The golden route in Skarvheimen
Skarvheimen – the mountain area between the Jotunheimen mountains and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau – is perfect for mountain-skiing tours.
You can book a place on our trips through our online booking(only norwegian).
Maximum number of participants on this tour: 12 ppl.
- NOK 6.900,- from Finse /to Gol
- Non-membership supplement: NOK 1.500,-
About the trip
The landscape is undulating and varied, trails are well marked and you can be sure of snow. It’s a joy to ski here, when the weather and conditions are right, but the mountains can be temperamental. That’s why it’s a good idea to have skilled and experienced tour leaders with you.
There are beautiful lodges and cabins throughout the Skarvheimen mountains and we will stay in four of the staffed lodges during the tour. You can look forward to delicious meals and a roaring fire, and make sure to step outside after dinner. Let the sky entertain you with its glittering sprinkle of stars over the mountains.
Wednesday: Meet at Finsehytta lodge, (1,223 m.a.s.l.)
Meet at Finsehytta lodge by 19:00. It‘s about 400 meters from Finse train station to Finsehytta lodge. We enjoy dinner together and then gather for information about the tour and to meet everyone.
Thursday: Finse-Geiterygghytta lodge, (1,224 m.a.s.l.), via Kyrkjedøri pass.
About 19 km/7 hours
After a good night's sleep and delicious breakfast, we look forward to the first day’s very enjoyable trip. The terrain is varied and hilly with wonderful views both before and after the Kyrkjedøri pass.
At Geiterygghytta lodge, our hosts know just what their visitors want. It feels great to arrive after a good day’s skiing.
Friday: Geiterygghytta–Storestølen lodge (1,020 m.a.s.l.)
About 16 km/6 hours
Enjoy a long and relaxing breakfast. When snow conditions are good, today's stage is wonderful and not too taxing when it comes to uphill climbs. We stay at a steady altitude over Skarvåtjørnane and Ynglesvatnet lakes and continue down Ynglesdalen valley and over Strandavatnet lake. The highest point on the route is about 1,300 metres. Storestølen is a private lodge and the hosts look forward to welcoming us.
Saturday: Storestølen lodge–Iungsdalshytta lodge (1,111 m.a.s.l.)
About 17 km/6 hours
Today's journey takes us further north in the Skarvheimen mountains and, after the initial ascent, we maintain a steady altitude of between about 1,000 and 1,300 metres. The highest point of today's trip is about 1,390 metres above sea level. An open landscape emerges after the Flyane mountains and it’s good to have waymarked trails ahead of us. After some gentle downhill slopes and turning past Stolsnuten mountain, we arrive at Djupsvatnet lake and today’s destination comes into view – Iungsdalshytta lodge. The lodge is perfectly situated off the beaten track.
Nobody goes to bed hungry at Iungsdalshytta lodge as we enjoy good food and the last night with our new friends.
Sunday: Iungsdalshytta lodge–Myrland
About 19 km/6 hours
The journey home
We enjoy a hearty breakfast with views over the lake and today's leg, before putting on our skis. The last six kilometres of today's trip is a steady downhill run towards Myrland. From Myrland, a special bus service takes us to Gol station, arriving at about 17:00.
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
Please read more about the cabins we will visit:
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!
Tour grading: length red/terrain blue
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.
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:
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 Gol station, then take the train to Finse.
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.
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.