a frozen lake, where you'll learn how to ice fish.
In the itinerary – Dog-sledding safari around Beitolstolen, mushing your own pack of dogs. This tour is suitable for everyone, whether you are with your partner, family or friends. No experience required.
In the itinerary - There's nothing like a private sauna for an evening to recharge your batteries after a day hiking the snow-covered forests.

DAY 7

HEGGENES – OSLO – RETURN FLIGHT

Return to Oslo and drop off hire car. Return flight.

A la carte

Christmas or New Year's Eve Dinner


Spend Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve at the fine-dining restaurant in your hotel in Heggenes.
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A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £2,300 to £2,900 per person. A fixed price would not make sense for a bespoke journey. The cost varies depending on several factors, including level of service, duration and how far in advance the trip is booked. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £2400 per person.
  • International flights with a scheduled airline
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Four-day car hire
  • Three-night stay in Heggenes in a double room, full-board
  • Two-night stay in Osla in a double room with breakfast
  • A half-day private tour with an Oslo resident
  • 48-hour Oslo Pass
  • Private use of the sauna for an evening
  • A dog-sledding trip
  • Snowshoe expedition followed by ice fishing
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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