Ski the Peer Gynt Trail | Discover Norway

The Peer Gynt trail
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Ski the Peer Gynt Trail

North-west of the Olympic city of Lillehammer is the Peer Gynt Trail, named after a local Norwegian hero, characterized into fiction by author Henrik Ibsen. The Peer Gynt trail, 8 days and 80 km, is a groomed ski trail between Espedalen and Skeikampen, in what is known as 'Peer Gynt Country'.
Make your way through a landscape of distant horizons, birch tree woodland, Norwegian farmsteads, and frozen lakes.

The trail is an excellent cross-country alternative for families, who are interested in a bit more challenging, yet still enjoyable, skiing experience. The trail offers groomed and well-marked cross-country tracks.
In clear weather, you will be able to enjoy a continuous view of the breath-taking peaks of the national parks Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell along the trip, providing a beautiful and dramatic backdrop to this easy mountain region.  If this is your first cross country ski trip in Norway - be prepared to be blown away.

You stay in good hotels during the tour. Destinations along the trail include Espedalen, Fefor, Gålå and Skeikampen - all well-known ski resorts with long traditions in winter tourism and known for some of the best cross-country skiing terrain in Norway.  

Tour dates 2024: Starts every Saturday from 3 February to 23 March (not week 7 and 10)
Number of days: 8 (Sunday - Saturday)
Number of participants: We need a minimum of 4 participants to complete the tour.
Distance: 80 km

Price 2024:
Per person in double room: NOK 17 450.- 
Single room supplement: NOK 1 960.-

Book early discount before 1 December: NOK 250.- per person

The price includes:
7 nights accommodation incl. breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
Luggage transfer (1 item)
Map and tour description (One set per booking. For extra set NOK 250.-)
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Departure from OSL 14:29)

Extra:
From/to Oslo Central Station: 

NOK 120.- each way.

Ski rental 2024:
Ski, poles and boots: NOK 935.- + return transport NOK 750.- per booking.
The skis are mainly Fischer Cross Country Wax (needs to be waxed).
Bindings are Rottefella NNN (New Nordic Standard).

Tracks and skis:
The trail runs about 700 - 1500 meters above sea level. The daily stages are relatively short, and provide opportunities for interesting detours. The entire Peer Gynt trail is frequently groomed and regular cross-country skis can be used.

With luggage transfer - Without guide:
While you are out skiing, your luggage is transported to the next accommodation. You only have to bring a small backpack with extra clothes and food. Although the trail is marked, you should be familiar with using maps in addition to the tour description.

Book online or contact us for more information.

Facilities

Activities

  • cross-country

Capacity

  • double room
  • single room

Duration

  • 6 days
  • several days

General facilities

  • breakfast included
  • full board
  • luggage transport

Grading

  • medium

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Youth

Language

  • English
  • German
  • Norwegian

Nature and terrain

  • cross-country skiing area
  • mountainous terrain

Season

  • easter
  • Winter
  • february
  • march
  • april

Ski hire

  • ski equipment

Special

  • accessible by public transportation
  • mountain area

Winter sports

  • prepared trails/runs
  • ski

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Tel: +47 917 25 200

2646 Gålå

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