- Location: North of Gol town in Central Norway
- Attraction Type: Winter Event
- Significance: Skiers from novice to experts can participate in this activity
- Best Time to Visit: November to March
- Visiting Hours: Daytime
- How to Reach: By Highway 51 from Gol
- Nearest International Airport: Oslo International Airport
Cross-country skiing in Kampen is an enthralling winter sport that attracts thousands of visitors every year to this location in Central Norway. Well marked trails of different levels of difficulty make Kamben cross-country skiing an appealing winter activity to a wider section of enthusiasts. Even beginners can attempt cross-country skiing trails and gain a lifetime experience.
This cross country skiing takes a period of 7 days to cover and involves lots of practice. Before setting out on the cross country trails it is advisable to practice in the slopes near Kampen. These nursery slopes offer excellent opportunities for not only learning the basic skills of skiing but also for some thorough practice.
All Kamen cross-country ski routes begin and end at this location. Routes spread out in all directions and across varied terrains culminate in Kampen. North route from Kamben would take you through snowy wooden glades, across medieval wooden churches (also called stave churches) before reaching River Title. Trails to the south from Kamben would take you to Goljsfjell where you might go up to six tops of over 1000 meters. Each of these mountain tops offers a marvelous view of Hardangervidda and Jotunheim mountains.
All cross-country skiing expeditions from Kemben take place in groups up to a maximum of fourteen per team. Apart from skiing, you could also go dog sledding across ice fields dotted with conifers and birch trees.
Eating and staying in Kampen
During your cross-country skiing tour in Kemben, you might accommodate yourself comfortably in Kamben Hoyfjellshotel. This hotel with a homely ambiance is being run by a certain Glimmer family for the last three generations. This hotel also serves excellent buffet breakfast, delicious meals for dinner and packed lunch. Other noteworthy hotels where you might put up include Radisson SAS Resort Beitostolen, Bergo Hotel, Quality Hotel & Resort Fagernes, and Ustedalen Hotel Geilo.