North-west of the Olympic city of Lillehammer is the Peer Gynt Trail, named after a local Norwegian hero, characterized into fiction by author Henrik Ibsen.
The Peer Gynt trail, 7 days and 80 km, is a groomed ski trail between Espedalen and Skeikampen, in what is known as 'Peer Gynt Country'.
Make your way through a landscape of distant horizons, birch tree woodland, Norwegian farmsteads, and frozen lakes.
The trail is an excellent cross-country alternative for families, who are interested in a bit more challenging, yet still enjoyable, skiing experience. The trail offers groomed and well-marked cross-country tracks.
In clear weather, you will be able to enjoy a continuous view of the breath-taking peaks of the national parks Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell along the trip, providing a beautiful and dramatic backdrop to this “friendly” mountain region. If this is your first cross country ski trip in Norway - be prepared to be blown away.
You stay in good hotels during the tour. Destinations along the trail include Espedalen, Fefor, Gålå, Kvitfjell and Skeikampen - all well-known ski resorts with long traditions in winter tourism and known for some of the best cross-country skiing terrain in Norway. Kvitfjell hosted the downhill competition during the 1994 Olympic Winter Games.
Tracks and skis:
The trail runs about 700 - 1500 meters above sea level. The daily stages are relatively short, and provide opportunities for interesting detours. The entire Peer Gynt trail is frequently groomed and regular cross-country skis can be used.
There are opportunities for ski rental.
Skiers in normal, good shape.
With luggage transfer - Without guide:
While you are out skiing, your luggage is transported to the next accommodation. You only have to bring a small backpack with extra clothes and food.
Although the trail is marked, you should be familiar with using maps in addition to the tour description.
For groups, min 6 pax, the tour can be arranged with a guide. Please contact us for prices and dates.