New Year at Venabu

Our New Year's Eve celebrations have all the elements of a traditional Norwegian New Year including a New Year's Eve concert at the nearby mountain chapel and a special New Year's Eve dinner, not forgeting the King's speech.

Come and see in the New year with everyone here at Venabu!

Our ski guiding programme, snowshoeing, torch-lit sleigh rides and dogsledding all run throughout the Christmas and New Year period. 

We also offer yoga classes and massage on most days during this festive time: a perfect way to relax and unwind after a day's skiing.

Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of Christmas and New Year at Venabu along with our delicious Norwegian food. 

 

Here is our programme for Christmas / New Year 2018:

Saturday 15th of December: 
We open for our first Christmas guests.

Saturday 22nd of December
Our bus runs from the airport directly to Venabu.

Sunday 23rd of December:
Ski instruction and skiing with our guides in the morning. 
Coffee and Christmas cakes in the living room with a cozy gathering around the fireplace in the afternoon. Dinner buffet. 
Pictures and stories about Venabu and Venabygdsfjellet in Norwegian.

Christmas Eve, Monday 24th of December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
Coffee and Christmas cakes in the living room.
Christmas eve we gather in the living room for an aperitif before dinner. We serve a 3 course Christmas dinner with ribs as a main course.
In the evening the Christmas story will be read, we sing Christmas songs and walk around the Christmas tree. Santa Claus visits.

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th of December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
Religious service in Ringebu stave church. We will be back at the hotel for lunch.
Horse sleigh in the afternoon. Afternoon coffee and music. 
In the evening we enjoy a rich Christmas buffet.
Pictures and stories about Venabu and Venabygdsfjellet in English.

Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th of December:
Guided tour on snowshoes to Myfallet with our guides.
Religious service (in Norwegian) in the Mountain Chapel at 11 am.
After lunch there is a guided visit of the mountain chapel.
Horse sleigh ride in the afternoon.
NORWEGIAN BUFFET
Afternoon coffee with Christmas story and music. Our musician plays for fun and dancing after dinner.

Thursday 27th of December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
Dog sledding.
Horse sleigh ride in the afternoon.
Our musician plays for fun and dancing.

Friday 28th of December:
Skiing with our guides before lunch.
Our musician plays for fun and dance.
We arrange skiing in the winter night, a special winter experience.

Saturday 29th of December:
Direct bus return to Gardermoen.
Horse sleigh ride in the afternoon.
Pictures and stories about Venabu and Venabygdsfjellet in Norwegian
Our musician plays for fun and dancing.

Sunday, 30th of December:
Ski instruction and skiing with our guides in the morning. 
Horse sleigh ride in the afternoon.
Pictures and stories about Venabu and Venabygdsfjellet in English.

New Year's Eve, Monday 31 December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
After lunch, the hotel organizes New Year's Eve Concert in the mountain chapel. The concert starts at 16.00. We have a torchlight procession back to the hotel.
In the evening we meet for an aperitif before dinner. We serve a special 3-course dinner and finish with a dessert buffet. We listen to the king's speech over the radio during the dinner.
It will be dancing and fun until midnight, when we serve a glass of champagne and welcome in the New Year. The celebration ends with a light meal.

New Year, Tuesday 1st of January:
Enjoy a good breakfast then ski with our guides.
New Year's Eve lunch and dinner buffet in the evening.
Horse sleigh ride in the afternoon. 
The first evening of the New Year we enjoy peace and quiet in front of the fireplace.

 

There may be small changes in the programme.