Norway Ski Holidays Skiing & Snowboarding around the Ski Resorts of Norwegian Lapland

Ski holidays in Norway - stunning scenery, pristine forests, fjords, glaciers and guaranteed snow - this is Norwegian Lapland in the Arctic Circle.

There is a myth that most of the skiing in Norwayis cross-country orientated. Whilst there is km after km of cross-country trails, there is some really good downhill terrain for all levels and some serious back-country ski touring if you fancy going off the beaten track for an adventure you'll never forget!

Plus, from around October to March, there is the incredible natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis to give them their correct name - blue, green and yellow streams of light high in the night sky.

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Ski Holidays - Best Time To Visit

The Norwegian ski holiday season typically lasts a good six months from early November through to May and normally with very good snow conditions throughout. Norway has many ski resorts with some being world class including Lillihammer and Voss which hosted the 1994 Olympic games.

There are over 18000km of pistes in Norway spread across more than 200 ski resorts. However, if you don't fancy skiing, there are plenty of other good fun things to try from snowmobile safaris, ice fishing and snow shoeing to name a few.

Region Popular ski resorts
Östliches Hemsedal
Östliches Trysil
Östliches Lillehammer
Östliches Geilo
Südliches Voss
Nordfjord Stryn

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In summer, the snowy mountain tops remain but the valleys give way to warm days where most of the popular outdoor activities take place including:

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • White water rafting

One of the most popular summer activities is to head to some of the fjords that are close to several ski resorts including Folgefonna. The fjords are simply stunning and are an ideal day trip.

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Summer Skiing Holidays

If you still have that itch for skiing during the summer then Norway has various ski centres that let you do just that. The 3 largest summer ski holiday areas are...

Stryn on the Jostedalsbreen Glacier (1600m)

Galdhøpiggen on the Juvbreen Glacier (2469m)

Folgefonna Glacier

Our view on skiing in Norway

Norway is a country with so much natural beauty from it's glacial mountains to it's amazing fjords and is a country waiting to be explored any time of year. With snow almost guaranteed, a Norwegian ski holiday also provides the greatest light show on Earth - the amazing Northern Lights...

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