The Troll Trail from Rondane to Lillehammer | Discover Norway
The Troll Trail from Rondane to Lillehammer - 9 days and approx. 170 km. Self-guided ski tour with luggage transfer. Adventure travel with the concept of freedom, comfort and safety.
Do you have a dream of exploring high mountains, pristine plateaus, and birch-tree forests - all in their winter splendour, and all in one exciting trip? This is a 9 day self-guided tour with luggage transfer, following a continuous way-marked ski trail of approximately 165 km. The daily stages are from 20 to 35 km.
Hailed by cross-country skiing enthusiasts as one of Europe’s must-do adventures, the Troll Trail offers excellent terrain, surroundings and conditions for Nordic skiing. The ski trail passes south, through miles of untouched nature. It starts at Høvringen, next to the Rondane National Park, and runs south via the mountains of Ringebu to the Olympic city of Lillehammer. Overnight stays at comfortable hotels and mountain lodges, and one night in a traditional self-service cabin.
Varied and relatively easy terrain, with no steep mountains or peaks to climb. Most of the trail runs in high mountain terrain, above three-lane, and offers excellent views of the peaks and surroundings.
This ski tour suits experienced skiers with a good level of fitness (over average). This is a self-guided tour. We provide maps and tour descriptions. On certain parts, the trail is groomed daily, on others only when necessary. The weather can be rough, with heavy snowfall and winds. Under such conditions, it is difficult to maintain the tracks, and you must follow marking and be able to use maps and compass in addition to the tour description.
Tour dates 2024: (Thursday - next Friday)
29 February - 8 March
7 - 15 March
14 - 22 March
Per person in double room: NOK 17 550.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 880.-
Book early discount before 1 December: NOK 250.- per person.
6 nights including breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
1 night in DNT self-service cabin, multi-bed-room, including ingredients for breakfast, dinner, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
1 night in Lillehammer, including breakfast
Map and Tour description. (1 set of maps per booking. NOK 700.- per extra set).
Luggage transfer between the hotels - 1 item per person (except day 6 and 7 - see day program).
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (Departure from OSL14.00 or 14.29)
Extra charge: From/to Oslo Central Station: NOK 120,- each way.
Ski rental incl. return of skis after the tour:
Skis with half steel-edges + shoes and poles: NOK 1 100.-
Skis with half steel-edges and skins + shoes and poles: NOK 1 350.-
Track and skis:
Varied and relatively easy terrain, with no steep mountains or peaks to climb. Most of the trail runs in high mountain terrain, above three-lane, and offers excellent views of the bigger peaks in the area. The Troll Trail offers daily stages of 17 to 36 km. On certain parts, the trail is groomed daily, on others only when necessary. The weather can be rough, with heavy snowfall and winds. Under such conditions it is difficult to maintain the tracks, and you must follow marking and use maps and compass.
We recommend good Back country skis with half steel edges. There are opportunities for ski rental at Høvringen. The skis at Høveringen are half-metal edged with Back Country boots and bindings. We advise that if hiring, you hire skis AND boots, rather than hoping your boots will fit the bindings.
With luggage transfer - without guide:
While you are out skiing, your luggage is transferred to the next accommodation, except day 6 and 7, when you have to carry all that you need for staying one night at the self-service cabin, Vetåbua. All other days you'll only have to bring a small backpack with extra clothes and food for the day.
Last updated: 07/12/2023
Source: Visit Lillehammer