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Explore Rondane - easy hikes in great mountain terrain

Price NOK:
5 350,-
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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Explore Rondane is the perfect multi-day walk for those looking for friendly terrain and well-marked trails, surrounded by grand landscapes and dramatic mountains. With a total distance of 32 km, this is also a great walk for the whole family. You are likely to be joined by native birds for much of the hike – listen for the call of grouse and wild animals such as reindeer, moose and fox.

The Explore Rondane self-guided walk is a great alternative to a fully guided tour. The stages vary between 6-12 km in easy terrain, and you can forget about the hassle of carrying heavy backpacks, as we will transport the luggage for you. At the mountain lodges you will be served traditional meals. The hosts will welcome you into the comfort of their lodge and ready-made-beds for you at the end of the day.

  • Øigardseter Mountain Lodge is a large lodge with hotel standard beautifully situated in Høvringen, at the border of the Rondane National Park. 
  • Putten Seter was originally a small mountain farm. Here you will stay in traditional cottages, apartments or rooms. From the lodge you can enjoy a magnificent view towards the Gudbrandsdalen valley and Jotunheimen National Park. 
  • At Smuksjøseter Mountain Lodge you are almost inside the National Park, with stunning views and quiet surroundings. During winter there is no road, and the lodge can only be reached on skis or by riding the snowmobile from Høvringen.

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Program

  • 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 2023: The tour starts every Sunday and Tuesday from 20 June to 24 September. Other days on request.

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 4

    LEVEL: Easy walks for those in moderate shape. 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. Hotel transfer to Høvringen

    Dinner and accommodation at Øigardseter Mountain Lodge.

    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

  • 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

  • Day 4: From Smuksjøseter to Øigardseter, 5 km

    The hike gives you spectacular views and shows 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 and train from there.

Departures and prices

Departures 2023:
Tour starts on Tuesdays and Sundays 20 June - 24 September 2023
Other departures on request.

Prices 2023: 
Per person in a double room: NOK 5 350.-
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 10 700.-
Additional children (12 - 15 years): 2 675.- each

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

We can help with transfer to/from Høvringen.
You can start this tour from all three lodges. Subject to capacity. 

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