The Troll Trail from Rondane to Lillehammer | Discover Norway

Rondane National Park
  • Rondane National Park
  • At the Peer Gynt Hut
  • Rondane National Park
  • Tough weather in the high mountains
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Well marked trail
  • Well groomed tracks towards Lillehammer
  • Looking back


The Troll Trail, from Rondane to Lillehammer

Do you have a dream of exploring high mountains, pristine plateaus, and birch-tree forests - all in their winter splendour, and all in one exciting trip?
Hailed by backcountry and cross-country skiing enthusiasts as one of Europe’s must-do adventures, the Troll Trail offers excellent skiing terrain in magnificent surroundings.
This is a 9 days self-guided tour with luggage transfer, in a continuous way-marked ski trail of approx. 155 km.
The trail passes south, through miles of untouched nature. It starts at Høvringen, next to the Rondane National Park, and runs south via the mountains of Ringebu to the Olympic city of Lillehammer.

Overnight stays at traditional hotels or mountain lodges. As you reach your destination for the day, you are served a delicious dinner before you turn in for a good night's sleep (except one night at self-service cabin). The next morning, a new leg of your winter adventure awaits.

Tour dates 2022: (Saturday - next Sunday)
5 – 13 March
12 – 20 March
19 – 27 March
26 March - 3 April
2 April - 10 April

Prices 2022: 
Per person in double room: NOK 15 900.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 880.- 

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

Price includes:
6 nights including breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
1 night in DNT self-service cabin, multi-bed-room, including ingredients for breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
1 night in Lillehammer, including breakfast  

Map and Tour description. (1 set of maps per booking. NOK 400.- per extra set).

Luggage transfer between the hotels - 1 piece per person (except day 6 and 7 - see day program).
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Departure from OSL14.00 or 14.29)

Extra charge: From/to Oslo Central Station: NOK 100,- each way.

Ski rental incl. return of skis after the tour:
Skis with half steel-edges + shoes and poles: NOK 850.-
Skis with half steel-edges and skins + shoes and poles: NOK 950.-

For whom:
This trip is best suited for experienced skiers with a good level of fitness (over average). You need to master the use of maps and compass, and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Track and skis:
Varied and relatively easy terrain, with no steep mountains or peaks to climb. Most of the trail runs in high mountain terrain, above three-lane, and offers excellent views of the bigger peaks in the area. The Troll Trail offers daily stages of 17 to 36 km. On certain parts, the trail is groomed daily, on others only when necessary. The weather can 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.
We recommend good Back country skis with half steel edges. There are opportunities for ski rental at Høvringen. Hire in Norway will normally be on 'waxable' skis. The stable Norwegian snow conditions mean waxing is easy to pick up and you'll soon feel the benefits of a faster glide on a well waxed ski! The skis at Høveringen are half-metal edged with Back Country boots and bindings. We advise that if hiring, you hire skis AND boots, rather than hoping your boots will fit the bindings.

With luggage transfer - without guide:
While you are out skiing, your luggage is transferred to the next accommodation, except day 6 and 7, when you have to carry all that you need for staying one night at the self-service cabin, Vetåbua. All other days you'll only have to bring a small backpack with extra clothes and food for the day.

Book online or contact us for more information.

Opening Times

Season (13 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021)
Season (19 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021)
Season (3 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021)



  • cross-country
  • Guided tour - Selvguidede turer. Med bagasjetransport.
  • prepared trails in vicinity


  • double room
  • single room


  • several days

General facilities

  • breakfast included
  • food and beverage service
  • luggage transport


  • medium

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Youth

Nature and terrain

  • mountain


  • easter
  • february
  • march
  • april


  • accessible by public transportation
  • mountain area

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