The unique Birkebeinerrennet in Norway | 2018
The Schedule - Specific Dates During Your Trip
You can start your trip any day before wednesday or stay longer after Sunday to visit Oslo or come earlier at Lillehammer! Please ask for more specifik details.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
You can take any international flight you wish. The bus departs from Gardamoen-Airport heading for Lillehammer, approximately 2 hours drive. Arrival time approximately at 18.00. Then you can check-in and the dinner will be served.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Starting at 7:30 in the morning, you can have breakfast at your hotel. Then you can take our bus that departs from the hotel and goes to the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic stadium for a first 10 to 15 kilometers “warm-up” ride. In the afternoon, you’ll pick up your individual bibs and race packets at Häkon Hall. Then you can visit the town and especially the mainstreet called Storgatta. We will eat a specially prepared menu for diner. You’ll want to prepare your skis for the then-current snow conditions.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Starting at 7:30 in the morning, you can have breakfast at your hotel. Then you can take our bus that departs from the hotel and goes to Sjusjoen. During the ride, you can take a look at the last 15 to 18 kilometers of the race. You can go as far as the arrival stadium. Then you can return to the hotel, which only takes a few minutes. In the afternoon, you’ll want to wax your skis. And you may wish to visit the town on your own. Dinner will be at 7 in the evening. After dinner, we’ll provide you with a briefing about the next day’s race.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The big race day. You will get up at the crack of dawn and eat as big a breakfast as you can. There will be a bus to take you from the hotel to the start of the race in Rena, which is 8:00 in the morning. The bus will be waiting at the parking lot in Rena so if you have a later start, you can wait in the bus. All luggage can be left in the bus and will be transported back to the hotel After the race, you can walk back to the hotel by yourself. In the evening, you will have the last celebratory dinner with all of the other tour group members. By now you will have made lots of friends, to be sure.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
You will go by bus to Oslo-Gardamoen airport or back to downtown Oslo if you’ve decided to extend your trip to visit this fantastic city.