Discover Besseggen: Gjendesheim (2-days)

Catch Valdresekspressen from the central busterminal in the middle of Oslo, and a few hours later you will find yourself in the home of giants. Besseggen is one of the most known and famous hikes in Norway! Join the tour and find out why!
Gjendesheim is the natural starting point for the Besseggen hike. The cabin is located next to the Gjendeboat, and you can start or end the hike from the doorsteps of the cabin. The hike is very popular, but dont be fooled. The hike is long, steep and demanding!

Meal plan:

  • Hiking Board: Breakfast, Lunch to go & Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Day: 1 - Gjendesheim DNT

Agenda day 1:

  • Bus: (Nor-Way) Oslo Bus Terminal → Gjendesheim: 10:20 → 15:10

    Time: 6 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey from Oslo to the Valdres Region. After leaving the bustle of the capital you will soon find yourself on countryside roads passing through small towns and surrounded by lakes and fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains in the distance and before you know you’ll find yourself climbing the steep roads that take you straight into the national park. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.

  • Accommodation: Gjendesheim DNT

    Gjendesheim has a long history all the way back to 1878. The cabin is run by DNT and located in the heart of the Norwegian mountains, with Besseggen as its neighbour.

  • Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim
    Gjendesheim DNT
    Gjendesheim DNT
    Gjendesheim DNT
    Gjendesheim DNT

Agenda day 2:

  • Cruise: (Gjendebåten) Gjendesheim → Memurubu 07:00 → 07:20

    Gjende lies 984 metres above sea level and has peaks of more than 2,000 metres on all sides. Barely an hour by boat from the car park at Gjendesheim, you have Jotunheimen National Park and many fantastic walks before your feet.

  • Gjendebåten at Gjendebu
    Gjendebåten at Gjendebu
    Gjendebåten
    Gjendebåten
    Besseggen hike – Gjendebåten ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Besseggen hike – Gjendebåten ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Gjendebåten – Gjende.no (1)
    Gjendebåten – Gjende.no (1)
    Gjendebåten – Gjende.no (2)
    Gjendebåten – Gjende.no (2)
  • Hiking: Besseggen (Memurubu ↔ Gjendesheim)

    Difficulty: Difficult
    Time: 7-9 hour(s)
    Distance: 13 kilometers
    Ascent height: 1300 meters

    The popular Besseggen ridge is a route route of about 6-8 hours (breaks included). The Besseggen hike takes you over the spectacular, steep, and some places very narrow trails which plunge four hundred meters straight down into the lake below.

  • Besseggen ©Visit Norway, Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen ©Visit Norway, Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen ©Visit Norway Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen ©Visit Norway Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen
    Besseggen
    Besseggen – Visit Norway, Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen – Visit Norway, Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen ©Visit Norway Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen ©Visit Norway Chris Arnesen
    Besseggen
    Besseggen
  • Bus: (Nor-Way) Gjendesheim → Oslo: 17:30 → 22:07

    Time: 4 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey through the countryside roads passing, through small towns and surrounded by lakes and fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains in the distance and before you know you’ll find yourself climbing the steep roads that take you straight into the national park. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.

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