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
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)
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.
- double room
- single room
- 6 days
- several days
- breakfast included
- full board
- luggage transport
Nature and terrain
- cross-country skiing area
- mountainous terrain
- ski equipment
- accessible by public transportation
- mountain area
- prepared trails/runs