Oslo to Trondheim Road Trip

Our suggested Oslo to Trondheim Road Trip can be done in Summer or Winter.

SEASON: December - April    DISTANCE: 528km    FERRIES: 0    CAMPING: 250nok/night    HOTELS: 1200nok/night    CAR HIRE: 3000nok/week

Our Oslo to Trondheim road trip takes you straight up the middle.  Ideal for families looking to explore more than one resort, this road trip is an extension of our Lillehammer Valley trip.

Explore North to South, or vice versa, it really is as simple as they come.  Utilising Norway's main road artery, the E6, this is the perfect route to test whether a self-drive ski holiday is really for you.

During Summer, you can ride downhill MTB in Hafjell, Ski at Galdhøpiggen, white-water raft on Sjoa river, or enjoy the supreb hiking in Jotunheim, Rondane and Dovrefjell National parks.  See our Gladhøpiggen Summer Ski Road Trip.


Day 1. Oslo - Hafjell
Hafjell is just beyond the city of Lillehammer, and our route from Gardermoen airport takes just over 2hrs by road or rail. N.B Getting off the train in Lillehammer allows you to transfer to Hafjell by local bus or taxi.  Although the train stops in Hunderfossen, closer to Hafjell, it can be trickier to organise transport to the resort.
Day 2. Hafjell
With 835m vertical drop, offering 18 lifts over 32 trails, Hafjell has a couple of good terrain parks, the Kjus Race Academy slope and an Olympic run.  This resort is ideally suited to families, beginners, and intermediates.   An ideal base for exploring with Olympic host city Lillehammer, 15km away, and four other resorts within 45 minutes drive.  
Day 3. Kvitfjell
Kvitfjell - 854m vertical drop with 35 trails, Kvitfjell is a regular on the Men's WC downhill circuit and offers some of Norway's more challenging inbound resort terrain. 40mins from Hafjell www.kvitfjell.no  
Day 4. Hafjell - Oppdal
A 3hr drive with good road condiotions, the route from Hafjell to Oppdal takes you North past three National parks. Jotunheimen, Rondane, and Dovrefjell, each with their own stunning features and peaks to explore.
Day 5. Oppdal
Oppdal has a 715m vertical drop with 17 lifts and 30 trails over four mountains.  With terrain suitable for all abilities, the resort boasts some fantastic off-piste. Oppdal also offers 100km of cross-country tracks, curling, ice climbing and horse drawn sleigh rides. www.oppdalbooking.no
Day 6. Oppdal - Trondheim
Continue North from Oppdal to Trondheim, drive time approximately 1hr 45mins.
Trondheim, formerly called Nidaros, was Norway's capital from 1030 to 1217 and played a key role in Norway’s history with the Nidaros Cathedral being a popular pilgrimage site for nearly 1000 years. A city of technology, culture, cycling and food, Tondheim’s intimate city centre regualarly hosts food, beer, music and arts festivals.