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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. 115 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. There are opportunities for ski rental at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane.

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.
This is a self-guided tour. We provide maps and tour description. 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.
Train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Transfer from Ringebu Station to Spidsbergseter.
Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane. 

Day 2 - Monday: Venabygdsfjellet - 10 to 15 km - Easy trip.
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.
Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane. 

Day 3 - Tuesday: Venabygdsfjellet to Øksendalen - 25 km - Easy day trip.
Easy trail in open high mountain terrain. Parts of the trail is groomed.
Accommodation (in huts / apartments) at Friisvegen Tourist Centre.

Day 4 - Wednesday: Øksendalen - Vetåbu - 21 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 - Thursday: Vetåbu - Pellestova - 36 km - Long day trip in easy terrain.                                       
Varied trail in partly open woodland.
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 - Friday: Pellestova - Nordseter - Lillehammer - 25/30 km. Easy day trip.
The trail runs in flat and open terrain. Groomed tracks to Lillehammer. (Via Sjusjøen + 5 km.)
Accommodation at Stasjonen Hotel Lillehammer

Day 7 - Saturday: Departure Lillehammer.
Breakfast. Train to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Depart every hour)

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Departures and prices

Dates 2020:
23 - 29 February 
1 - 7 March 
29 March - 4 April 
12 - 18 April 

Price 2020: 
Per person in double room: NOK 10 900.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 140.-

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 2019: 
Updates pending

Extra charge: From/to Oslo Central Station: NOK 100,- each way.
Extra charge for other arrival times than the regular time in our program. 

Other ski tours:
Jotunheimen cross-country trail
Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
Rondane National Park with luggage transfer
Skisafari in Rondane and the Venabygd Mountains
Troll Trail with luggage transfer
Venabu - Join our ski guiding program