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Finse

Finse, 5719, Norway
+47 56 52 71 00
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Great place for Arctic adventure

I took my friend here for a week long Arctic weather training and it was fun. We took sleds and... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2017
Satyabrata
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New Delhi
Visit Hoth!

Visited in the middle of winter while the Finse 1222 hotel was closed. Tricky as you will need to... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
jihiro
,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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For bicycle rides on Rallarvegen bicycle hire service at Finse 1222, tel. + 47 56 52 71 00 Price per week: Comfort bike: NOK 420.- /weekend 520.- incl. return freight of the bike to Finse. Off-road bike/MTB: weekdays NOK 580.- /weekend NOK 680.- incl. return freight of the bike to Finse. Prof. bike/Full Shock Absorber: weekdays NOK 680.- /weekend NOK 780.- incl. return freight of the bike to Finse. Season: Jul-Oct.
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“frozen lake” (2 reviews)
“hotel” (5 reviews)
“glacier” (9 reviews)
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Finse, 5719, Norway
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I took my friend here for a week long Arctic weather training and it was fun. We took sleds and skis and camped in the mountains, on the frozen lake and enjoyed the cold and snow. It was great walking to the glacier. From Oslo...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited in the middle of winter while the Finse 1222 hotel was closed. Tricky as you will need to know someone with a cabin (hytte) or be comfortable and well supplied for winter camping. Remarkable scenery in winter and skiing on the lake was an...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

In Finse, one can start the bike trip on Rallarvegen, stay at Finse 1222, take a giuded tour to the glacier, or take a number of day hikes surroundign the town. For star wars fans, this is the planet Hoth where the At-Ats first appeared...

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

I'll confess: I'm a total geek and the only reason I visited Finse (while traveling via train from Bergen to Oslo) is because they filmed the exterior scenes for the planet Hoth for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, way back in March 1979. I...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

One of the most beautiful train-rides I've ever taken is on the spotlessly clean, runs-on-time Norwegian state railway from Oslo to Bergen. Thanks to one of my son in law's Norwegian friends, we broke the trip in the tiny village (if you can even call...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Just jump of the train here and start some hiking so nice . Even if you like can go on the glacier . I just walked up and stayed on the hill for the night just great . Next time i will def more time...More

1  Thank Woody W
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is not really a review of Finse itself, but I have seen questions asked about skiing, etc. in Finse, and this seems to be the only way I can post photos. We were on the Oslo to Bergen train on 13 March 2015, and...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Hi:) We hiked from Finse to Geierygghytta to Kongshelleren to Østerbø to Vassbygdi. On the first two days we had still a lot of snow but it got less. Especially Geiterygghytta was really nice and good food. In Østerbø we stayed at the fjellstove but...More

Thank Kathi H
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

A lovely town located on the shore of lake Finsevatnet and surrounded by snow capped mountains. Can be reached by rail. It was our first time to experience Glacier here. was an amazing experience. solid ice which I always dreamt of… Now have seen much...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2014

Though Finse is in the mountains, it isn't 'mountains' like Alps, Andes or Rockies. It, and the Hardangervidda Plateau (vidda means 'flat'), is much more a broad, rolling southern extension of rough arctic tundra with cliffs and glaciers. That is cool. What is even cooler...More

1  Thank Cole H
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