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Cross-country skiing in Kamben

Fast Facts

  • 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 Kamben is an enthralling winter sport which 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 Kamben. These nursery slopes offer excellent opportunities for not only learning the basic skills of skiing but also for some thorough practice.

All Kamben cross-country ski routes begin and end at this location. Routes spread out in all directions and across varied terrains culminate in Kamben. North route from Kamben would take you through snowy wooden glades, across medieval wooden churches (also called stave churches) before reaching River Tislei. Trails to the south from Kamben would take you to Goljsfjell where you might go up six tops of over 1000 meters. Each of these mountain tops offers marvelous view of Hardangervidda and Jotunheim mountains.

All cross-country skiing expeditions from Kemben take place in groups upto a maximum of fourteen per team. Apart from skiing, you could also go dog sledging across ice fields dotted with conifers and birch trees.

Eating and staying in Kamben

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 Glimme family for the last three generations. This hotel also serves excellent buffer 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.


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