Farm on the Peer Gynt trail
sunny day hiking in Norway
collecting berries
Hiking along side a water norway
Relaxing at hotel, Norway
Dinner on Norway Inn-to-Inn
Glacier walk, Norway
Views over fjord, Norway
Group photo with view of fjord

Norway Inn-to-Inn

Hike the Peer Gynt Trail and Lusterfjord

Trip Details

Location Oppland, Norway
Length 11 days
Grades Strenuous
Accommodations Guesthouse, Mountain Lodge
Group size 6 -12
Aug 08, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 Waitlist, please call
Land Cost
Single Supp Cost

Hiking Trip Summary

This 11–day trip is a combination inn-to-inn and hotel-based trip to two of Norway’s most classically beautiful areas.

Our trip will begin in the central Gudbrandsdalen Valley, between Lillehammer and Vinstra, in southeast Norway. Surrounded by the National Parks of Rondane, Jotunheimen, and Dovrefjell, this is “Peer Gynt’s Kingdom,” named for Henrik Ibsen’s legendary Norse folk hero. A stunning area of sparkling lakes, rich forests, open moorlands, and expansive mountain vistas, this is the region where the folk character Peer Gynt was born and the place that inspired Ibsen to turn the folk tale into his epic play. Starting in Skei and ending in Espedalen, we will hike the 40-mile length of the Peer Gynt Trail, each night stopping at a variety of comfortable, classic Norwegian mountain lodges. Peer Gynt may well have been a boaster and a dreamer, but experiencing these landscapes on foot will convince you that he had good reason.

The second part of our trip will be based at the Nes Gard Guesthouse on Lusterfjord, the innermost arm of the 125-mile-long Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the world. Nes Gard sits across the fjord from the Feigumfossen, one of the highest waterfalls in Norway. With magnificent views of the mighty Hurrungane Mountains in western Jotunheimen and access to the Jostedal glacier to the north, this area has many hiking and mountaineering opportunities. Our hikes will take us up luxuriant green valleys with roaring waterfalls, across highlands with panoramic views, and up fjord-side hills with breath-taking views of the fjords. We will hike by summer farms, isolated homesteads, and visit cultural sites including the Urnes Stave Church, the oldest stave church in Norway, and a UNESCO Heritage site.

For anyone who is intrigued by Norway the pristine beauty and its enduring outdoor ethic, our Norway Inn-to-Inn trip is one for your bucket list.


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, a “forced” single charge of $400 will apply.


  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Entrance to Maihaugen outdoor museum in Lillehammer
  • Entrance Breheimsenteret Glacier Center
  • All group transportation as described in the itinerary
  • Discover Norway guide – Peer Gynt Trail
  • Nes Gard local guide
  • Distant Journeys guide
  • Great hiking and wonderful memories!


Airfare, guided glacier walk, optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, personal items, tips to guides. 


During the inn-to-inn segment of the trip, our luggage will be transferred ahead to our night’s accommodations. Our luggage will be transported with us to our hotel at Nes Gard. This means you will only need to carry a daypack with those items you will need during the day’s hike. Having said that, we recommend you keep your luggage to a size that you can easily manage yourself, given that our accommodations may have narrow hallways and no elevators. See a sample packing list


During the inn-to-inn section, Days 1–5, we will be staying in comfortable Norwegian mountain lodging. Rooms are double occupancy with private baths. Most have saunas and some have swimming pools. Typically, they are located in beautiful surroundings with good access to a variety of outdoor endeavors but do not offer much by way of shopping.

Days 6–10, we will be staying at Nes Gard Guesthouse, an 1850s farm that has been renovated to offer accommodations. The architecture and interiors are reminiscent of the period. Rooms are double occupancy with private baths.


Breakfasts are buffet style and will usually include bread, cheese, breakfast meats and fish, cereal, yogurt, and hot beverages. Picnic lunches will be packed from the breakfast buffet (hotels will provide wax paper and plastic bags, or you can bring a reusable container).

Set dinners will be taken at the hotels. They will generally consist of a starter followed by a main course and dessert. Wine and beer will be available at an additional cost. The main course tends to be either meat or fish accompanied by potatoes and fresh vegetables. With advanced notice, we are happy to accommodate those with medically restrictive diets or vegetarians, and we will do our best to accommodate those with non-red meat or vegetarian preferences.


It is easiest to fly to Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport. Trains leave directly from Gardermoen Airport for Lillehammer and take about two hours.


The trip will start at 1:00 pm on Day 1 at the Lillehammer Train Station. We will confirm the exact location and confirm the meeting time in the final information. The Lillehammer train station is small, so finding the group will not be a problem, and it is an easy walk to our accommodation at the Mølla Hotell.


The trip will end in Myrdal on the last day. After breakfast, the group will transfer to Flåm the morning of the last day. From Flåm, we travel together by train to Myrdal, where the trip officially ends. In Myrdal, individuals travel on their own to either Bergen or Oslo. Travel from Myrdal to Oslo is about 5 hours and about 2 1/2 hours from Myrdal to Bergen.


Please contact us for a more detailed itinerary, for more information, or to register. We're also happy to supply a list of past participants willing to share honest insights into this guided Norway In-to-Inn experience.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 75 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment and no later than 30 days prior to your trip start, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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