Cross-country skiing Norway 2024: On the Troll trail to Lillehammer

9 Days

Your trip

The Norwegian winter landscape with its mountain panoramas and deep snow-covered forests is beautiful. With a cross-country skiing tour you have the opportunity to experience all this intensively and enjoy the tranquility there in the north.

The Troll trail is marked throughout and runs through the untouched and endless nature of Høvringen and Rondane National Park, across the fells of Ringebu to Lillehammer, the former Olympic city.

This tour grandiose tour invites experienced cross-country skiers under its spell.
You can handle map and compass and are prepared for all weather conditions. We will take care of your luggage and all evening coziness.

In the evening, cozy hotels or inns await you with a sauna and a rich dinner. You will spend one night in a cabin of the Norwegian Trekking Association.

Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation is included in the tour price. Only on day 6 and 7 you will have to take some of your own luggage for the overnight stay in the hut.

Transportation from Oslo airport to Høvringen by bus and from Lillehammer back to Oslo airport by train is included in the tour price. Please note the times indicated under Arrival & Transfer for transportation.

Requirements/distance

> This tour is suitable for very well experienced cross-country skiers.

> You must know how to use a map and compass and be prepared for all weather conditions.

> The trails are mostly groomed, but there are also routes that are not groomed or sometimes icy.

> The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if required

Equipment

> For cross-country skiing we recommend the wider touring skis with half steel edges.

> You can rent the cross-country skiing equipment from us (incl. return transfer). Please specify when booking.

Arrival / Transfer

Included in the tour price is the following transfer to and from Oslo Gadermoen Airport:

>: Depart Oslo Gardermoen train at 14:29, arrive Otta 17:35; transfer to Høvringen by hotel bus/taxi.

> Departure: Lillehammer – Oslo Gardermoen: Departure train every hour (travel time approx. 2 hours).

Arrival and departure times other than these regular times only on request. Please coordinate your flight times with us before booking your flight so that they match the train and transfer times!

Arrival by car / ferry

If you would like to travel to Olso by ferry, the Colorline ferry mini-cruise from Kiel to Oslo is a great option.

We will be happy to make you a package offer for the trip including ferry crossing.

Country information

Please see our entry information for Norway on our Country Information page.

We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. you can find a quote on our travel insurance page.

From day to day

Arrival Oslo - Transfer to Høvringen :
Day 1: Saturday

Arrival Oslo – Transfer to Høvringen

After your arrival at the airport you will take the booked transfer (train / cab) to Høvringen.

Accommodation: Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell.

Dinner
Hotel
Day 2: Cross-country skiing tour around Høvringen :
Day 2: Sunday

Day 2: Cross-country skiing tour around Høvringen

Today you can test your ski form and equipment and take a first tour.

The area offers 150 km of prepared hiking trails. In addition, there are many beautiful opportunities outside the prepared tracks.

Accommodation: Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Cross-country skiing tour Høvringen - Kvamsfjellet (approx. 28 km) :
Day 3: Monday

Day 3: Cross-country skiing tour Høvringen – Kvamsfjellet (approx. 28 km)

You will start your cross-country tour today with a relatively easy route through the high mountains. Most of the route is groomed except for a part in Rondane National Park.

The trip goes in high mountain terrain at about 1000 meters, then easy way to Mysuseter and Kvamsfjellet. On the way the landscape opens up and you see the characteristic Smiubelgen and Thomasholtet to the east, and shortly after Smuksjøseter you enter Rondane National Park and pass Peer Gynt Cabin. Flat and downhill the last stretch to Mysuseter.

Accommodation: Hotel Rondablikk

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Cross-country skiing tour Kvamsfjellet - Venabygdsfjellet (approx. 33 km) :
Day 4: Tuesday

Day 4: Cross-country skiing tour Kvamsfjellet – Venabygdsfjellet (approx. 33 km)

Today a more strenuous day tour awaits you. Parts of the route go through the high mountains and it starts with a slight climb after the first 5 km. Most of the time the track is not groomed. Skis with steel edges are recommended.

Accommodation: Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Cross-country skiing tour Venabygdsfjellet - Øksendalen (approx. 23 km) :
Day 5: Wednesday

Day 5: Cross-country skiing tour Venabygdsfjellet – Øksendalen (approx. 23 km)

The route follows an easy path in the open high mountains and some birch forest. Some parts of the path may be without tracks.

Accommodation: Friisvegen Touristsenter in traditional cabins and rooms.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Other accommodation
Cross-country skiing tour Øksendalen - Vetåbu (approx. 20 km) :
Day 6: Thursday

Cross-country skiing tour Øksendalen – Vetåbu (approx. 20 km)

The relatively easy and short route today takes you through sparse birch forest. The track is partially groomed. You will spend the night today in a DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association Self-Service) cabin in Vetåbu.

Therefore, you have to take the luggage you need for the overnight stay yourself.

The cottage is simply equipped and you will find ingredients to prepare your own dinner and breakfast and packed lunch. You must also clean up the cabin yourself before you leave it.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Other accommodation
Cross-country skiing tour Vetåbu - Pelestova (ca. 35 km) :
Day 7: Friday

Cross-country skiing tour Vetåbu – Pelestova (ca. 35 km)

This longer stage of the day takes you through open forest area. The track is groomed most of the time. At the end of the tour a comfortable hotel in Hafjell awaits you for relaxation.

Accommodation: Pellestova Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Cross-country skiing tour Pelestova - Nordseter - Lillehammer (approx. 25/30 km) :
Day 8: Saturday

Day 8: Cross-country tour Pelestova – Nordseter – Lillehammer (approx. 25/30 km)

Over relatively flat and open terrain, the trail leads you today with perfectly groomed tracks. You can take a 5 km detour via Sjusjøen before heading down to Lillehammer on groomed trails.

Accommodation: Lillehammer Stasjonen Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Day of farewell - or not ... :
Day 9: Sunday

Day 9: Transfer to Oslo / individual departure

After breakfast you will take the train from Lillehammer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport (departure every hour).

If you like: stay one more night. Just talk to us at the time of booking.

Breakfast
Hotel

Services

... included:

  • 6 nights incl. Breakfast, dinner, homemade. Packed lunch, filling up the thermos you brought with you
  • 1 overnight stay in a DNT hut (multi-bed room, WC outside) incl. Ingredients for breakfast, dinner, packed lunch
  • 1 overnight stay in Lillehammer (without packed lunch and dinner)
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person); no luggage transfer on day 6 and 7 to DNT hut and Pelestova.
  • Transfer from and to Oslo Gardermoen Airport by bus / train according to program
  • Route description and maps (in English)

Dates and prices

Travel dates 2024

29.02. – 08.03. I 07.03. – 15.03. I 14.03. – 22.03.
Minimum number of participants for the tour :: 4 people

Prices

Price per person in double room :: 1.800,- €
Single room :: 2.000,- €

Additional services

complete equipment for the ski week: skis, ski poles, boots :: 150,- €

Additional night at the starting point with half board: 180,- € / pers and night
Extra night at destination with breakfast (B&B): 100,- € / pers and night

Please note: The route shown is for orientation purposes only. Follow the mostly well signposted trail. It deviates from time to time from the indicated paths, but roughly follows the course. The cross-country ski trails tend to be somewhat shorter and flatter than the hiking trails designated here.

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