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Jotunheimen cross-country trail

Price NOK:
11 550,-
Days: 8
7 x accommodation in double room with breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos.
Luggage transfer.
Map and tour description.
Train/mini bus, Oslo Airport Gardermoen - Lemonsjøen (day 1).
Mini bus/train, Bessheim - Oslo Airport Gardermoen (day 8)
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Jotunheimen cross-country trail is stretching through gentle forest areas and rough mountain terrain, from the area north of Lemonsjøen, westwards to Gjende and the Jotunheimen National Park. 
The tracks are always well prepared by machine or snowmobile and marked to ensure safety at all times.
If you are lucky, you can experience both reindeer and moose crossing the ski tracks. Take your time to enjoy the enchanted countryside and listening to the silence. 
Along the route, you stay at traditional family run Mountain Lodges, Lemonsjø Fjellstue & Hyttegrend, Bessheim Fjellstue, and the small historic Hindsæter Hotel
We also promise you some extraordinary food experiences. With access to Norwegian wild gems like reindeer, moose, deer, and trout, an authentic culinary adventure is waiting for you.

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.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival.
Transfer by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 14.29. Arrival in Otta at 17.33. 
Hotel transfer to Lemonsjøen. 
Dinner and accommodation at Lemonsjø Fjellstue & Hyttegrend
    
Day 2 - Sunday: Lemonsjøen - Skiing in the area. 
Today you have the possibility to test the ski equipment and explore the terrain and tracks of Lemonsjøen. Enjoys pristine nature, quiet yet spectacular surroundings combined with local heritage. We recommend a trip around Lemonsjøen to kind of complete the Jotunheimen cross-country trail by getting to the area north of the lake, where it actually starts (14 km round trip.)
Lemonsjøen Fjellstue also offers something called Mountain Curling. A different kind of curling, which takes place on the lake Lemonsjøen. (Minimum 2 persons, additional fee.)
Dinner and accommodation at Lemonsjø Fjellstue & Hyttegrend.

Day 3 - Monday: Lemonsjøen - Hindsæter - 20 km
Average day-trip through pine- and birch forest. During rough winter days, the forest areas provide cover and make the trip a pleasant experience. On this lap you go up the valley, never very far from the main road through Sjodalen. You must cross the road a few times. There is not much traffic during the winter. 
At Randsverk you pass through the community of small farms, and at Randsverk Camping you find shop, cafeteria and tourist information
Dinner and accommodation at på Hindsæter Fjellhotell

Day 4 / 5 - Tuesday / Wednesday: Hindsæter - Skiing and other activities in the area.
You can start your cross-country ski trip at the doorstep of the hotel. You will find both sheltered tracks through the forest, idyllic tracks along the river Sjoa and mountain tracks with wonderful views. The hotel also offers special snowshoe track and just 3 km from the hotel you can book dog sledding.
Before dinner, you can enjoy saunas and hot tub in the hotel's SPA department.
Dinner and accommodation at på Hindsæter Fjellhotell

Day 6 - Thursday: Hindsæter - Bessheim - 22 km.
Today you will spend most of the time on the east side of the valley and you’ll experience a more open terrain and views towards the peaks in Jotunheimen National Park. You start following the river Sjoa. You can choose to go East or West of the lake Nedre Sjodalsvatnet. The east side is a bit longer. When you reach Øvre Sjodalsvatnet you go on the east side of the lake. In the intersection at Storhaugen, you turn right and go across the lake to Bessheim.
Dinner and accommodation at Bessheim Fjellstue & Hytter

Day 7 - Friday: Bessheim - Skiing in the area. 
We recommend a ski tour to Gjendesheim to kind of complete the Jotunheimen cross-country trail by getting to where it actually ends (12 km roundtrip). 
At Bessheim you can also meet the two reindeer, Iver, and Nils.
Dinner and accommodation at på Bessheim Fjellstue & Hytter

Day 8 - Saturday: Departure. 
Hotel transfer from Bessheim. Transfer by train from Otta at 11.29. Arrival at Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 14.32.  

Departures and prices

Dates 2019 (Saturday - Saturday):
02 - 09 February  
09 - 16 February
16 - 23 March (fully booked)
23 - 30 March    
30 March - 06 April
06 - 13 April

Price 2019:
Per person in double room: NOK 11 550.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 500.- 

Book early discount before 1 December 2018: NOK 250.- per person

The price includes:
7 x Accommodation including dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
Luggage transfer 
Maps and tour description (1 set per booking)

Transfer included:
Day 1: Train Oslo Airport Gardermoen - Otta. Hotel transfer Otta - Lemonsjøen.
Day 8: Hotel transfer Bessheim - Otta. Train Otta - Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

We may charge extra for other departures than those listed in the day program.
Any transport between Oslo Central Station and Oslo Airport Gardermoen is not included. NOK 100.- each way.

Ski rental:
Skis, poles, boots and return to Lemonsjøen: NOK 800.-

Tracks and skis:
The trail runs about 850 - 950 meters above sea level. The daily stages are relatively short. The entire Jotunheimen cross-country trail is frequently groomed and regular cross-country skis can be used.

For whom:
Skiers in normal, good shape. You need to be able to use a map in addition to the tour description.

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

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