The Skeikampen Rundt trail is about 12 km long, over gently sloping terrain. The trail shows the different sides of Skei, from forest and bare rock to the highest point, with fantastic views of the mountain wilds. From here you can see Jotunheimen in the far north-west and Rondane to the north. The white peaks clearly stand out from the rest.
Medium to hard route, technical and hard tracks waiting for you. Some parts are wet and goes over some marches.
Follow the gravel road up towards Skeikampen and turn left where the road splits. Follow the road to Skei Fjellkirke and go up to this mountain church. Take the path that runs north-west from here. This is part of the orange trail that runs around the mountain. As the path begins to climb a little, so the terrain also changes. The bushes and trees become lower and denser and there are good views of various lovely peaks. You may meet walkers and horse riders here, as this is a popular bridle path. And so begins the climb, enough to warm you up.
At the top, we are now about 1,050 metres up, with great views of two different sides to Skeikampen.
To the north lie the mountain wilds, thickets and snow, while to the south lie forest, fields and mountain pastureland.
Directly below you’ll see Torsdalen, with its heart-shaped lake. Follow the path south, but instead of heading for the summit, take the path that runs along the side of the mountain.
You’ll have the steep mountain slope on your right and as you go long you’ll see parts of Norway’s highest 18-hole golf course on your left. You’ll also see “the pass”, a popular off-piste area for the winter’s most adventurous skiers. Now you’re approaching Skei, and you’ll soon start to see buildings again.
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Directions from the south:
Take the E6 north to Lillehammer and then continue on the E6 past Lillehammer. Turn off to Gausdal (road 255). Toll road. Follow the road through Segalstad Bru towards Svingvoll. Take the road to the left at Svingvoll (Skeisvegen). Follow this road for about 10 km to reach Skeikampen. Do not turn off too early! Continue until on your right you see a turning and a sign for Skeikampen Alpinsenter.
Directions from the north:
Follow the E6 south to Tretten. Turn off at Tretten towards Gausdal and Skei (road 254). After 8 km you will come to Svingvoll. Turn off to the right towards Skei (Skeisvegen). Follow this road for about 10 km to reach Skeikampen. Do not turn off too early! Continue until on your right you see a turning and a sign for Skeikampen Alpinsenter.