Cover photo for Rondane
You do not need to be an experienced hiker or skier to join this trip.
 
Tickets will go on sale 11/03/2019 10:00 at the following link: https://esntrondheim.hoopla.no/sales/rondanespring2019
 
We are very excited to travel to Rondane with you! Rondane National Park is a beautiful area in the heart of Norway. It's home to several mountains over 2000m high, the highest being Rondeslottet at 2178m. Rondane National Park was established in 1962, making it the first and oldest national park in Norway. The area has everything from barren high alpine peaks to gentle slopes with cozy mountain farms. The park is also home to a herd of close to 2000 wild reindeer! It's also the only highland ecosystem in Europe where wild reindeer, wolverines, arctic fox, golden eagle, ravens and rodents coexist.
 
We will be staying in cabins at Rondane Høyfjellhotell. Here we can take a break in their indoor pools and sauna, relax at the spa, eat in the restaurant and have a drink. It's located about 5 km from the border of Rondane national park. You can check out http://rondane.no/ for more information about the hotel. All the cabins have kitchens, so you can prepare your own food.
 
We will have the chance to visit one of the many summits in the area, go cross country skiing, see the absolutely stunning nature, go for a trip on snow shoes, go hiking in the area, go downhill skiing and more. They have all the equipment needed there, but you can also bring your own. NTNUI Bumerang has a lot of different stuff that's possible to borrow. You do NOT need to be an experienced hiker or skier to join this trip. Everyone can join and have fun and see the beautiful nature in the area. Maybe we even get to see some wild reindeer!
 
At the hotel there's a sauna, jacuzzi and a swimming pool, which is open every day and free to use for guests. They also have a nice spa department, where you can book different treatments.
 
Close to the hotel there's an alpine hill. Here you can go downhill skiing or snowboarding if you'd like. You can get a day pass for 150 NOK per person (normal price is 250 NOK). You can rent equipment for 150 NOK for one day. The hill is open every day (10:00-16:00) we are there.
 
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PROPOSED PROGRAMME for the trip:
Note that activities are optional.
 
Thursday: Departure from Trondheim at 10:00. 
Dinner in the restaurant at 17:00. We will be having delicious moose stew with homemade mashed potatoes followed by homemade chocolate mousse for dessert. (325 NOK, minimum 15 people)
Moonlight hiking to the Ula waterfalls with snow shoes at 21:00 (150 NOK, 11 people max)
 
Friday: Course in cross country skiing 11:00(150 NOK). 
Course in cross country skiing at 13:00 (150 NOK) 
Outside BBQ at a nearby bonfire. 
Moonlight hiking to the Ula waterfalls with snow shoes at 21:00(150 NOK, 11 people max)
 
Saturday: Cross country skiing, longer trip at 11:00 (about 4 hours) (200 NOK). We will have a lunch break during the trip.
Hiking to one of the nearby summits at 11:00.
Moonlight hiking to the Ula waterfalls with snow shoes at 21:00(150 NOK, 11 people max)
 
Sunday: Departure from Rondane at 17:00
 
A more detailed programme will be made available at a later date and sent to all the participants. Please note that changes in the programme may occur.
 
There is cross country skiing equipment available there. If you have access to cross country skiis or snow shoes, you may bring your own. NTNUI Bumerang have some skis and snow shoes available for loan.
 
If you don't want to participate in the planned activities, there's still a lot of fun stuff you can do, like hiking, downhill skiing, relaxing in the swimming pool and more.
 
The bus will stop at a grocery store in Otta on the way to Rondane, so you can buy groceries and other stuff you want. It's best to buy groceries on the way there, as the closest store is over 30 minutes away. Again, the cabins have kitchens, so you can prepare your own food.
 
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PRICE
With ESNcard: 1485 NOK
Ticket + ESNcard: 1615 NOK
Without ESNcard: 1635 NOK
 
ESNcards will be checked on the bus.
 
What's included in the price?
Transportation Trondheim-Rondane and Rondane-Trondheim
Accomodation in 4-8 person cabins (bed sheets/bedding sets not included)
 
PS: You should bring warm clothes to this trip, especially wool underwear and wool socks.
 
Activities are NOT included in the price.
 
Date: 
21/03/2019 to 24/03/2019
Place: 
Rondane
Address: 
Norway
  • All international students studying in Trondheim are invited.