Ever dreamt of riding a genuine Olympic style bobsled? Lillehammer, host of the Olympic Games in 1994, is home to Northern Europe’s only artificially frozen bobsleigh and luge track.
Start with bob rafting in a rubber bobsled, seating 5-6 people plus the experiended pilot and reaching speeds of up to 80-100km/hour. Then its time to move on to the Olympic-style bob sled. For many this is the ultimate experience; achieving speed up to 120km/hour and almost 5G. After the adrenaline pumping ride you will receive a certificate and become an official member of the 5G Club. Riding a bobsleigh is suitable for anyone older than 12 years old.
Although tobogganing has not yet become an Olympic event, it is one of Lillehammer’s most popular winter activities. Everyone is equipped with a helmet and goggles, and you control the speed yourself by applying the brakes on the toboggan as needed. It takes only a few runs before you are racing at full speed down the course.
Lillehammer's Hafjell Alpine Centre offers skiing experiences for all skill levels. The on-site snow-making facilities provide reliable snow and skiing conditions throughout the entire winter ski season. All the slopes at the resort lead to the same final destination at the bottom of the hill - simple and easy. The resort also boasts 7 km of floodlit runs so you can continue skiing until late in the evening!
When taking a break from all this activity, why not visit The Norwegian Olympic Museum which is Northern Europe’s only Olympic museum with exhibits spanning all of the 45 Olympic Summer and Winter Games held since 1896. The museum covers all sports disciplines and has a rich collection of 7000 museum artifacts. Lillehammer itself, with its traditional wooden houses, has cosy restaurants, tempting shopping, and an art museum with works by Munch.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return economy class flights to Oslo, all airport taxes, return train journey from Oslo airport to Hunderfossen (2nd class), 3 nights at Hotel Hunderfossen in a standard twin/double room, 3 breakfasts, bob rafting and taxi bob. This is a four day tour, but extra days can be added in Hunderfossen or Oslo if you would like a longer stay. It is possible to add half board at Hotel Hunderfossen.
We also offer superior accommodation, Hotel Hafjell, which is located in Hafjell resort centre. Please contact us for price.
From 6 November-18 December 2010: departures every Thursday and Friday
From 2 January to 13 March 2011: departures every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Fly to Oslo with SAS. Take train from the airport to Hunderfossen. The journey takes just under 2 hours. Check in to Hotel Hunderfossen or Hafjell for 3 nights.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will have the ultimate experience: 5G bobsleigh. The Bobsleigh and Luge Track is located next to Hunderfossen. The bobsled seats three passengers in addition to the expert pilot and achieves speeds up to 120km/hr and almost 5G. Everyone is issued a bobsleigh certificate and becomes an official member of the 5-G club.
You will also try bob rafting. The rubber bob sleigh slides down the icy track like a giant bathtub. It holds 5-6 persons in addition to an authorized pilot, and reaches speeds up to 80-100 km/hr.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is free for you to organise your own excitement. Try out other exciting activities such as tobogganing on Kanthaugen Freestyle Arena, downhill skiing or husky or snowmobile safaris. Alternatively you can make a day trip to Lillehammer which has traditional wooden houses, cosy restaurants, tempting shopping, and an art museum with works by Munch.
Breakfast at the hotel and train journey to Oslo airport. Fly home with SAS.