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8 days - Group Hike - Hike from cabin to cabin across Jotunheimen NP

This is one of our most traditional hikes and you will visit the heart of Jotunheimen National Park and experience one of Norway's highest summits Glittertind. The scenic walk across the Besseggen ridge, is also a part of the program. This will be a fantastic experience if you are in good physical shape! Accommodation in staffed lodges.

  • Hike from cabin to cabin for 8 days
  • Hike the famous ridge of Besseggen
  • Local food in the charming lodge Glitterheim
  • Climbing the second highest peak of Norway
Day 1
Bus Oslo to Gjendesheim
Day 2
Gjendesheim - Glitterheim
Day 3
Glitterheim
Day 4
Glitterheim - Spiterstulen
Day 5
Spiterstulen - Leirvassbu
Day 6
Leirvassbu - Gjendebu
Day 7
Gjendebu - Memurubu
Day 8
Memurubu - Gjendesheim, return to Oslo
Start/End Place
Oslo, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
8 Days
Group Size
6 - 18
Type
Active
Suitability
Strenuous
Code
DNT001

Details

Transportation

Travel on foot through the magnificent Norwegian mountains. Bus from Oslo return.

Included

Transport from/to Oslo by public bus, accommodation, two tour leaders, all meals (breakfast, sandwich/thermos, normally three-courses dinner) as per itinerary.

Not Included

International flights, travel insurance, gratitudes and items of a personal nature.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bus Oslo to Gjendesheim

Meet at Oslo Bus Terminal at the platform 20 minutes before departure. The platform number is shown on the monitors in the departure hall. Departure 10.25 with Valdresekspressen to the lodge Gjendesheim, arrival 15.05.

Gjendesheim is a staffed lodge with 170 bunks in one-, two- and four-bunk rooms. It has a drying room, showers and saunas. It also has dormitories in a separate building.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Gjendesheim lodge

Day 2 - Gjendesheim - Glitterheim

Hike from Gjendesheim (984 m.a.s.l.), up towards Gjendehalsen and further north to Russvatn (1175 m.a.s.l.), through the pass "Hestlægerskaret" to the lodge Glitterheim (1374 m.a.s.l.).

Glitterheim is a staffed lodge and has 137 bunks, in two-bunk and four-bunk rooms, a larger room and a dormitory. All bunks have duvets and pillows with covers. Please use your own hut sack. You can also put the duvet aside and sleep in your own sleeping bag. Hut sacks and bedclothes also are available for rent at the reception desk.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Glitterheim lodge

Day 3 - Glitterheim

Extra night at Glitterheim. Climb Norway's second highest peak, Glittertind (2464 m.a.s.l.) if the weather conditions are ok. Elevation of +1100, -1100.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Glitterheim lodge

Day 4 - Glitterheim - Spiterstulen

Hike across Skautflya (1550 m.a.s.l.) and down to the lodge Spiterstulen (1104 m.a.s.l.), 5 hrs. Spiterstulen has a indoor pool and sauna.

Spiterstulen is a staffed lodge with 150 beds available, most of them in rooms with 2 or 3 beds, hot and cold water and showers/lavatories in the corridor.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Spiterstulen lodge

Day 5 - Spiterstulen - Leirvassbu

Hike up the valley, Visdalen, through Kyrkjeglupen (1460 m) and on to the lodge Leirvassbu (1401 m). Duration: 5 hrs.

Leirvassbu is staffed and was built with ramblers and climbers in mind, the lodge should be large enough to accommodate up to 190 guests in a friendly atmosphere without seeming cramped.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Leirvassbu lodge

Day 6 - Leirvassbu - Gjendebu

Hike across Hagvaglen (1445 m). Down the valley Storadalen to the lodge Gjendebu (984 m), which is situated by the beautiful lake, Gjende. Duration: 6 hrs.

Gjendebu is staffed with 120 beds and is beautifully situated by the west end of the lake Gjende.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Gjendebu lodge

Day 7 - Gjendebu - Memurubu

Hike steep up Bukkelægeret, crossing the peak Sjugurdtinden (1450 ma.s.l.) and down to the lodge Memurubu (984 m.a.s.l.). Some steep parts.

Memurubu Turisthytte is an old mountain lodge with a lot of history written in the walls. It is staffed. After the extension was set up in 1993 it's now one of the most modern in Jotunheimen. We can offer almost anything you need for a successful stay up in the mountains. The new building contains nice rooms for families, with bathroom and wc, as well as great living areas, a dining room and a cafeteria. There are a total of 150 beds in rooms for 2 and 4 persons.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Memurubu Lodge

Day 8 - Memurubu - Gjendesheim, return to Oslo

Hike steep up from Memurubu, across the famous Besseggen Ridge and over Veslfjellet (1743 m.a.sl.) to the lodge Gjendesheim. Scree and some steep parts.

Boat to Gjendesheim. Departure by bus from Gjendesheim 17.30, to Oslo Bus Terminal, arrival 22.10.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Price per person. Dates and prices are released in Spring 2019. Waitlist with us and we will let you know when it is available to book.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
Price
Status
Accommodation
24 Jul 2018
31 Jul 2018
24 Jul 2018
31 Jul 2018
EUR 1,090
Limited availability
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Important Information

In order to participate on tours with the Norwegian Trekking Association you need a membership. Membership is NOK 700 or individual membership, and is not included in the trip price. Reduced rates for family membership is available. We can help arrange this for you.

Terrain
Most of the terrain in Jotunheimen is shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago. This means that most of the terrain consist of valleys where the elevation is between 800 - 1400 meters, steep hillsides and peaks where the elevation is 2000 - 2500 meters above sea level. The area is recommended for shure-footed and strong hikers, because of long distances between the cabins and hilly terrain. Boulders and scree make the access difficult at the high mountain passes/peaks.

Note: The duration given in the program is estimated walking time without breaks. There is a shorter version of this trek available if time if this is an issue.

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