Gjendesheim is widely known for it's focus on local food, excellent service, welcoming atmosphere, epic terrain and wide variety of activities for all levels year round.
In the reception you can buy basic outdoor equipment and it is possible to rent high quality equipment for activities both summer and winter. The lodge is easily accessible by car, and is situated in a region known for it's beautiful mountains, small scale farms, rich history and active lifestyle. Gjendesheim lodge is open almost all year round and is the main gate to Jotunheimen highlands - home of the Norwegian giants. In the summer, a scenic boatride brings you from Gjendesheim to access the world famous hike back across the narrow Besseggen ridge. Check out our activities, courses and events – and look forward to delicious local food with a spectacular view!
Gjendesheim is the most visited mountain lodge in mountain-Norway, with 20.000 guests. We strive to always find a bed to everyone who wants to stay with us. We have 185 beds in 1-, 2- or 4- bed rooms. We also have dormitories in a separate house.
The demand is highest in the weekends. During Norsk Fjellfilmfestival, the weekend of September 8th-10th, it is not possible to stay at Gjendesheim at all. Please contact us if you are unsure if we have vacancy.
If you prefer your own room, you can reserve this in advance. To reserve, book your stay here.
- We only accept reservations for full board stays with breakfast and dinner.
Good accessibility. Access to 1st floor in main building. New restroom and bed room in house from 2007. Good accessibility.
Access to 1st floor in main building. New restroom and bed room in house from 2007.
Gjendesheim is certified in accordance to the requirements of environmental friendly cabins. Miljøfyrtårn is a national eco-certificatiom for quality control and verall eco-solutions.
Opening hours 2018
Gjendesheim is one of DNTs longest open cabins. We open our doors in mid-June and stay open until mid-October. We are also open for school’s winter break and Easter.