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Jotunheimen cross-country trail

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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 enchanting countryside and listen to the silence. 

Most nights, you stay in traditional family-run mountain lodges. There you have plenty of time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the good mountain life. 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.
Along the way, you will also spend two nights in a cabin at Sjodalen Hyttetun. You can upgrade to one or two nights in a unique fairytale-like cabin  - once in a lifetime experience! Here you can also sign up for dog sledging on Thursday.

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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Departures and prices

Tour dates 2023: 
Starts every Sunday from 5 February to 26 March

Number of participants: We need a minimum of 2 participants to complete the tour.

Price 2022 (2023 is not available yet):
Per person in double room: NOK 13 150.-
Single room supplement: NOK 4 200.- 

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

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 - Otta. Hotel transfer Otta - Lemonsjøen.
Day 8: Hotel transfer Bessheim - Otta. Train Otta - Oslo Airport.

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 incl. return transport to Lemonsjøen: NOK 850.-
The skis are regular cross-country skis (needs to be waxed).
Bindings are Rottefella NNN (New Nordic Standard).

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.

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

Other ski tours:
Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
Troll Trail with luggage transfer
Explore Rondane - Winter edition - 4 days
Explore Rondane - Winter edition - 8 days



Day 1 - Sunday: Arrival
Transfer by train from Oslo Airport to Otta. Hotel transfer to Lemonsjøen.
Dinner and accommodation at Lemonsjø Fjellstue & Hyttegrend

Day 2 and 3 - Monday and Tuesday: 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 4 - Wednesday:Ski from Lemonsjøen to Sjodalen Hyttetun, 18 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 in cabins or fairy tail huts at Sjodalen Hyttetun

Day 5 - Thursday and Saturday: Sjodalen - Explore the area
We recommend joining a dogsledding adventure to experience Jotunheimen in a whole different way.
You can also go skiing across the valley or rent snowshoes for a walk in the woods.

Dinner and accommodation in cabins or fairy tail huts at Sjodalen Hyttetun

Day 6 - Friday: Ski from Hindsæter to Bessheim - 25 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 - Saturday: 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).
You can also explore the Besseggen mountain ridge on skis or snowshoes. Besseggen is the most famous and spectacular route in Jotunheimen National Park. 60 000 people walk the Besseggen ridge every summer - only a few hundred during winter. Ask at the hotel, about the route description and snow conditions, before deciding to walk the actual ridge.
Dinner and accommodation at Bessheim Fjellstue & Hytter

Day 8 - Sunday: Departure
Hotel transfer from Bessheim. Transfer by train from Otta to Oslo Airport.