Long tour through Jotunheimen
You now have the opportunity to take part in an amazing tour in the Jotunheimen mountains.
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.
- NOK 11.000
- Non-membership supplement: NOK 1.500,-
About the trip
The route is spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful, with accommodation in staffed lodges. It’s pure luxury to ski in this landscape all day and then arrive at cosy lodges where your dinner awaits you. Come and go as you please and eat what you want, when you want.
We recommend that you are in good shape and are very familiar with the kit used in the mountains during winter. We also recommend worn-in ski boots and steel-edged skis, which will make this tour a fantastic experience.
Day 1: Meet at Otta Station.
We meet at 16.00 at Otta Station. Special bus service to Gjendesheim. Rooms will be allocated on arrival, followed by dinner and gathering around the fireplace in the lounge to plan the tour and meet each other..
Day 2: Gjendesheim–Glitterheim lodge 1,390 m.a.s.l., about 19 km/7 hours
After a hearty breakfast, and making packed lunches and filling a thermos flask, we head north to the Glitterheim mountain. Today’s trip is long and incredibly beautiful, first taking us to Bessvatn lake with a view to the impressive Besshø mountain, and then down the waymarked trail to Russvatn lake. From Russvatn lake we ascend once again and are rewarded at the top of the pass with panoramic views towards Glittertind mountain. We hope for perfect snow conditions and fun skiing down to Veodalen valley and the charming Glitterheim lodge.
Enjoy the homely atmosphere at Glitterheim and the delicious dinner that’s included.
Day 3: Glitterheim–Spiterstulen lodge 1,100 m.a.s.l., about 16 km/5 hours
After a delicious breakfast, we pack our bags and get ready for today’s splendid stage. We follow the branch-marked trail over Skautflya mountain to Spiterstulen lodge.
Day 4: Spiterstulen–Leirvassbu lodge, 1,420 m.a.s.l., about 15 km/5 hours
A wonderful day awaits us with a trip up Visdalen valley to the ski-touring lodge Leirvassbu. People who enjoy ski touring love Leirvassbu lodge and the surrounding mountains, and you'll understand why when you see the 2,000-meter mountains everywhere you turn.
Day 5: stay at Leirvassbu. It will be a rest day or skiing to one of nearby tops/ ski tour in the area depending on group and weather conditions.
Day 6: Leirvassbu to Gjendebu, aprox. 18km/6 hours. The route of the day goes over Langvatnet and through Storådalen walley down to Gjendebu.
Day 7: Gjendebu to Fondsbu, aprox. 17km/ 6 hours. First part of the day we'll be going up Veslådalen with fantastic views in all directions. Then around Høystakka top and down towards lake Bygdin.
Day 8: The journey home
After breakfast at the lodge, with views over Bygdin lake, we pack and get ready for the snow vehicle that will take us to Tyin. Arrival Tyin at 09.45. From Tyin there is a bus service to Fagernes, and then on to Oslo.
Tour itineraries are subject to change!
The tour leaders decide whether a tour can go ahead as scheduled, after consulting lodge managers and participants and taking into account the conditions and weather forecast.
All time estimates are based on an average speed of about 3 km an hour. Please note that breaks, weather and conditions etc. are not taken into account in the estimated duration of the tour.
How to get to/from the meeting point
Participants must make their own way to the tour’s meeting point. The tour leader, administration and lodge managers cannot, for various reasons, arrange lifts in private cars. It is important that you ensure you have a means of transport before signing up for the tour.
By public transport from Oslo:
By train og bus from Oslo busstation to Otta station. See timetables at entur.no
DNT is not responsible for changes/errors in timetables. Participants are responsible for checking whether timetables are correct before signing up for a tour.
Driving from Oslo:
Drive via Hallingdal to Ål then take the train to Finse.
Last day: Bus from Tyin to Oslo.
Maps and timetable information:
Walking map Jotunheimen Øst and Jotunheimen Vest , both 1:50 000. Check ut.no for up-to-date map and timetable information. Maps can be purchased from the DNT Tour Information Centre or on the Online Shop
Grading of guided tours: demanding
The mountains are beautiful but unpredictable in winter. Even the easiest of skiing trips can become very demanding in bad weather and difficult conditions. Having the right and proper equipment will often make these trips the most memorable, inspiring good camaraderie and stories to be told. In the mountains, you will go off-piste and need to be prepared to tread your own trails. Pack your rucksack in a proper and smart manner.
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!
For safety reasons, your rucksack must contain the right, important clothing and equipment. We refer you to our winter packing list.
It is compulsory that all participants on our winter tours bring their own sleeping bag, sleeping mat, survival shelter/emergency bivy and shovel. nordic mountain skis and boots are required on all our mountain ski tours.
Ski skins and snow goggles (storm goggles) are very useful on our winter tours.
Read more tips about ski skins and ski wax.
You can use your sleeping-bag liner in the cabin/lodge beds. Sleeping bags cannot be used.
Tour leaders and tour routes
Our tour leaders are volunteers. They have undergone tour-leader courses and have a lot of mountain experience. Tour leaders derive great pleasure from guiding and enjoy sharing their experience and love of nature with participants. You can read more about our tour leaders here.
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’.