Summit trip to Prestkampen | Hiking | Skeikampen

The Priest Battle

Prestkampen is the highest peak around Skeikampen, at 1244 meters above sea level. Great trip for you with some hiking experience or a short summit trip if you drive a car to Torsdalen.

Length: 1.3 km. Ascent: 300m. Peak: 1244 m.

From the parking lot in Torsdalen:
Follow the sign route S6 Skeikampen around long on the trail west from the car park a few hundred meters. Then enter the sign route S7 prestkampen and follow this to the top. Take a walk along the fantastic ridge at Bånseterkampene and walk back to the car park via S8 Slagsfjellrunden or follow the same route (S7 Prestkampen) back.

From the center:
Follow the gravel road up to the top. When the road ends, you can follow the slalom route up to the chairlift.

When you reach the terminus of the chairlift, follow the trail that goes east towards Steinhytta. Here you can easily get onto the yellow trail. Follow the trail past the top of the innermost ski lift and down to the trail junction below. Then follow the T-marked Peer Gyntstien towards Avlundkampen . Walk across Avlundkampen and turn right onto the orange path marked S8 Skeikampen around long. Follow the trail down towards Gammeldalen and turn left at the trail junction sign S7 Prestkampen. Follow this one towards the top. Something steep up at the top. Great view from the top towards Rondane in the north and Jotunheimen in the northwest.

Follow the purple path back down. From here there are 3 possible ways back again. 

  • Continue on the purple/orange trail east towards Gammeldalen, and follow the gravel road back from Torsdalen. The hike is about 6 km. This is an easy return trip without too much hiking in terrain.
  • Go back the same way you came, over Avlundkampen and then to the trail junction. If you choose to go left , continue the T-marked Peer Gyntstien trail on the lower side of the ridge at Skeikampen back again. Here you get good views of the upper golf course. Or you can follow the path to the right. This route takes you on the west side of the mountain with views of Peer Gynt Vegen, Skeistua and Skei Fjellkirke.
  • Continue west on the orange trail signposted S5 Skeikampen around briefly and follow this back to Skei.