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Norwegian Rock Blasting Museum, Hunderfossen The museum offers a fascinating journey through Norwegian rock blasting history in a genuine mountain setting.
Galleri Zink offers an extensive program comprising the work of several of our most renowned local as well as national artists. The gallery hosts over 15 exhibitions annually, and the artistic expression is rich and varied. A selection of commissioned work including handicraft and visual art is also available.
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.
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.
Sightseeing in Lillehammer and its surroundings.
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.
The Sjusjøen roundtrip is ideal for young families and first-time skiers. A mainly flat and well-prepared cross-country ski trail with a few gentle downhill sections.
Once you understand the basic technique of cross-country skiing, it is largely a question of practice. Having said that, the first lesson is all important. There are some things you need to know that are hard to work out by trial and error. You really need a good teacher because even experienced skiers often can't explain what they are doing....
Competition course used by the cross-country ski elite as well as the general public. Early in the season, the Sjusjøen’s floodlit trail and surrounding areas are popular training grounds for children and young adults as every skill level is catered for.
Ski trail prepared as soon as the snow arrives, and which connects the cross-country skiing facilities at Natrudstilen and Sjusjøen. The route is ideal for novice skiers, and is highly popular throughout the winter season. Both Sjusjøen and Natrudstilen can be used as starting point, and a roundtrip is possible as the trail form part of a network.