Cross-Country Skiing in Trondheim

A Breeding Ground for Winter Olympians

What does Oddvar Brå, Marit Bjørgen, Petter Northug and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo have in common? They are not only some of the greatest cross-country skiers of all time, bringing home numerous gold medals in their time, but they are also all from the Trondheim region.

The cross-country skiers from the Trondheim region seem to often become known on the world stage, and you can’t help but wonder… why is that? The topography and winter climate is a paradise for the cross-country ski enthusiasts, with an extensive network of groomed trails, both close to the city and out in the region.

See What the Fuss is About

Take your loved ones skiing just ten minutes outside of the city in Bymarka and stop off at one of an array of cozy warming huts, or go on a night adventure on the lit up skiing trails.

Which Trail is for You?

Trail Suggestions in Trondheim

Some of the best cross-country ski trails are in Bymarka, an extensive network spanning across a large nature reserve, offering skiing opportunities aplenty! Find your personal favorite, or go where the trails and your mood takes you. Cross-country skiing is a fun outdoor experience for everyone, whether you are a local expert or just a beginner visiting Trondheim. Most trails are easily accessible, even if you don’t have a car. The most popular and easily accessible starting points for skiing are Lian, Skistua, Byåsen butikksenter, Granåsen and Lohove.

Please note that daylight is scarce during the winter months in Trondheim, so if you are a late starter, make sure you bring a headlamp.


Trails easily accessible by public transport:

Note: Start/end refers to which bus stops are at the start and end of the trial.

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BYÅSEN TO HEIMDAL

Start/end: Nyborg / Saupstadringen
Distance: 15,1 km
Warming huts: Grønlia and Rønningen
Difficulty: Beginner ▲

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GRØNLIA & ELGSETHYTTA

Start/end: Lian tram station
Distance: 17,2 km
Warming huts: Grønlia and Elgsethytta
Difficulty: Intermediate ▲▲

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RØNNINGEN

Start/end: Granåsen VM-anlegget
Distance: 10,3 km
Warming hut: Rønningen
Difficulty: Intermediate ▲▲

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EXTENDED WINTER TRAIL

Start/end: Byåsen butikksenter
Distance: 31,2 km
Warming hut: Elgsethytta
Difficulty: Advanced ▲▲▲

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BRATSBERG TO DRAGVOLL

Start/end: Bratsberg kirke / Lohove
Distance: 10,0 km
Warming hut: None
Difficulty: Beginner ▲

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LIGHTED SKI TRAILS IN STRINDAMARKA

Start/end: Lohove (Dragvoll)
Distance: 12 km
Warming hut: Estenstadhytta
Difficulty: Intermediate ▲▲

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THE ROSSMO TRAIL

Start/end: Lohove (Dragvoll)
Distance: 16,9 km
Warming hut: Estenstadhytta
Difficulty: Intermediate ▲▲

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SOUTHERN BYMARKA

Start/end: Lian tram stop
Distance: 21,0 km
Warming hut: None
Difficulty: Advanced ▲▲▲

Find more trails:


Updates on Trail Maintenance

CHECK OUT SKISPORET.NO FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN THE TRAILS WERE LAST MAINTAINED


Gråkallen Skileik

A fun park for children

Close to the Skistua warming hut in Bymarka you will find Gråkallen Skileik which is an area adapted for children with exciting skiing elements such as moguls, slalom trails, jumpes and forest trails of varying difficulty. A safe and fun place for children to practice their skiing skills. In the area there are some small warming huts where there is usually a bonfire. The area is staffed every weekend.


Updates on Weather Conditions:

No Skis, No Problem!

Cross-country Ski Rentals

Trondhjem Skiklubb

The ski club at Skistua offers ski rentals daily throughout the season. You find the price list here.

Strinda Frivilligsentral

At Strinda Frivilligsentral you can rent skis, boots, poles and skates – free of charge, for a week at a time.

Kolstad Fotball

In southern Trondheim you can rent children’s skis free of charge at the Kolstad Fotball club house.

NTNUI-Bumerang

NTNUI, the university’s sports club, offers free ski rentals for students at their premises at Moholt.


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