Snowshoeing to the igloo of Myrkdalen

Address: Myrkdalen Hotel, 5713 Vossestrand Date: Wednesday 12 feb 2020 - Sunday 19 Apr 2020 Show map

Address: Myrkdalen Hotel, 5713 Vossestrand

Myrkdalen is famous for having a lot of snow during winter. Join the adventure company Wild Voss on a short, guided snowshoeing trip to our igloo, situated right on top of Myrkdalen Ski Resort. Our solid «snow dome» has plenty of space inside for families or small groups who would like an extraordinary winter experience – without skis. Inside we are comfortably sheltered even if the outside weather is cold and windy. Equipped with candles, food and hot drinks we promise you a lunch break you won’t forget.

TRIP DESCRIPTION
Meet your guide in the reception of Myrkdalen Hotel. After introductions, your guide will make sure you are properly dressed for the trip. Warm winter boots and additional clothing is available without added costs. You will get equipped with snowshoes, poles and goggles before departure. We use the chair lift to get to our starting point, right in the middle of splendid mountain terrain. On a clear day we enjoy the great views of the neighboring mountains. A hike of approximately 45 minutes takes us to the igloo, which is our lunch spot.

Inside the igloo, your guide will prepare hot drinks and a light meal of locally crafted food. If the weather permits, we enjoy the scenery outside. During the excursion, your guide will talk about local cultural history and teach you a few things about going on trips in the winter mountains. After lunch we play around in the snow for a while before heading back to the chair lift. The descent on the lift is quite refreshing!

SEASON AND AVAILABILITY
Trips are run daily on request from 3 January to 19 April.

PRACTICAL DETAILS
- Your guide will meet you in the reception of Myrkdalen Hotel at 11.30.
- You are free to use your own clothes on this excursion, if they are considered adequate by your guide.
- The trip takes 3-4 hours, which means you will be back at the hotel by 3.30 p.m.
- Please note that the ski lifts might close when the weather is bad. If so, you will be offered an alternative trip in more sheltered terrain.
- Trips are run by guides from Wild Voss or Myrkdalen Ski School.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This is a non-technical and family-friendly excursion, suitable for healthy people who would like to spend some time out in the snow. This trip takes you through mountain terrain, which means we are exposed to cold winds and inclement weather. No prior hiking or skiing experience is required.

GETTING TO MYRKDALEN WITHOUT A CAR
- From Voss, you could use the free ski shuttle which departs Voss Station at 10 a.m. This bus corresponds with the train from Bergen arriving Voss at 9.53. The return ski shuttle departs Myrkdalen at 3.40 p.m.
- From Flåm, there is a shuttle bus departing at 8.15 a.m. It arrives in Myrkdalen at 9.15 a.m. This bus also stops in Gudvangen (8.40 a.m). A return ticket costs NOK 295. The return bus departs Myrkdalen at 6 p.m.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as:
- Woolen thermals (long underwear).
- Warm woolen socks.
- Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer).
- Warm and waterproof winter boots.
- Beanie or knit cap.
- Gloves or mittens.

PRICES AND TERMS
The price for adults is NOK 1890 per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 1290 per person. The minimum age is 8 years old. Special prices for families. Travelling in a group of more than 4? Please contact us for a price quote.

Group sizes: 1-10 participants. Book online at wildvoss.no or myrkdalen.no

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- An experienced guide leading you during your entire trip.
- Access to a well maintained and fully equipped igloo.
- A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared in the igloo.
- Snowshoes, goggles and ski poles.
- Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, hats, woollen sweaters, woollen socks and thermals.
- Warm winter boots.
- All necessary safety equipment.
- Lift ticket.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Bus shuttle to/from Flåm

NOTE ON RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL AND SUSTAINABILITY
Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following:
• We follow the Leave No Trace principles.
• We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible.
• Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems.
• Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs.
• We support responsible local businesses.
• Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.
• We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape.
• We seek to minimize waste and choose products and packaging with long life spans.

Book this trip online by pressing the BOOK NOW button. This will lead you to the booking system used by Wild Voss.

For questions or inquiries
Please call Øystein Ormåsen on +47 93484041 or email them at [email protected] .

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Occasions

Date Time Location    
17 Feb
Monday 17 feb 2020 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Myrkdalen Mountain Resort
18 Feb
Tuesday 18 feb 2020 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Myrkdalen Mountain Resort
19 Feb
Wednesday 19 feb 2020 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Myrkdalen Mountain Resort
20 Feb
Thursday 20 feb 2020 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Myrkdalen Mountain Resort

About this activity

  • Phone number
    0047 93484041
  • Contact person name
    Øystein Ormåsen
  • E-mail
  • Price from
    1290 NOK
  • Price information
    Per person
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