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Explore Rondane

Price NOK:
5 800,-
Days: 4
3 nights in a family room including dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos. Luggage transfer between accommodations. Tour map. 2 children under 12 years free in parents room.
Transfer to and from Høvringen is not included.
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At Høvringen, near Rondane National Park, you can hike between the mountain lodges Øigardseter Fjellstue, Smuksjøseter Fjellstue and Putten Seter, and have your luggage transported from one lodge to the next. A perfect multi-day walk for anyone seeking the tranquility of the mountains without overly long and strenuous stages. The terrain is gentle, the trails are well-marked, and you are surrounded by grand landscapes and dramatic mountains. You are likely to be joined by native birds for much of your hike – listen for the call of grouse and wild animals such as reindeer, moose, and fox.

This self-guided walk is a great alternative to a fully guided tour. Rondane and the Rondane massif are well-known and beloved hiking areas, and many discover their love for the mountains here. This trip can be an excellent opportunity to introduce children and beginners to the mountains.

With stages of 6 – 12 kilometers a day, there are many opportunities to extend the hikes if you would like a longer walk. The hosts at the mountain lodges are very familiar with the area and can provide you with the best hiking options tailored to the weather conditions and your preferences. Your luggage is transported for you, so you only need to carry a light daypack.

The hosts will welcome you into the comfort of their lodge with ready-made-beds and a delicious three-course dinner based on local ingredients, at the end of the day. Accommodation is available in family- or double rooms with a private bathroom. Høvringen offers many great hiking opportunities, so feel free to add an extra night to your stay.

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    • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and deciding your own pace. You can take a break, shortcut or detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

      TOUR DATED 2024: The tour starts every Sunday and Tuesday from 23 June to 24 September. Other dates on request.


      LEVEL: Easy walks for those with moderate fitness. Stages of 5-12 km/5-6 hours including breaks.
      In case of bad weather with heavy rain and/or wind, the trips will get more strenuous.

    • Day 1: Arrival in Høvringen

      Arrive in Høvringen.

      How to travel (not included):
      Train to Otta from Oslo/Trondheim.
      Hotel transfer to Høvringen.

      Dinner and accommodation at Øigardseter Mountain Lodge.
      Large lodge with hotel standard, beautifully situated at Høvringen, at the border of the Rondane National Park.

      The trip can be started from all three mountain lodges or the order can be changed according to capacity.

    • Day 2: From Øigardseter to Putten Seter, 6 km

      The hike takes you over the mountain, Karihaugen. The trail takes you 1 260 meters above sea level to astonishing views of the mountains of Jotunheimen and Dovre.

      Dinner and accommodation at Putten Seter.
      Originally a small mountain farm. You stay in traditional cabins, apartments or rooms. You can enjoy a magnificent view towards the Gudbrandsdalen valley and the Jotunheimen National Park.

    • Day 3: From Putten to Smuksjøseter, 10 km

      You enter the land of Trolls and Norwegian fairytales as you hike through the heather-covered landscape of the Rondane National Park with its small, gurgling streams and tall, rugged mountains.

      Dinner and accommodation at Smuksjøseter Mountain Lodge.
      Close to the National Park, with stunning views and quiet surroundings. During winter there is no road here, so the lodge can only be reached on skis or by snowmobile.

    • Day 4: From Smuksjøseter to Øigardseter, 5 km

      The hike gives you spectacular views and show off the Norwegian mountains without you actually having to climb one. An elevation of around 130 meters and a child-friendly trail make the hike very popular among families.

      Departure or extra nights at Høvringen.

      How to travel (not included).
      Hotel transfer to Otta Railway station.
      Train from Otta to Trondheim/Oslo.

    Departures and prices

    Departures 2024:
    Tour starts on Tuesdays and Sundays 18 June - 24 September 2023
    Other departures on request.

    Prices 2024: 
    Per person in a double room: NOK 5 800.-
    Single room supplement: NOK 900.- 
    Extra night at any of the lodges: NOK 1 750.- per person in a double room

    Family discount:
    2 adults and 2 children under 12 years, in family room: NOK 11 600.-
    Additional children (12 - 15 years): 2 900.- each

    Price includes:
    3 nights including dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
    Luggage transfer between accommodations
    Tour description

    We can arrange transfer to/from Høvringen. Request a quote!
    You can start this tour from all three lodges. Subject to capacity. 


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