Norway

Norway has a population of about 5 million and covers an area of 385,155 square kilometres. The official Head of State is King Harald V. Norway is known for nature attractions like fjords, mountains and midnight sun, and is easily accessible by plane from most European countries.

Because of the Gulf Stream, Norway has a friendlier climate than the latitude indicates.

Check out the weather report before you travel.  

 

 

Sjusjoen

This is a part of the Lillehammer area which hosted the 1994 Olympics and offers hundreds of kilometres of well prepared tracks that cater for the world cup races to ski tourists. There is a great biathlon facility which makes it a popular venue for national team’s pre season as there is guaranteed snow from mid November. Sjusjoen is at 700m, 30 min drive from Lillehammer centre and 150km north of Oslo.

View the Sjusjoen website here.


NB: The BASI Office telephone number is 01479 861717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. In case of emergencies outwith these times, please call the BASI emergency number on 01479 780011.

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Finse

Finse is an ideal location to transition from track skiing to Nordic off-track adventures. Situated at 1222m on the edge of the edge of the famous Hardangervidda and beautiful Skarvheimen national park, Finse has reliable snow conditions from early winter through to May. There is good network of cut tracks on the frozen finsevatnet and wanded Nordic-touring routes which link the DNT huts in the mountains.

It is advised that members join the DNT in advance of the course which will give them a reduction on accommodation costs with the DNT mountain hut system.  Follow this link to join - https://english.dnt.no/

Nordic touring equipment can be rented at Finse when booked in advance.  Please use the following link: https://finse1222.no/en/activities/rental-equipment/

If Finse 1222 do not have the equipment you need then there are other suppliers relatively nearby who may be able to help.  The DNT provides an up to date list of many ski rental suppliers in southern Norway.  Follow the link: https://english.dnt.no/ski-rental/

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