Cross Country Paradise

The best cross country skiing in Norway!

Just a stone’s throw away from the untamed wilderness that is the Rondane National Park, we nestle on a plateau, commanding far-reaching views.

Mountains over 2,000 metres high line the horizon to the north, perfectly framing the expansive panorama. A well devised network of intersecting cross-country trails starts from the doorstep and criss-crosses the plateau, catering exceptionally well for beginners and improvers, as well as for families, and providing intermediate skiers with countless options.

Your base for all this, the Spidsbergseter, retains much of the character of the old family farm from which it has been converted. In our new incarnation as a hotel, we have earned an enviable reputation for our restaurant; our buffets of Norwegian fare are legendary. This, plus excellent facilities that include an indoor pool complex, make it a pleasure to return to after a day on the trails. You can even sip traditional Norwegian spirits beneath the aged wooden rafters of the former goat barn, now the world’s only aquavit barn!
Contact us for information about our partners near you to get the best cross country holiday package.


January – April

For all levels

Other activities

We have a weekly program with many exciting activities to combine with your cross country holiday,


You can see all the trails in

Search for “Venabygdsfjellet”

Private instruction

Instruction 60 min 495,-
Instruction 90 min 695,-
Just the best experience for 
cross-country skiing!
Beautiful setting, great food,
fantastic ski lessons and
guiding. Rooms are basic
but cosy, stong WiFi in
the room is all I needed.
Can't wait to go back
next year
- From Tripadvisor

How to get here


  • Log-cabin-style snugs with open fires
  • Small library
  • Indoor pool complex with a counter-current device, waterfall and climbing wall
  • Steam bath, sauna, whirlpool
  • Aquavit barn (open certain days only) stocked with around 140 varieties
  • Curling lane
  • Play room
  • Table tennis
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift
Where to stay

Single rooms for 1 person

Twin rooms for 2 persons

Double rooms for 2 persons

Family rooms for up to 4 persons

Double rooms with shared balcony for 2 persons

Mountain apartments with shared balcony for up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years

Cabin with private balcony for up to 5 persons

Whats included

Halfpension and bed/breakfast with entrance to pool area, or self catering