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The Peer Gynt Trail, from Espedalen to Lillehammer

Skeikampen Resort
Price NOK:
12 500,-
Days: 7
6 nights accommodation incl. breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
Luggage transfer
Map and tour description (one set per booking)
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen
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Make your way through a landscape of distant horizons, birch tree woodland, Norwegian farmsteads, and frozen lakes. North-west of the Olympic city of Lillehammer is the Peer Gynt Trail, named after a local Norwegian hero, characterized into fiction by author Henrik Ibsen. 
The Peer Gynt trail, 7 days and 80 km, is a groomed ski trail between Espedalen and Skeikampen, in what is known as 'Peer Gynt Country'. The trail is an excellent cross-country alternative for families, who are interested in a bit more challenging, yet still enjoyable, skiing experience. The trail offers groomed and well-marked cross-country tracks.
In clear weather, you will be able to enjoy a continuous view of the breath-taking peaks of the national parks Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell along the trip, providing a beautiful and dramatic backdrop to this “friendly” mountain region. If this is your first cross-country ski trip in Norway - be prepared to be blown away.

You stay in good hotels during the tour. Destinations along the trail include Espedalen, Fefor, Gålå, Kvitfjell and Skeikampen - all well-known ski resorts with long traditions in winter tourism and known for some of the best cross-country skiing terrains in Norway. Kvitfjell hosted the downhill competition during the 1994 Olympic Winter Games.

The trail runs about 700 - 1500 meters above sea level. The daily stages are relatively short and provide opportunities for interesting detours.
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.
This is a self-guided tour. Although the trail is marked, you should be familiar with using maps in addition to the tour description.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Sunday: Arrival
Transfer by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Vinstra.
Departure at 14.29, arrival 17.11 or departure at 16.29, arrival 19.18.
Hotel transfer to Espedalen.

Accommodation Dalseter Mountain Hotel.  

Day 2 - Monday: Dalseter - Fefor, 18 km
Average day-trip along the Peer Gynt Road between Espedalen and Fefor.
It's possible to do a longer trip across the top of Ruten (1517 m.a.s.l) - 22 km.
Accommodation at Fefor Mountain Hotel 

Day 3 - Tuesday: Fefor - Gålå / Wadahl, 13 km
Easy day trip along Lake Gålå to the destination Gålå.
Accommodation at Wadahl Mountain hotel

Day 4 - Wednesday: Day off at Gålå
Choose from different tour alternatives or alpine skiing. Gålå offers a lot of well-groomed ski trails.
Accommodation at Wadahl Mountain hotel

Day 5 - Thursday: Gålå - Kvitfjell - 25 km
Average day-trip. Today's ski-trip runs through a kind of "Troll Forest" - easy and 'cozy' terrain.
Accommodation at Kvitfjell Hotel.

Day 6 - Friday: Kvitfjell - Skei - 22 km
Average day-trip. Today the trip starts with some uphill from Kvitfjell.
The track continues in light, and hilly terrain before going downhill towards Skeikampen.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Skeikampen

Day 7 - Saturday: Departure Skeikampen 
Transfer by Taxi from Skeikampen to Lillehammer. Departure 09.00. We recommend that you spend a few hours in Lillehammer before continuing to the airport. Trains from Lillehammer to Oslo Airport Gardermoen departs every hour.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2021: Starts every Sunday from 7 February to 4 April (not week 9)
Level of difficulty: Level 2 - see useful Information
Number of days: 7 (Sunday - Saturday)
Distance: 80 km
Number of participants: We need a minimum of 4 participants to complete the tour.
Price 2021:
Per person in double room: NOK 12 500.- 
Single room supplement: NOK 1 560.-

Price Easter 2021 (28 March - 3 April):
Per person in double room: NOK 13 250.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 560.-

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

The price includes:
6 nights accommodation incl. breakfast, dinner, 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 Gardermoen (Departure from OSL 14:29)
Ski rental 2021:
Ski, poles and boots: NOK 700.- + return transport NOK 625.- per booking.
The skis are mainly Fischer Cross Country Wax (needs to be waxed).
Bindings are Rottefella NNN (New Nordic Standard).
From/to Oslo Central Station: 

NOK 100.- each way.

Extra night before the tour:
NOK 1 350.- per person in double room incl. breakfast, dinner, and self- packed lunch & refill thermos.
Single room NOK 1 500.-
Extra night after the tour:
NOK 1 250.- per person in double room incl. breakfast, dinner, and self- packed lunch & refill thermos.
Single room NOK 1 450.-

Extra transfer to Lillehammer after the tour:
NOK 550.- per person 


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7/2Peer Gynt trail 7 - 13 February 2021More than 812 500,-Book
14/2Peer Gynt trail 14 - 20 February 2021More than 812 500,-Book
21/2Peer Gynt trail 21 - 27 February 2021More than 812 500,-Book
7/3Peer Gynt trail 7 - 13 March 2021More than 812 500,-Book
14/3Peer Gynt trail 14 - 20 March 2021More than 812 500,-Book
21/3Peer Gynt trail 21 - 27 March 2021More than 812 500,-Book
28/3Peer Gynt trail 28 March - 3 April 2021 (Easter)More than 813 250,-Book
4/4Peer Gynt trail 4 - 10 April 2021More than 812 500,-Book