Roundtrip in Jotunheimen West
A round tour in the west of the Jotunheimen mountains is a skiing trip you will never forget.
You can book a place on our trips through our online booking(only norwegian).
Maximum number of participants on this tour: 12 ppl.
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.
13 to 17. march.
- NOK 6.000,- from/to Tyin
- Non-membership supplement: NOK 1.500,-
About the trip
The route takes us to various beautiful lodges, between high mountain peaks, through deep valleys and along beautiful gorges, along a choice of branch-marked trails that give the safest passage, with experienced tour leaders who know this is one tour you’ll never forget.
The staffed lodges offer food and warmth, and Olavsbu, the self-service cabin in the heart of Jotunheimen, gives us the freedom to spend the first evening doing as we please.
Those who are fit, know their mountain-skiing kit, and are used to carrying a rucksack on long mountain trips, are welcome to sign up.
It’s an opportunity to enjoy a few days skiing, safe in the knowledge you will be well looked after at all times.
Day 1 Meet at Tyin – snow vehicle to Fondsbu lodge 1,061 m.a.s.l.
We meet at Tyin at 15:00. From Tyin we take a snow vehicle all the way to Fondsbu lodge (departing at 15.15), about 21 km.
Day 2 Fondsbu–Olavsbu cabin, 1,440 m.a.s.l., about 17 km/6 timer
After a hearty breakfast, making a packed lunch and filling a thermos flask, we set off even deeper into the mountains. Today's destination is Olavsbu self-service cabin, and it will take some time to follow the marked trail via Mjølkedalsvatnet lake and over the highest point on today's trip, about 1,520 metres above sea level.
Once there, we decide what and when we eat. It’s going to be great!
Day 3 Olavsbu-Skogadalsbøen lodge, 832 m.a.s.l., about 19 km/6 hours
After breakfast, we tidy and clean the cabin before heading off.
darkness descends over the valley and we enjoy the evening with dinner in the lounge and a roaring fire.
Day 4 Skogadalsbøen-Fondsbu lodge, about 21 km/8 hours
Today we depart early as we have a long day ahead of us. With a packed lunch and a thermos flask in our rucksack, we are ready for today’s trip up Uradalen valley. The gradual climb to the highest point on the route, Uradalsbandet (about 1,420 m.a.s.l.), will help you work up a sweat. North of us stands the majestic Uranostind mountain (2,157 m.a.s.l.). We glide down to Uradalsvatnet lake and continue the last half of the trip in varied and beautiful terrain to Fondsbu lodge, where we eagerly await today's dinner.
Feeling exhausted? Will it be straight to bed after dinner or a long evening reminiscing about the last few days' adventures?
Day 5 Fondsbu - Tyin, about 21 km/6 hours
After a leisurely breakfast we set off to Tyin. Those wanting transportation from Tyin must book it directly (transport is not included in the package). If conditions are good we’ll ski over the frozen lake, or otherwise follow the snow vehicle tracks. Skiing around or over Tyin lake is quite demanding but it certainly is beautiful. It's like being on a wide open plain and you quickly feel how exposed you are to the wind.
We say our goodbyes at Tyin at about 16:00.
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:
Bus from Oslo busterminal toTyin
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:
By car from Oslo-Fagernes to Tyin.
Maps and timetable information:
Walking map Jotunheimen Vest1:50 000. 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.
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.
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’.
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.