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Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm

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 Beitostølen, See for more information. Grønolen Mountain farm picks you up at Beitostølen (no extra charge).

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  • DATES 2023, Sunday - Friday
    16 - 21 July
    23 - 28 July
    30 July - 4 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!

    DAILY STAGES: Kilometers are not counted. We go as far as we can get in a day. As a rule, the trips start at 09.30 and is back approx. 17.00. You do not have to join all the trips, you decide for yourself what you want to participate in.
    The weather can in some cases affect the tour programme, but it must be really bad before we cancel. A trip in stormy weather is also a great experience. After a rough day, it is lovely to come back to a warm sauna and a tasty dinner and a good glass of wine.

  • 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 Sendehornet (1503 m)

    Start by following the old construction road, until we cut off and climb two summits called the small and the large Sendehorn. After entering the ridge, we will constantly have a stunning view of the mountain ridge in Jotunheimen National Park.
    Lunch at the top and follow the ridge to a different way down, past some lakes and down a gorge with a waterfall.

    5-6 hours, medium/easy trip

  • Day 3, Tuesday: Hike to the top of Bitihorn (1607 m)

    We start at the foot of the mountain on the south side. We go up towards the pass, Velumskaret where we get to see old hunting graves for reindeer and a newer one for wolverines. From there it goes steeper towards the top of Bitihorn, where we eat our lunch pack. After lunch, we go down the stairs ‘Bitihødntrøppe’ on the steep side of Bitihorn. Approx. 600 meters in altitude.

    4-5 hours, medium/easy trip

  • Day 4, Wednesday: Hike to the top of Synshorn (1477 m). 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 of Synshorn and enjoy splendid views towards Lake Bygdin with the peaks in Jotunheimen National Park in a distance. Down trough the Fagerdalen valley.
    At our old mountain summer farm, we are treated to 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 a mountain summer farm with the rest of the group. Additional cost for the Via Ferrata is NOK 990.- (ordered and paid for at Grønolen).

  • Day 5, Thursday: Hike Svartdalen

    Two boat trips and Jotunheimen's most beautiful valley. We start the trip aboard the venerable boat at Bygdin lake. We leave the boat at Torfinsbu and walk up towards Svartdalen. This tour is quite easy but classy among the walks in Jotunheimen - sandwiched between tall, wild peaks. In Svartdalen we walk along three lakes before the descent towards Gjendebu. From there we go by boat on the Gjende lake to Gjendesheim.

    Walking time approx. 5 hours + boat and bus, medium/demanding level

  • Day 6, Friday: Departure

    Departure after a delicious breakfast or stay more days at Grønolen Mountain Farm.

Departures and prices

Dates 2023 (Sunday - Friday)
16 - 21 July
23 - 28 July
30 July - 4 August

Prices 2023: 
Per person in a double room: NOK 8 700,-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 250,-

The prices includes:
5 x accommodation and. breakfast
5 x 3 course dinner
1 x lunch at the summer farm
3 x self-packed lunch, refill thermos
4 guided hikes (see program)
All transfers related to the hikes

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks and snacks  
Transport to/from Valdres

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