The Troll Trail - Nordic skiing adventure | 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

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The Troll Trail - Nordic skiing adventure

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? This is a 9 day self-guided tour with luggage transfer, following a continuous way-marked ski trail of approximately 165 km. The daily stages are from 20 to 35 km.
Hailed by cross-country skiing enthusiasts as one of Europe’s must-do adventures, the Troll Trail offers excellent terrain, surroundings and conditions for Nordic skiing. The ski 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 comfortable hotels and mountain lodges, and one night in a traditional self-service cabin. 
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 peaks and surroundings. 

This ski tour suits experienced skiers with a good level of fitness (over average). This is a self-guided tour. We provide maps and tour descriptions. 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 be able to use maps and compass in addition to the tour description.

Tour dates 2025: (Thursday - next Friday)
27 February - 7 March
6 - 14 March
13 - 21 March
20 - 28 March

Prices 2025: 
Per person in double room: NOK 19,950.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2,650.- 

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  
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport (from OSL at 14:29)
Maps and tour description. (1 set of maps per booking. NOK 750.- per extra set).
Luggage transfer between the hotels - 1 item per person (except day 6 and 7 - see day program).

Ski rental incl. return of skis after the tour:
Skis with half steel-edges + shoes and poles: NOK 1,300.-
Skis with half steel-edges and skins + shoes and poles: NOK 1,400.-

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. 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.

Facilities

Activities

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

Capacity

  • double room
  • single room

Duration

  • several days

General facilities

  • breakfast included
  • food and beverage service
  • luggage transport

Grading

  • medium

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Youth

Nature and terrain

  • mountain

Season

  • easter
  • february
  • march
  • april

Special

  • accessible by public transportation
  • mountain area

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Get in touch

Tel: +47 917 25 200

2615 Lillehammer

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