Hike the Peer Gynt Trail

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 to many of his fantasies. Peer Gynt may well have been a boaster and a dreamer, but a visit to the area will convince you that Peer had good reason to boast of his Kingdom.
This is one of our most popular mountain trails. You walk 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 spend most of the time above treeline (900-1000 m.a.s.l), where you can enjoy the breath-taking panorama of the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountain ranges.

This is a self-guided tour, with luggage transfer.
The trip starts in Skei. You can go by train or own car to Lillehammer and public bus from Lillehammer to Skei. After the last night in Espedalen, you can go by public bus to Vinstra railway station and by train back to Lillehammer, Oslo or Trondheim.

Day by day program

Day 1- Saturday: Arrival
By own car or train to Lillehammer.
Public bus from Lillehammer to Skei.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Skeikampen

Day 2 - Sunday: Hike from Skeikampen to Fagerhøi, approx. 18/23 km / 6-8 hours
Transport to Gammelstra, where the hike starts (or walk from Skeikampen, about 5 km extra)
The walk follows an old country road. If the weather is nice, you can hike the summit of Præstkampen (1244 m.a.s.l.) to enjoy a panorama view of the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountains. Continue across easy and varied terrain to Fagerhøi. 
Accommodation at Fagerhøi

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

Day 4 - Tuesday: 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).
Accommodation at Fefor Høyfjellshotell

Day 5 - Wednesday: 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.
Accommodation at Ruten Fjellstue

Day 6 - Thursday: Breakfast and departure
Public bus from Ruten Fjellstue to Vinstra railway station. Train back to Lillehammer or continue to Oslo or Trondheim.


Departures and prices

Dates 2020: Saturday - Thursday.
18 - 23 July
25 - 30 July
1 - 6 August

Price 2020 : 
Per person in double room: NOK 9120,- 
Single room supplement: NOK 1350,-

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

Price includes:
5 x accommodation incl. 3-course dinner or buffet, breakfast and self-packed lunch
Luggage transfer
Map and tour description

Min 2 persons. 
We can help with train tickets to and from the tour (Lillehammer, Oslo, Trondheim etc.)
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
Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm