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Trekking in Rondane National Park, with or without guide

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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 Mysuseter to Høvringen, 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.

Most of the tours are self-guided, with luggage transport, and you decide for yourself, how long and steep you want to go.
You get maps from us, and we have set up some suggestions for you.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Sunday:
Arrive by train to Otta Railway station. Transfer to Mysuseter.
Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell.

Day 2 - Monday:
Climmb the summit of Veslesmeden (2015 m.a.s.l.)
In Rondane, this is one of the easiest peaks to klimb, but it is a long hike, and parts of the trail is covered in stones.
The hotel offers transfer the first kilometers to Spranget, at the border of Rondane National Park.
From here you walk 6 km of gravel road to Rondvassbu Mountain Lodge (about 1.5 hrs.).
From Rondavassbu there is marked trail to the summit.
Estimate about 8 hrs. all together.
Back at Rondane Høyfjellshotell you can stretch out your sore muscles in the swimming pool.
Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell.

Day 3 - Tuesday:
Climb 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 have to 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. Going back we recommend taking the path along the river, Ula.

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.
Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Høyfjellshotell.

Day 4 - Wednesday:
Hike from Mysuseter to Høvringen. The trail passes The Peer Gynt Cabin. About 20 km (6-7 hours).
A trip through open highland terrain, with spectacular views of the Rondane massif.
Your luggage will be transferred to your new accommodation, and you can enjoy your hike with only a simple daypack.
Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell.

Day 5 - Thursday:
Climb Formokampen at 1427 m.a.s.l. - 20 km / approx. 6 hours.
Easy walk - some steep uphill on the last part. You can also choose other trails starting at Høvringen.
Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell.

Day 6 - Friday: Hiking at Høvringen, many possibilities.
Dinner and accommodation at Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell.

Day 7 - Saturday:
Breakfast and departure.
Transfer from Høvringen to the railway station at Otta. Train from Otta to Oslo airport, Gardermoen.

Departures and prices

Departure 2018:  Sunday - Saturday
15 - 21 July - self-guided
22 - 28 July - self-guided
29 July - 04 August - with guide
05 - 11 August - self-guided
12 - 18 August - self-guided
19 - 25 August - self-guided
26. August - 01 September - self-guided

Price 2018:
Self-guided:
Per person in double room: NOK 8 950,-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 350,-

With guide: 
Per person in double room: NOK 10 550,- 
Single room supplement: NOK 1 350,-

Price includes:
 6 x nights accommodation incl dinner, breakfast and lunch pack, refill of thermos
 Transfer from Otta to Mysuseter and from Høvringen to Otta
 Luggage transfer from Mysuseter to Høvringen
 Map and tourdescription
 Tour guide from 29 July - 04 August 

We can book the train tickets for you, from Oslo Centralstation/Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Otta, tour and return.

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer and tour guide.

Other hikes:
Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim´s Trail
Venabu mountain rambling with guide
Hike the Peer Gynt Trail
Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm