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The Troll Trail North - Rondane National Park

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

Cross-country skiing in Rondane National park, 800 - 1000 meters above sea level with spectacular views of the Rondane Mountains range, including 10 peaks beyond 2000 meters.
The tour runs from north to south and ends at Kvamsfjellet. This part of Rondane offers excellent snow conditions in varied skiing terrain and traditional accommodation. You stay 2 - 3 nights at each destination where you can enjoy miles and miles of groomed tracks and great skiing alternatives.
This trip fits experienced skiers in moderate shape. On certain parts, the trails are groomed daily, on others only when necessary. The weather can sometimes 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.

For whom:
This trip fits experienced skiers. The daily stages are moderate, but you must be prepared for all kinds of weather.
You need to master the use of maps and compass. It is possible to get a ride with the luggage transport when you switch destinations.

Track and skis:
We recommend good cross-country skis with half steel edges. There are opportunities for ski rental at Høvringen. Ski rental in Norway will normally be on 'waxable' skis. The stable Norwegian snow conditions makes the waxing easy and you'll soon feel the benefits of a faster glide on a well-waxed ski! 

We can customize 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.

- 8 February - 7 March: Direct bus from Oslo Airport Gardermoen, departure at 14:00
- Other dates: Train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Otta, departure at 14:29. Hotel transfer from Otta to Høvringen. 
You enter grounds that have inspired numerous Norwegian painters, writers, and composers with its beautiful and imposing nature. It used to be dominated by mountain farms, but since the end of the 19th-century tourism has come to be one of the defining characters of the area.
Accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Mountain hotel

Day 2 and 3, Sunday and Monday: Skiing in the area
The area offers more than 150 km of marked and prepared trails in both forest- and mountain terrain. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities to ski off the prepared and marked trails.
Accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Mountain hotel

Day 4, Tuesday: Ski from Høvringen to Mysuseter, 20 km.
Easy daytrip in high mountain terrain. You go uphill the first 5 kilometres, then there is flat and easy terrain. Nice downhill towards the end. Parts of the trail is groomed, except from a short part through the Rondane National park.
Accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell

Day 5, Wednesday: Skiing in the area
The area around Mysuseter offer exciting ski terrain that stretches many miles into Rondane National park and in the surrounding countryside. The terrain is varies from steep mountains to dense forests and lakes.
Accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell
 
Day 6, Thursday: Ski from Mysuseter to Kvamsfjellet, 10/12 km.
Easy day trip in groomed trails. There are several alternative routes. The trail across Lake Furusjøen can be a bit exposed when its windy.
Accommodation at Hotel Rondablikk
 
Day 7, Friday: Skiing in the area
The area offers 115 km of prepared trails. Ski through a winter landscape ranging from forest-clad hills to bare mountains. The trail around lake Furusjøen is a populare tour.
Accommodation at Hotel Rondablikk

Day 8, Saturday: Departure
Hotel transfer to Vinstra Station. Train Oslo Airport Gardermoen.
 

Departures and prices

Dates 2020: 

15 - 22 February
22 - 29 February
29 February - 7 March
7 - 14 March
14 - 21 March
21 - 28 March

Price 2020
Per person in double room: NOK 13 000.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 820.-

The price includes:
7 x accommodation incl. breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunchck / refill thermos
Luggage transfer between the hotels / destinations
Tour description and maps
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen 
 

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