Downhill and cross country
There are kilometers of prepared skiing tracks, partly with light until 9:30 pm, and lifts for downhill. And there is a biathlon arena. The arenas are very close to eachother. Refreshments can be bought at Trolltun and by the ski lift. The lowest point of the prepared track is at 930 meters, the highes 1210. At this altitude the season lasts long, this year (2006) until mid april.
You can also start longer trips into the mountains here.
- Skiing and Boarding
Eldorado for hiking and mountain climbing!
There are miles and miles of marked trails in the four national parks, and several high peaks. The highest peak in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park is Snøhetta: 2286 meters. Rondane has 10 peaks higher than 2000 meters. The historical trails Pilegrim Road and Old Kings Road are found in Dovre National Park. A bit further south, in Jotunheimen, you find the fameous Besseggen (see mntcorgs Jotunheimen page), which is on a 7 hours tour between Gjendesheim and Memurubu, and the gorge Ridderspranget. The two highest mountains in Norway, Galdhøpiggen (2469) and Glittertind (2464) are in Jotunheimen.
You can walk from cabin to cabin, or bring your own tent. Tenting is free as long as you do not disturb wildlife, and you can pick berries and mushrooms for own consumation. Hunting and fishing is allowed if you have the right licences. Fishing licences can be obtained at local shops / gas stations / kiosks: ask the locals or at your accomodation. Motorised traffick is not allowed.
Equipment: Warm clothes even in summer, it might get below freezing point at these altitudes! Walking sticks is a good idea. And please remember to bring garbage bags, littering is prohibited!
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing