Besseggen Winter Ski Touring (2 Days)

Share:
Pinterest
LinkedIn
WhatsApp

Do you get your skiing thrills from soaring down high peaks through untouched winter wonderlands? Are unmarked trails, far away from the hustle and bustle your ideal holiday destination? Look no further!

Welcome to the famous Jotunheimen National Park-Winter Edition! We offer backcountry skiing from Besseggen with professional and experienced guides. Besseggen Ridge is one of the most popular hikes during summer and welcomes around 60 000 people annually. However, during winter only a few decide to venture out to the ridge, making it a spectacular and peaceful adventure. Winters in Norway are cold, and even though the winter months (November, December, January, February) are very dark, there will often be sunlight during the day. This makes for truly beautiful days with clear blue skies and white snow. The groups are small and exclusive and you will be accompanied by local guides that will take you to the ridge and find the best places for you to ski down. You will be staying in a traditional mountain lodge, Bessheim Fjellstue.

This unique experience, off the beaten track in the heart of Jotunheimen is suitable for adults in good physical condition with previous experience from ski touring. We look forward to seeing you!

Accommodation, food and drinks:

  • All accommodations included
  • Food and drinks are served at accommodation
  • “Hiking-Board” meal plan with 3 meals a day included in the price! For more information read more here.

Lodging:

  • 1 night at Bessheim Mountain Lodge
  • 1 extra night available as add-on.

Equipment:

Please bring the following equipment. Please contact us for equipment rental.

  • Backcountry skis and/ or Mountain skis
  • Boots
  • Ski poles
  • Snow slide equipment: spade, avalanche transceiver and a search pole are mandatory

Agenda:

  • Day 1: Arrive at Bessheim by car from Oslo.
  • Day 2: Ski Touring Besseggen Area (and Departure)
  • Day 3: Free time at Bessheim and Departure (Extra day add-on)

Bessheim

Bessheim is a lovely mountain lodge located very close to Besseggen. Since its opening in 1890, Bessheim has welcomed tourists and travellers that have taken the journey to Valdres and along the National Tourist Road. It is known for its delicious cuisine, based on local produce and tradition, and considered one of the best places to eat in the area.

Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
 
Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
 
Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
 
Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
 
Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
 
Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
 

Agenda:

Besseggen: Ski Touring

  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Distance: 20 kilometers (Out and back)
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Elevation Gain: 700 m
  • Degrees: Plus 5 to Minus 32 Degrees Celsius
Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
Besseggen 
Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
Besseggen 
Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
Besseggen 

The guide will take you from Bessheim to Bessvatnet (lake) before you start the ascent of the Besseggen Ridge. The guide will find the best places to ski down depending on the day.

There are two types of activities you can do; Ski Touring or Mountain skiing. The main difference lies in the equipment and how this allows you to move in the terrain. Ski Touring or Backcountry skiing boots and skis have heavier bindings, and are more like alpine boots. This allows for a better balance and stability when going downhill. Mountain skiing boots and skis however, are more suitable for when you have to put more hours of skiing on flat terrain/climbing to get to the peak. The skis are longer, the bindings more flexible, but in return they give less stability when going downhill. Both types give you slightly different experiences; with backcountry the downhills is the main event, but with the mountain skis the ascent is almost equally important.

Loading…

For more options, see all our excursions.

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Join us for a spectacular guided hike in the snow covered mountains Jotunheimen is fabulous in its winter coat; unexplored landscape as far as the eye can see, snow covered mountains and peaks surrounding you, and of course, nature’s best healing therapy, the sound of silence. Along with the guide and the small group, you’ll […] Read more

Easter Holiday Jotunheimen (4 Days)

This Easter trip takes you from Oslo and straight into Jotunheimen where you can enjoy two full days of cross country skiing or snowshoeing. For those in good shape and with skiing experience, you will ski from cabin to cabin, and those with less experience can catch the Valdresekspressen between the cabins and enjoy the […] Read more

Tyin-Filefjell Winter Ski Touring (2/3 Days)

Welcome to Filefjell and experience an exotic adventure! Mountain adventures are often associated with summer activities such as hiking and cycling, but the conditions can also be amazing during winter with soft powder snow and enchanting lights. Welcome to our 2-3 day ski touring adventure in the heart of Filefjell. Tyin/Filefjell lies South East of […] Read more

Snowcoach Adventure – In the middle of Snowhere

Join us for this amazing two day snow coach holiday in Jotunheimen! Travel through snow covered Jotunheimen in the comfort of our efficient and high standard snow coaches, especially designed to run on snow and ice surfaces. You will experience the peaceful landscape and see the stunning views of mountain peaks, all the while in […] Read more

In the middle of Snowhere: Dogsledding and Snowshoeing (7-Days)

Are you an experienced hiker, up for a challenge and used to some travelling in snow and mountain terrain? Welcome to our 7-day snowshoeing and dog sledding winter adventure! This trip gives you the winter highlights of Jotunheimen. You will get your snowshoes on and properly explore the Bygdin area before you embark on a […] Read more

Jotunheimen Winter Base Camp

If you’re looking for a short getaway and to get as much out of your trip as possible, try our 3-day outdoor adventure! Be at one with nature and spend a day exploring the winter wonderlands and a night in an open air camp. We have experienced guides ready to give you a once in […] Read more

Winter Weekend – In the Middle of Snowhere (28th March)

We are running a special tour on 28th of March. For this tour we will combine dogsledding, snowcoach and transportation. It is also possible to add a day before or after the tour with accommodation and meals from Tyinholmen and Bygdin Hotel. Join us for an unforgettable adventure and unique encounter with the Norwegian winter […] Read more

Mountain Snow Holiday

Norway is famous for it’s beautiful and enchanting white winters and snow-covered peaks and landscapes. One of the best ways to enjoy this is to immerse oneself in the surroundings by strapping on the traditional skis or snowshoes and setting of into the wilderness. We offer a 6-day getaway to the mountain region of Valdres, […] Read more