Jotunheimstien through Langsua national park
The Jotunheimen trail through Langsua National Park is amazing! A real cabin-to-cabin tour on exceptionally good trails and in a mountain region with a lot to offer.
You can book a place on our trips through our online booking(only norwegian).
Maximum number of participants: 12 (plus two tour leaders)
Welcome letters are sent to participants 1-2 weeks before the start of the tour, with information such as the name and contact information of the main tour leader.
1 to 7. july
Non-membership supplement: NOK 1.500,-
About the trip
The journey takes us through pine forests, birch woods, plateaus, and summits. The region is rich in vegetation, even at high altitude. The tour begins in the gentle mountain-farm landscape around the staffed DNT lodge Liomseter and ends at the magnificent Gjende lake. The self-service cabins on the tour are simple but well equipped. We’ll be well looked after on the last two nights at the staffed lodges Sikkilsdalseter and Gjendesheim. Langsua National Park is well worth exploring.
Tour grading: red (but mostly blue)
Norway’s mountains are beautiful in the summer, but even the easiest hike can be challenging if the weather turns; winds, rain and snow are possible. With proper equipment it is often these trips you remember best with their comradeship and memorable stories. Pack your backpack wisely.
Monday 1/7: Arrival Liomseter lodge (915m)
Meet at Lillehammer station at 16:00. DnT will organize a bus service from here to Liomseter lodge. We’ll enjoy a dinner together, get to know each other and have a briefing with the guide about the trip.
Thuesday 2/7: Liomseter – Storkvolvbua cabin, self-service (1,200m), about 16 km/5 hours
We enjoy a hearty breakfast and make packed lunches before heading north in open, gentle mountain terrain to Storkvolvbua cabin. The high-altitude cabin is situated in an open landscape.
Wednesday 3/7: Storkvolvbua – Storhøliseter cabin, self-service (980m), about 14 km/4 hours
We continue north on the Jotunheim trail to the historical mountain-pasture farm Storhøliseter. The oldest cabin here – Casparistua – is around 300 years old. It’s named after the famous mountain poet Theodor Caspari (1853-1948), who lived at Storhøliseter for many years. Much of Caspari's poetry is inspired by his walks in the area.
Thursday 4/7: Storhøliseter – Oskampen cabin, self-service (1,175m), about 13 km/4 hours
We head west in open and gentle terrain to Oskampen cabin. Oskampen is another well situated cabin – right beneath Oskampen mountain – with a wonderful view and surrounded by beautiful, small lakes. This evening will be the last opportunity to prepare our own dinner, using ingredients from the provisions store.
Friday 5/7: Oskampen – Sikkilsdalseter lodge (1,006m), about 11 km/4 hours
A splendid trip to beautiful Sikkilsdalseter lodge. Today we’ll reach new heights; 1,525 metres above sea level, before heading down into Sikkilsdalen valley. Whilst you're up there, you may want to take a detour up Vangstulkampen mountain, at 1,624 meters above sea level. Back down at the idyllic and highly regarded Sikkilsdalseter lodge, we can relax with a nice drink, before enjoying dinner with table service.
Saturday 7/7: Sikkilsdalseter – Gjendesheim lodge (994m), about 17 km/6 hours (over Sikkilsdalshø mountain)
After breakfast, we head over Sikkilsdalseggen, a beautiful ridge and then stroll up Sikkilsdalshø mountain (1,778m) which has views over much of the Jotunheimen National Park. We descend from the summit and walk to the Gjendesheim lodge. The hosts at the lodge welcome us with a three-course dinner with the green Gjende lake as a backdrop.
Sunday 7/7: Journey home
After a last breakfast we take our farewells.
Please note that the program is subject to alteration.
All time calculations are made from an average speed of approximately 3 km/h. Please note that breaks, weather and trail conditions, etc. are not included in estimated hike times.
About the terrain:
Langsua national park consists of forest & mountain areas without recent mechanized intervention, but traces of older use can be found in the form of iron production facilities, coal mines, cattle farms and trapping facilities for moose and reindeer. The landscape also has clear traces of long-term and sustainable agriculture, which is an important basis for the variety of plant and animal life.
The altitude varies from 700 to 1700 m above sea level. In many places, there are clear traces of the Ice Age in the form of various types of large stone and gravel deposits, moraines and drainage channels for meltwater. Just over 17,000 landforms and tracks in the landscape caused by the ice and meltwater rivers in the area have recently been identified.
In all cabins the participants sleep in 4-6 bed rooms and must use a sheet sleeping bag.
Please read more about the cabins we will visit:
The cabins are equipped with everything you need such as tableware, kitchen utensils, preserved foods, wood, gas, and stoves. In self-service cabins we prepare the meals together. There is a limited choice of food for vegetarians and people with allergies.
How to get to/from the meeting place?
As a participant you are responsible for arriving in good time at the meeting place for the trip. Neither the tour guide, nor DNT administration, can - for various reasons - organize carpooling with private cars. It is important that you secure a transport solution before you sign up for the trip.
By public transport from Oslo:
Train from Oslo S to Lillehammer station. See timetables on entur.no or vy.no
DNT Oslo og Omegn is not responsible for changes/errors in the timetable. Participants are responsible for checking whether the timetable is correct before registering for the trip.
Langsua nasjonalpark 1:50000 (Calazo maps; www.calazo.no)
What to bring:
For the safety of yourself and other participants, you need to bring appropriate clothing and equipment in your backpack. Please see our recommended
Summer Hiking gear list.
The tour package includes
The tour package includes: accommodation, tour guides, all meals (breakfast, lunch / thermos and usually three-course dinner), with the exception of: first day only dinner, last day only breakfast + lunch / thermos.
Necessary special diet: Please give notice when you book your tour!
Important information about DNT tours
When you sign up for this tour, you confirm that you have read and accept the terms and conditions set out in the ‘Terms and conditions for participating in organised tours with DNT in Norway’.