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Sygard Grytting historic hotel in the Gudbrandsdalen valley
Photo: Ian Brodie

The king of the valleys

The Gudbrandsdalen valley is surrounded by the national parks of Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella and is known for an abundance of locally produced food, old architecture, and good terrain for skiing and hiking.

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Local food.
Photo: Ian Brodie
Mountain Concert at Rondablikk, Peer Gynt Gathering
Mountain concert at Rondablikk.
Photo: Ian Brodie/Lillehammer.com
Musk oxen in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella.
Photo: Nasjonalparkriket Reiseliv
Ringebu Stave Church.
Photo: Ian Brodie
Photo: Ian Brodie
Hiking the Besseggen ridge.
Photo: Terje Rakke
Alpine skiing in Hafjell.
Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information at Lillehammer & Gudbrandsdalen’s official website (the southern part of the valley) and the National Park Region’s official website (the northern part of the valley).

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  • Gudbrandsdalen train

    By train

    Dovrebanen (“The Dovre Railway”) between Oslo and Trondheim follows the valley until it reaches Dombås, where the railway climbs onto the Dovrefjell mountain plateau. The train stops at Oslo Airport.

    Raumabanen (“The Rauma railway”) runs between Dombås and Åndalsnes, with stops at Lesja, Lesjaverk and Bjorli in the northernmost part of the valley.

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  • Gudbrandsdalen road

    By road

    It is easy to get to the Gudbrandsdalen valley by bus, and several bus companies operate to and around the area. Check out tickets and prices to the north and south of the valley.

    If you go by car from Oslo, just follow the E6 the whole way. Travelling time from Oslo is around 2 hours to Lillehammer and four hours to Dombås. From Trondheim, the travelling time is 3 hours to Dombås and 5 hours to Lillehammer.

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  • Gudbrandsdalen plane

    By plane

    The nearest international airport is Oslo Airport. Lillehammer, which is the gateway to Gudbrandsdalen, is situated 1 hour and 40 minutes from Oslo Airport by car and 2 hours by train.

    Domestic and international flights are also available to and from Trondheim Airport. Travelling time from the airport is around 4 hours to Dombås and 4,5 hours to Otta.

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