Welcome to summer 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 in Norway. A blue-green and wonderful playground!

Gjendesheim has a scenic location by the foot of the world famous Besseggen ridge, and offers easy access to adventures in fantastic mountain surroundings. Gjendesheim is an excellent place to spend the winter days, especially 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. You can book your stay in advance here, but 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.

Take the bus to Gjendesheim.

There are express buses and local buses to Gjendesheim during the summer season. The timetables vary slightly. Find your departure and route by visiting Entur or click here for more information about mountain buses. 


COME EXPLORE THE EPIC NORWEGIAN HIGHLANDS

WORLD CLASS: The iconic hike across the Besseggen ridge is rated among the worlds 20 best hikes by National Geographic.
WORLD CLASS: The iconic hike across the Besseggen ridge is rated among the worlds 20 best hikes by National Geographic. Foto: Cathrine Dokken/Nasjonalparkriket