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A rest at Skeikampen in Norway - 1,124  metres above sea level - Photo: Espen Haakenstad
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A rest at Skeikampen in Norway - 1,124 metres above sea level Photo: Espen Haakenstad

Hiking in Skeikampen

Skeikampen is a small informal holiday hiking and biking resort at the foot of the Skeikampen Mountain in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley area.

Skeikampen is a great area for hiking and offers beautiful surroundings, alternating between forest and mountain terrain. From short walks to multi-day hikes, Skeikampen is well suited for families.

When

The hiking season is from late May to early October.

Hiking possibilities

The mountains at Skeikampen have been a popular recreation area for many generations. The old trade routes passed through this area in ancient times. Today there is a network of over 150 kilometres of well-marked trails awaiting visitors. 

Skeikampen, at 1,123 metres above sea level, is the next highest mountain in this area. The highest one is Prestkampen (1,244 metres). From the top of Skeikampen or Prestkampen hikers enjoy breathtaking views and can see all the way to Jotunheimen and down to the glittering surface of Lake Mjøsa.

Most popular hikes: 
Trail to Kyrakampen and Knutsholoa 
Trail to Prestkampen  
Trail to historic Helgafossen Falls 
The top trail 
Trail around Skeikampen 

Accommodation

Skeikampen offers a great variety of accommodation, including Thon Hotel SkeikampenVelkomstsenterAustlid Fjellstue and cabins and apartments. All units are located central to facilities and walking routes.

How to get there

Skeikampen is located 35 minutes northwest of Lillehammer, three hours north of Oslo, four hours south of Trondheim by car.

By train to Lillehammer, and pick-up or local bus to Skeikampen. 
By car: The main thoroughfare E6 from Oslo to Lillehammer (or from Trondheim to Tretten), and rv. 255/254 to Skeikampen (45 minutes).

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Time of travel

Last updated:  06 March 2014
Hiking along the Peer Gynt Trail at Skeikampen, Norway - Photo: Steinar Svendsbakken
Hiking along the Peer Gynt Trail at Skeikampen, Norway
A family hiking at Skeikampen, Norway - Photo: Espen Haakenstad
A family hiking at Skeikampen, Norway

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A rest at Skeikampen in Norway - 1,124  metres above sea level - Photo: Espen Haakenstad

Hiking in Skeikampen

Skeikampen is a small informal holiday hiking and biking resort at the foot of the Skeikampen Mountain in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley area.

Hiking in Skeikampen

Source: Visitnorway

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