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Explore Rondane - Winter edition

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

Hassle-free skiing in friendly terrain. Our Explore Rondane tour is a great alternative to a fully guided tour. The daily stages vary between 6-12 km. At the end of each day, you are welcomed in to traditional mountain lodges with great hospitality, homemade food and comfortable beds. During the week, you will be staying at three different lodges:

  • Øigardseter Mountain Lodge is a large lodge with hotel standard beautifully situated in Høvringen – at the border of the Rondane National Park. 
  • Putten Seter was originally a small mountain farm. Here you will stay in traditional cottages, apartments or rooms. Putten Seter. From the lodge, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Gudbrandsdalen valley and Jotunheimen National Park. 
  • At Smuksjøseter Mountain Lodge you are almost inside the National Park, with stunning views and quiet surroundings. During winter there is no road to Smuksjøseter, and the lodge can only be reached on skis or by snowcoach/snowmobile from Høvringen.

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Departures and prices

Departures 2020:
On request

Prices 2020: 
Per person in double room: NOK 11 500.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 820.- 

Price includes:
7 nights including dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
Luggage transfer between accommodations
Tour map
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Departure from OSL14.00 or 14.29)

Additional charge for train from/to Oslo Central Station: NOK 100,- each way.

Ski rental:
Skis with half steel-edges, shoes and poles: From NOK 950.-

Day by day program

Ski the marked trail between each lodge independently. In addition, you have the opportunity to take day trips from all three mountain lodges on the days in between. You will get a map at your first location. Guided tours are also available on request if you'd like to make something extra out of it. 

You can start this tour from all three lodges. Subject to capacity. This program shows the most common route.

Day 1: Arrival Høvringen
8 February - 7 March: Direct bus from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Departure at 14:00
Other dates: Train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Otta. Hotel transfer from Otta to Høvringen. 
Accommodation and dinner at Øigardseter Fjellstue

Day 2: Ski in the area of Øigardseter
You enter grounds that have inspired numerous Norwegian painters, writers, and composers with its beautiful and imposing nature. It used to be dominated by mountain farms, but since the end of the 19th-century tourism has come to be one of the defining characters of the area. You find more than 150 km of marked and prepared trails in both forest- and mountain terrain. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities to ski off the prepared and marked trails.
Accommodation and dinner at Øigardseter Fjellstue

Day 3: Ski from Øigardseter to Putten Seter - 8 km
Today's trip starts with some uphill. First, follow the trails through the settlement at Høvringen. The trail to Putten starts at Høvringen ski school/ski rental. From there you follow signs for Putten. There are trails on both sides of the mountains Anaripiggen and Karihaugen. The trail that runs north-west of the peaks take you through terrain with astonishing views of the mountains of Jotunheimen and Dovre. 
Accommodation and dinner at Putten Seter

Day 4: Ski in the area of Putten Seter
Putten Seter is located in light Birch forest just below the tree line. The area has great skiing options and lots of well-marked tracks in friendly terrain.
Accommodation and dinner at Putten Seter

Day 5: Ski from Putten Seats to Smuksjøseter - 8.5 km
Follow signs for Smuksjøseter and The Peer Gynt cabin. The trail starts with some uphill before you pass the mountain ‘Formokampen’. There are tracks all the way to the summit, 1428 meters above sea level, and we recommend a detour to see the view (about 1 km each way). Finally, there is only downhill the rest of the way to Smukksjøseter. Along the way, you can take a detour to the Peer Gynt cabin (about 1.5 km each way). The cabin is open only during Winter Vacation (last week of February) and Easter, but the trip offers fantastic views of the mountain ‘Smiubelgen’ and the open fields to the South.
Accommodation and dinner at Smuksjøseter

Day 6: Ski in the area of Smuksjøseter
Enter the land of trolls and Norwegian fairy tales as you ski through the heather-covered landscape of the Rondane National park with its small, gurgling streams and tall, rugged mountains.
Accommodation and dinner at Smuksjøseter

Day 7: Ski from Smuksjøseter to Øigardseter Fjellstue
Easy skiing starting flat and continuing on a long downhill that ends at Høvringen ski school/ski rental. From there you follow marked trails through the settlement on Høvringen and back to Øigardseter Fjellstue.
Accommodation and dinner at Øigardseter Fjellstue

Day 8: Breakfast and departure
Hotel transfer from Høvringen to Otta. Train from Otta to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

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