adventures in Norway's heartland
Surrounded by majestic Jotunheimen mountains and situated by the scenic lake Gjende at 1000 metres above sea level, Gjendesheim is the most visited mountain lodge north of the Alps.
Gjendesheim has a scenic location below the world famous Besseggen ridge, overlooking lake Gjende. The lodge offers easy access to adventures in fantastic mountain surroundings. Gjendesheim is an excellent place to spend your holidays, also for families with short feet and high outdoor dreams. Check out our activities, courses and events – and look forward to delicious local food with a spectacular view!
At Gjendesheim there is always room for our guests. As part of our Covid-19 precautions, you have to book your stay in advance here. The lodge offers 185 beds in 1-, 2- or 4- bed rooms. We also have dormitories in a separate house.
Gjendesheim is closed for some weeks in the late autumn/early winter plus spring time.
For more information about accomodation, activities and attractions year round, see below.
Welcome to Norway's highland and heartland!