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New year ski holidays in Norway

Skiing Norway for New Year 2018/19

Have yourself a ‘Godt nyttår!’ and start the year surrounded by snowy fells and fjords on a New Year’s ski trip to Norway.

Most resorts put on special events on New Year’s Eve, like treasure hunts for children, torchlit skiing, live bands, DJ’s and dancing. Midnight is traditionally marked by fireworks – best watched with a steaming mug of cocoa or gløgg.

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If you don’t want to spare a second’s thought to housework between Christmas and New Year, our Norway hotel packages are perfect.

Instead, spend your time enjoying facilities like swimming pools, wellness centres and fireside bars – our high-end ski hotels have these and more to keep you happy off the slopes.

Half board holidays are the simplest way to plan and budget for your trip, with breakfasts and evening meals served in your hotel. Another option is B&B, which covers the most important meal of the day, then lets you try the festive menus in local restaurants for lunch and dinner.


Sharing a self-catered apartment or log cabin with your nearest and dearest makes your trip to Norway relaxed and intimate.

Cook your favourite foods in your own kitchen, pack this year’s Christmas game and with snow covered fells all around you, there aren’t many more festive ways to spend the Christmas holidays.

Some apartments belong to a hotel complex, where guests have access to facilities like spas, swimming pools, bars and restaurants. Others are self-contained, with forest locations and sometimes their own saunas and log burners.

New Year snow & weather

Though the general advice for New Year’s skiing is to pick a resort with high slopes, that doesn’t apply to Scandinavian resorts. These ski areas might be relatively low, but being close to the Arctic Circle makes their climates super snowy.

November is a normal opening time for the Norwegian ski resorts, which means there’s usually a brilliant base of snow by the end of December and beginning of January.

Daylight is different in this neck of the woods, lasting around 6 hours in December. The otherworldly, twilighty feel is quite magical, with fairy lights adding to the atmosphere and floodlights to ensure everyone enjoys full ski days.

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