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Gjøvik – Cross-country skiing from Osbakken / Skumsjøen
Osbakken by Skumsjøen – beautiful skiing experience in flat and gentle terrain
Osbakken is the perfect starting point for cross-country skiing in flat and gentle forest terrain. It is home to the idyllic DNT Osbakken, a self-catering Norwegian Trekking Association cabin with 28 beds, and also to Osbakken Café.
From the trail ‘Skumsjøen rundt’, there are several side tracks leading up to Vardalsåsen to the west of Skumsjøen.
In the south, it links up with the main trail towards Sveumkrysset. The skiing association Skiforeningen has a website listing numerous options for beautiful ski trips from Osbakken.
How to reach Osbakken
From Raufossvegen (formerly route 4) between Raufoss and Gjøvik, there is a sign towards Skumsjøen.
• Use Google Maps to see route description based on your location
Trail maps and status reports
It is always wise to be well prepared for your ski trip.
See here for recommended trails and status reports for Osbakken and Skumsjøen
Recommended trips with Osbakken as starting point
• Skumsjøen rundt (8.5 km round-trip; easy)
See route description at Skiforeningen.no
• Osbakken – Tjærevika – Veset (8.2 km return; easy)
See route description and possible combinations at Skiforeningen.no
Food & drink
• Osbakken Café
• Heim Restaurant and Gastropub
• Lasse Liten Café & Deli
• Egon Gjøvik
• Salt & Pepper
• Khalles Corner
• Fahlstrøm Bar & Grill
• Peking Palace
• Peppes Pizza
• Badeland Gjestegård, Raufoss
• Gjøvik Hovdetun Hostel
• Clarion Collection Hotel Grand, Gjøvik
• Quality Hotel Strand, Gjøvik