Outdoor activities in Norway
Folgefonn is mainland Norway’s third-largest icefield and offers summer skiing, snowboarding and sledding from mid-June to October. For more information, contact the Folgefonn Sommar Skisenter. Short tours to the ski centre leave from Jondal Quay at 10.30am from mid-June to mid-August and return at 3.30pm. From Odda, weekend glacier trips run to Odda Turlag’s Holmaskjær mountain hut; contact the tourist office for details. Anyone in good physical condition with warm clothing and sturdy footwear can take a guided hike up the lovely Buer valley followed by a glacier walk on the Buer arm of Folgefonn (minimum three persons, Nkr400 per person, including crampons and ice…
In winter, Alaskan Husky Tours organises two-hour excursions by dog-sled (adult/child/12-18-year-old Nkr590/190/290) or horse-drawn sleigh (Nkr600 per hour for four people); in summer dog-cart trips offer an all-you’ll-get-at-this-time-of-year substitute. Its office is in Os, 22km southwest of Røros, but reservations can be made at the tourist office in Røros. You can also join a winter day trip to the Southern Sami tent camp at Pinstitjønna, 3km from Røros, where you’ll dine on reindeer and learn such unique skills as ice-fishing and axe-throwing. The three-hour tour costs around Nkr500 per person (minimum 10 people).