Camp Sjusjøen

Welcome to our year-round and idyllic campsite in beautiful nature in Mesnali, 15 km from Lillehammer and 6 km to Lake Sjusjøen. Here we have cabins and space for 32 wagons / motorhomes with electricity. There is also room for both tents and carts for both short and long stays.

Winter camping with us is popular. The winter camping season is from 1. September to 1. May. You get both autumn and winter in the mountains! We also have free places for drop-in for both carriage and motorhome. Please let us know a few days in advance and we will make room for you. Break-in to wagon is included in the seasonal price.

When it comes to cabins and rooms during the winter season, there is great demand so it can be worthwhile to plan your winter holidays on time. We have stable snow conditions from November to April.

Cottages and rooms for rent

4 cabins and 5 apartments with a good standard, the cabins have from 8 - 12 beds, 3 bedrooms. There is a living room and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, boilers etc. There is a shower and toilet with underfloor heating. The units have duvets and pillows, but you must bring your own bed linen or rent it here. We also have two large buildings with rooms for accommodation about 75 meters from the campsite.

At the reception we have a small kiosk, possibility of canoe rental. The reception is served from 08.00 - 16.00 in the afternoon and evening / night time is on site. Near the campsite (500 meters) you will find church, grocery store, hairdresser, foot care and more.

Service building and facilities

  • drinking water
  • emptying place for toilets in the immediate vicinity
  • laundry room and drying room
  • toilets and showers
  • billiards and table tennis room

Activities summer

Outside you will find children's play equipment (swings, cable cars, bouncy castles, sandboxes etc). We also have our own football pitch, volleyball court, badminton, basket etc. There is also a nature trail that has been up all summer. It is 6 km to Sjusjøen with its great hiking trails for both bike and ski, a wealth of trails make the hike exciting. 15 km to Lillehammer Olympic city with its sights, 25 km to Hunderfossen family park, Lilleputthammer and Hafjell. Sjusjøen-Ski Center with its cross-country arena, ski slopes and jib park is located 3 km away from the campsite.


Bring your family or close friends and enjoy a light physical walk in a different way from the usual walks. You get close to nature and if you are quiet enough you can bring wildlife you may not have experienced before. Southern Mesna is sheltered on the south side of the road up to Lake Sjusjøen. Here there are hooks, islets and nice places to take a break. Paddle to the gap hawk where you can make bonfires. Canoes can be rented here at Camp Sjusjøen.

Climbing / Rappelling

Take the challenge up / down Arnestadsberget above Mesnali. Up in the woods, 1,5 km from Mesnali Leirsted, lies Arnestadsberget. There we have made a small climbing / rappelling field.

After clearing away some trees, brushing routes and drilling in security bolts, the area was clear. The climbing field is 15-20 minutes walk from the camp school. Those waiting for a ride can enjoy a nice view up on the plateau above the climbing wall. Here there are opportunities for the vast majority, small and large, heights or not, and those who want a challenge.

Here, as in all our activities, safety comes first. We use first-class equipment in ropes, carabiner, bolts and we have climbing straps and helmets of different sizes.

Winter activities

Light trail right at the campsite. Access to ski slopes with lubrication profiles. In the middle of the birch bee kingdom, in the butter island for winter sports. 350 kilometers with the world's best ski trails. Light trail on site. The trail network on Lake Sjusjøen extends all the way down to Mesnali.


Do you want to experience something completely unique? Have you watched TV and wondered what it would have been like to run your own dog team? At Mesnali you have the chance to feel the feeling of wilderness, whizzing across the ice of South Mesna with 6 dogs strolling in front. The nature experience is complete, the silence is only broken by the sound of the meadows against the snow, the dogs' breathing. You feel the wind against your face.

We have 2 short runs we use on South Mesna. On land we fire bonfires, grill sausages and drink blackberry teddy before jumping on the sled and taking a trip. If you want to go longer, we recommend Sjusjøen Husky Turs who has longer hikes in the mountains with Kroksjøen as the base.

Dog sledding is an offer we have for larger groups to order. We refer to individuals and families Sjusjøen Husky Tours. See their website for driving days in the mountains.

Welcome to Camp Sjusjøen!

Contact information
Classification of cabins
Opening hours
  • Motorhome / caravan: All year
  • Tent: Summer season only
  • Apartment: All year
  • Cottages: All year
  • Rome: All year
  • season Space: All year
  • Caravan pitches: 20
  • Motorhome pitches: 8
  • tent Place: 20
  • season Place: 20
  • Cabins: 4
  • Apartments: 5
  • Rome: 22
  • WC: 6
  • Showers: 8
  • Family room: 2
  • Washbasins with hot water: 6