winter ADVENTURES in epic mountains

Surrounded by snowy mountains in abundance, Gjendesheim offer guided winter tours along Besseggen, summit hikes, courses and activities with trained and skilled guides. You may also rent randonnée skis, mountainskis, fatbikes and snowshoes – a perfect way to explore Norway's most popular mountains.

Throughout the winter season, Gjendesheim is open daily from February 15th to May 3rd. Gjendesheim is easily accesed by car, but in March you can also visit us by train and bus – check out the dates here.

Welcome to Norway's Winter Wonderland! 


Skiing, sledging, snow shoeing, summit hikes, winter courses, outdoor hot tub and wood fired pizza oven – great food, atmosphere and comfort indoors. Private rooms and bunk beds, the choice is yours! 


With our guides in your group, we guarantee you a great hike. Gjendeguiden offers mountain and summit hikes, Besseggen tours, courses in winter activities, family hikes – and may also tailor make trips on request.


Choose  between pleasant day hikes and longer "expeditions". The area offers everything from easy, family friendly hikes to demanding summits. From Gjendesheim, the possibilities are many!

Are you up for a new winter activity in the Norwegian mountains? Gjendesheim has a broad selection of skis, snow shoes, sledges, pulks and more for rental. Left click on the picture and take your pick!


To sign up for a course, arranged tour or other activity, you need to send the following information in an email to 

  • Name of the activity

  • Day of the activity

  • Name for the person booking, membership number for DNT (if you have one), email, phone number and address.

When you book, you will receive an invoice with the cost of the stay by email. When this is paid, the reservation is confirmed. If you only receive a confirmation, and not an invoice, you do not need to pay in advance.


Phone: +47 612 38 910


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WELCOME: Host Marius Haugaløkken at Gjendesheim Lodge loves active and adventurous winters - do you?
WELCOME: Host Marius Haugaløkken at Gjendesheim Lodge loves active and adventurous winters - do you? Foto: Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad