Snow kiting in the Norwegian Mountains

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Snow kiting

In order to kick-start my return to Norway I decided to book a weekend of snow kiting at the magical mountain lodge, Haukeliseter Fjellstue.

Located in the middle of the Norwegian mountains, 1000 m.a.s.l. at the entrance of the Hardangervidda Nationalpark. With 20 other adventurous people from all over Norway, (including a Dane), we were taught a new and adrenaline filled sport.

For 6 hours every day, we were outside, trying to steer the kite, and suddenly in full speed with our faces deep in the ground, luckily it was covered with meters of soft powder snow. What a thrill!

In the evening everyone gathered for an amazing meal prepared by the hotel chef. The atmosphere at the hotel was great and during the meal we discussed our achievements from the day. The toughest of the crowd ended up in the outdoor hot tub, which was located outside, in the dark and freezing night! You can just imagine the screaming and laughing.

If snow kiting doesn’t sound tempting, you can choose to go cross-country skiing in the tracks next to the hotel. For snowboarders or downhill skiers you also have Røldal ski resort, Vågslid ski resort or Hovden ski resort, close by. If neither is tempting, you can relax in the lodge, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and watch the snowkiters from the window with a panorama view. Or go outside and capture some great pictures.

Haukeliseter Fjellstue is part of DNT, the Norwegian Trekking Association. DNT is Norway´s biggest outdoor activities organization.

Haukeliseter Fjellstue has a great variety in courses and events. Are you looking for someone special? They arrange dating weekends. You can also participate in a yoga weekend course, learn how to ski, attend mountain inspired cooking classes etc. For more information contact Haukeli at +47 3506 2777 or by e-mail at

Haukeliseter Fjellstue