Snowcoach and lunch in Jotunheimen
Immerse yourself in the beauty of winter Norway like a true local with our historical Bombardier snowcoach tour in Jotunheimen. Trek on a self-guided snowshoe walk, relish in the stunning scenery, and treat yourself to a scrumptious meal at Fondsbu lodge – all included in your unforgettable experience.
Historical Bombardier snowcoach tour in Jotunheimen
Explore the heart of Norway with snowshoes
Savor delightful local cuisine
- Snowcoach to Eidsbugarden return
Delicious meal at Eidsbugarden
Snowshoes and hiking poles
Detailed tour description
Season and price 2024
February – April
First available day: 16.02.2024
Last available day: 28.04.2024
Adult (13+ yrs.): NOK 1.595
Child (6-12 yrs.): NOK 1.095
Child (0-5 yrs.): on request
Explore Jotunheimen with Snowcoach and Snowshoes
Experience winter Norway like a local on a day trip by joining a historical Bombardier snowcoach tour in Jotunheimen. These nostalgic vehicles are the primary means of transportation for Eidsbugarden’s residents during winter, providing a unique and authentic travel experience. During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings on a self-guided snowshoe walk and enjoy a delicious lunch at the cozy local lodge, Fondsbu, which is all included in your experience.
Our charming snowcoaches play a vital role for the residents of Eidsbugarden, serving as the only link to civilization during the harsh winter months. Each snowcoach, with a maximum capacity of 12 persons, operates daily on a fixed schedule between Tyin and Eidsbugarden, offering a 45-minute ride through a mesmerizing winter wonderland.
Upon your arrival at Eidsbugarden, you’ll be provided with a pair of snowshoes to explore the beautiful surroundings at your own pace. Our friendly driver will offer a brief introduction on how to use the snowshoes, allowing you to embark on a self-guided snowshoe walk. Immerse yourself in the stunning winter landscape, relishing the fresh air and tranquil silence.
To make your adventure even more unforgettable, we invite you to savor a delicious meal at the cozy mountain lodge, Fondsbu. It’s the only eatery in Eidsbugarden that perfectly complements the enchanting surroundings, enhancing the charm of your experience. Anticipate a warm and inviting atmosphere, where we’ll serve you a scrumptious meal made with local ingredients.
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Arriving by car
If you plan to arrive by car, our designated meeting point is Tyin, where parking is available nearby. Please note that a parking fee must be paid on-site (NOK 100). Kindly ensure you arrive no later than 1:30 PM (13:30), as the snowcoach departs by 1:45 PM (13:45) at the latest.
We recommend arriving in the Filefjell area with ample time to spare, allowing for a pit stop at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue. There, you can enjoy a warm beverage and savor delicious local culinary delights to replenish your energy reserves, ensuring you’re ready for your exploration. Tyinkrysset Fjellstue opens daily at 12 PM (12:00). Charging facilities for electric cars are available at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue. Your journey continues from Tyinkrysset Fjellstue to Tyin, where the snowcoaches depart.
For an even more enjoyable and convenient experience, consider our Energizing Package (add-on).
Snowcoach to Eidsbugarden
Departure: 1:45 pm. Duration: about 45 minutes. Arrival: 2:30 pm.
These charming snowcoaches are essential for the residents of Eidsbugarden, providing the only link to civilization during the harsh winter months. Our snowcoaches, each with a maximum capacity of 12 persons, operate daily on a fixed schedule between Tyin and Eidsbugarden, offering an approximately 45-minute journey through a mesmerizing winter wonderland.
Self-guided snowshoe walk
Upon your arrival at Eidsbugarden, you’ll be provided with a pair of snowshoes to explore the beautiful surroundings at your own pace. Our friendly driver will give you a brief introduction on how to use the snowshoes and offer suggestions for the best routes to take. You can take a self-guided snowshoe walk and immerse yourself in the stunning winter landscape, enjoying the fresh air and tranquil silence. For a more secure and enjoyable snowshoeing experience, we highly recommend adding a professional private guide (available as an add-on).
Meal at Fondsbu lodge
We invite you to indulge in a delicious meal at the cozy local lodge, Fondsbu. It’s the only eatery in Eidsbugarden that perfectly complements the enchanting surroundings, enhancing the charm of your experience. The Fondsbu lodge offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, where we’ll serve you a scrumptious meal made with local ingredients. During your visit to Eidsbugarden, you’re welcome to enjoy the meal at a time that suits you best. You can choose between two enticing options: “Dagens middag med kaffe/te” (Today’s dinner with coffee/tea) or “Fondsburger” (Homemade burger).
Snowcoach back to Tyin
Departure: 4:15 pm. Duration: about 45 minutes. Arrival: 5:00 pm.
With rosy cheeks and fresh memories in mind, our snowcoaches will transport you back to civilization. The return snowcoach departs to Tyin at 4:15 PM (16:15). Please ensure punctuality to avoid missing the return trip.
If you pre-book the Pick-up and Drop-Off Service, our bus will take you from Tyin to Tyinkrysset. Feel free to inquire if you are curious about the details of this service, or explore more by toggling Available add-ons below.
If you want to stay longer, we recommend you to book our 2-days snowcoach adventure
Below you will find practical information about this trip:
For an enriched and more secure snowshoeing experience, book our private guide service. Our experienced guide will provide insights into the area’s history and natural beauty, deepening your appreciation of the stunning winter landscape. You’ll also receive expert guidance on using snowshoes and hiking poles for a safer excursion in the surrounding area.
Price: NOK 6.000 (1-4 pax) / on request (5+ pax) | Available: Monday-Friday
Energizing Package (Pre-Adventure Lunch Pack + Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service)
Indulge in a freshly prepared sandwich with your choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. By adding this to your booking, you’ll have access to restroom facilities at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue for your convenience, as facilities won’t be available until you reach Eidsbugarden. This package also includes the parking fee at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue. Additionally, it covers our stress-free and convenient pick-up and drop-off service from and to Tyinkrysset Fjellstue, departing at 1:30 PM (13:30). Charging facilities for electric cars are available at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue (more info). Recharge with this energizing package before embarking on your wintry mountain adventure. Feel free to inquire if you are curious about the details of this service.
Price: NOK 349 (13+ yrs.) / NOK 299 (6-12 yrs.)
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Enjoy the convenience of our pick-up and drop-off service to and from Tyinkrysset Fjellstue, departing at 1:30 PM (13:30). This service requires advance booking. Ensure your timely arrival at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue no later than 1:00 PM (13:00). If you’re arriving by car, inquire at Tyinkrysset Fjellstue for parking instructions, and please be aware of the on-site parking fee. We recommend arriving early to indulge in local culinary delights; Tyinkrysset Fjellstue opens daily at 12 PM (12:00).
Departure time from Tyinkrysset Fjellstue:
1:30 pm (arrival Tyin: 1:40 pm)
Departure time from Tyin:
5:25 pm (arrival Tyinkrysset: 5:35 pm)
(5:15 pm on Sundays (arrival Tyinkrysset: 5:25 pm))
Price: NOK 150 (13+ yrs.) / NOK 100 (6-12 yrs.)
To fully relish your winter adventure in the high-altitude mountains of Jotunheimen, dressing appropriately for cold weather conditions and local temperatures is paramount. For a comfortable and enjoyable experience, we strongly recommend donning warm, waterproof clothing, sturdy boots or shoes, and applying sunscreen and wearing sunglasses in case of sunny weather. Avoid wearing trail runners, everyday shoes, or sneakers. Please be aware that, for safety reasons, we reserve the right to refuse your participation in the tour if inappropriate clothing is worn.
Everyone is welcome to join this winter tour, regardless of experience. Please feel free to share any questions or considerations you may have. Let us know if there’s anything particular we should attend to or any special requirements we should accommodate.
Good to know
The meal at Fondsbu lodge will be served during your stay and you can decide yourself at which time you want to enjoy it. You can choose between two enticing options: “Dagens middag med kaffe/te” (Today’s dinner with coffee/tea) or “Fondsburger” (Homemade burger). Please inform us in advance if you have any food allergies so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
To assist you in getting oriented, we will supply you with a physical map and a tour description. Upon your arrival, our staff will provide a briefing and offer suggestions for the most optimal routes to explore. For a safer and more enjoyable experience, we highly recommend considering the option of including a professional private guide in your booking.
When you book with us, we’ll provide you with a packing list to ensure you have all the necessary clothing and gear.
Minimum of two attendees required for this tour. If there aren’t enough bookings for your chosen day, we will notify you by email or phone before 6:00 PM on the day before your booked date. You can then choose to join a rescheduled trip or cancel your order free of charge.
The snowcoach departs at the latest by 1:45 PM (13:45). Please ensure you arrive no later than 1:30 PM (13:30). The departure address is: Eidsbugardvegen 1, 2985 Tyinkrysset.
You will return to Tyin at approximately 5:00 PM (17:00). The snowcoach departs back to Tyin from Eidsbugarden at 4:15 PM (16:15). Ensure punctuality to avoid missing the return trip.
Travel green and savor the journey from the big city to Valdres and Jotunheimen. Our express buses take you directly from the capital to the heart of Norway. Along the way, you’ll traverse mountains, valleys, rivers, and charming farms. Our buses are equipped with free WiFi, power outlets featuring USB chargers, and restroom.
Experience the convenience of choosing from various departure times and travel destinations along our express bus routes. Please share your travel plans with us, and we will take care of the arrangements, ensuring a stress-free experience for you.
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