Welcome to our winter paradise!

When you walk through our doors at the historic Straand Hotel in Vrådal, you're already in fairytale land. Book your winter stay for the whole family now!

We at Straand Hotel have been welcoming guests since 1864, and we're happy to say: Vrådal is a very cozy place to spend your family holiday! Here you'll find everything from an alpine slope with a café and sauna at the top, ski trails in the forest, adventurous nature, hot chocolate with something hot in the cup in our historic living rooms, a swimming pool with sauna and exciting play opportunities for the children!

Scroll down to read more about this winter's exciting offers and activities!

Winter in Vrådal

Take your holiday to Vrådal this winter!

Enjoy a great winter experience for the whole family at Straand Hotel in the heart of Telemark!

The historic Straand Hotel is a family-run hotel dating back to 1864. A hidden gem in Telemark, surrounded by beautiful nature and adventurous winter experiences. Here you can relax and enjoy the surroundings in beautiful Vrådal while filling up on great experiences and memories for the whole family.

A typical winter day with us starts with breakfast at the hotel, before the two youngest generations might hop on the shuttle bus to the Vrådal Panorama ski resort for a few hours on the slopes. The grandparents may choose to relax a little extra at the hotel, before taking their legs for a lovely walk in beautiful Telemark nature to the resort.

At lunchtime, they might meet in the café in Vrådal Panorama for coffee and snacks, before the younger ones head back down the slopes. The great thing about Vrådal Panorama is that all the slopes end at the same warming room, so you don't have to worry about your children or grandchildren ending up in the neighboring valley on the other side of the mountain. In the afternoon, you can take the shuttle bus back to Straand Hotel together. Here you can relax in front of the hotel's fireplace after an active day out in the fresh air.

And if it's Saturday, we've transformed the roof terrace into an après-ski - with a fire in the fire pit and stumps with skins to sit on, sausages with bread or lompe and cured meats, coffee and cocoa, some music and a great atmosphere!

After a good dinner together, it may also be tempting to get some fresh air in the evening. You can go tobogganing on the alpine slope or ice skating at the parking lot in Vrådal Panorama.

And if you're looking for a romantic experience for two, we recommend renting the sauna at the top of the resort!

Rent a sauna at the top of Vrådal Panorama!

What could be better than relaxing in a sauna on a cold winter's day?

At the top of the alpine slope in Vrådal, you can now enjoy a healing sauna experience right by the water! Perhaps a cold dip now and then will tempt you too? From the sauna you have a view of the magnificent Tverrfjell mountain range while you relax in your own company or with a loved one. Ask us and we'll help you with directions and practical information.

Read more and book a sauna here!

Welcome to après-ski on the terrace!

Every Saturday we light up the fireplace and welcome you to après-ski!

After a long day on the slopes or ski slopes, it's nice to sit down and relax. On our roof terrace, we invite you to an après-ski every Saturday with a fire in the fire pit and warm skins to sit on. There will be grilling of sausages with bread/loaf, sausage sticks, coffee/cocoa, music, sale of drinks at the bar, fennel legs/spekemat, shot skis and red carpet. If a larger group wishes, we can also arrange après-ski on other days. Just ask us!

Winter packages 2024

Family package

1 night in a family room incl. breakfast. The package includes:
- accommodation w/breakfast
- free access to the swimming pool
- transportation to and from the slopes
- own après-ski w/campfire, hot dogs, cocoa and cuddles

Price: NOK 2775,-
(Valid for up to 4 persons)

Romantic package

Accommodation in historic surroundings for two people in an upgraded room. Package includes:
- a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate served
- five-course gourmet dinner
- Straand breakfast

Price: kr 5265,-

Skipakker 2024

Hotels and lift passes

Price per adult per night in a double/family room. Package includes:
- accommodation w/breakfast
- lift pass

Price: from NOK 1190,-

Vrådal Holiday Apartments

Price per person at min. 2 paying for min. 2 days in an apartment. The package includes:
- accommodation for 2 nights
- 2-day lift pass.

Price: from NOK 1530,-

Rent an atmospheric place

Do you want something really special? We can facilitate more extensive activities with our team building partner TG events. We can also offer rental of an atmospheric venue:

- Rent a wine cellar for groups of min. 10 people and up to 20 people for NOK 2500,-
- Pub rental for quiz/kahoot-vorspiel or -nachspiel
- Afterski on the roof terrace with fire pit for groups. Min. 10 persons

Taste of the mountains / aperitif with storytelling

Do as you would in Italy! Enjoy an aperitivo before dinner or as a snack. Three tastings with local ingredients and three selected wines. Min. 4 pers. Kr. 495,- per person.

Or choose an aperitif with storytelling. Kr. 205,- per person and min. 10 persons.

Food and experiences

- Tapas buffet
- Spekeaften
- 5-course gourmet dinner
- Kahoot quiz in the pub
- Music quiz
- Beer tasting
- Wine tasting
- Afterski under the open sky
- Mulled wine from the black pot
- Afternoon Tea

Ask us about prices and options, and we'll make the arrangements!

Games and activities

- Vrådal Panorama Skisenter
- Great cross-country skiing trails
- Tobogganing competition
- Swimming pool and sauna
- Billiards
- Table tennis
- Playroom
- Mini cinema
- Visit from Piccolo and Trollemor
- Swimming disco
- Tour of Trolleskogen
- Treasure hunt for Trollemor's treasure!

Straand on ICE 2024

Welcome to Straand on ICE 2024! We're expanding our horizons with ice rink driving. Click on the link below and stay tuned for dates and information!