Norwegian Wood Travel Ltd have been in business since 1998 receiving positive coverage in national press.
We recognise the importance of the legal protection of our client's money.
Like many other tour operators we operate the Trust Fund system, whereby money is securely held for accommodation, ski packs and transfers.
Apart from the initial non-refundable deposit, NWT Ltd cannot access this money until completion of your holiday, which gives financial security against insolvency and repatriation.
Isn't it dark all the time?
No, not in the resorts we offer. These resorts are situated in the more southern regions of Norway on the shortest days our resorts see 7 hours of sunlight depends on location of norway, further north 24 hours sunlight or dakrness. Combine that with floodlight night skiing in many of our resorts and you can have up to 11 hours quality ski time. Throughout the summer it is rarely dark.
Norway is too cold to ski!
Norwegians have a saying that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Typically December and January are the coldest months with temperatures falling as low as -25c. Although a bit on the nippy side, these temperatures are rare and often last only 24hrs and with the climate here being so dry it makes for great powder.
Norway is too expensive for a holiday.
We won't ever tell you that Norway is a cheap country. However, if you focus on prices within resorts such as lift passes, equipment hire and the cost of food & drink on the mountain, Norway is actually competitive with many of the mainstream European resorts. With the pound slowly recovering against the Norwegian Krone, supermarket prices are becoming more and more comparative with those in the UK.
Norway is only good if you want to cross country ski.
Norway is the home of skiing and is naturally well equipped to offer some of the best cross-country tracks in the World but that is not all. Norwegians have been skiing longer than any other nation and have had their fair share of World and Olympic alpine champions all born, bred and nurtured on home soil. With Olympic Gold medalist Lasse Kjus basing his race academy in Hafjell and, Kvitfjell being regarded as one of the most technical courses on the men's downhill circuit we are sure that you will agree with us there is much more to Norway than just cross-country skiing.
What makes Norway unique?
Norway boasts one of the best and most reliable snow records in Europe. With wide tree lined pistes, past guests have been amazed at the quality of the facilities and slopes here and are astounded at the lack of queues. With conditions and terrain to challenge Canada and the U.S but without the lengthy flights and huge expense, Norway is an undiscovered paradise among the British skiing population.
What is summer like in Norway?
Norway is on the Gulf Stream, with summer weather being quite interchangable especially in coastal areas. However Norway does enjoy long periods of sunshine and long sunny days (making touring Norway a 24hour activity), with some areas of Norway hit 24hours of daylight, so it is all down to location. It is not uncommon to be wearing shorts and t-shirts at midnight, with temperatures reaching 30degrees celcius and over throughout the day. During the summer, Norway still has something on offer for those "skiing enthusiasts" among you, with "summer ski centres" to be found, this due to Norway's northernly latitude and glaciers which mean you can ski somewhere in Norway every month of the year, just depends on location.
When and where is the best places to see the Northern Lights?
In theory you can see the northern lights all over Norway, the best places though to watch nature's very own magnificent light show, are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway or the Svalbard Islands. Northern Norway provides the best place on earth to spot the lights, this is due to the northern lights belt hitting Northern Norway in the Lofoten Islands and following the coast all the way up to North Cape. The northern lights are at their most frequent from September through till March, when it usually becomes dark betweeen 6pm and 1am.
What activities does Norway have to offer during the summer?
It would be easier to list the acitvities that are not avaliable during the summer. Norway has summer activities to suit all with these being just a few appertisers, from aquatic adventures to mountain hikes, from mountain hikes to exploring cities, from exploring cities to jumping out of an aeroplane or basejumping in the fjords. Add to all these increcible adventures the fact you will be doing them all in the heart of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.