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Hunderfossen Winterpark

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Getting out of the car at the parking lot was like entering the North Pole.. it was freezing cold, and coming from the heat in the car and out in -15 celsius was just BAD! lol...

During winter season the park is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays and opening hours are from 4 pm to 8 pm. The tickets for the entrance is NOK 195 pr.person for adults, and a little less for kids up to 12 years old.

As we entered the park, the first thing I did was to head over to one of the little fires that were placed around the entire park. Just had to warm my hands up, before exploring the park.

As we started our trip, we came across these sparks. Translated to English it means a kicker. You stand on one side, and kick with the other to move. It was fun for me, since I hadn't used one since I was a teenager.

But watching Shane was hilarious. He had never even seen one before, so he was like a little kid. He got the hang of almost straight away and had a blast. The other benefit we had from using the Spark, was we got warmer.

There's quite a bit to see and take pictures of throughout the park, so we had a few stops on the way.  And I wanted something warm to drink , so I got a Black Currant Toddy... yummi. :o) (The girl who worked at the stand was called Sylvi Ann)

We went on our way, and stopped at the Quad bikes. Shane took a couple of rounds on one. And of course he didn't listen well enough when the guy explained how to operate the quad, so he killed it. The guy had to come running over, to help him get started again. Quite funny...

Next we headed over to Fairytale Palace.

As we entered, we were greeted by the Princess in the hallway. And after about 5-10 mins in line we got on a 5 persons "tram", which seemed to be going on trails of some sort and took us thru a whole lot of fairytales by Ivo Caprino. (a famous story teller and animated movie director in Norway) It was all in Norwegian, so Shane didn't understand nothing. But for me it was kinda cool to see and hear bits and pieces of the tales like this.

Then we went to the Ice Hotel... wow that was soooo cool. First you have the front desk, and a little bit further in you have a bar. There were some people there buying drinks. (NOK 95 pr. drink) and the funny thing was that the bartender set the glasses on the counter and then pored the drinks in. What she didn't know, was that doing it like that the ice glasses got cracks in them, and the drink got spilled.

I got a good laugh out of that.... lol

All the rooms have different theames and different lightnings. There's even a honeymoon suite, with curtains carved in the ice over the headboard. Cool...
As we moved on thru the hotel, we got to the Ice Cathedral. It was so beautiful. The benches were covered in reindeer skins. You can actually get married here. Sweet...

After the Ice Hotel we stopped by a gift shop with stuff from the movie Pinchcliffe Grand Prix. Shane started talking with some girls that turned out being from Minnesota and were gonna be here for 4 months studying. They were also gonna go on a 10 days trip to Russia.

By now we were almost done. We had been almost all over the park, and it was 6.30 pm. We decided we didn't wanna stay there and freeze our butts off, just to catch the fireworks at 8pm.

My ticket to the Winterpark
So we left. It was well worth the money and the time, and I reccomend it to anyone who are visiting the Oslo/Lillehammer area.

On our way back, we stopped by my parents place and had some waffles. Shane got some cognaq from my dad as well....lol. And my mom gave him some gloves that my Grandma made before she passed away. They are typically Norwegian, called Sælbu votter.

http://www.vinterparken.no/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=445&V_LANG_ID=1 ( the link to the Winterpark)

paulkernan says:
Feel the chill after reading that. Lovely work thanks
Posted on: Mar 05, 2008
oldschoolbill says:
Great as always, thank you!!
Posted on: Mar 05, 2008
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Room nr.1 at the Ice Hotel
Room nr.1 at the Ice Hotel
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Shane on the Trollpath
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