Ski & Fjord Explorer Ski Safari
Combine the breathtaking scenery of the Norwegian fjords with the country’s favourite winter pastime - skiing.
Think Norway and more often than not the fjords and their dramatic scenery spring to mind. Most visit in the summertime when their tranquility can be undermined by their popularity. This trip, however, gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy their unrivalled beauty and serenity during the blissfully quiet winter months. Plus, you get to combine this with Norway’s favourite winter pastime - skiing - on uncrowded and snowsure slopes. It’s the perfect combination.
We’ve put together our suggestion of how to combine some of Norway’s best winter activities and scenery.
All our ski safaris are completely customisable, so we can tailor the itinerary to suit your preferences - whether that means more skiing, more sightseeing, or different resorts and attractions.
Request a quotation online or call us on 01273 224 068 and we’ll create a personalised itinerary just for you.
Fly into Bergen and meet your driver at the airport. Typically, you'll be in Myrkdalen by late afternoon. The drive to Myrkdalen will give you an idea of the epic scale of the fjords, with the road following that of the Oslo Bergen railway until it starts to climb up to the resort. It takes around two hours to get to the resort from the airport, journeying alongside fjords, mountains and waterfalls.
Spend five days in Myrkdalen on half board basis at the 4* Myrkdalen Hotel which features spacious, modern rooms and excellent food. Each morning you'll ski less than 50 metres from the hotel to the chairlift to enjoy one of Europe’s most snowsure resorts, where five metres of snow falls every winter
While the resort has wonderfully gentle terrain for beginners, there are plenty of challenges for intermediates. If you're more experienced, there is some really exciting off-piste to be had too - as discovered by Fall-Line magazine back in 2017. Some of the off-piste terrain hits 45 degrees and retains excellent powder conditions even late into the season - the lifts in Myrkdalen are open right up to 01 May.
Following your stay in Myrkdalen, the fjord adventure begins with a short journey (45 minutes) to Gudvangen, a small Viking village surrounded by mountains with amazing views down the valley and across the water.
Here you join one of the most dramatic fjord trips in the world, exploring the UNESCO recognised Nærøyfjord (the narrowest on the planet), journeying by boat to Flåm (2 hours).
Visiting during the quiet and uncrowded winter months, you’ll find it hard to believe this small village is one of Norway’s top three summer attractions. The seasonal contrast is almost as dramatic as the scenery. Bordering the banks of the Aurlandsfjord and surrounded by steep snow-capped mountains and frozen waterfalls, Flåm is a real treat for the senses.
Enjoy two nights at the historic Fretheim Hotel. Use this as your base to explore the fjords, perhaps try an exhilarating high-speed rib boat ride, or take things at your own pace with a snowshoe excursion. During your stay, a tour of the panoramic views of the Aurlandsfjord is included - be prepared to have your breath taken away. The Stegastein Viewpoint, elevated 650 metres above the Aurlandsfjord, cantilevers you 30 metres out from the mountainside so you can enjoy the spectacular views.
On your final day, join the spectacular narrow-gauge Flåm Railway. Ascending from sea level through 867 metres to the mountaintop, the 20 km journey winds its way through some 20 tunnels, past waterfalls and stunning views. An unforgettable train journey lasting approximately 40 minutes where it terminates at Myrdal.
Oslo or Bergen
From Myrdal, you can choose whether you’d like to travel home via either Oslo or Bergen. You can also choose to enhance your stay with an overnight in either city. Immerse yourself in Norwegian culture with a night or two in Norway's capital, Oslo, staying in the luxurious 5* spa hotel, The Thief, or one of your choosing. Alternatively, you can stay in the historic city of Bergen enjoying the harbour and Norwegian cuisine.