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Skiing in Rondane National Park

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

Cross-country skiing from north to south, starting at Høvringen - the gateway to Rondane National Park. You ski in 800 - 1000 meters altitude, with spectacular views of the Rondane Mountains, which include 10 peaks beyond 2000 meters.
The tour runs from north to south and ends at Venabygdsfjellet, which is the gateway to Rondane from the south.

This part of Rondane offers spectacular scenery, varied skiing terrain, and traditional accommodation.
You stay two nights in each place. At each destination you find many great skiing alternatives.

Daily stages between destinations:
Day 3:
Høvringen - Kvamsfjellet (Rondablikk) - 30 km
Easy to medium demanding day trip.
The trail runs in alpine terrain and can be demanding in bad weather. Partly groomed tracks.

Day 5:
Rondablikk - Venabygdsfjellet - 33 km
Long and demanding day trip.
In case of bad weather, this can be a daunting trip, as large parts of the trail run in open mountain terrain. The trail is marked, but only parts of the trail are groomed.

It is possible to get a ride with the luggage transport when you switch destinations.

For whom:
This trip fits experienced skiers in good shape (over average). You need to master the use of maps and compass and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Track and skis:
The Troll Trail offer daily stages of 17 to 36 km. On certain parts, the trail is groomed daily, on others only when necessary. The weather can be rough, with heavy snowfall and winds. Under such conditions, it is difficult to maintain the tracks, and you must follow marking and use maps and compass.

We recommend good cross-country skis with half steel edges. There are opportunities for ski rental at Høvringen. Hire in Norway will normally be on 'waxable' skis. The stable Norwegian snow conditions mean waxing is easy to pick up and you'll soon feel the benefits of a faster glide on a well-waxed ski! The skis at Høveringen are half-metal edged with Back Country boots and bindings. We advise that if hiring, you hire skis AND boots, rather than hoping your boots will fit the bindings.

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer and tour guide.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival.
Bus/train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Høvringen.
Accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Mountain hotel.

Day 2 - Sunday: Day-trip in the area of Høvringen.
Accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Mountain hotel.

Day 3 - Monday: Høvringen - Kvamsfjellet - 30 km.
Easy day-trip in high mountain terrain. 
Parts of the trail is groomed, except for a short part through the Rondane National Park. Luggage transfer.
Accommodation at Rondablikk Mountain hotel or cabins.

Day 4 - Tuesday: Day-trip in the mountains of Kvam.
Accommodation at Rondablikk Mountain hotel or cabins.

Day 5 - Wednesday: Kvamsfjellet - Venabygdsfjellet - 33 km. 
Long and hard day trip. Parts of the trail pass through high mountain terrain. A slightly upward climb the first part from Kvamsfjellet. The trail is marked, but only part of it is groomed. Luggage transfer.
Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane. 

Day 6  - Thursday: Ski tours in varied high mountain terrain. 
Groomed tracks - different alternatives for skiing. 
Accommodation at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane. 

Day 7 -  Friday: Departure.
Transfer to Ringebu Station, train from Ringebu to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Departures and prices

Depart
ure dates 2019 on request.
 
Price 2019 (min 2 persons): 
Per person in double room: NOK 10 800.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 600
 
Easter (14 - 22 April 2019)
Per person in double room: NOK 12 200.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 600

The price includes:
6 x accommodation incl. breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunchck / refill thermos
Luggage transfer between the hotels / destinations
Tour description and maps
( min 2 pax) 
Transfer from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Høvringen  (Departure from OSL14.00 or 14.29, Direct bus to Høvringen 14.00 or train 14.29 to Otta and hotel transfer from Otta to Høvringen) 
Day 7: Hotel transfer from Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane to Ringebu. Train from Ringebu to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.