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Venabu/Olso March 22-30, 2020:

You will transfer directly to Venabu from Sjusjøen on Sunday March 22 and spend two days in Oslo at the end of your trip.

VenabuVenabu is a Mountain Lodge located on "Venabygdfjellet" a friendly mountain plateau at an altitude around 950 meters. It is situated on the east side of The Gudbrandsdalen Valley and just south of Rondane National Park. Right outside the door you will find a network of 140K of machine groomed trails where you will have choices of easy short loops as well as longer tours climbing up to an altitude of around 1500 meters. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to venture into Rondane National Park where the trails are staked only (not machine groomed). Venabu offer guided Ski Safaris into the Park (for a fee). You may rent back country skis at Venabu. Guided Snow Shoeing Tours to the spectacular ice falls at "Myfallet" are also a popular option. Accommodations are in simple but comfortable rooms with private bathrooms (heated floors).

Meals are: Traditional Big Norwegian breakfast.Venabu skier You make your own Trail Lunch from the breakfast buffet. The evening Buffet Dinners are a fabulous spread of traditional Norwegian dishes with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.
The atmosphere is cozy with comfortable lounging areas for reading, playing games, listen to piano music, socializing and dancing. You will find two saunas, an Exercise room, TV room and a ski room with a well-equipped waxing area and helpful staff.
Venabu is more remote than Sjusjøen. There is a large Kiwi supermarket/ general store but not much of a village. – just some private cabins dotted around the area. The closest small town is Ringebu located in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley - 19K down from the mountain where you will find a few stores and a nice old Stave Church dating back to ca 1250 AD. There is no public transportation between Venabu and Ringebu, but you may reserve the Hotel Van (for a fee) if you wish to go there.

Contact: Solveig Olson E-mail solveigjolson@gmail.com  Phone: 612-377-2483 or 612-770-7440