Skeikampen is a family destination, with a tradition dating back to 1876. In summer, it is a wonderful place for an active holiday, where cycling and hiking can be combined with golf, tennis and spa treatments. You will find a network of 150 kilometres of well-marked trails, both on-road and off-road, in the area. The Peer Gynt Trail is the base for most excursions. Make an 11 kilometres long detour to the idyllic Tors Valley with the kids, or an all-day journey to Dalseter Hotel and back, a total of 116 kilometres.
The Torsdalen Valley, with its old dairy farms, is at the eastern side of Mount Skeikampen. The track is signposted, and the road ends at Gamledalen (five and a half kilometres). There are some hills the first two kilometres.
The tour to Austlid and Lake Veslesætervatnet, southwest of Skeikampen is 12 kilometres. The trip can be combined with a short hike up to the Bjørga Mountain (966 metres above sea level), just south of the lake.
A trip to Fagerhøi mountain lodge and café, along the Peer Gynt Road, is 13 kilometres each way. Fagerhøi is situated on a hill with mountain views in every direction, and a typical place to go for a family ride with children ten years and older. The summer café is open from 10 July to 20 August.
For a more challenging route (of medium difficulty, including single trails), try going round the Skeikampen and Avlundkampen mountains. The first leg brings you to the end of the road in Torsdalen, where you start a 100-metre climb to the pass between Prestkampen and Avlundkampen. Continue southwards along an easy downhill track back to Skei. The trail is signposted.
The adventurous rider may be interested in the bike race “Bukkerittet”, one the most technically challenging bike races in Norway. The race is 68 kilometres, with a total climb of 1,260 metres. 35% of this race is either single track or cart road. There is also a shorter version, the 34 kilometres long “Lillebukken”.
You can download a trailmap online.
The season lasts from early June to late September.
Bicycles are available to rent at Skeikampen's Welcoming Centre.
Where to stay
There is a variety of accommodation on offer in Skeikampen – for example Thon Hotel Skeikampen Velkomstsenter and Austlid Fjellstue. There are also cabins and apartments to rent. All units are located close to facilities and routes. More information is available accommodation.
How to get to Skeikampen
Skeikampen is located 38 kilometres northwest of Lillehammer. In the summer, you need your own car to get to Skeikampen. Follow the road signs from Lillehammer towards Gausdal, Svingvoll and Skei.