FAQ´s

Here you will find most of the questions most people are asking. Questions related to the different activities can be found in the information for each tour package.

Accommodation

Where do I spend the night on the trips?

On a trip with us in Jotunheimen, you will spend the night in selected, cozy high mountain hotels and DNT cabins.
For us, it is important that you feel safe when you arrive, that you can relax after a long day with a lot of impressions outside, and that you can enjoy a good night’s sleep, so that you are ready to continue the adventure with new forces the day after.

All our guests basically stay in double rooms. Most accommodations have en suite bathrooms. in some cases, when there is a large demand for accommodation, you can expect to share a room with others. In that case, we will notify you when ordering.

Do I need to bring towels and bed linen?

No, towels and bed linen are always included in our accommodation.

What kind of room do I get?

We always book the best room with private bathroom. As a rule, double rooms or single rooms, In some cases in high season it will be so that you can apply to mptte share a room and bathroom with several. Therefore, it is advisable to book as early as possible. If you have to share a room and a bathroom, you are really a part of Norwegian mountain culture, here you will meet many others who share the great experience with you.

Food

Is it possible to buy extra food and items during my trip?

Ja, det finnes som regel utsalg av diverse artikler på overnattingsstedene som f.eks plaster, kart, enkelte ytterplagg, snacks, souvernirer etc.. Her kan du også bestille mat som du vil, og kjøpe det du måtte ønske utenom det som inngår i vår pakke.

What food do I get on my trip?

For breakfast, it is usually a buffet with good, nutritious food. Here you make your own packed lunch. Remember that you lubricate yourself with a generous packed lunch so that you have enough energy for your entire day of hiking. The dinner is always a two-three course dinner where many of the accommodations focus on local food. For many, it is an experience in itself, where you get to experience the local food culture.

What do I do if I have a food allergy, or have special food needs?

In the booking process, you have the opportunity to state food allergies or special needs. It is no problem to customize the menu at any of our accommodations.

Transportation

Are the transportation included in my trip?

Yes, all transport is included when you travel with us.

How can I transport my luggage between accomodations on longer trips?

Jotunheimen Travel takes care of your luggage between the various accommodations so you can enjoy your trip with just a light backpack.

Do I have to book tickets myself?

No, you do not have to book tickets for anything yourself. We take care of your entire journey. Easily.

Packing 

What do I pack for demanding mountain hikes?

Warm hat
Wool buff
Gloves
Mittens with mesh
Felt wool mittens + wind mittens *
Bra / top
Wool boxer
T-shirt, wool
Mesh sweater
Medium-thick wool sweater, preferably high neck with zipper
Interlayer, fleece or wool
Wool lengths and / or mesh lengths
Robust shell jacket – breathable, water-repellent, provides good freedom of movement, good ventilation, space for several layers underneath, good hood etc.
Robust shell trousers (for tough trips)
Mountain shoes: Medium stiff boot – Softer boot
Socks

Other equipment
Backpack (35-40 L)
Compeed
Sunglasses (strong sun on glaciers can make you snow blind)
Mobile phone
Food and drink
0.7 – 1 L thermos with hot drink
Drinking bottle 1 L – preferably with an energy drink
6-8 slices of bread
Nuts, chocolate, raisins, dried fruit, real beef snacks etc.
Energy bars / biscuits

Other necessary safety equipment for glaciers and splitting is included in the price of our demanding mountain hikes and you will receive this at the start of the hike from the guide.

What do I pack for cycling tours?

You will need a light backpack for day trips, preferably between 20 and 30 liters. A waterproof “duffel bag” for the rest of the luggage is recommended. The luggage is moved from place to place and may be exposed to rain and other elements during transport.

Wool socks, thin
Wool underwear or track underwear
Rain, and windproof jacket and trousers
Shirt, or sweater of wool or fleece
Rain, and windproof jacket and trousers
Lue
Buff / scarf
Mittens / cycling gloves
Cycling shorts / trousers
Shorts
T shirt
Indoor footwear
Extra underwear
Extra indoor pants

Toiletries
Toilet paper and clogged paper bags
Garbage bags
Gnawing plasters

Thermos and water bottles
Seat pads
Camera
Mobile
Charging bank
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

For self-guided bike rides:
Map and tour description
Map app on mobile – eg Norway map
Small first aid kit

Bicycle:
You are welcome to bring your own bike if you have one, or you can rent a bike from us.

All the bikes we rent out are mountain bikes with front dampers that are well adapted to the gravel roads you will be riding on. You can choose between a regular bike or an electric bike. If you want to cycle Mjølkevegen Nord, it is only possible to rent an electric bicycle. Helmet and repair kit are included in the rent. When you have arrived at your last accommodation, we will take care of the bike for you.

Do you have your own bike you want to bring?

It is possible to bring your own bike, subject to free luggage space on the bus. Enter the desired when ordering.

The roads along Mjølkevegen and Tour de Dovre mainly consist of gravel roads with some sections of path and asphalt. We recommend a so-called hardtail, ie a mountain bike with a front damper. We recommend tires with a little width and good studs. Electric bike is incredibly nice to ride Mjølkevegen with, then you get enough energy to enjoy the ride, and the nice surroundings around you. We also recommend having a mini tool set, patchwork for tires, and a mini bike pump. Then you have the opportunity to quickly move on if the injury should occur.

What do I pack for hikes over several days?

You will need a backpack for the day trips, preferably between 20 and 30 liters. A waterproof “duffel bag” for the rest of the luggage is recommended. The luggage is moved from place to place and may be exposed to rain and other elements during transport.

Wool socks, thin
Wool underwear
Rain, and windproof jacket and trousers
Shirt, or sweater of wool or fleece
Rain, and windproof jacket and trousers
Lue
Buff / scarf
Gloves / gloves
Shorts
T shirt
Indoor footwear
Extra underwear
Extra indoor pants

Toiletries
Headlamp / flashlight
Toilet paper and clogged paper bags
Garbage bags
Gnawing plasters
Seat pads

Thermos and water bottles
Seat pads
Camera
Mobile
Charging bank
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

For self-guided tours:
Map, compass and map folder
Map app on mobile – eg Norway map
First aid equipment
Knife / multitool

Difficulty levels 

What do easy, medium and demanding trips mean?

Some people dream of climbing Norway’s highest mountain or want to climb a spectacular peak that is demanding both technically, physically and mentally. Others want to enjoy the nature experience along nice valleys at a leisurely pace.

There are, of course, big differences in how a hike is experienced. Some have a lot of experience from before, and others may never have gone on similar trips in similar terrain.

We try to grade our trips so that it is easier for you to choose the ones that suit you best. We recommend that you read the text carefully and consider whether you can handle the challenges that lie ahead.

Tip: feel free to train in advance – if the body and muscles get load and training similar to what you are going to do, then it can withstand more, you can enjoy the ride even better and you will not be injured so quickly. It does not have to be advanced – walks with ascent, and self-weight strength training – and you get far!

Easy:

On these trips you can decide the length yourself. Anyone with normal physical shape can participate without any problems. The trips are usually around 2-4 hours. The terrain is easy to walk, and without major climbs. The trip does not require any special equipment.

Medium:

On these trips there is mountainous terrain, and there can be long ascents – and descents. The trips are usually around 5-7 hours. It can be a watch and demanding surface, which requires that you are in normal to good physical shape.

Demanding:

On these trips we spend a lot of time in demanding terrain, and there are long ascents – and descents. The trips are usually around 6-8 hours. These trips can also involve crossing glaciers, and rappelling, this requires that the person participating in the trip has some previous experience, and is in good physical shape.

What do easy, medium and demanding bike rides mean?

 

A lot has happened in cycling equipment lately and electric bikes have revolutionary cycling. Electric bicycles make the trips that have been demanding for many accessible to most people. We see that most people ride our rides with an electric bike today. Then they get a better experience, and can enjoy nature in a better way. Those who ride a regular bicycle are often well trained and are used to riding many kilometers on a bicycle.

Easy:

Suitable for cyclists who are used to hilly routes with some slopes and climbs. You cycle on good paths and roads and you do not have to have long experience with cycling. These rides are suitable for cyclists with normal good condition. Here you can also cycle with the whole family, a family-friendly trip. The length of the trips you can vary between 25 and 45 km. If you have an electric bike, you can extend the trip or stop more along the way, e.g. swim in a fresh mountain lake, visit a stall, or just enjoy the view a little extra.

 

Medium:

These are longer and hilly routes with tougher climbs of several hours duration, and most often multi-day trips. The lengths of these vary from 30 – 60 km. There are good roads and trails, so no technical knowledge is required to cycle these trips. Electric bicycles will make, especially the longest climbs, less crucial for the cycling experience.

Demanding:

More technically demanding cycling with long climbs. You will cycle mainly on trails. Steeper downhills provide greater speed and you should have some prior knowledge of trail biking. A good physical shape is required here, for a good experience. The lengths of these trips can vary between short and steep to long stages on the barren rock. With an electric bike here, you will have more profit for the more technically demanding parties.

Can I go demanding hikes if I dont have experiance with mountain terrain?

We recommend that you have experience of being in the mountains, and have good physical shape before you go on a demanding trip. There are long day stages, occasionally demanding terrain, and the weather can change quickly from cool breezes to blizzards. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us.

What does the rating for the Hiking tours mean; green, white, red and black?

We offer different categories on our hiking tours. The tours are adapted to different levels, so you can find the tour that suits you best. The tours take you on everything from the finest trails, to the most beautiful valleys and summit hikes, with unforgettable views.

  • The white route is best suited for beginners. The rides are nice and short, with low climbs, and the views are still amazing!
  • The green route is adapted for walkers with somewhat more experience. The trips are longer, and some are also day trips.
  • The red route is challenging and has more summit trips than the green route. All trips are day trips.
  • The black route is a demanding multi-day trip. It includes two very demanding, guided summit hikes, where extra equipment will be needed to reach the peaks.

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