Smørkollrunden Cross-Country Skiing
- Destination: Valdres
- Season: January–March
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 12.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 270 meters
- Duration: 1.5–2 hours
This round trip ski adventure takes you on a great trail through forest, meadow and is located very close to the center of Beitostølen. The trail follows prepared tracks and is very family friendly.
The trailhead for this loop is located very close to the main street in Beitostølen. From County Road 51, turn on the road heading towards "Beito". Follow the road for 600 meters until you reach the parking lot on the righthand side. The trailhead is located here.
From the parking lot, follow the trail “Green 1” to the right (northwest), through an area with many cabins midst a birch tree forest. After about 1.5 km, keep to the right to continue following “Green 1”. (On your return, this is the crossing that you will be looking for to take you back to the trailhead). You will come to another crossing about 1 km further and you will need to turn left, following the “Blue 2” trail. The third crossing will arrive in another kilometer and here you will need to head to the right to follow “Blue 3”. After 500 meters, turn left onto “Blue 7”. The trail will go gently downhill from here towards the summer farm area, also named “Smørkoll”. After 1.5 km, take a 90-degree turn to the left and follow the trail until you reach a warming hut which can be used to seek shelter or enjoy a break. After the warming hut, continue strait on "Blue 7". Here, you will start to head back in the direction of the trailhead. At the next crossing, turn left onto “Blue 4” and follow the trail until the next crossing where you will turn right onto “Blue 2”. This will take you back to “Green 1” which connects you back to the start of the adventure.
The trip is very popular and can be quite busy on popular weekends.
To view the updated trail status, visit Skisporet.no.
Where to stay
There are many places to stay in the Beitostølen area. View the selection of cabins you can rent or hotel rooms to book here.