SNOWKITING TRIP IN NORWAY- WELCOME
The following infromation are about snowkiting in Norway and all the important details about wind and snow conditions, accomodation, transport, equipment and simply all you will need to set off your trip to Norway. All these information are divided into articles in a section called Norway. You can fill in the application form for this trip in any subsection of Norway and choose the most suitable term for you. If you plan to go to Norway, don´t hesitate to apply to us for advice. We can give you useful information, help you with the choice of accomodation etc. You can call us or send us an email.
The largest plateau in Europe offering countless kilometers of snowkiting paradise. Year after year this place becomes the aim of snowkiters, cross-country skiers and lovers of winter sports in all its forms. Endless freeride on the plains, tens of kilometers of long protracted crossings over mountainous terrain called Hardy, also ideal terrain for your first kite flying and the first jumps. Norway is suitable for all ages categories.
TERMS From January till the end of April are the best months for snowkiting and best season, when the great snow and wind conditions. It is getting dark between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., the snow is always guaranteed. Temperatures average is around - 5 – 15 C. This season is going to start from the beggining of the February ...
Wind - average statistics in this period show around 80% of windy days, only rarely there are windless days. More likely you meet strong wind and snow causing closures of the road between Haugastole and Bergen. In case of closures on the road on Hardangervidda, there are long queues and you have to follow theconvoy. In case of complete closures, we choose snowkiting at lower altitudes and spots near Geilo and Ustaoset.
Kite sizes – Ideal is to combine two kites of various sizes. Most used sizes are 8-12 m2. The plateau is very windy- around 12 m/s and is ultra stable. Lots of snowkiters choose an inflatable kite as the second one, due to the accessibility of the car. The ranges of kites are 5-6 m2 of foil kites to ultra strong winds. I recommend blowpipe. I also recommend 15 or more for ultra weak wind. The wind here is very changeable, blowing to all directions and is predictable max. 1 day in advance. So that any long-term planning is meaningless. Norway is Norway....
Spots - places where you can snowkite - safe for very beginners. The area is large and countless kilometres of mountain crosses, snow drifts, freeriding , the possibility of flying and other extreme snowkiting activities. Always looking for a luxury powder snow, that's about it :)
The platform covers an area of approximately 6500 km2 and an average altitude of about 1100 m. The highest point is Sandfloeggi mountain reaching the height of 1721 m.
On the day of your arrival, we'll pick you up at the airport in Oslo, and set off the way to accommodation (app. 4 hours) – destination of our accomodation. Upon your arrival you will have your rooms already prepared.
Every day we set off on the way to our kiting spots. We know these spots very well and can quarantee the best wind conditions. We watch the weather forecast every evening and the next day we know exactly where to go.
Ordinary day looks like this:
Departure at 8:00 to 9:30 according to forecasts and early morning temperatures. We choose the right spot according given conditions. We usually ride all day and return around 4:00-5:00 p.m.. Bad knowlege of spots and improper choice of conditions can damage the plan for the whole day. Thanks to our perfect knowledge of the location and of the terrain this can´t happen. Ideal for beginners, experienced riders can ride up to tens of kilometers away, without meeting a single soul.
Cars are always parked on the spot and the kiting area is up to 30m away. Cars with refreshment are available throughout the whole day where you can heat up any time you need. Either to eat, dry your stuff or just relax and meanwhile watch the outdoor aktivity.
Food - at a cabin in Ustaoset until 2.3. cook separately. On Dyranut from 2.3. there will be a possibility of half-board, full-board
Equipment - clothes suitable for winter snowkiting. We recommend thermal underwear, gloves, socks, all doubled. Thermos for tea, winter cream, sun cream, hood – windstop scarfs to protect your face.
Shop and ATMs are everywhere and you can pay by credit card.