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Jotunheimen cross-country trail - February 2022

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

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 way, you stay in traditional family-run Mountain lodges, of which three nights in newly furnished 'summer-farm' suites at Hindsæter Hotell. You stay several nights in each place and have plenty of time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the good life in the mountains.
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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  • 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 2022:
    6 - 13 February
    13 - 20 February
    20 - 27 February

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7 Sunday - Sunday

    DISTANCE: 42 km + 4 optional day-trips

    LEVEL: The Jotunheimen cross-country trail suits people with normal good shape and some skiing experience. The tour run in gentle terrain and groomed tracks.

  • Day 1, Sunday: Arrival

    Transfer by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Otta. Hotel transfer to Lemonsjøen.
    Dinner and accommodation at Lemonsjø Fjellstue & Hyttegrend

  • Day 2, Monday: 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, Tuesday: Ski from Lemonsjøen to Hindsæter, 21 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 newly furnished suites (summer-farm style) at Hindsæter Fjellhotell

  • Day 4 and 5, Wednesday and Thursday: 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 snowshoe tracks. Just 3 km from the hotel you can go dog sledding.
    Before dinner, you can enjoy saunas and a hot tub in the hotel's SPA department.
    Dinner and accommodation at på Hindsæter Fjellhotell

  • Day 6, Friday: Ski from Hindsæter to Bessheim - 21 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 go to the Besseggen mountain ridge on skis or snowshoes. Besseggen is the most famous and spectacular hike in Jotunheimen National Park. In winter, it is not recommended to walk up or down the actual ridge without good experience and the right equipment.
    Dinner and accommodation at på Bessheim Fjellstue & Hytter

  • Day 8, Sunday: Departure

    Hotel transfer from Bessheim to Otta. Transfer by train from Otta to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2022:
6 - 13 February
13 - 20 February
20 - 27 February
Departures in March: See Jotunheimen cross-country trail - March 2022

Number of days: 7 (Saturday - Saturday)
Number of participants: We need a minimum of 2 participants to complete the tour.

Price 2022:
Per person in double room: NOK 14 350.-
Single room supplement: NOK 3 850.- 

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 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 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.

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