- length in km - 46 km
- 3 hours
Nature and terrain
- May - Oktober
The leg between the two Mjøsa towns, Lillehammer and Gjøvik, starts gently and becomes increasingly demanding with a long uphill stretch before you reach Gjøvik. Your effort, however, is rewarded with stunning views of Mjøsa. Gjøvik – often called the White City – is Skibladner’s home port. This venerable paddle steamer was launched in 1856, and operates a scheduled service on Mjøsa every summer.
For a shorter version of the Mjøstråkk cycle route, Skibladner can be used as a shortcut across.
As this is a relatively short section, there is plenty of time to explore the attractions in Lillehammer before departure – or perhaps some attractions in Gjøvik after arrival.
This leg is predominantly on tarmac. Suitable for hybrid bike/mountain bike.
- Download GPX-file for the Lillehammer – Gjøvik stretch
- Link to GPS-tracking at UT.no
Essential experiences along the way
- Maihaugen open-air museum, Lillehammer
- Fabrikken, Lillehammer
- Lillehammer art museum
- Lillehamer Olympic museum
- Gallery Fjordheim
- Gjøvik farm, Gjøvik
- Eiktunet cultural history museum, Gjøvik