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The top trail Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort The top trail Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort The top trail Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
The top trail Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
The top trail Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
The top trail Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
Skeikampen, at 1,123 metres above sea level, is not one of Norway’s highest mountains, but it is easily accessible. It takes approx. 1 hour on foot to reach the summit. The trail takes you on a scenic route along the Skeikampen ridge. The view from the top is outstanding, a gigantic panorama of the nearby mountains and the Peer Gynt Road, Jotunheimen and Dovrefjell, the golf course and the area round Skeikampen. The trail is 6-7 km long and takes 2-4 hours. It is a scenic walk which most people can manage. If you choose to go for the summit, there is a steep 350-metre climb over a distance of 1.5 km.

Hike facts

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

Contact information

Description

Follow the track towards the summit. When the road ends, follow the slalom route up.
When you arrive at the top station of the chair lift, follow the path leading to the right (east) towards Steinhytta cabin. This is an easy way of picking up the northbound yellow trail. (Yellow arrow painted on the cabin.) Follow the trail for about an hour until you arrive at a crossing where the yellow trail crosses the orange trail. Taking the right-hand path (eastwards) will lead you along the lower side of the Skeikampen ridge back to your starting point (about 3 km). From here, there is a good view over the upper golf course. Otherwise, you can take the left-hand path (westwards), which will be about 4 km. This route takes you over the western side of the mountain, with views over the Peer Gynt Road, Skeistua Guest House and Skei Mountain Church.

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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  • Hiking Hiking

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.

Facilities

  • Season

    • summer
    • may
    • spring
    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
    • october
  • Nature and terrain

    • hiking area
    • steep
    • mountain
    • mountainous terrain
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
    • 4 hours
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The top trail - Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort

The top trail

Follow the track towards the summit. When the road ends, follow the slalom route up. When you arrive at the top station of the chair lift, follow the...

The top trail

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