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Trail to Prestkampen

Trail to Prestkampen Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort Trail to Prestkampen Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort Trail to Prestkampen Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
Trail to Prestkampen Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
Trail to Prestkampen Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
Trail to Prestkampen Photo: Esben Haakenstad - Skeikampen Resort
Prestkampen is the highest peak at Skeikampen, at 1,244 m above sea level. From the summit there is a wonderful view of large areas of the Gausdal Valley and Peer Gynt’s Kingdom, and towards Rondane in the north and Jotunheimen in the northwest. This is a more demanding route. The walk is 12-16 km long and takes 4-6 hours depending on the choice of trails. It is a route for seasoned walkers and not recommended for small children or persons without walking experience.

Hike facts

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

Contact information

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.

Categories

  • Tour suggestions Tour suggestions
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Cycling Cycling

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

  • Nature and terrain

    • view
    • mountainous terrain
    • heather
    • lookout point
    • difference in altitude
    • water
    • mountains
    • hiking area
    • lookout point
    • steep
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Season

    • august
    • summer
    • may
    • spring
    • june
    • september
    • july
    • october
    • autumn
  • Duration

    • 5 hours
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