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Explore Jotunheimen – ski touring

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

3 guided tours and 3 days to explore Jotunheimen on your own.
This program includes a tour of the famous Besseggen Ridge. More than 60,000 people make the trip in summer, but in winter it is less than 100. The absence of people makes the trip even more spectacular! In addition, the guide, Iver Lund Aakre, takes you to peaks over 2000 metres. One of them is Besshø, the majesty in East Jotunheimen. From the summit, 2258 m.a.s.l., you get a fantastic view of the peaks in Jotunheimen National Park. The terrain at Bessheim is suitable for both ski touring and cross-country skiing. We recommend randonee/ski touring equipment for the guidede tours.
On Tuesday, Jotunheimen Husky Lodge invites you on a 3-hour dog sledding tour (additional cost). You’ll get close to the dogs and close to nature – a real winter adventure in the heart of Jotunheimen. 

You stay at Bessheim Fjellstue, with pleasant hosts and fantastically food. Between ski trips, you can enjoy the living rooms with a cosy fireplace and nice company. The hosts at Bessheim are also helpful in giving good advice for ski tours in the area.

You can rent nessesary equipment at: 
Equipment when you need where you are - DNT Gjendesheim

There may be changes in the program due to snow- and weather conditions.

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  • TOUR DATES 2023:
    18 - 25 March

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 8 (Saturday - Saturday)

    We need a minimum of 4 participants to complete the tour. (A lower number can be arranged at an additional fee).

    There may be changes in the program due to snow- and weather conditions.

  • Day 1, Saturday: Arrival

    Arrival in Bessheim
    Transfer by train from Oslo Airport at 14:29
    Arrive in Otta at 17:41
    Hotel transfer/bus from Otta to Bessheim
    (Ask for a quote if you plan to arrive by car.)

  • Day 2, Sunday: Tour with a guide

    We gather at the lodge after breakfast. You meet the guide and the rest of the group. The guide gives a brief presentation of the guided tours. There will also be a review of the tour equipment before setting out on today's trip. For those who are renting equipment, there will be a stop at Gjendesheim, to collect and adjust the equipment, on the way to today's ski trip.
    We will choose a tour in easy, open terrain. This way it is easier to get to know each other and the terrain better.

    Possible destination:
    - The summit of Heimdalshøe (1843 m.a.s.l.)

  • Day 3, Monday: Tour with a guide

    Today we will make a longer tour, adapted to the weather, snow conditions and skills.

    Possible destinations:
    - The summit of Besshøe (2258 m.a.s.l.)
    - The summit of Nautgardstind (2258 m.a.s.l.)

    You won't meet the guide for the next 3 days. Remember to ask for tour suggestions and recommendations today.

  • Day 4, Tuesday: Optional activity

    Ski tour on your own. Ask the guide and the staff at the mountain lodge for advice and suggestions.

    Dog sledding (additional cost):
    3-hour tour organized by Jotunheimen Husky Lodge. This is a great way to get close to the dogs and the magnificent Jotunheimen National Park. Prepare yourself for an adventurous morning in a beautiful winter landscape.

  • Day 5 and 6, Wednesday and Thursday: Tour on your own

    From Bessheim you have many options. Ask the guide and the staff at the mountain lodge for advice and suggestions.
    If you don't want to ski the hills and summits, you can rent cross-country equipment and snowshoes at Bessheim.

  • Day 7, Friday: Tour with a guide

    The last day of skiing. We aim to start the tour at the doorstep of Bessheim Lodge and ski/walk The Besseggen ridge / Veslefjell (1743 m.a.s.l.). 

     Farewell dinner at Bessheim Lodge.

  • Day 8, Saturday: Departure

    Hotel transfer from Bessheim
    Transfer by train from Otta at 11.30
    Arrival at Oslo Airport at 14.35

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2023: 
18 - 25 March

Duration: 8 days (Saturday - Saturday)

Price 2023:
Per person in double room: NOK 19 750.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 800.- 

Book early discount before 1 December: NOK 250.- per adult

The price includes:
Transport between Oslo Airport and Bessheim
7 x Accommodation including dinner, breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
3 guided day trips
Transport related to the guided ski tours
Map 1:50 000

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks, snacks

Optional add-ons:
Dog sledding Tuesday, 3 hours: NOK 1 500.-

Ski rental: 
Equipment when you need where you are - DNT Gjendesheim