Trekking in Rondane National Park

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

By Norwegians, the Rondane massif is one of the most beloved hiking areas in the country.  Rondane National Park is an ideal place to experience the mountains and highlands of Eastern Norway. This was the first National Park in Norway, listed in 1962. Today, it covers an area of almost 1,000 square kilometres.
Within the Park, you find ten peaks that reach beyond 2,000 meters above sea level. Not all of them are reachable on this tour, but from Mysuseter you can hike some. The fittest actually make six summits in one day. At Høvringen you are in the highlands, where the mountains are easier to climb, and the landscape calls for peace and meditation. From the mountain Formokampen, you have great view of the Rondane massif, and from there you can proudly point out the places you've been.

When you switch accommodations, from Høvringen to Mysuseter, your luggage is transferred, so that you can enjoy the hike with just a light daypack.
After a strenuous day of hiking, you can relax in a comfortable hotel, and enjoy a tasty dinner based on local ingredients, while allowing today's adventures to sink into your mind.

The tours are self-guided, with luggage transfer. You can decide for yourself, how long and steep you want to go. There are lots trails to choose from.
You get maps and some route suggestions from us. You can also ask at the accommodation sites.

NB! When booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

Program

  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and decide your own speed. You can take a break, a shortcut or a detour whenever you want. We provide a map and tour description. Luggage transfer is included when you go from one hotel to the next.

    TOUR DATES 2021: Tour start 4 July - 22 August
    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7, Sunday - Saturday

    LEVELS:
    EASY walk for families and people of all ages and in moderate shape. Stages of 5-12 km/5-6 hours including breaks.
    MODERATE walk for those in good shape. Stages of 12-20 km/6-7 hours including breaks.
    DEMANDING walk for those in very good shape. Hiking to summits, and much up and down and rocky areas. 6-10 hours including breaks.

    In case of bad weather with heavy rain and/or wind, the trips will get more strenuous.

  • Day 1, Sunday: Arrive in Høvringen

    Transfer by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoento Otta.
    Hotel transfer to Høvringen.
    Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell

  • Day 2, Monday: Walk to the summit of Formokampen, 1427 m.a.s.l

    20 km/approx. 6 hours. Some steep uphill on the last part. You can also choose other trails starting at Høvringen.
    Level of difficulty: MODERATE
    Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell

  • Day 3, Tuesday: Hiking at Høvringen

    A quiet day at Høvringen, many nice hiking opportunities to choose from.
    Level of difficulty: EASY - MODERATE
    Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell

  • Day 4, Wednesday: Hike from Høvringen to Mysuseter. About 20 km (6-7 hours)

    The trail passes Smuksjøseter Lodge and the Peer Gynt Hut.
    A trip through open highland terrain, with spectacular views of the Rondane massif.
    Your luggage will be transferred to your new accommodation so that you can enjoy the hike with only a simple daypack.
    Level of difficulty: MODERATE
    Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell

  • Day 5, Thursday: Hike to the summit of Veslesmeden, 2015 m.a.s.l.

    In Rondane, this is one of the easiest peaks to reach, but it is a long hike, and parts of the trail is covered in stones.
    The hotel offers transfer the first kilometres to Spranget, at the border of Rondane National Park. From there you walk 6 km of gravel road to Rondvassbu Mountain Lodge (about 1.5 hrs.). From Rondavassbu there is a marked trail to the summit.
    Going back, we recommend taking the path along the river, Ula.
    Estimate about 8 hrs. all together.
    Level of difficulty: DEMANDING

    Back at Rondane Høyfjellshotell, you can stretch out your sore muscles in the swimming pool.
    Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell

  • Day 6, Friday: Hike to the summit of Storronden, 2138 m.a.s.l.

    This is the second highest peak in Rondane. It is relatively free of difficulties and quite accessible. This hike starts out just like the one to Veslesmeden. You must get to Rondvassbu Mountain Lodge first. From there you have a long hike, partly on trails covered in stones. When you get to the summit, you'll have magnificent views of Rondane, and in clear weather also Jotunheimen.
    Level of difficulty: DEMANDING

    If you do not want to climb mountains, you can just make the trip to Rondvassbu Mountain Lodge and walk along the river on your way back to the hotel. About 10 km each way, in easy mountain terrain.
    Level of difficulty: EASY

    Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell

  • Day 7, Saturday: Breakfast and departure

    Taxi or hotel transfer from Mysuseter to Otta.
    Transfer by train from Otta to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Departures and prices

Dates 2021: Tour start 4 July - 22 August 
Number of days: 7, Sunday - Saturday

NB! When booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

Prices 2021:
Per person in double room: NOK 11 950. -
Single room supplement: NOK 1 560. -

Price includes:
6 nights' accommodation including dinner, breakfast and lunch pack with refill thermos
Transfer from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (train and hotel transfer)
Luggage transfer day 4
Map and tour suggestions

We can customize trips for groups of min. 8-10 people, with and without tour guide.

Other hikes:
Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim´s Trail
Hike the Peer Gynt Trail
Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm
Explore Rondane

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