Do you dream of exploring high mountains, pristine plateaus, and birch-tree forests - all in their winter splendour, and all in one exciting trip?
Hailed by backcountry and cross-country skiing enthusiasts as one of Europe’s must-do adventures, the Troll Trail offers excellent skiing terrain in magnificent surroundings.
This is a 9 days self-guided tour with luggage transfer, in a continuous way-marked ski trail of approx. 170 km.
The trail passes south, through miles of untouched nature. It starts at Høvringen, next to the Rondane National Park, and runs south via the mountains of Ringebu to the Olympic city of Lillehammer.
Overnight stays at traditional hotels or mountain lodges. As you reach your destination for the day, you are served a delicious dinner before you turn in for a good night's sleep (except one night at self-service cabin). The next morning, a new leg of your winter adventure awaits.
This trip is best suited for experienced skiers with a good level of fitness (over average). You need to master the use of maps and compass, and be prepared for all kinds of weather.
Track and skis:
Varied and relatively easy terrain, with no steep mountains or peaks to climb. Most of the trail runs in high mountain terrain, above three-lane, and offers excellent views of the bigger peaks in the area. The Troll Trail offers daily stages of 17 to 36 km. On certain parts, the trail is groomed daily, on others only when necessary. The weather can be rough, with heavy snowfall and winds. Under such conditions it is difficult to maintain the tracks, and you must follow marking and use maps and compass.
We recommend good Back country skis with half steel edges. There are opportunities for ski rental at Høvringen. Hire in Norway will normally be on 'waxable' skis. The stable Norwegian snow conditions mean waxing is easy to pick up and you'll soon feel the benefits of a faster glide on a well waxed ski! The skis at Høveringen are half-metal edged with Back Country boots and bindings. We advise that if hiring, you hire skis AND boots, rather than hoping your boots will fit the bindings.
With luggage transfer - without guide:
While you are out skiing, your luggage is transferred to the next accommodation, except day 6 and 7, when you have to carry all that you need for staying one night at the self-service cabin, Vetåbua. All other days you'll only have to bring a small backpack with extra clothes and food for the day.
This is a self-guided tour. We provide maps and tour description. Although the trail is marked, you should be familiar with using maps in addition to the tour description.
Tour with guide:
For groups, min 6 pers., the tour can be arranged with a guide. Please contact us for price and dates.