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Kite skiing course in Norway, 6 days on Hardangervidda

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Join one of the certified guides from the Polar Experience team, personally trained by Dixie Dansercoer, for a stunning kite skiing adventure in Norway. Explore the scenic Hardangervidda, one of the biggest plateaus in Europe!

Group

6 Days

Jan - Mar

High

All levels


Highlights

* Learn or improve kite skiing techniques.

* Discover the amazing Norwegian landscape.

* Live an unforgettable winter expedition.

Description

Do you want to try a fascinating winter sport? Then join me on this kite skiing expedition around Hardangervidda, a famous Norwegian plateau!

Hardangervidda is a mountain plateau in Norway. Covering an area of about 6,500 km2, it is the largest of its kind in Europe. Its landscapes include impressive glaciers, treeless moorlands and numerous lakes, rivers and streams. Additionally, since 1981, most of the area is part of the biggest National Park, in the country.

On this 6-day trip  we will enjoy kite skiing in the scenic Hardangervidda National Park. This will be an amazing winter experience and we will spend the nights in tents. During 4 days  we will face some strong winds, working on:

– Manipulating the sail

– Speed control

– Using the equipment

– Emergency procedures

You can check the complete itinerary below!

It is not necessary to have previous experience to join this trip. If you are a first-timer, you will learn the basic skills of this amazing winter activity. If you already know how it works, you will certainly become better. I can also teach you some pulk sled techniques. However, you do need to be at least an intermediate skier and have a good fitness level.

If you want to be part of an unforgettable kite skiing expedition, please get in touch with me. Let me guide you through the breathtaking landscapes of Hardangervidda!

We can also go kite skiing in the southernmost place on Earth, check it out here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Min. number of participants: 3


Itinerary

Day 1: Oslo - Haugastøl

We will meet at Oslo Airport and take a minibus to Haugastøl, near the Hardangervidda Plateau.

Transfer: 4 hours.

Meals: Not included.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Equipment briefing and practice

Equipment check. Advice for:

– Clothing and body heat.

– Choosing a tent.

– Skis and skin skis.

– Usage of harness and rope.

– Finding emergency shelter.

Basic notions of kite skiing:

– How to use wind windows.

– How to control the sail.

Practice:  5 to 7 hours

Meals: Included

Overnight at tent.

Day 3: Kite skiing

Learning progression and navigation techniques at the Hardangervidda Plateau:

– Wind direction

– Speed control

– Pulk-sled techniques

– Avoiding ski-kite incidents

– Maneuvering the sail to gain power and speed

– Setting camps on extreme weather conditions

Meals: Included

Ovenight at tent.

Day 4 to 5: Kite skiing

Two days practicing runs and maneuvers.

We will work on:

– Opening and taking off of the sail

– Pulk sled advanced techniques

– Pulling and controlling the sail

Practice: 5 to 7 hours

Meals: Included

Ovenight at tent.

Day 6: End of the program

Return to Oslo Airport.

Transfer: 4 hours

Meals: breakfast and lunch included / dinner on the plane not included.

 

Details

More info

This is an Expeditions Unlimited exclusive program.

Kite skiing depends on wind. The itinerary can change due to climatic conditions. This training course is offered only once or twice a year and is limited to six participants maximum. The slots fill up quickly so do not hesitate to book as soon as possible.

Meeting point

Oslo Airport.

About the guide

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Polar Experience

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Master Polar Guide

Polar Experience is a Polar guiding agency designed and created by Dixie Dansercoer and managed by Julie Brown.

Dixie Dansercoer (12 July 1962 – 7 June 2021) was a Belgian polar explorer with thirty years of experience in polar travel and expeditions. He went to the poles on 34 occasions, for personal or guided expeditions, photo and film productions, and lectures aboard polar cruises. 

He received the title of ‘Master Guide’ in the newly established IPGA platform (International Polar Guides Association) and he's one of only four people to have crossed the complete Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic continent.

In 2012, together with Sam Deltour, Dixie broke the world record for the longest non-motorized expedition to the South Pole. On skis, and assisted by a kite, they traveled at least 5013km.

He was the only polar guide who could provide expedition material for twelve expedition members, in the Arctic (Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen) the Antarctic (Wolfs Fang, Queen Maud Land), and also in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Today, the Dixie Dansercoer Team is led by Eric and Julie and his amazing and well-prepared team of guides, whom he trained himself. Please get in touch with them if you are interested in the different tours they are guiding. They will be happy to introduce you to the wonderful world of Polar Travel.

Languages

German | French | English | Dutch

Certificates

IPGA

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