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The Peer Gynt Trail from Espedalen to Lillehammer

Skeikampen Resort
Price NOK:
17 450,-
Days: 8
7 nights accommodation incl. dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos.
Luggage transfer.
Map and tour description (one set per booking).
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport.
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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.

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Program

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

    TOUR DATES 2024: Starts every Saturday from 3 February to 23 March (not weeks 7 and 10) + 2 extra departures Monday - Monday in March

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 8

    DISTANCE: 80 km

    LEVEL: The Peer Gynt Trail is suitable for people with normal good condition and some skiing experience. The tour runs in gentle terrain and groomed tracks.

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Transfer by train from Oslo Airport to Vinstra.
    Departure at 14.29
    Hotel transfer from Vinstra to Espedalen.

    Accommodation at Dalseter Fjellhotell

  • Day 2: Dalseter - Skiing in the area

    Right outside the door, you will find 220 km of prepared skitracks with different lengths and levels. Some family-friendly roundtrips, sheltered forest tracks and high terrain tracks with great views towards the National Parks Rondane and Jotunheimen.

    Accommodation at Dalseter Fjellhotell

  • Day 3: Dalseter - Fefor, 18 km

    Average day-trip along the Peer Gynt Road between Espedalen and Fefor.
    In nice weather, it's possible to do a longer trip across mount Ruten (1517 m.a.s.l.) - 22 km.

    Accommodation at Fefor Høifjellshotell

  • Day 4: Fefor - Skiing in the area

    Skitracks right outside the door. In this secluded place, you can find peace in nature, while skiing prepared ski tracks suitable for all levels.

    We recommend the trail around Mount Feforkampen. Ask for directions at the hotel.

    Accommodation at Fefor Høifjellshotell

  • Day 5: Fefor - Gålå, 13 km

    Easy day trip along Lake Gålå to the destination Gålå. A long uphill at the end.

    Accommodation at Gålå Hotell

  • Day 6: Gålå - Skiing in the area

    Gålå is located in the heart of 'Peer Gynt Country', near Jotunheimen National Park. The combination of excellent facilities for alpinists and cross-country skiers makes Gålå a perfect destination for skiers with different wishes and skills.
    At Gålå Alpin Ski Resort you find nice slopes and several ski lifts.
    Gålå has 600 km of fantastic ski trails in varied terrain. The trails are prepared for both skating and classic cross-country skiing.

    Accommodation at Gålå Hotell

  • Day 7: Gålå - Skeikampen, 28 km

    Long day-trip. The trail runs through light birch forests, past summer farms and private huts. 
    The trail continues in light and hilly terrain. Some uphill before a final, nice downhill toward Skei.

    Accommodation at Thon Hotel Skeikampen

  • Day 8: Departure

    Transfer from Skeikampen to Lillehammer. Departure 09:00.

    We recommend spending a few hours in Lillehammer before continuing to the airport.

    Trains from Lillehammer to Oslo Airport depart every hour
     

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2024: Starts every Saturday from 3 February to 23 March (not week 7 and 10)
Number of days: 8 (Saturday - Saturday)
Number of participants: We need a minimum of 4 participants to complete the tour.
 
Price 2024:
Per person in double room: NOK 17 450.- 
Single room supplement: NOK 1 960.-

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

The price includes:
7 x accommodation incl. dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
Luggage transfer
Map and tour description (One set per booking. For extra set NOK 250.-)
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport 

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks and snacks
Skirental
 
Ski rental 2024:
Ski, poles and boots: NOK 935.- + return transport NOK 750.- per booking.
The skis are mainly Fischer Cross Country Wax (needs to be waxed).
Bindings are Rottefella NNN (New Nordic Standard).
 
Extra:
From/to Oslo Central Station: 

NOK 120.- each way.

Extra transfer to Lillehammer after the tour:
NOK 600.- per person (mimimum 2 person)
 
 

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