A weekend escape to Winter and Norefjell, Norway

Winter Wonderland might be just a bit closer than what you think it is. Norefjell is a mountain area and ski resort, a beautiful piece of Scandinavia and one of its kind, situated just an hour outside the Norwegian capital. Family friendly, or perfect as a romantic getaway. Whatever you choose you are sure to experience a something rather special. Get there with a less than 2 hours flight....

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How to ski with children -step by step survival guide

Skiing with kids is can be both enjoyable and fun if you only follow a few simple steps, how to... Children as young as 3 years can ski. Thinking it's a tiresome or impossible task to take your kids on a ski holiday? It might be less stressful than what you'd think it would be. In order to give you a head start, here's a step by step survival guide on how to ski with children. 1. Choose the...

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Family Winter Holiday in Norway – Top 5 Ski destinations

Are you dreaming of a week of winter wonderland and family fun outdoors, hot chocolate and evenings spent in front of the log fire? Why not consider some of the most fabulous ski resorts in Scandinavia? Scandinavians are known for being family oriented, for their tall mountains and snowy winters. All you'll need to create that memorable winter family holiday. You've probably heard that all...

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A family mountain hike in Norefjell Norway

So this is what we've been up to lately, mountain hiking with family in Norefjell Norway. Mostly sunshine, lots of fresh air and crystal clear mounting waterfalls. The girls are truly enjoying themselves -and so am I. Norefjell, Norway is located approx 1 hour outside Oslo. Norefjell is one of the best ski resorts in Norway and are famous for hosting the Winter Olympics in 1952. But the summer...

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Multi use of thermals, climbing in Isbjorn of Sweden

After a full day of skiing in the mountain slopes at Norefjell Norway Little A still had more energy and we decided to head to the hotel climbing wall at Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell. By simply removing the outer layer and the fleece layer she was ready in minutes to go all the way to the top in her Isbjorn of Sweden bright green thermals. And do you think our 7 year old were tired and ready...

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Little Scandinavian goes on holiday

We're off on Easter holiday tonight! British Airways will take us to Oslo, Norway where there's a rental car waiting for us to take us up to the Norwegian snowy mountains... The blog will be running as usual and there will be occasional updates from the cold North over the next week and a half! Do you have some relaxing plans in store too? We would love to know so please do share in the comment...

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Are Norwegian babies born with skis?

Norway is a unique skiing and snowboarding destination, being the birth place to modern alpine skiing. The Norwegians are very proud of their skiing heritage, often stating that Norwegian babies are born with skis on their feet! Little Scandinavian went on holiday to find out! What we found: Norwegian babies are not born with skis, but eager to get out into the slopes even at the tender age of 8...

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Little Scandinavian goes on holiday -for the weekend!

Soon off on a mini break and it's actually only me that's going on holiday, with theScandinavianDad and the two Little Scandinavians staying at home in London, busy baking Christmas cookies and attending Christmas Fairs. I on the other hand will not be doing any cooking or fairs over the coming days as I'll be traveling to a SPA hotel in Norway. It's snowing as we speak and the ski lifts are...

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Scandinavian Design and Interior winner with extraordinary luxurious, subtle and refined details

First prize of the prestigious Norwegian award Designers Saturday Best Interior 2011 went to Inne Design: interiørarkitekt MNIL Vigdis A. Bergh for her excellent work at Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell. Since it was build only a few years ago we have visited the hotel on several occasions. Last time this August, where the girls experienced life at a traditional Norwegian Summer Mountain Farm for...

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Experience life at a traditional Norwegian Summer Mountain Farm

Treat your kids to a day up at the Seter, a Norwegian Mountain farm type that farmers in the olden days used to take their animals every summer in order to find food and allow the animals to move more freely. The high mountain pasture that their milk cows graze on, gives the milk a wonderful taste and quality, so they can make tasty rømme (sour cream) and cheese. From the cream they make...

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