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Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
This program is designed for those who love hiking in the high mountains, but don't want to walk beyond the marked trails.
Your local tour guides, and hosts, Øyvind and Tor Erik, take you to their secret places to avoid overcrowded trails were thousands of other tourists are walking.
Grønolen Mountain Farm is well known for its tasty, home cooked meals. The hospitality is extraordinary and the hikes take you to fantastic places. This is a holiday you will never forget!
 
The tour is suitable for people with normal/good shape. You should be accustomed to walking in the mountains to enjoy this fantastic stay to the fullest! .
 

How to travel to Grønolen:
If you don't drive a car, the best way to get there is to go by by bus from Oslo City Center or Oslo Airport to Beitostolen, See jvb.no for more information. Grønolen Mountain farm picks you up at Beitostolen (no extra charge).

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Program

  • DATES 2022, Sunday - Friday
    17 - 22 July
    24 - 29 July
    31 July - 5 August

    GROUP SIZE: Up to 25 participants

    LEVEL: The tour is suitable for people in normal/good shape. You should be accustomed to walking in the mountains to enjoy this fantastic stay to the fullest!

    There may be changes in the program due to rough weather conditions.

  • Day 1, Sunday: Arrive at Grønolen Mountain Farm

    Delicious 3 course dinner and information about the program.

  • Day 2, Monday: Hike to the top of Mugnetind, 1740 m.a.s.l

    This is a lovely trip, both because the tour itself is fantastic, but also because it is a nice first-day trip to get to know each other.
    We begin with a gentle climb along the river Mugna.  After a short break at Mugnebøtt we start the somewhat more demanding climb towards the summit.
    When we arrive at the relatively flat top, we are rewarded with a stunning view of the valley below and the mountains in Jotunheimen National Park.
    We choose a different route on our way down and end the trip by dipping our feet in the cold river water.

    4-5 hours, medium / easy trip

  • Day 3, Tuesday: Hike the mountain Bukkehamaren, 1910 m.a.s.l.

    It takes about 3.5 hours to reach the summit (a vertical drop of about 900 m). At the summit, you will experience great views of Lake Gjende and Besseggen.

    7-8 hours, medium/demanding level

  • Day 4, Wednesday: Hike to the top of Synshødn, 1477 m.a.s.l. and Heimre Fagerdalshøe, 1512 m.a.s.l. Lunch at a mountain summer farm.

    From the mountain summer farm Hålistølen we start by following a sandy moraine. It’s a little steep in the beginning. We make short breaks and enjoy the view. Eventually, we reach the summit and enjoy splendid views towards Lake Bygdin with the peaks in Jotunheimen National Park in a distance. We descend, using the so-called ‘Track of the Germans’ towards our mountain summer farm, where we are treated with a traditional dish of sour cream porridge and cured meat.
    3-4 hours hike, medium level.

    Instead of the hike, you can join a guided tour in Synshorn Via Ferrata, followed by lunch at the mountain summer farm with the rest of the group. There will be an additional cost for the Via Ferrata to be paid at the spot.

  • Day 5, Thursday: Hike Jostigen and the Besseggen ridge

    Jostigen is an old shortcut to get to the Besseggen ridge.
    We drive to Gjendesheim and walk along the Gjende lake. Then we start our climb towards the ridge. We walk on a narrow path and rise 400 meters before we reach the main path along the Besseggen ridge. All the way we can enjoy the spectacular view of Jotunheimen National Park and the Gjende Lake. The last part of the tour follows the main path to the top of the ridge (1743 m) and back to Gjendesheim. You will never forget the feeling when you arrive at the Besseggen ridge, with a load of people, after climbing Jostigen almost without seeing anyone at all.

    5-6 hours, medium / demanding trip

  • Day 6, Friday: Breakfast and departure

    Breakfast and departure
    Departure after a delicious breakfast.

Departures and prices

Dates 2022 (Sunday - Friday)
17 - 22 July
24 - 29 July
31 August - 5 August

Prices 2022:
Per person in double room: NOK 7 900,-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 250,-

The prices includes:
5 x accommodation at Grønolen Mountain Farm Lodge
5 x breakfast, self-packed lunch, refill thermos and 3 course dinner
4 guided hikes (see day by day program)
All transfers related to the hikes

Other hikes:
Trekking in Rondane National Park
Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim´s Trail
Hike the Peer Gynt Trail

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