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Troll Trail South, from Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer

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

From Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer, 7 days and approx. 105 km. A great ski trip in the southern part of the Troll Trail. 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. Venabygsfellet offers nice skiing on and off the groomed 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, Sjusjøen and Lillehammer.

Track and ski:
You pass through varied terrain with open areas and woodland. The trail runs mostly in well prepared track, but sometimes you will have short distances where the trails are not so well-prepared. This trip fits experienced skiers. Good touring 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 2023 (booking on request):
    6 - 12 March
    13 - 19 March
    20 - 26 March

    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, Monday:: Arrival

    Train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 14:29. Transfer from Ringebu Station to Spidsbergseter.

    Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane

  • Day 2, Tuesday: Venabygdsfjellet - Skiing in the area

    Use the map or ask the hotel staff. They will give you information about the local trails. There are many alternatives to choose from for today’s trip. Easy terrain.

    Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane

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

    Easy day trip in open high mountain terrain. Parts of the trail is groomed.

    Accommodation in huts / apartments at Friisvegen Tourist Centre

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

    Easy day trip. The trail runs through open birch forest - partly groomed.

    NB! Today you have to carry the part of your luggage that is needed for an overnight stay at the self-service cabin.

    Accommodation at Vetåbu, DNT self-service cabin

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

    Long day trip in relatively easy terrain. Varied trail in partly open woodland. A long uphill towards the end.

    NB! Today you have to carry the part of your luggage that was needed for the night at the self-service cabin.

    Accommodation at Pellestova Hotel, Hafjell

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

    Easy day trip. The trail runs in flat and open terrain. Groomed tracks to Lillehammer. Via Sjusjøen is 5 km extra.

    Accommodation at Stasjonen Hotel Lillehammer

  • Day 7 - Sunday: Departure

    Breakfast. Train to Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Trains depart every hour.

Departures and prices

Dates 2023:
6 - 12 March
13 - 19 March
20 - 26 March

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 2023: 
Per person in double room: NOK 13 400.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 500.-

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)

Ski rental 2023: 
Ski rental 2023 (7 days) including return transport to Venabygdsfjellet:
Skis, boots and poles: NOK 2 000.-

Extra charge: From/to Oslo Central Station: NOK 120,- each way.
Extra charge for other arrival times than the regular time in our program. 

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Jotunheimen cross-country trail
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