Experience the legendary Peer Gynt Ski Trail, in a winter wonderland that stretches from the enchanting Espedalen valley to the picturesque Skeikampen mountain resort. This Nordic skiing paradise, north-west of the Olympic City Lillehammer offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Norway while indulging your passion for winter sports. The trail is named after a local Norwegian hero, characterized into fiction by author Henrik Ibsen. Stay in mountain lodges, surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails, and enjoy the evenings by the fireplace, while taking in the memories of today’s adventure.
As you glide along the trail you will be greeted by the stunning vistas of the Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell mountain ranges, snow draped forests, and frozen lakes. The trail runs at about 700 – 1500 meters above sea level. Whether you`re a seasoned cross-county skier or a family interested in a bit more challenging, yet enjoyable skiing experience, the Peer Gynt Ski Trail has something for everyone. The trail is meticulously groomed, offering smooth tracks, and you can choose to take detours for longer stages. Staying two nights in each lodge means you have the freedom of longer or shorter days in between.
Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the opportunity to spot native wildlife as you ski through this pristine wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and deer. The trail is also a journey through Norwegian culture and history as you will encounter several summer farms, which offer a glimpse into local traditions and hospitality.
You stay in good hotels and lodges during the tour. Destinations along the trail include Espedalen, Fefor, Gålå and Skeikampen – all well-known ski resorts with long traditions in winter tourism and known for having some of the best cross-country skiing terrains in Norway. 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 for the day. This is a self-guided tour. Although the trail is marked, you should be familiar with using maps in addition to the tour description.
Prepare for an unforgettable winter experience on the Peer Gynt Ski Trail, where nature`s beauty meets the thrill of skiing. Whether you`re seeking an exhilarating challenge or a tranquil escape into Norway`s snowy wilderness, this trail has it all. Embark on a Nordic adventure like no other and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don`t wait – book your trip today and let the Peer Gynt Ski Trail be your passport to an unforgettable winter wonderland.