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Fefor Hotel, Fefor

Highlands – a cross-country skier's paradise 
 
The historic Fefor Hotel’s secluded position above a lake in its own woodland dale is magnificent. With miles of first-rate cross-country trails from the door through beautiful scenery, this is a cross-country skier’s paradise. After skiing, make use of the wide-ranging leisure facilities.
 

Holiday information

 

A winter holiday in Fefor,

a cross-country skier’s paradise
In the heart of highland Norway, amid the mountains described so lyrically by Henrik Ibsen in his epic poem about the adventures of his legendary hero, Peer Gynt, is this deeply traditional upland valley and the small settlement of Fefor. A cross-country skier’s paradise, this area also has a real sense of history, with Captain Scott staying here in 1891 to train for his Arctic expeditions, and the first King of Norway, Haakon VII, learning to ski on the fjells which surround the lake.
Set above this frozen lake, in its own woodland dale, the historic Fefor mountain hotel offers a real slice of a bygone era, with its tranquil, relaxed atmosphere, good food and proud traditions of hospitality. This is truly the place to get away from it all!
 

Our expert says

“If you’ve tried cross-country skiing before and the idea of full days on the trails followed by a good dinner and bed sounds like bliss, this is the place for you! This is ‘pure Norway’ – a typical wooden hotel surrounded by rolling fells.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 
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Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the trails and explore at a pace that suits you. 
  • 200km; suited to intermediates & advanced
    This traditional upland valley is the perfect place to cross-country ski, with trails leading directly from the hotel around the frozen lake and up onto the fjells. The initial descent from the hotel to the lake shore is better suited to more accomplished skiers (or at least those who are confident skiing downhill, though there is no shame in walking!), but once down by the lake, you have numerous options to explore. Venture onto any of the trails around Fefor and you’ll spot signs for the Peer Gynt Trail, a 90-kilometre route which passes through some of Norway’s most dramatic scenery. Access to all trails is free of charge.

    Here are some of our favourite options:

    Around the lake: up to 10km
    Beginning with a fairly steep descent to the lakeside, this pretty route then continues through the trees on easy, gently undulating tracks. You can choose to turn around and retrace your route to the hotel at any point, or complete the full circuit of the lake.

    Feforkampen: 11km
    This trail offers some wonderful views as it leads around the base of Feforkampen – the hill which sits just behind the hotel. The downhill sections toward the end of the route are quite challenging, and some skill is required to navigate these.

    To Haakon’s hytte: 27km
    An excellent option for more experienced skiers, this route follows a waymarked back-country trail to reach the historic cabin of King Haakon VII. Norway’s first king often visited this hut with his family, and his son and successor – the much-loved King Olav V – even learnt to ski here. The final kilometre of ascent is fairly steep, but once you reach the cabin you are rewarded with a real sense of achievement and some tremendous views.
    Trails through the trees
    Plenty of places to stop for a break
  • Snowshoeing, curling & more
    People come to Fefor to enjoy the superb cross-country skiing, however, the hotel does organise a weekly programme of other activities away from the trails.

    Snowshoeing
    Explore Fefor’s snow-laden forests and silent fjells on snowshoes and you’ll enjoy a unique sense of discovering a pristine wintry wilderness. One highly recommended route heads up Feforkampen (1,157m), from where there are far-reaching views toward the Rondane and Jotunheimen National Parks.

    Ice-skating & curling
    The hotel has its own ice rink which is open daily – providing conditions are cold enough and there is not too much snow. Ice skates can be borrowed free of charge from the hotel and curling stones are also available for use by guests.

    Ice-fishing
    Head down to the lake to take part in this most Scandinavian of pastimes. Learn the art of cutting a hole in the ice and how to attract the fish to the hook, before sitting down and waiting for a bite!

    Dog-sledding
    There is nothing equal to speeding across frozen landscapes at the helm of a dog-sled. The feeling of connection with the huskies – and with your beautiful surroundings – is indescribable. A must-try activity!
    Snowshoe hikes
    Try curling on the hotel's own rink
  • Special events
    There is a special programme of activities throughout the festive period: enjoy a celebratory dinner and live music on Christmas Eve; and welcome the New Year with a fireworks display, dancing and plenty more festivities.
 

Where you stay

It is hard to beat the seclusion of the Fefor Hotel (altitude: 950m) – aside from a handful of cabins, it sits alone amid a magnificent white wilderness. This is tranquil mountain Norway at its very best.
Fefor Hotel

Bedrooms

 

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  • 7 nights: 19 December 2020 - 02 January 2021 & 04 January 2021 - 05 April 2021

    Start any day* | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    19 Dec - 20 Dec 2020 £1495
    26 Dec - 27 Dec 2020 £1540
    04 Jan - 20 Jan 2021 £1345
    21 Jan - 10 Feb 2021 £1395
    11 Feb - 14 Feb 2021 £1495
    15 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 £1395
    01 Mar - 29 Mar 2021 £1345

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    * Start days: 19-27 Dec Saturday/Sunday; all other dates any day

    Included travel: SAS Heathrow-Oslo# (2h10) (out dep 1020, home arr 1830; hold luggage included), connecting journey by rail from Oslo Airport (2h45) and transfer (0h30)
    #Saturday variation & Sunday 27 Dec: British Airways (out dep 0725, home arr 1820; hold luggage included). NB outward connecting rail departs 3h40 after flight arrival

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Fefor Hotel, Fefor
    Mini-suite: 19 Dec - 05 Apr 2021 £80
    Single room: 19 Dec - 05 Apr 2021 £0
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Oslo (latest flight arrival time: 1515 Sun-Fri, 1330 Sat; earliest flight departure time: 1640)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Oslo. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen) Loganair,  SAS 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Amsterdam KLM 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Bergen SAS 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Copenhagen SAS 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Stavanger SAS 
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    Birmingham - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Copenhagen) SAS 
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    Bristol - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Durham Tees Valley - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Edinburgh - Oslo (Gardermoen) SAS 
    Edinburgh - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Humberside - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Heathrow - Oslo (Gardermoen) British Airways,  SAS 
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    Luton - Oslo (Gardermoen) Wizz Air 
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    Stansted - Oslo (Gardermoen) Ryanair 
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    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen) SAS 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Copenhagen SAS 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Heathrow SAS 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Stockholm SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Oslo. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • daily afternoon snacks & cake
  • use of cross-country trails
  • detailed documentation
  • flights from London (regional options available)
  • rail & taxi from/to Oslo
 
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FAQs

  • If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, or during school holidays, you should definitely pre-book lessons. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of options that we can arrange for you in advance.
    Sometimes we can’t make bookings on your behalf. In these cases you should phone or email the ski school well before your holiday to arrange a date and time; do not wait until you are on holiday to make arrangements. 

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  • Yes. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of options that we can arrange for you in advance.

    More about Inntravel's pre-booking service >
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport with at least three months' validity to travel to Norway, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/before-you-travel and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • The most widely spoken language is Norwegian. The currency is the Kroner. Norwegian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them when the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU).

    It currently seems highly likely the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take place on 31 January 2020, at which point the UK will enter a minimum 11-month transition period through to the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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