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The Kings’ Road across Filefjell

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

Winter Explorer - Multi-day snowshoe tour with guided activities
The King’s Road is a journey through history. The massive stone walls along the route were hand built by thousands of workers. The route is based on old trails that had been in use since the Middle Ages. The road was originally opened in 1793 and was the main road between Oslo and Bergen in the 18th and 19th century.
Today, a major part of this historical route has been restored into an award-winning hiking trail, which takes you from the farmlands of Valdres in the east, over the mountain plateau of Filefjell, and through the Lærdal valley towards the Sognefjord in the west. The 100 km route consists of four original road sections connected by paved secondary roads.
The authentic sections make up a total of 45 km and are perfect trails for snowshoeing.

Tyin-Filefjell Mountain Resort:
Tyin-Filefjell is regarded as the gateway to Jotunheimen National Park. The area is characterized by the unique scenery and diverse landscape.
In addition to The Kings' Road, the area offers Alpine skiing and Nordic skiing both on and off the groomed track.
Filefjellstuene Lodge is located at Tyinkrysset, along the old Kings' Road, 900 m.a.s.l. It is easily accessible with Express Bus from Oslo and Bergen, and
consists of 14 modern cabins suitable for 2-12 persons, main lodge and restaurant with local cuisine.
The cabins were built in 2008. Each cabin consists of two apartments (1st and 2nd floor) with a shared entrance. There are kitchen and living room in both units (more space on the 1st floor). You find two bedrooms on each floor with family beds or double beds. The bedrooms on the 1st floor have separate bathrooms. On the 2nd floor, there is a sauna.
Families and small groups can rent the whole cabin.

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Weekly program

A weekly program of activities with the King’s Road as the main component.

The program includes: 

3 guided snowshoe tours: You’ll spend three of the days exploring the highlights of the King’s Road on snowshoes, including the infamous Vindhellavegen, Borgund Stave Church, Galdane and the mountain pass from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova.

Sledge-riding or snowshoeing under the moonlight one of the nights (depending on weather conditions).

In addition, there are several great self-guided activities and tours ready for you to explore safely on your own.
This area is also perfect for cross-country and alpine skiing. Instructions and guided tours are available on request.

You can rent all types of skis at Tyin-Filefjell Mountain Resort - cross country, backcountry, alpine, telemark and randonee/alpine skiing.

Departures and prices

Dates 2019 (Saturday - Saturday):
5 - 12 January
12 - 19 January
19 - 26 of January
26 January - 2 February
2 - 9 February
9 - 16 of February
Other weeks on request (Saturday - Saturday)

Price 2019:
Per person in double room: NOK 14 750,-
Minimum 2 adults

7 nights’ accommodation in high standard cabins
Breakfast, self-packed lunch and two-course dinner every day
Activity program, including 3 guided snowshoe tours, and one night-activity
Snowshoes and poles for the whole week

Transport included:
Day 1 and 8: Express bus between Oslo Bus Terminal and Tyinkrysset (Filefjell).

Other ski tours:
Jotunheimen cross-country trail
Winter activites in Jotunheimen – Hindsæter
Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
Troll Trail with luggage transfer
Rondane National Park with luggage transfer
Skisafari in Rondane and the Venabygd Mountains
Troll Trail South, from Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer