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Norefjell, Norway Photo: Innovation Norway
At Quality Hotel & Spa Norefjell, you can relax in the spa and their outdoor jacuzzi. Photo: Innovation Norway
It takes balance and experience to be a good cross country skier. Photo: Innovation Norway
A lesson of cross country skiing can be exhausting. Photo: Innovation Norway
It takes patience to learn how to do cross country skiing. Photo: Innovation Norway
Wintery landscape and snowy forests at Norefjell, a 90 minutes drive from Oslo. Photo: Innovation Norway
Our Spanish and Dutch explorers got the hang of cross country skiing. Photo: Innovation Norway
Quality Hotel & Spa Norefjell is a mountain resort with a fantastic mountain location and close to nature experiences. Photo: Innovation Norway
Relaxing in the spa after a hard day in the ski slopes. Photo: Innovation Norway
Photo: Innovation Norway

Day 3 - Skiing and wellness in Norefjell

Norefjell is a perfect place for relaxation. Our explorers get to try cross-country skiing, and end their day in the outdoor jacuzzi.

Carolin Weinkopf tells her story from this challenging, but yet relaxing day:

It’s Sunday, and we all wake up in a stylish but slightly claustrophobic hotel in Oslo. We have breakfast, loads of coffee and take an early bus to Norefjell.

Wintery landscapes line our way, trees frozen into white ornaments, lakes and rivers solidified into sculptures. The snow is so deep, the world is about to disappear underneath. Unfortunately, there’s not much time for photographs.

A heartly welcome

Arriving in the ski resort of Norefjell, we are welcomed by our Danish chef and host at the cabin hotel Recover Norefjell. After some exhausting adventures during the past days, the hotel's name is really on the program for the day.

A representative from Quality Resort Norefjell picks us up for a great buffet lunch in a cosy restaurant, surrounded by a panoramic view of picturesque woods and mountains.

Cross-country trial

After having treated all our noses with sunscreen to prevent sunburn, we get dressed to try out cross-country skiing.

Our teacher is demanding, after a rather relaxing run around a small lake, we all have to climb (or rather crawl) uphill to do our first downhill run. Huge holes in deep snow and some mad bruises remain from multiple slumps. We take it, smiling.

Spa and wellness

What awaits us after that workout might be the most comfortable and relaxing activity Norway has to offer: The Norefjell Spa. During sunset, we enjoy champagne in the hot tub, surrounded by snow, ice, fog and a breathtaking view down to the valley and its slopes. We warm up in the sauna and have a snow fight afterwards. It really could not be any better by now.

After a quick shower, we enjoy a fantastic haute cuisine dinner by the Danish chef at Recover Norefjell and his charming waiters. Shrimp, veil, panna cotta and tasty wine round up a perfect evening.

Until late at night, we sit in the cabin and work, chat and enjoy ourselves. We will all have a relaxing and deep sleep.

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Last updated:  2013-10-03

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Norefjell, Norway - Photo: Innovation Norway

Day 3 - Skiing and wellness in Norefjell

Norefjell is a perfect place for relaxation. Our explorers get to try cross-country skiing, and end their day in the outdoor jacuzzi.

Day 3 - Skiing and wellness in Norefjell

Source: Visitnorway

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