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Trail around Skeikampen

This great trail around Skeikampen shows the varied nature that it has to offer. The trail is suitable for most people. The Skeikampen Rundt trail is around 8 km long, over gently sloping terrain. The trail shows the different sides of Skei, from forest and bare rock to the highest point, with fantastic views of the mountain wilds. From here you can see Jotunheimen in the far north-west and Rondane to the north. The white peaks clearly stand out from the rest.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 4 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
May - October

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Description

Follow the path along the west slope of the mountain through open forest, crossing the winter ski slopes. Cross the brook that runs down the “gorge”, where adventurers ski off-piste in the winter.

Follow the gravel road up towards Skeikampen and turn left where the road splits. Follow the road to Skei Fjellkirke and go up to this mountain church. Take the path that runs north-west from here. This is part of the orange trail that runs around the mountain. As the path begins to climb a little, so the terrain also changes. The bushes and trees become lower and denser and there are good views of various lovely peaks. You may meet cyclists and horse riders here, as this is a popular bridle path. And so begins the climb, not much, but enough to warm you up a bit. At the top, we are now about 1,050 metres up, with great views of two different sides to Skeikampen.
To the north lie the mountain wilds, thickets and snow, while to the south lie forest, fields and mountain pastureland.
Directly below you’ll see Torsdalen, with its heart-shaped lake. Follow the path south, but instead of heading for the summit, take the path that runs along the side of the mountain.
You’ll have the steep mountain slope on your right and as you go long you’ll see parts of Norway’s highest 18-hole golf course on your left. You’ll also see “the pass”, a popular off-piste area for the winter’s most adventurous skiers. Now you’re approaching Skei, and you’ll soon start to see buildings again.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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Transportation


Skeikampen is situated about 3 hours north of Oslo and 35 minutes north of Lillehammer. Trains from Oslo and Trondheim call at Lillehammer. In the season, local bus 265 will take you from Lillehammer to Skei. Driving directions from the south: Follow the E6 north to Lillehammer, but continue beyond the Lillehammer turn-off. Take the Gausdal exit (Route 255). Toll road. Follow the road through Segalstad Bru towards Svingvold. Turn left at Svingvold (Skeisvegen Road). Follow the road about 10 km to Skeikampen. Driving directions from the north: Follow the E6 south to Tretten. At Tretten, turn off towards Gausdal and Skei (Route 254). After 8 km, you will arrive at Svingvold. Turn right towards Skei (Skeisvegen Road) and follow this road about 10 km until you arrive at Skeikampen.

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Trail around Skeikampen

Follow the path along the west slope of the mountain through open forest, crossing the winter ski slopes. Cross the brook that runs down the “gorge”,...

Trail around Skeikampen

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