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The top of Skeikampen is a great starting point for several hikes this summer. What about a break in Galten Kafé? Start your hike easy by taking the chair lift to the top.
Expert route at the top of Skeikampen. Its a steep climb up
or you can start the easy way and take the chair lift to the
Medium to hard route starts at nice gravel road into
Gammeldalen. The next hour you will get one of the best
singel tracks in Norway.
Family route from Skeikampen to Austlid. Follow the gravel road over to Austlid with beautiful surroundings. The small lake Veslevatn is a nice place for a bath.
A great trail, following the path from "Bukkerittet", a mountain bike competiotion.
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.
Helgafossen is a great trail specially tailored to families at Skeikampen. The round trip covers around 4 km of flat terrain.
It takes about 1.5 hours from start to finish, unless you decide to linger at the waterfall. The terrain makes for easy walking and before you get to the Skeiselva river, you can hear it far off in the distance. In the old days, guests used to bathe in the river and at Helgafossen there was even a bathing hut so that guests could change into their swimming costumes with their modesty intact.