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Winter in Fjord Norway can be experienced without skies. A city break. Surfing anyone? A trip in a dog sledge? Maybe a trip to an ice cave will suit you better?
Yes, you can surf in Fjord Norway. In the midle of the winter too. In Hoddevik and Ervik there is surfing all year round. Hoddevik is up for surf even during really bad winter weather, due to the surrounding mountains that shelters the beach. Find out more at stadsurfing.com and stay up to date on the waves at magicseaweed.com.
If you need a break from skiing, or if you seek adventures without being an athlet, then maybe dog sleding is your thrill. Sirdal Huskeyfarm will take you for a 2-3 hours ride, or the whole day if you like. You might even stay the night outdoor if you like. Find out more at kvinen.no.
Would you like to experience a wonderland of ice and colour? Join a tour to the magical ice kingdom underneath the Nigarsbreen glacier and explore the blue-ice caves. This adventure is available between November and April. The trip is easy to do but adventure seekers can also combine it with ice climbing for a real thrill. The blue-ice caves are a ‘must do’ in Fjord Norway at winter time.
You can get up in the high mountains of Finse by train from both Bergen and Oslo. There you can stay at a hotel, or at the cabin of the Norwegian Trekking Association. While there, Finse 1222 offers several activities that do not include skiing. Try dog sleding, walks on the glaciers or ice climbing!
Lower Rauma River is only a few kilometers long, and it packs more punch than any river in the world. No drop is under 30 feet, and huge volumes of water mercilessly crush whatever bedrock lies below. (By Evan Garcia, Matador Network)