Winter activities in Gudbrandsdalen

The mountains in North Gudbrandsdalen stay covered in white from the winter holidays until far into May. Here you can enjoy miles of XC courses, snowshoeing, dog sledding or just feel the winter on your body.


Imagine a cold and clear winter day; the sun is shining upon the mountain tops, the sky is pink and the snowflakes are dancing in the air. Are you ready to seize the day? Many activities for all ages are awaiting. Take the kids sledding and have fun in the snow; try airboard, ice canyoning or explore one of the six national parks in the region.

SNOWSHOEING – A perfect way to experience magnificent scenery, getting around anywhere without worrying about sinking or slipping backwards. Snowshoes can be rented at Hindsæter and Rondane Høyfjellshotell or join a guided tour with Dovrefjell Adventures.

FATBIKING in wild terrain or on pump tracks at Gjendesheim and Hindsæter. Also available for rent at Rondane Høyfjellshotell and Gjendesheim.

SNOWCAT TOURS - from Høvringen to Smuksjøseter in the heart of Rondane. Check out the "Explore Rondane tour".

DOG SLEDDING - is more fun than you think! Get a ride with man’s best friend at Jotunheim Husky Lodge and Sjodalen Hyttetun in Jotunheimen. This experience can easily become the highlight of your winter!

AIRBOARDING is a tough snow sliding activity where you lie on your stomach, head first, on an inflatable sled. You can rent airboards at Bjorli Skiutleie

ICE FISHING requires nothing else but patience and can be extremely exciting. You’d better watch out for that mountain trout! You can go ice fishing in various places in the regions, among others at Rondvassbu.

Horseback riding - or horse-sleigh riding will surely create a Christmas atmosphere no matter when in winter you decide to give it a try. You can ride the year round at Øyen Øvre and Kvistli

ICE CANYONING in frozen river canyons is the winter alternative of canyoning. Watch out for ice castles and get ready to dance like Elsa in Frozen! Ice canyoning is offered at Hindseter and Lom og Skjåk Adventure.

ICE CLIMBING pumps both blood and adrenaline - hold on to get a view! Join Lom og Skjåk Adventure for ice climbing.

WORLD-CLASS SPRING SKIING –Ski up to most of the 2000-meter high peaks or explore the downhills along the Høgruta trail in Jotunheimen. Borrow Randonee gear at Rondvassbu. Read more about the national parks here.

EASTER - Experience Easter idyll in Gudbrandsdalen. There is skiing and other outdoor activities, oranges and “Kvikk lunch” chocolate, Easter buffets and ski racing.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING ON GROOMED TRAILS - There are several thousand kilometers of ski trails to choose from in Rondane, Dovrefjell, Jotunheimen, Reinheimen and Breheimen. Read more about cross country skiing here. 

NORWAY'S LONGEST SKIING SEASON kicks off at the Lom Ski Festival in Lom in November and ends with Sail & Ski Jotunheimen onboard the Gjende boat in June.

STARLIT SKIES are never as beautiful as during mid-winter nights – look up!

GUIDED TOURS AND COURSES – Would like to get to the roof of Norway, but are not sure about the way there and back? Various outfitters in the National Park Region offer all kinds of guided skiing during winter. Get more information here!