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In Norway, you can go cross-country skiing almost anywhere. Still, some destinations have made it extra-convenient and fun for ski enthusiasts – hardcore athletes, families and beginners alike.

Experience the best of Norwegian winter – both with and without skis. Join guided tours or a ski school, and rest your legs the following day at spas, tasty restaurants, and more. Why not go on a dog sledding trip or fly down a toboggan run?

The major alpine ski resorts in Norway also offer fantastic opportunities for cross-country skiing. They have an impressive network of groomed trails, which means you can easily combine different activities.

Several of the country's most visited cross-country destinations are easily accessible, located in the mountain areas of Eastern Norway.

In Lillehammer and the Gudbrandsdalen valley, you'll find no less than eleven popular cross-country areas! These include Venabygdsfjellet, Gålå, Rondablikk in the Kvamsfjellet area, Skeikampen and Sjusjøen, which is known as one of Norway's best cross-country skiing destinations.

In Hallingdal, more than 2,000 kilometres of groomed trails await, many centred around Geilo, Golsfjellet, Hemsedal and Nesbyen.

Hovden, Beitostølen, Trysil, and Oppdal also offer superb conditions for cross-country. And from the capital, you can take the metro straight to the fantastic Oslomarka forest.

You can also find trails in dreamlike terrain in Fjord Norway and Northern Norway.

In Fjord Norway, you can check out the lighted ski trails in Nordfjordeid, Voss Resort and Årmotslia by Myrkdalen Fjellandsby in Voss. Or take your skis up Mount Fløyen (with or without the lovely funicular) in Bergen for a cross-country experience close to the city.

North of the Arctic Circle, almost every small town and city offers networks of groomed trail. Go on a cross-country adventure in Alta, Harstad, Mo i Rana, Vesterålen, Bardufoss or the mountain resort Måselv Fjellandsby. If you want to try the ski tracks where the Norwegian cross-country star Vegard Ulvang grew up, Kirkenes is the place to go.

Combine a city holiday with ski adventures in Bodø and Tromsø, or visit Jakobsbakken in Sulitjelma, where the Norwegian national team sometimes go to train. Svalbard is also - unsurprisingly – a skier's dream.

Who knows, maybe you'll get the chance to go on a ski trip while the northern lights dance across the night sky!

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