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Troll Trail South, from Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer

On request

The Troll Trail south follow parts of a continuous marked ski trail from Rondane National Park to Lillehammer.  A great ski trip in the southern part of the Troll Trail. From Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer, 7 days and approx. 105 km.

First, you stay 2 days at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane, in the forecourt of the National Park Rondane. There you can get accustomed to the equipment and the snow conditions. Venabygdsfjellet offers nice skiing on and off the prepared tracks.

The tour runs from open mountain terrain in the north, through friendly terrain, to the Olympic city of Lillehammer in the south. The Rondane massif is a nice scenery in the background. The route crosses Øksendalen, continues past mountain farms on Øyerfjellet, and further on to Nordseter and Lillehammer.

Tracks and ski:
You pass through varied terrain with open areas and woodland. The trail runs mostly in well prepared tracks, but sometimes you will have short distances where the tracks are not prepared. This trip fits experienced skiers. Good backcountry skis/ normal cross-country skis are recommended. 

With luggage transfer - without a guide:
While you are out skiing, your luggage is transferred from one accommodation to the next, except day 5 and 6, when you must carry all that is needed for one night at the self-service cabin, Vetåbua. All other days you only have to bring a small backpack with extra clothes and food for the day.

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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

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7 days including the days of arrival and departure

    DISTANCE: 108 km + optional detours

    LEVEL: The Troll Trail requires that you are an experienced and well trained skier. You must be able to use map and compass and have the right clothes and equipment for rough high mountain terrain.

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at about 14:30. Transfer from Ringebu railway station to Spidsbergseter.

    Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane

  • Day 2: Venabygdsfjellet - Skiing in the area

    Venabygdsfjellet has a varied ski terrain in beautiful natural surroundings south of the Rondane National Park. You find more than 150 km of good trails in the open mountain landscapes and sheltered birch forests. The area is also well suited for those who like to explore the mountains without the groomed trails.
    Use the map or ask the hotel staff. They will give you information about the area and the local trails. 

    Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane

  • Day 3: Ski from Venabygdsfjellet to Øksendalen, 23 km

    Easy/moderate day trip in open high mountain terrain and some birch forest. Mostly groomed tracks, but not regularly. There is no option for an indoor rest today.

    Dinner and accommodation (in huts/apartments) at Friisvegen Mountain Lodge

  • Day 4: Ski from Øksendalen to Vetåbu, 20 km

    Easy/moderate leg in open high mountain terrain. Mostly groomed tracks, but not regularly. Some uphill as you start at 870 and end at 1000 m.a.s.l. There is no option for indoor lunch today.

    NB! Today you must carry the part of your luggage that is needed for an overnight stay at the self-service cabin. The rest of your luggage will be transferred directly to Pellestova Hotel Hafjell.

    Accommodation at Vetåbua, DNT self-service cabin, a genuine Norwegian hut experience. The huts do operate on a first come, first served basis, so be prepared to share the space. The cabin is stocked with provisions for breakfast, dinner, and lunch.

  • Day 5: Ski from Vetåbu to Pellestova, 35 km

    Long day trip in easy/moderate terrain. You ski across marshes and through open woodland. Some up- and downhills. A long uphill at the end, towards Pellestova. The trail is groomed, but not regularly. There is no option for indoor lunch today.

    NB! Today you continue carrying the part of your luggage that you needed for the overnight stay at the self-service cabin.

    Accommodation at Pellestova Hotel, Hafjell

  • Day 6: Ski from Pellestova to Nordseter - Lillehammer, 25/30 km

    Easy day trip in easy terrain. The trail runs in flat and open terrain to Nordseter and then some downhill through woodland. Excellent groomed tracks all the way to Lillehammer. There is a cafeteria at Nordseter.
    Parts of this stage follow the same track as the Birkebeiner Ski Race that takes place in March every year. If you want more Birkebeiner tracks, you can ski via Sjusjøen + 5 km.
    You ski through the 1994 Olympic Ski Stadium before the last downhill to Lillehammer.

    Accommodation at Stasjonen Hotel Lillehammer

  • Day 7: Departure

    Train to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (depart every hour).

Departures and prices

Dates 2024:
On request

Duration: 7 days including the days of arrival and departure.
Number of participants: We need a minimum of 2 participants to complete the tour.

Price 2024: 
Per person in double room: NOK 14 650.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 040.-

The tour includes:
5 x accommodation incl. breakfast
4 x dinner and self-packed lunch/refill thermos (except Lillehammer)
1 x accommodation in self-service hut incl. ingredients for all meals 
Luggage transfer - 1 piece per person (except day 4 and 5)
Map and tour description (1 set of maps per booking.)
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Departure from OSL 14.29)

Train from/to Oslo Central Station: NOK 120,- each way.
Skirental, 5 days (skis, poles and boots): NOK 1650,-

Other ski tours:
The Troll Trail
Jotunheimen cross-country trail
Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
Explore Rondane - Winter edition - 8 days