Welcome to adventures in Norway's heartland

Winter at Gjendesheim!
Guided trips to Besseggen +++
Dogsledding
Clothes and equipment for rental
Local food and good times!

Season opening: February 15 th

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. You may 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!

Bus to Gjendesheim​​​​
Every Friday and Sunday in March you can take the train to Otta and a DNT-bus to/from Gjendesheim. Check out the departures here

Train and bus
You can also find your travel schedule at Entur or click here for more information. 

Parking and restrictions? Click sign above!

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