A homely mountain hotel
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Venabu Fjellhotell is beautifully situated in the majestic mountains at the heart of the stunning Norwegian nature. Here, you can relax in a peaceful atmosphere while participating in a variety of real nature experiences.
Located in the middle of an open plateau surrounded by rounded peaks and a view of Rondane National Park, this cosy hotel resort is the perfect setting for your unique Scandinavian autumn and winter experiences.
Rent a charming room in the traditional Norwegian mountain lodge, or one of the private cabins situated close to the hotel. With its warm environment, friendly staff and homemade food, you can find peace and harmony while taking part in the many activities and excursions available right outside your doorstep. “Our focus is on Norwegian traditions and locally sourced food, something we are very proud to give our guests,” says Marthe Norbye Dybos.
The hotel offers a variety of outdoor experiences such as ski safari, snowshoeing, horse-sleigh rides, dog sledding and skiing lessons, while it is also possible to enjoy their sauna, fitness room and a nearby swimming-pool. “Guided ski tours are our specialty, and we have something for everyone, whether it is beginners, families or those who want a challenge,” Dybos says.
“This area is one of the best in Norway when it comes to cross country skiing. We are lucky to have 140 kilometres of marked and prepared trails in varied mountain terrain, with summits up to 1,400 metres,” Dybos explains. “I recommend visiting during Christmas and new year, for an unforgettable and magical celebration in true Norwegian style.”