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Winter in
Eastern Norway

Plan your trip today!

Fresh air, rosy cheeks, and action all day!

Skiing, ice bathing, hot saunas, and a lot of other fun activities await.

Have a cosy time on a tranquil and serene winter escape.

...or go on a city break to the new capital of Nordic cool – Oslo!

Eastern Norway transforms into a winter wonderland during the colder months. Explore winter activities like downhill and cross-country skiing, dog sledding, tobogganing, or visit the capital Oslo and try its steaming hot saunas, right on the fjord!

In winter, Eastern Norway transforms into a playground for a wide range of wonderful activities and experiences, including alpine skiing and cross-country skiing on scenic trails, ice skating, and ice fishing on frozen lakes.

How about a winter escape to Norway's capital Oslo, with shopping, hot saunas, spas, and world-class art museums?

Why not combine the two? Eastern Norway is a great destination for families, adventure seekers, and art lovers — anyone who loves the good life!

Most of the biggest ski resorts in the country are located in the mountains of Eastern Norway.

A winter alpine skiing paradise for the whole family!

There are also kilometre after kilometre of groomed cross-country skiing trails.

No skis? No problem!
There are plenty of fun winter activities you can do without skis in Eastern Norway.

Here are a few other ways to enjoy the snow:

Go for a ride with these happy fellas!

Try your hand as a dog musher or enjoy the ride as a passenger.

Dog sledding is available near Oslo, LillehammerGeilo, and Beitostølen.

Ride through the wintry landscape on a fatbike!

Thick wheels ensure good traction on both powdery snow and hard ice.

Ice bathing is Norway's new national sport! You'll now find steaming hot saunas all around Eastern Norway. Jumping into a frozen fjord before rushing inside a steaming sauna is a truly invigorating experience.

Do you dare to try it?

You can also fulfil your childhood dreams of living in a super-cool treehouse. Utsiktsredet is a treetop cabin in Brumunddal. It's just one of many unique places to stay in Eastern Norway.

The Wall Street Journal recently called Oslo the "Newest capital of Nordic cool". We can assure you that it's not just due to the city's winter temperatures.

Experience innovative architecture and world-classmuseums, including MUNCH and the National Museum.

Norwegians are used to city life in winter and love making it as koselig as possible.

Sip home-made hot chocolate at a café, or enjoy a meal at one of Oslo's many tasty restaurants...

... or stroll through charming neighbourhoods. Go shopping ...

... or head to Vigelandsparken sculpture park in Oslo. The park is home to 214 sculptures comprising more than 600 figures made by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland.

December is a great time to visit Eastern Norway. If you're lucky, you might experience a white Christmas!

You'll find several bright Christmas markets, especially in and around Oslo. The capital has become a very popular destination for a pre-Christmas adventure, so book early!

Feeling a bit like an icicle after being outside all day?

Relax in a spa hotel by the sea or in the mountains. Why not bring someone special for a romantic winter getaway?

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