Peer Gynts Trail

In the centre of Gudbrandsdalen valley, between Lillehammer and Vinstra in the southeast of Norway, you find the kingdom of Ibsens legendary Norse folk hero Peer Gynt. A magnificent area of natural beauty where Peer Gynt found tranquility and inspiration and which inspired many of his fantasies. Peer Gynt may well have been a boaster and a dreamer, but a visit to Peer Gynt's Kingdom will convince You that Peer had good reason to boast of his kingdom. 'In the footsteps of Peer Gynt', our popular mountain route from hotel to hotel, starts at Skei and ends in Espedalen, about 67 km as the crow flies. This is a holiday for those looking for a challange, but in a safe form and without the drudgery of exhausting climbs with heavy rucksacks. You take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountain ranges

The trips begins in Lillehammer, then local bus to Skeikampen day 1, return local bus from Espedalen to Lillehammer day 6.

It is possible to make this tour shorter or longer.

For 2014 we have one tour with guide: 31. July - 5. August incl. the Peer Gynt outdoor Theater.

This tour is only for groups on request: please contact us for more information!

Day by day program

Day 1:  Arrival Lillehammer.
Transfer to Thon Hotel Gausdal at Skeikampen for dinner (at 7 pm), overnight.

Day 2:  From Skeikampen to Fagerhøi, approx. 18 km/6-7 hours.
The walk follows an old country road. If the weather is nice, we climb up to Præstkampen (1244 m.a.s.l.) to enjoy a panorama view of the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountains. 
After lunch we continue across easy and varied terrain to Fagerhøi. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3:  A walking tour from Fagerhøi to Gålå, approx. 16 km/4-5 hours. 
Easy  terrain,through birch woodland at Lauvåsen and Bjørkåsen, to an old hunting lodge.
At Lauvåsen we will be served Norwegian porridge for lunch.

Day 4:  Gålå to Fefor, approx. 15 km/5-6 hours.
We climb up to Valsfjell (1148 m.a.s.l.) and continue down to Feforvatnet (lake).
Dinner and overnight at Fefor Høyfjellshotellt.

Day 5:  Fefor to Espedalen, approx. 18km/6 - 7 hours. The day starts with a challenging climb, the path taking us up more than 1500m above sea level and providing a magnificent view of the Jotunheimen mountain range. Easy walk down to Espedalen.

Day 6:  Departure. Transport local bus to Lillehammer.
 

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