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The Peer Gynt Mountain Road

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The beautiful nature and traditional culture of Gudbrandsdalen have been a source of inspiration to several artists. The myths and stories holds everything from trolls to historical persons, like our local Per Gynt. The same caracter that inspired Henrik Ibsen when he wrote his world famous masterpiece, Peer Gynt. Welcome to the Peer Gynt Mountain Road. The road is 60 km long, passing through some of Norway's most beautiful mountains and is the main mountain road through the Gudbrandsdal valley, leading you straight into the realm of Peer Gynt.

The beautiful nature and traditional culture of Gudbrandsdalen have been a source of inspiration to several artists. The myths and stories holds everything from trolls to historical persons, like our local Per Gynt. The same caracter that inspired Henrik Ibsen when he wrote his world famous masterpiece, Peer Gynt. Welcome to the Peer Gynt Mountain Road. The road is 60 km long, passing through some of Norway's most beautiful mountains and is the main mountain road through the Gudbrandsdal valley, leading you straight into the realm of Peer Gynt.

Lillehammer
Start at Lillehammer and drive 5km north of town on E-6. Turn then right to Skeikampen/Gausdal.

Skeikampen
Skeikampen is situated at the southern end of the Peer Gynt Mountain Road and is a tourist town with lots to do and see, only half an hour's drive from Lillehammer. Skeikampen is prominent by the dominent Skeikampen mountain (1124 m.a.s.l).

Fagerhøi
We are now leaving Skeikampen, and travelling into the realm of Peer Gynt, passing Nisjuvatna, Dørdalen, Dørdalsknappen (1126 m.a.s.l) and are approaching Fagerhøi. A magnificant view of the Jotunheimen to the west and the Rondane mountains to the east. Straight ahead are the mountains of Ruten and Heidalsmuen. Af Fagerhøi there are numerous places to go fishing, hiking and biking. On the way to Gålå we pass the wievpoint of Listulhøgda (1053 m.a.s.l.) which is the highest point of the road.

Gålå-Fefor
There are many things to do and see in Gålå, for example the Solbrå Seter (alpine pasture farm) Museum where the famous Gudbrandsdal cheese was first made in 1863. At the beginning of August, a performance of Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" with music by Grieg is arranged at the outdoor arena by Gålåvatn lake. On the way to the Espedalen valley, we pass the Hattdal valley and the Rutenfjell mountains (1517 m.a.s.l.).

Espedalen
Espedalen - our friendly wilderness with uniques flora and an exciting cultural past with remains from mining operation started here in the 17th century. The works area with Espedalen mountain church. "Helvete" (Hell) the largest potholes in Northern Europe.

Skåbu
You can drive to Skåbu from Espedalen and carry on to the Jotunheimen road (toll road) to Bygdin. There is a tourist information office, crafts outlet and local history exhibition situated here. Skåbu church.

From Skåbu, you can drive to Vinstra, Harpefoss or follow the Rv 255 road down to Gausdal and Lillehammer. We recommend a visit to Karoline and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons home, Aulestad, in Follebu.

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