Sat 15th March 2025
- Sat 22nd March 2025
We bring you a firm favourite of WalkingWomen which we are now reinvigorating for our cross country ski fans - we add a little sparkle and magic! We journey for 6 days and 7 nights on our skis from hotel to hotel - a fantastic adventure through incredible landscape that will leave you feeling exhilarated and uplifted. All our luggage is transferred so you only need light day packs. We make this trip exclusively for women and together you will really experience the magic of Norway and this Peer Gynt trail. This really is a very special trip. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Dates: Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd March 7 nights
Guide: Anita Grey and Wenche B Lofsgaard
Walking Grade: 3 Goats as we have long days on the snow as you cross country ski from hotel to hotel through stunning landscape.
Base: We base ourselves at different traditional Norwegian hotels throughout our journey. You will be met at the airport and taken to your first hotel and returned to the airport from your last hotel.
We recommend arriving latest early afternoon for a 3pm transfer to your hotel. Returning on flights late afternoon on Sat March 22nd
Some guests have travelled overland and this is an adventurous option. We can advise on travel and can recommend hotels if you would like a stop over in Oslo.
Airport Transfer is included from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to your hotel base and returning from our final destination Skeikampen.
Price: £coming soon per person for this very special holiday to include:
- en-suite single occupancy room
- all buffet breakfasts,
- all Packed lunches which are self made from breakfast
- all evening meals
- ski hire and expert guiding as we journey from place to place
- Free use of the pool and sauna at hotels where they have them. Most hotels on our journey have sauna’s which are free to use
- Airport transfers
Not included are flights to Oslo and any drinks from the bar.
You will make your way through a landscape of distant horizons, birch tree woodland, Norwegian farmsteads, and frozen lakes. The Peer Gynt Trail, named after a local Norwegian hero, characterized into fiction by author Henrik Ibsen.
The Peer Gynt trail is a groomed ski trail between Espedalen and Skeikampen, in what is known as ‘Peer Gynt Country’. 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 breathtaking peaks of the national parks Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell along the trip, providing a beautiful and dramatic backdrop to this “friendly” 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. You are extremely well looked after.
The trail runs about 700 – 1500 meters above sea level. The daily stages are relatively short and we meander, we wander and we stop to have cuppas and admire the views.
Day by Day Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
This is the expected route but subject to change,or at the discretion of the guide, if weather changes.
Day 1 – Saturday
Briefing and Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Sunday
Skitour in the local area. Get your ski legs. Relax in the pool and sauna.
Day 3 – Monday Dalseter – Fefor, 18 km
Average day trip along the Peer Gynt Road between Espedalen and Fefor.
In nice weather, it’s possible to do a longer trip across mount Ruten (1517 m.a.s.l.) – 22 km.
Dinner and accommodation at Fefor Høifjellshotell, surrounded by Mountains, and views towards the massive Jotunheimen in the north, this hotel is found by the shores of the Fefor lake in Vinstra.
With its mirrored walls and fresco ceiling, Fefor Høifjellshotell’s restaurant creates a feeling of old-world charm.
Day 4 – Tuesday Fefor – Gålå, 13 km
Easy day trip along Lake Gålå to the destination Gålå. A long uphill at the end.
Day 5 – Wednesday Day off at Gålå
Gålå is located in the heart of ‘Per Gynt Country’, near Jotunheimen National Park. The combination of excellent facilities for alpinists and cross-country skiers makes Gålå a perfect destination for skiers with different wishes and skills. We stay at the Gala Hotel Langslavegen where we have the chance to explore the area from our hotel base.
Dinner and accommodation at Gålå Hotell, situated in a pleasant area at Gålå, with a great view towards lake Gålå and Jotunheimen.
Day 6 – Thursday Gålå – Kvitfjell, 25 km
Average day trip. Today’s ski trip runs through a kind of “Troll Forest” – easy and cosy terrain.
Dinner and accommodation at Kvitfjell Hotel, located with fantastic views across Gudbrandsdalen and the alpine slopes in Kvitfjell. You will live right next to the slopes.
Day 7 – Friday Kvitfjell – Skei, 22 km
Average day trip. Today the trip starts with some uphill from Kvitfjell.
The track continues in light, and hilly terrain before going downhill towards Skeikampen.
Tonight’s accommodation is beautifully situated at Skeikampen mountain, next to the slopes at the Thon Hotel Skeikampen Hotellvegen 3
Day 8 – Saturday Departure