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Cross-Country Skiing in Norway - Touring From the Espedalen Valley
By Stuart Montgomery | Submitted On December 01, 2015
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Expert Author Stuart Montgomery
If you are a cross-country skier looking for a relatively easy tour in the Norwegian mountains, one area worth considering is the hill-country to the west of Espedalen, which is a long valley situated about 70km to the northwest of the town of Lillehammer.
In the mid-nineteenth century, Espedalen was a very busy place, for it was then the world 's largest centre for nickel mining, and hundreds of men worked there. But today few signs of that activity remain, and the valley is peaceful and empty.
You can reach it by taking a morning train from Oslo airport to Lillehammer and then the afternoon bus to Espedalen. The bus drops off at each of the three hotels in the valley. For logistical reasons, it 's best to arrange to spend both the first and last nights of your holiday at one of these hotels, because you will almost certainly want to use their transport at the end of the tour, as we will see. (You might also want to use their transport at the start of the tour, perhaps to shorten the first day.)