Shaggy’s Guide To Norway, (For Skiers And Party Animals)
There’s a winter wonderland out there. It’s full of beautiful landscapes, genuinely nice people, steep and deep skiing, the granddaddy of Apres Ski, and gorgeousgirls......
So here’s the thing,
It’s called Norway.
And if you want to go there...
You’ve come to the right place! ;)
In this post, I am going to show you 6 activities to ensure that your travels in Norway will be legendary.
6 Things To Do In Norway During Winter
After one too many amazing stories from my friend Vilde about her home country of Norway…
I decided it was time for me to go there.
With the sun only being up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in January, I realized the importance of making the most out of the daylight.
And if this is your first time to Europe (like me), you might be a little clueless on what the most fun activities are when visiting. At first, I thought I was going to spend all of my time in one small town and ski at just one resort and do nothing else...
Needless to say, I quickly expanded my horizon of activities to be able to see more of the country.
And that’s not the only thing I did...
In this article, I’m going to share six unforgettable things to do in Norway.
Let’s dive in!
Skiing: Backcountry And Resort
More skiable terrain than you know what to do with!
With the SkiStar Hemsedal ski resort right there, it’s hard not to go skiing!
The resort offers night skiing and shuttles that will pick you up from everywhere inside of the town.
This resort has some amazing terrain! With side-country access directly from the lifts, you can barely manage to ski all of the terrain in a few days.
One of my favorite parts about this ski resort is the ability to be able to ski from the resort, to where we were sleeping, at the Hemsedal Cafe. Regardless that this amazing Cafe was more than a mile away from the resort, and across a river.
With the side country readily available for anyone, it is an excellent place to get a taste of what touring in Norway is like.
And after we got a taste of the side country...
We went out to a nearby mountain and toured that!
There are mountains everywhere in this part of the country that can be accessed for some great backcountry skiing.
Ever heard of Apres Ski?
So here’s the thing, this is the original night club that created what this phrase means to us today.
How did StavkRoa give meaning to the phrase Apres Ski?
Simple. You can ski directly down from the ski resort, climb up onto any table, and dance your heart out!
Let me explain, you can ski down from SkiStar Hemsedal, and head into any of the three floors. Whether you prefer to enter the dance party, the Kitchen bar (classy pub), or the saloon (tavern) is up to you.
With a live DJ on the top floor keeping the crowd cracking with energy, you might just dance yourself to death. But don’t worry, if you need a break just head down to the 2nd or 3rd floor.
Or if you become sweaty and unbelievably hot, just walk outside! It will hit a low of 13° F at night. So your sweat will become ice in no time.
Best of all? You need to be wearing your ski clothes the entire time! Otherwise, you will be the odd person in the room.
Not to mention, the service from the staff was phenomenal. Right before you walk into the dance club on the third floor (where the main entrance is), you can check your jacket in. As you walk through the main entrance, the aliveness of the club hits you square in the face.
Right after you get ahold of yourself, you will realize that two sides of this floor are entirely dedicated to a bar. With a staff that is ready to serve your every need at a moment’s notice.
Then when you head downstairs into the kitchen bar, the menu has a variety of pizzas and juicy burgers.