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Explore Rondane - Winter edition - 4 days

On request

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 into traditional mountain lodges with great hospitality, homemade food and comfortable beds. During the program, 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 snow coach/snowmobile from Høvringen.​​​​

NB! When booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). 
Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

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  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and decide your own speed. You can take a break, shortcut or detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2024: On request


    DISTANCE: 21,5 km + optional detours

    LEVEL: Easy tour. Fits beginners and people with normal/good level of fitness and some skiing experience. The tours run in gentle terrain and groomed tracks.

    You can start this tour from all three lodges, subject to capacity. This program shows the most common route.
    We also offer the same trip in 7 days including transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

  • Day 1, Thursday: Arrival Høvringen

    Arrive in Høvringen.

    How to travel (not included):
    Train to Otta. Hotel transfer to Høvringen.

    Dinner and accommodation at Høvringen Fjellstue

  • Day 2, Friday: Ski from Høvringen 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 northwest of the peaks takes you through terrain with astonishing views of the mountains of Jotunheimen and Dovre.

    Dinner and accommodation at Putten Seter

  • Day 3, Saturday: Ski from Putten Seter 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.

    Dinner and accommodation at Smuksjøseter

  • Day 4, Sunday: Ski from Smuksjøseter to Høvringen, 5 km

    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.

    Departure from Høvringen. 

    How to travel (not included):
    Hotel transfer to Otta Railway station and train from there.

Departures and prices

Departures 2024:
On request

Prices 2024: 
Per person in a double room: NOK 6 500.-
Single room supplement: NOK 900.- 
Extra night at any of the lodges: NOK 1 750.- per person in a double room

Price includes:
3 x accommodation with 3-course dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos.
Luggage transfer between accommodations
Tour map 

Ski rental (3 days):
Skis with half steel-edges + shoes and poles: NOK 500.-
Skis with half steel-edges and skins + shoes and poles: NOK 600.-

Other ski tours:
The Peer Gynt Trail
The Jotunheimen cross-country trail
The Troll Trail
Explore Rondane - Winter edition - 7 days