Join the winter adventure in snowy Valdres and Jotunheimen! Experience a sparkling winter landscape from the dog sled, feel mastered by getting to the top of snowshoes, enjoy freshly groomed cross-country trails and airy white peaks.
We drive you from Oslo or Bergen straight to Valdres and Jotunheimen, where we also take care of ski rental, luggage transport, and arranging accommodation in cozy mountain lodges, with local history and traditional dishes.
Experience the winter in Jotunheimen
Norway is known for the long and cold winters and for all the outdoor activities that come with it, but in recent years it has been very varied how much snow there is in the lowlands and thus how much you get to practice both skiing and other snow-based interests. In the mountains, on the other hand, there is usually plenty of snow and you can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and more! Welcome to Jotunheimen and Valdres, some of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions in Norway, to experience a real Norwegian winter.
For several centuries, the Nordic people have practiced various snow activities both as a means of transport and as a hobby. Today it is still nice to be able to get a little break from everyday life and go out into nature and enjoy a quiet and relaxing holiday. And there is something to do for everyone; children who need to be “bent early” to become skilled skiers and beginners who want to step out of their comfort zone by trying out a small trip with snowshoes or along the road. More experienced hikers can also try dog sledding, a sport that is increasing in popularity and giving you a real adrenaline rush. You can also strap on your skis and walk as many trails as you want in the area and even spend a night out in the middle of nature! No matter what kind of plans you make, there is always a warm fireplace and a hot meal waiting for you at the end of the day. Spend a relaxing holiday with family, friends or girlfriend!
We offer both self-guided and guided tours, and can also create a tailor-made package that suits you exactly.
Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have many questions when it comes to winter adventures in Jotunheimen. Here we have gathered answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you are wondering about anything else, feel free to contact us.
What do I do with my luggage??
We always take care of your luggage between accommodations so you can enjoy the trip with just a small and comfy backpack.
How do I get to Jotunheimen and Valdres in the winter?
With our own buses Valdresekspressen or ØstVestekspressen you get a comfortable ride included in all our packages, all the way to the starting point for the trips you are going on.
How is the winter weather in Valdres and Jotunheimen?
Valdres and Jotunheimen are high-lying areas in mountain Norway, and in Jotunheimen you will find the highest peaks Norway has to offer. This means that the weather is rapidly changing, temperatures can drop to over minus 20 degrees, and the snow with the wind can make the view cloudy and the trips demanding. In late winter, from March to April, the days get longer, and the sun can warm even the high peaks if you have calm clear days. It is important to wear clothes according to the conditions. We have more information about this during each trip, where we also have suggestions for packing lists
I can not find a trip I want to experiance, can you make personal packages?
Yes, we can! Contact us, to tell us more about your wishes, and we will tailor an exciting winter adventure for you.
Our winter adventures
Experience Jotunheimen with us!
Day to day
Day 1: Oslo - Lemonsjøen
Arriving by bus from Oslo to Lemonsjo
Accommodation: Lemonsjø Fjellstue
Day 2: Lemonsjøen - Ruten
Cyckling from Lemonsjøen to Ruten
Time: 3-6 hours, Distance: 59 km, ↑ 750 meters
On your first day, you will travel on a gravel road through wooded Murudalen and along several mesmerizing rivers until you come to the village of Skåbu. From there it is not far to your next accommodation.
Accommodation: Ruten Fjellstue
Day 3: Ruten - Bygdin
Cycling from Ruten à Bygdin
Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 63 km, ↑ 870 meters
Today you will follow “Jotunheimvegen”, cycling from wooded Espedalen towards the mountains above the treeline. You will pass many summer farms along the way and follow the big lake Vinstra. On the horizon you can see the mountains of Jotunheimen and the summit of Bithorn.
Accommodation: Bygdin Høifieldhotell
Day 4: Bygdin - Tyinkrysset
Hiking suggestion: Sysnhorn
Time: 1-2 hours, Distance: 5 kilometers, ↑ 450 meters
Synshorn is located at 1457 m.a.s.l. and offers a fantastic view of Jotunheimen. The trails are easy to walk and vary between some soft terrain and more rocky terrain near the top.
Boat: (M / B Bitihorn) Bygdin → Eidsbugarden
Cruise with the historical M/B Bitihorn over lake Bygdin (1,5 hours).
Cycling from Eidsbugarden to Tyinkrysset
Time: 2-3 hours, Distance: 23 km, ↑ 400 meters
After you reached Eidsbugarden by boat you can follow the gravel road to Tyin along the big Tyin Lake. You can do a detour into Koldedalen from Tyinholmen crossroad, to come closer to the iconic mountains like Falketinden, Uranostinden and the impressive glaciers along the way. From Tyin you cycle down the paved road to Tyinkrysset, where you can find Filefjellstuene.
Day 5: Tyinkrysset - Syndinstøga
Cycling from Tyinkrysset to Syndinstøga
Time: 4-6 hours, Distance: 53 km, ↑ 974 meters
From Tyinkrysset you will follow the main road and partly the “Kingsroad” down to Lake Vangsmjøsa. From here you will follow this beautiful lake along steep hillsides until you need to climb again to reach Syndin plateau and Syndinstøga at approx.1000 m.a.s.l. This stretch is the most challenging leg of the Mjølkevegen route.
Day 6: Syndinstøga - Vaset
Cycling from Syndinstøga to Vaset
Time: 2-4 hours, Distance: 29 km, ↑ 423 meters
A shorter day awaits you and a more lively region with many summer farms, cabins, and farm animals on or along the gravel roads. You will reach today the Vaset region – a very popular cabin region amongst Norwegians.
Accommodation: Gomobu Mountain Lodge
Day 7: Vaset - Kamben
Cycling from Vaset to Kamben
Time: 2-3 hours, Distance: 35 km, ↑ 330 meters
From Gomobu you will follow “Panoramavegen” – like the name says with a panoramic view over the rolling and cultivated landscape of Golsmountains. In between you have the chance to visit a summar farm and the famous café Langestølen.
Accommodation: Kamben Høyfjellshotell
Day 8: Departure
We will bring you to the bus at Fagernes (30 minutes drive)
Bus from Fagernes to Oslo
Below you will find practical information about this trip.
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The journey includes all transport to / from Oslo, and between accommodations.
We will send your luggage (1x luggage per person) from accommodation to accommodation, to make your daily experiences as light and easy as possible.
Tour pension includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. If you want another drink for dinner or snacks / chocolate on the trip, this can be bought at the cabins. It is possible to fill the thermos with hot drinks (for a fee) and drinking bottles with water (free of charge) at all accommodation.
We choose our accommodations carefully with focus on cyclist specific services and delicious local food.
All accommodations offer a place to lock your bicycle, charge the battery and have some basic tools if you need to fix your bicycle.
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
Buff / scarf
Mittens / cycling gloves
Cycling shorts / trousers
Extra indoor pants
Toilet paper and clogged paper bags
Thermos and water bottles
For self-guided bike rides:
Map and tour description
Map app on mobile - eg Norway map
Small first aid kit
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.
You are welcome to bring your own bike if you have, or you can rent a bike from us.
Renting an electric bike (Giant Talon/Giant Raom) for the Grand Tour costs NOK 5 500
Then you can rent a men's bike, a women's bike and/or a junior bike. Everyone costs the same. Junior fits height 145-165cm.
It is also possible to rent a bike trailer for NOK 1 700.
All the bikes we rent out are electric bikes with front suspention forks that are well suited to the gravel roads you will be riding on. A 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. (It is not possible to use bikre trailer on thesse bikes).
It is also possible to rent a mountain bike (Diamant Mogul) for NOK 4 400. On these bikes you can use bike trailer, it costs NOK 3 275)
Do you have your own bike you want to bring? The roads along Mjølkevegen consist mainly of gravel roads with some sections of paths and asphalt. We recommend a so-called hardtail, its a mountain bike with front suspention fork. We recommend tyres with some width and good lugs. Electric bikes are incredibly nice to cycle Mjølkevegen with, then you get enough energy to enjoy the ride, and the nice surroundings around you. We also recommend bringing mini tool kits, patches for tires, and a mini bike pump. Then you have the opportunity to quickly move on if the accident should occur.
Mjølkevegen (the Milky Way) consist mainly of gravel roads. Partly you will cycle paved roads and as well single trails. You share the road with cars – but traffic is very limited. What you more often will meet are cows, goats and sheep along your way.
The route is well marked. However, you will get the original Mjølkevegen map from us and in addition gpx files for all routes for your own navigation.