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Hike the Peer Gynt Trail

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
In the centre of Gudbrandsdalen Valley, just north of Lillehammer, you find the kingdom of Ibsens legendary Norse folk hero Peer Gynt. A magnificent area of natural beauty where Peer Gynt found tranquillity and inspiration and which inspired many of his fantasies. Peer Gynt may well have been a boaster and a dreamer, but a visit to Peer Gynt's Kingdom will convince You that Peer had good reason to boast of his kingdom.
'In the footsteps of Peer Gynt', our popular mountain route from hotel to hotel, starting in Lillehammer / Skei, ending in Espedalen, about 67 km as the crow flies. This is a holiday for those looking for a challenge, but in a safe way and without the drudgery of exhausting climbs with heavy rucksacks. You take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy the breath-taking panorama of the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountain ranges

Self-guided tour, with luggage transport. The trip starts with arrival and accommodation in Lillehammer, before transfer to the starting point at Skeikampen. Return last day to back to Vinstra (where you can go by train back to Lillehammer / Oslo or continue to Trondheim).

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Sunday: Arrival in Lillehammer
Arrive by own car or by train.  
Accommodation at Mølla Hotel, Lillehammer.
Incl. breakfast and selfmade lunchpacket (no dinner incl. in Lillehammer - many possibilities for dining in Lillehammer).

Day 2 - Monday: Transfer to Skeikampen (40 km). Hiking from Skeikampen to Fagerhøi, approx. 18 km / 6-7 hours
The walk follows an old country road. If the weather is nice, we "climb" up to Præstkampen (1244 m.a.s.l.) to enjoy a panorama view of the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountains. After lunch-stop we continue across easy and varied terrain to Fagerhøi. 
Dinner and accommodation at Fagerhøi.

Day 3 - Tuesday: Hiking from Fagerhøi to Gålå, approx. 16 km / 4-5 hours
Easy  terrain,through birch woodland at Lauvåsen and Bjørkåsen.
Dinner and accommodation at Wadahl Høyfjellshotell.

Day 4 - Wednesday: Hiking from Gålå to Fefor, approx. 15 km / 5-6 hours.
We walk up to Valsfjell (1148 m.a.s.l.) and continue down to Feforvatnet (lake).
Dinner and accommodation at Fefor Høyfjellshotell.

Day 5 - Thursday: Hiking from Fefor to Espedalen, approx. 18 km / 6-7 hours. 
The first 5 km goes by car. The day starts with a challenging climb, the path taking us up more than 1500 meters above sea level and providing a magnificent view of the Jotunheimen mountain range. Easy walk down to Espedalen.
Dinner and accommodation at Ruten Fjellstue

Day 6 - Friday: Departure. 
Transfer to Vinstra railway station (continue by train back to Lillehammer or Oslo Airport Gardermoen / Oslo Central station)
It's also possible to continue by train to Trondheim.

Departures and prices

Dates 2018: Sunday - Friday.
15 - 20 July
22 - 27 July
29 July - 03 August
12 - 17 August

Number of participants:
Minimum 4

Price 2018: :
Per person in double room: NOK 8 600,- 
Singel room supplement: NOK 1 275,-

Book early discount before 1 June 2018: NOK 250, - per person

Included in the price:
5 x nights' accommodation breakfast and self-packed lunch (all except for Lillehammer arrival day)
4 x 3-course dinner or Norwegian buffèt.
Transfer from Lillehammer to starting point for the hike day 2
Luggage transfer every day
Visiting Solbraaseter cheese museum / tasting the Norwegian brown cheese.
Transfer from Ruten to Vinstra (to the train) depart day
Map and tour description

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer and tour guide.

Other hikes:
Trekking in Rondane National Park, with or without guide
Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim´s Trail
Venabu mountain rambling with guide
Hike the Amazing Lofoten Isles with guide
Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm