The Jotunheim Ski Trail

The Jotunheim Ski Trail

Explore the Jotunheim Ski Trail: Advanced Skiers

On this trip we explore the Sjodalen Valley in the Jotunheim mountain range which is home to the highest mountains in Norway. We divide our week between three mountain lodges which offer great food and characterful accommodation as we make our way southwards into the mountains. The area has a rich natural heritage and is home to various species such as brown bears, lynx and sometimes to the occasional wolf passing through. 


  • Improve your skiing with a BASI Approved Nordic Ski School
  • Benefit from first class cross-country ski coaching 
  • Accommodation in three characterful mountain hotels
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included
  • Ski with a light pack, while luggage is transferred by vehicle
  • The tracks are free, no ski pass is required

This trip is for Advanced skiers and differs from our Intermediate version of the trip in that we will ski further on our day trips. We also expect you to be comfortable skiing on narrow tracks in forested terrain and to enjoy exploring. To view the Intermediate trip click here.

An excellent trip with like-minded people, supported by an excellent guide and lovely accommodation.

- Peter, UK, 2024

I loved the area and getting to know more about the people and the communities in the areas we were skiing in. Hospitality and food were amazing, definitely surpassed expectations.

- Paula, UK, 2023

Great trip. Very varied terrain and tracks, through undulating forests and across open expansive lakes. Always guaranteed a friendly, warm reception at the end of each day with excellent food and in most places a sauna.

- Ian, England, 2023


  • We gather at the railway station at Otta, Norway, where a private transfer will take us to the remote lodge at Lemonsjøen.  Your guide will meet you at approximately 1830 hrs to discuss the itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

    Folklore has it that in the 1820's a travelling Scotsman enjoyed a summer at a farmhouse near the lake. He loved drinking lemonade, and had large amounts of lemons transported to the valley. When his summer was over he threw the unused lemons into the lake which thereafter became know as Lemonsjøen, which means Lemon Lake. For further information on travelling to Otta refer to the notes on 'Arrival & Departure' in the Trip Information section. 

  • Our base for the first three days is Lemonsjøen, or Lemon Lake, which is in the middle of 150 km (94 miles) cross-country ski tracks. Whether exploring the lake side trails or the mountains it makes a great place to spend a few days and find your ski legs. We will aim to complete three different circuits which can all be done from the door of the lodge. We ski through birch woods, remote hamlets, and explore the high mountain area to the west above Lake Tesse which has stunning views to the Rondane and deeper into the Jotunheim. After our ski days we come back to cosy cabins to sit by the fire, or in the sauna. Our hosts at Lemonsjøen Fjellstue always provide a warm welcome and the food is excellent. 

    You should be at a very good fitness level and be able to ski approximately 6-7 hours and cover up to 20–35 km (12.5-21.8 miles) per day. The distance skied will depend on the tracks that have been prepared that day, and the weather conditions. If conditions are difficult the distance will be considerably less. It is easy to sit out a day if you wish to relax by the fire. 

  • This morning we head to the south, and we quickly begin a long descent through the birch trees that is guaranteed to wake us up, quickly covering distance as we make our way to our next destination. After our exhilarating descent we have gentler terrain and then after the camping area at Randsverk it is welcome to the world of skidoo-made ski tracks! The skidoo has to make the tracks rather than the full-sized trail groomer simply because the trails through the woodland are narrow and only a skidoo can get through. It is great to see the 'locals' all working together to link up the ski trails along this valley. For Advanced skiers it is a great opportunity to work on your technique and to enjoy what is sometimes a roller coaster of ups and downs. As always when we transfer to the next accommodation your luggage will be taken by vehicle and you only ski with a light daypack. 


    Distance: 20.8km (13 miles) Ascent: 390 m (1279 ft) Descent: 395 m (1295 ft) Duration: 6 hrs


  • This morning we say goodbye to the rustic cabins of Sjodalen and begin our journey to Bessheim. The skiing today is more open, less woodland, and if the weather is good we hope to enjoy views of the Jotunheim peaks. For many the highlight of this week is skiing across the lake to Bessheim and we will encourage you to spend time in the lead so that you can enjoy the feeling of the wilderness ahead. Our lake crossing can be spectacular with the wind and light blowing snow across the lake creating a wonderful atmospheric ski journey. Knowing that we have a lovely mountain lodge at the end, with a sauna, and great food, is a good incentive to keep a steady pace. Our hosts Bjorn and Kari are very welcoming, and no doubt you will be quizzed about your journey. We will spend two nights at Besshiem. 

    Distance: 23.1km (14.4 miles) Ascent: 465 m (1525 ft) Descent: 375 m (1230ft) Duration: 6h15


  • Our goal today is to do a circuit to the south of Bessheim. Bjorn, when he is not cooking your meals, is busy cutting tracks for skiers, and we will chat with him in the morning about where to go depending on wind direction and snow conditions. Basically, we have our own personal track cutter and tracks that run from the hotel door. There are various options from the lodge, but we aim to pass by Gjendesheim DNT hut at the end of Gjende Lake directly below the world famous Bessegen Ridge which is a hugely popular hiking route in the summer months. This area is also home to one of our off-track Nordic trips and seeing the terrain may entice you to consider off-track as your next challenge. Today marks our final ski in the 'Land of the Giants'. 

  • We depart this morning with a transfer from our accommodation at Bessheim to the railway station at Otta, Norway, where you can catch the train to Olso and elsewhere. Refer to the notes under 'Arrival & Departure' in the Trip Information section for further details.

It is always our aim to complete the proposed itinerary outlined above, however, it may be necessary for our guides/instructors to adjust the daily itinerary based on the weather conditions, group safety and enjoyment. 


On all of our trips we aim to accommodate our guests in well-situated, comfortable, characterful, family run accommodation. We take time to research, update and view the best options available to us on every trip. Detailed below are the hotels we use on this trip. The trip fees are based on two people sharing a room; what we call a 'twin' meaning two single beds in one bedroom. However, on many of our trips single rooms are available on request for a supplementary fee, subject to early booking.

On this point-to-point trip we spend four nights at Lemonsjø Fjellstue, one night at Sjodalen Cabins, and two nights at Bessheim Fjellstue. At Lemonsjø you will either be in the main building or in the cosy cabins which have a living area and an open fire. These two bedroom cabins will involve sharing one shower and toilet per cabin. This is the same at Sjodalen where cabins are used and there are shared facilities. At Bessheim you will have private en suite bedrooms for the last two nights. If you would like a cabin entirely to yourself then do ask about a supplement and if one is available we can give you a quote. 

Lemonsjø Fjellstue

Mountain Lodge

Lemonsjø is a traditional family run mountain lodge where our hosts Mari and Tor-Iva await us. This brother and sister team have taken over the family business and provide cosy accommodation and good food. The cafe is frequently visited by locals and visitors to the area. There is a sauna to ease any muscles.


The accommodation will be in wooden cabins in the grounds of the Fjellstue. In general there will be two bedrooms per cabin with a living space and open fire. There will be a shower and toilet shared by the two bedrooms. If you wish a cabin to yourself contact us for the supplement. This is only possible with early booking. 



Sjodalen is a collection of traditional cabins in the birch woods. The cabins are beside the beautiful river Sjoa, in a quiet spot where it is easy to forget about everyday life. The cabins have two bedrooms in each, and there is a shared bathroom. All cabins have a terrace in front where you can enjoy the evening air. 



Bessheim Fjellstue


You can expect a warm welcome from Kari and Bjørn at Bessheim Fjellstue. Bessheim has provided shelter for mountain lovers since the last half of the 1800s, when the original Kari Storvik started offering accommodation and food to hikers at her sæter, the Norwegian word for a summer farm. She built the first main building at Bessheim in 1890. Since then the sæter has evolved into a modern lodge in Jotunheimen. The rooms have en suite facilities and are decorated in mountain style.

The hosts at Bessheim today are Kari Lund and Bjørn Ekerbakke. Kari grew up at Nordgard Storvik in Vågå. Bessheim was originally the sæter of Nordgard Storvik. When she grew up her grandparents Kari and Knut Lund were running Bessheim. In 2005 Kari and her cousin Ragnhild Sjurgard took over the business and collaborated until Ragnhild started as a farmer in 2016.

Bjørn has been part of the business since 2011. He is from Skammestein in Valdres and is a trained chef. He has been working in mountain tourism for several years and ran Haugseter Mountain Lodge before he came to Bessheim.

  • Please note that all train times are approximate as the timetable is published 3 months in advance of the departure date.  We will update any times on this page as soon as the timetable is available.

    Important Update: Until further notice there are no trains travelling north of Lillehammer. At Lillehammer you will transfer to a bus for the remainder of your journey. In summer 2023 the railway bridge at Ringebu was destroyed by floods, and the train is now replaced by a bus service. It is crucial that you book your ticket (which will include the section by bus) as soon as they are available. The buses are often fully booked.


    To reach the start of the tour you will travel north by train from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to the town of Otta. For the group transfer, which is included in your trip fee, you should take the 1429 hrs train to Otta, which is likely to be on the Departure board as the line to Trondheim S. The train station is in the airport building at Gardermoen and it all works very efficiently in terms of connecting with your flight. Tickets are easily booked on line, and you will usually benefit from a reduced price if you book in advance at

    The scenic train journey is approximately 3h10. Upon arrival at Otta station at 1739hrs you will be collected at the railway station and we will take a taxi transfer of approximately 45 minutes to Lemonsjøen, and our mountain hotel. 

    Note that our hosts take a typically Norwegian laid-back approach to picking up guests at the station. Normally, your ski guide will be arriving on the same train and will help co-ordinate, however, if they are not then it is worth pointing out that you will have to actively 'look' for your transfer driver. Otta is a small station and we suggest that if you have problems identifying your driver that you ring your guide/instructor. If you wish to take a train other than the one arranged for the group transfer to the hotel this will be at your own expense.


    At the end of the trip we include one group transfer to Otta station where you can connect to Oslo. We will aim for the train departing from Otta at 1130 hrs, arriving at Oslo airport at 1432 hrs. There are various other trains departing earlier in the day and it is possible to arrange a transfer outwith the group times, but this will be at your own expense, unless we have a situation where everyone in the group wishes to leave earlier. Feel free to contact us to discuss arrangements.

    If you need to arrive or depart a day early or later, there are many hotels at Oslo airport which are reasonably priced.

  • When booking a trip we ask you to acquire insurance to cover you for the following:

    Mountain Rescue Insurance

    It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, mountain rescue, cost of repatriation and personal accident risks. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. The maximum altitude for any trip can be checked on the 'At A Glance' box on each trip page. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip, then please ask us for specific details.

    Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance

    You should also have insurance to cover trip cancellation and curtailment. Please note that your deposit and balance payments are non-refundable, unless it is Tracks and Trails who cancel the trip due to a failure to reach the required minimum numbers. In this case we will offer you a refund or the option of transferring to another trip if one is available. We also advise that you should have insurance which covers baggage loss/equipment damage as Tracks and Trails will not be held responsible for loss/damage to baggage/equipment.

    COVID-19 Insurance

    As well as medical cover, we recommend that you have appropriate travel insurance so that if you fall ill and test positive for COVID-19 prior to (or during) your trip, you will be financially covered for cancelling your trip. You should also consider booking a policy that covers you if you have to cancel or curtail your holiday because you have to self-isolate. If you choose to cancel, cancellation charges will be payable, but if the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. Please read the clauses below detailing trip cancellation and curtailment.

    Travel Insurance covering COVID-19 is now available from a number of suppliers, Campbell Irvine, Trailfinders and Staysure. Please check their websites for the latest information on what is and isn't covered. It is likely that more companies will offer COVID related cover in the future.

    All of the above insurances are detailed in our Terms and Conditions

    If you are joining a trip in the UK helicopter/mountain rescue insurance is not required as this is a free service.

    For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.

  • Winter temperatures in Scandinavia are 'according to the locals' becoming warmer, which is why we now run trips in the months of January, and February, as well as the traditional ski touring months of March and April. Even in January when the daylight hours are short we find that we have more than enough time for skiing. We have never yet had guests feeling they were losing out in terms of ski hours by booking in January or February. There is a special pleasure to starting your ski day in the sunrise, and skiing back with the sunset. 

    Historically temperatures in December have averaged -8°Celsius (17.4°F), in January -9.7°Celsius (14.5°F), in February -9.2°Celsius (15.4°F), in March -6.6°Celsius (20.1°F), and in April -2.3°Celsius (27.9°). Clearly there is the potential for temperatures to drop much lower, but rarely lower than  -15°C (5°F).

    We have found over the years that these temperatures have not been unpleasant nor have any guests had problems dealing with the weather as it is generally a 'dry' cold, and of course this helps create great snow and therefore great ski tracks. If we do experience a cold snap where temperatures drop then we ensure that everyone is appropriately clothed and kitted out for the ski day. In this respect energy snacks and a thermos with a hot drink are a great comfort! 

    If you are booked on one of our 'Advanced' or 'Challenging' point-to-point journeys and we experience very cold temperatures eg -15°Celsius (5°F) then we would expect you to be able to be efficient and keep moving and to manage your comfort.

  • The great news is that in Norway there is no ski pass to buy, the tracks are free to everyone.

    With regard to the skis for this trip we use 'classic' style track skis, both 'waxing' and 'skintec' skis are available, but if you wish a choice it will depend on early booking. The cost of ski hire will be 985 NOK for winter 2024 for 6 days. Payment for this can be made to the hotel hire shop by credit card or in cash.

  • Your safety while skiing is our top priority. All skiers are requested to adhere to the Code of Conduct published by the International Ski Federation, or FIS. The aim is to make you, the skier, aware of how to avoid risks, take responsibility and act thoughtfully while on the cross-country ski tracks. 

    • Respect for others
      A cross-country skier must ski in such a manner that he/she does not endanger or
      prejudice others.
    • Respect for signs, direction and running style
      Trail marking signs must be respected on any trail marked with an indicated
      direction. A skier shall proceed only in that indicated direction and ski in the
      indicated running style.
    • Choice of trails and tracks
      On cross-country trails with more than one packed track, a skier should choose
      the right-hand track. Skiers in groups must keep in the right track behind each other. With free
      running style, skiers shall keep to their right-hand-side of the trail.
    • Overtaking
      A skier is permitted to overtake and pass another skier to the left or right. A skier ahead is not obliged to give way to an overtaking skier, but should allow a faster skier to pass whenever this is possible.
    • Encounter
      Cross-country skiers meeting while skiing opposite directions shall keep to their
      right. A descending skier has priority.
    • Poles
      A cross-country skier shall make the utmost effort to keep his poles close to his/her
      body when near another skier.
    • Control of speed
      A cross-country skier, and especially going downhill, shall always adapt his/her
      speed to personal ability and to the prevailing terrain and visibility and to the
      traffic on the course. Every skier should keep a safe distance from the skiers ahead. As a last resort, an intentional fall should be used to avoid collision.
    • Keeping trails and tracks clear
      A skier who stops must leave the trail. In the case of a fall, he/she shall clear the trail
      without delay.
    • Accident
      In case of an accident, everyone should render assistance.
    • Identification
      Everybody at an accident, whether witnesses, responsible parties or not, must
      establish their identity. 
  • When packing for a trip in the mountains it is important to have appropriate equipment and clothing. This kit list features items we believe are necessary for the weather you will encounter and accommodation you will be staying in.


    This trip uses ‘classic’ style track skis. If you are bringing your own skis they must fit in the tracks, so should be a maximum of 66mm at their widest point, but we would advise a maximum of 60mm. You can use track skis which are 'waxing', 'fishscale' or 'skintec'. You can also use track skis with a metal edge, or half metal edge. If in doubt about the suitability of your own skis contact us.

    Skis, boots, and poles - can be hired at the start of the trip. The cost of hire is indicated in 'Trip Information'. If you are intending to hire you must inform us as soon as possible as equipment must be booked in advance. The type of ski supplied by the hire shop is provided in the 'Ski Rental and Ski Pass' section of the Trip Information page.

    • Wax Cork and Ski Scraper - only if using 'waxing' skis, these can be bought at the hire shop. If hiring skis you do not require a cork or scraper as they will be 'skintec'.
    • Waxes - if required, these will be supplied by Tracks and Trails
    • Rucksack - 25 to 30 litres with waist and chest strap. You need space to carry your kit, and an item of group kit
    • Rucksack waterproof cover or liner to keep contents dry
    • Water container - 1 litre, drink tubes and bottles stowed on the outside of your rucksack usually freeze in winter
    • Whistle


    • Waterproof jacket - essential, this must keep you dry during a day of continuous snowfall or at least as dry as any waterproof jacket ever keeps you!
    • Waterproof trousers - in case of heavy snowfall
    • Trousers - lightweight, windproof and warm
    • Thermal top - long sleeves
    • Thin fleece - long sleeves
    • Waistcoat - fleece/wind stopper
    • Gloves x 2 (one thick and one thin)
    • Over-mittens for colder days can be useful
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat
    • Head/ear band
    • Duvet jacket (or second warm layer)
    • Scarf or 'Buff' for neck
    • Socks - 2 or 3 pairs


    • Lip salve
    • Sunscreen - essential
    • Sunglasses - essential
    • Goggles - or Nordic Ski Visor
    • Snack bars/chocolate
    • Tissues - we recommend biodegradable bags to dispose of rubbish
    • Anti-bacterial hand wash

    Personal First Aid

    • Personal medication
    • Blister plasters (e.g. Compeed)
    • Painkillers/anti-inflammatory
    • Glucose tablets/Energy gel
    • 2 x Rehydration sachets - eg Dioralyte
    • Throat lozenges
    • Antiseptic cream/spray


    • Mountain Rescue/Ski Insurance documents - compulsory
    • Passport
    • Credit card
    • Cash - Norwegian Kroner

    Additional Items

    • Slippers for use at accommodation
    • Clothing for use at accommodation
    • Hair dryer if required (it is not standard for Norwegian hotels to provide one)
    • Swimwear for the sauna
    • Camera/ Book/Music
    • Toiletries – soap/shower gel; not all accommodation supplies these
    • Ear plugs - if room sharing
    • Small thermos for hot drinks
    • Short gaiters for snowy days, useful but not compulsory
    • Head torch - plus spare batteries, can be useful
    • Padlock - for luggage being transferred
    • Tea/Coffee; optional - for 5 nights you will have a small kitchen in your cabin

    **Supplementary snacks if you follow a gluten free or coeliac diet**

    Medium sized kitbag – you must be able to lift your luggage as not all hotels have elevators. Your luggage will be transported by taxi and therefore we ask that you restrict your luggage to ONE item.

    Leaders are all first aid trained and carry their own first aid kit


  • On many of our trips there will be an element of 'group kit' which will be shared amongst our guests. As mountain people you will be used to team work and working together to the mutual benefit and safety of the group.

    The 'group kit' will be minimal and usually just a case of sharing a few lightweight 'survival shelters'. For example on a week-long trip you may carry a small shelter for just one day before passing it on to the next person. 

    If you are booking a trip in winter there will be a few additional safety items. These will be distributed in such a way that no one is over burdened. 

    Other group items necessary for safety and comfort will be carried by your guide/instructor.

  • For each of our trips a minimum number of guests is required before we can confirm that your trip will go-ahead. The minimum and maximum number of guests on your trip is displayed in the 'At a Glance' box on the righthand side of the trip page. 

    We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.

  • When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin bedded room comprising of two single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. Single rooms are often limited in supply so if you would like to pay a supplement for a single room we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. This trip has a single supplement of £450.

  • We go to great lengths to work with first class ski instructors who are passionate about their work. 

    Your ski instructor will be a BASI qualified, or equivalent, Nordic Ski Instructor. BASI is the British Association of Snowsport Instructors and is one of Europe's leading examining boards for those choosing a career in snow sports. For some countries your ski instructor will hold the national qualification required for the country you are visiting. All are all fully qualified, insured, and hold the correct documentation.

    In the majority of cases your instructor will also be a fully qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader. International Mountain Leaders are not only qualified to ensure the safe management of the group, but are also a source of knowledge about the local flora and fauna, and traditions of the area which you are visiting. 

    Please note your instructor has complete discretion to make a daily decision on whether or not to take the advertised route based on the weather and the ability of the members of the group. They have our authority to make any route changes they believe are necessary in the interests of safety and enjoyment. 

    You can learn more about our guides and instructors on the About Us page. 

  • On this trip you will have full luggage support. Your luggage will be transported to the next hotel on our route and you only need to ski with a small rucksack with essential items. Note we recommend one medium-sized kitbag per person, and a bag with wheels is always a good option. We will be staying in three different locations, and you will need to be able to carry your own bag to your bedroom.

  • On your itinerary you will find an indication of the amount of ascent and descent you can expect each day. This offers a guideline to how much effort might be expended each day and allows you to decide, based on previous experience, if your fitness and stamina are correct for the trip. 

    We make every attempt to ensure these statistics are as accurate as possible, but ask you to note that the most modern of technology used to record these details can show considerable variations in terms of ascent, descent, and in particular distance. In other words no two people using GPS devices on the same route will have exactly the same details recorded at the end of the day. 

    The statistics given should be used as a 'general' indication of the effort required. 

  • It is useful to arrive at your destination with some cash in the local currency, however, on most occasions it is relatively easy to visit a 'cash machine' after arrival and withdraw money on a credit or debit card. Some of our locations are an exception to this in particular Norway, where the accommodation will often have no facilities for withdrawing cash, but they will take a credit card. 

    On many of our trips we will visit remote cafes/farms where it is wonderful to enjoy a drink and a cake, at places such as these they will often only accept payment in the local currency in cash.

  • Food

    We encourage you to experience local tastes and dishes and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for traditional food. 

    If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance which will make you ill then the accommodation will cater for this as best they can, eg gluten free, nut free, lactose free. Gluten-free diets will be possible with regard to the evening meals, but we would advise that you bring along some gluten-free snacks for your breakfasts and lunches.

    If you are vegetarian his is not a problem as the hotels/refuges are used to being asked for vegetarian meals. Our accommodation will try to cater for those with vegan diets but in remote refuges in the mountains this is more difficult. If you would like to discuss the suitability of a trip for a vegan diet contact us

    If you have a 'special' diet which is NOT because of an allergy or intolerance, and is not 'veggie' then we apologise, but we cannot cater for this. The accommodation on the popular routes will be catering for many people each evening, in some cases up to 70/80 meals per night, 7 days a week, and realistically they cannot produce many different meal options unless the food will result in illness.

    We request that you do not CHANGE your dietary requirements during the trip as we will have pre-ordered your meals.


    The countries we visit all have tap water which is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel or mountain hut is having a problem with a remote mountain water supply they will normally post a sign over the tap indicating that you must not drink the water.

    Due to rising temperatures in the summer months some mountain huts are having to restrict water usage. Which may mean that you are unable to shower in some mountain refuges.

    At all times you are welcome to ask your guide/instructor if the water can be drunk. We would ask, for environmental reasons, that you avoid using single-use plastic bottles, and bring a water bottle that can be used repeatedly.

  • A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for the country you are visiting, paying attention to your citizenship. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.  

    We ask that you carry a paper copy of your passport with you on your trip. We suggest keeping your passport in your rucksack, and a paper copy of your passport in any luggage you might have. If your trip is without luggage transfers then keep a paper copy somewhere in your rucksack, separate from your original document. 

  • We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    Plug, Socket & Voltage by Country

    Note that if your trip involves staying in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut that electric sockets may be in short supply and for that night you may not be able to charge any items. Although the accommodation will have electricity this will often be supplied by solar panels or a generator and limited to use by the staff. For this reason we advise that carrying a small slimline and lightweight 'battery pack' can be very useful for recharging phones which many of you will also use as your camera. 

  • Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your  departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.

    For UK residents travelling to an EU country you should obtain and bring with you a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance.

    If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once it expires, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC to replace it. The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Please check this before departing. We advise that you always carry your insurance documents with details of the Emergency Medical telephone number for your insurance provider, and your policy number. 

  • We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. In particular we ask that you remove any toilet tissue.

    You can read our full policy here.

  • Working across international boundaries, and with various currencies means that the price of our trips can change overnight. We have, however, undertaken to guarantee that once you have paid your deposit the price of your trip is fixed. In this respect we urge you to book early to ensure that you receive the price advertised on our website. The website price may increase due to currency fluctuations, but we guarantee that the price advertised on the date of your booking will be maintained in your individual case. 

  • We believe in team work, and enjoy working with other small high quality companies. In this respect due to the specialised nature of our holidays, we co-sell a number of trips with 'partner' companies. All the trips being sold by Tracks and Trails are organised by Tracks and Trails, but you may find guests from other companies on your trip. Partners are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our ethos and standards. By encouraging other companies to sell our trips it means your chosen holiday may reach its 'minimum' number earlier, allowing us to guarantee the trip and to give you the go-ahead to book your travel arrangements. We guarantee that companies with whom we work will offer the same price package. If you have any questions about this policy contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation; breakfast, packed lunch, dinner and thermos refill, based on two sharing
  • The fees and expenses of a qualified BASI Nordic Ski Teacher/International Mountain Leader
  • Return transfers from Otta railway station to our hotel
  • Luggage transfers (1x bag per person)
  • Supply of grip waxes if required
  • Supply of climbing 'skins' if required
  • Free use of the ski trails, no pass to be purchased

What's Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Ski hire if required 
  • Rail travel within Norway
  • Transfers to/from the train station outwith the group pick up time
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At a Glance

From Price £2260
Holiday Type Point to Point Track Skiing
Duration 8 Days
Group Size 4-8
Minimum Age 18
Maximum Altitude 1485m (4870ft)
Countries Visited Norway
Meet In Otta, Norway
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The Jotunheim in all seasons

Why book with T&T?

  • Highly professional guides
  • Personal service guaranteed 
  • Attention to detail throughout
  • Explore off the beaten track
  • Single rooms on request
  • No surcharge guaranteed
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