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Located south of the Rondane massif, Venabu offers a wealth of hiking opportunities. Discover unspoiled nature in open and easy terrain, and landscape consisting of rolling mountains and plateau formed in a desert climate 60 million years ago.
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.
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.
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.
Kyrakampen, 979 m above sea level, is north-west of Austlid Fjellstue. The summit offers incredible views of Skeikampen and parts of the Peer Gynt Mountain Road, plus Jotunheimen and Rondane further in the distance.
The terrain is easy, with a little climbing up a steep slope just at the beginning. The trail starts at Austlid Fjellstue and runs down towards the car park by the water.
'In the footsteps of Peer Gynt', our popular mountain hike from hotel to hotel, starts at Skeikampen and ends in Espedalen about 67 km “as the crow flies”.
Guided tours in the Rondane. 6 days.
Venbu Mountain Hotel, at 932 m altitude, is situated on Venabygdsfjellet's mountain plateau close to the Rondane mountains.
The Peer Gynt Trail leads through the mountain scenery on the western side of Gudbrandsdalen in the World of Peer Gynt.
Flokofallet is Lillehammer's highest waterfall with a 32 meter drop.
This rambling tour is suitable for persons who wish to spend some active days in the mountains, but who also want a certain degree of comfort. On this tour you will not need to over-exert yourself by carrying heavy rucksacks; the tour is with luggage transport.