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A taste of Jotunheimen

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from 4 990 NOK
Length 3 days
Travel period June - (more dates)
Degrees of difficulty
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The price includes

  • Acc. x 2 – dbl. room acc. to program.
  • All meals acc. to the programme.
  • All excursions acc. to the programme.
  • Tour guide from Expa Travel.
  • Tour covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.
Availability : June / More dates
Experience beautiful Jotunheimen in Norway

A taste of Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen offers a stunning landscape with iridescent green lakes and sharp mountain peaks. We have put together a trip to give you a taste of the best Jotunheimen has to offer. The trip starts at Bessheim high up in the mountains, and continues to Knutshøe and Heimdalshøe. These are hidden gems that are easily accessible to hikers who want to see more of the Norwegian mountains. Knutshøe is known as “Besseggen’s little brother”, and has equally lovely views. We will be hiking at a comfortable pace, with plenty of breaks, so that we can enjoy Jotunheimen, with its steep mountainsides and glacial ponds.

This weekend, we will enjoy the beautiful mountain landscape and fresh mountain air, and gain a sense of accomplishment.

The trip is suited for anyone who enjoys hiking and who wants to challenge both their bodies and minds.

Experience beautiful Jotunheimen
Knutshøe, Jotunheimen / Photo: Shutterstock
Brief info about the trip

Jotunheimen National Park offers Norwegian mountain nature at its best. We have chosen the cosy Bessheim Fjellstugu mountain lodge as our accommodation, located in the midst of the beautiful Jotunheimen region. With its friendly hosts and delicious locally sourced food, this is a perfect starting point for our selected hikes. Everyone will be able to reach a peak. You don’t need to be athletic, but you must like to challenge yourself. The hike on Saturday will involve some climbing, but the hiking guide will assist with a good choice of paths. And the rewards at the top is amazing.

We expect each day hike to take about 4 to 6 hours. We will hike at a comfortable pace, but this will be a chance to challenge yourself. If there are significantly different levels of skill in the group, we will divide into two smaller groups, based on participants’ experience and abilities. We always try to travel by muscle power alone, as far as possible, to reduce the impact on the environment.

An important part of the experience is, of course, the local food. The three-course dinner in the evening is always the highlight. The hikes, meals, and opportunity for socialising will give you memories to last a lifetime!

You must arrange for your own transport to and from Bessheim. Contact us if you need help with transportation.

Highlights
  • Majestic Jotunheimen National Park.
  • Knutshøe and Heimdalshøe.
  • The view when you reach the tops.
  • New hiking companions.
  • The atmosphere around the dining table after an eventful day.
  • Bessheim's food and hosts.
Experience beautiful Jotunheimen
Beauty no matter where you look / Photo: Expa Travel

Accomodations

Bessheim Fjellstue is located along the road across Valdresflya. A good starting point for fantastic mountain hikes in the area. The hosts of the mountain lodge are warm and friendly.
Rooms maintain a good standard, with private baths (shower/toilet). We will stay in double rooms, but it is also possible to book single rooms or a family room at an additional price.

There is plenty of parking by the hotel.

Infection Control

In collaboration with our partners, we arrange our trips in accordance with the infection control advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In order for you to feel safe, we have made adjustments to our tours to ensure that we always comply with the advice from the authorities.

It is, of course, also important that you yourself take responsibility and follow the rules at all times, uphold social distancing, wash your hands, use antibacterial hand sanitiser, and wear a mask where necessary. You must bring your own masks and antibacterial hand sanitiser.

Dining

All meals are included in the price according to the programme. Guests make their own lunches at breakfast for our excursions.

Experience beautiful Jotunheimen
Plenty of good food to enjoy, both in nature and at the cosy Bessheim Fjellstue mountain lodge / Photo: Expa Travel & Bessheim Fjellstue
Programme

The daily programme is preliminary. Expa Travel reserves the right to make any changes along the way. Weather conditions: we may change the order of the excursions due to the weather.

Dag 1Arrival at Bessheim Fjellstue

We meet up at Bessheim Fjellstue mountain lodge, where the Expa tour guide will greet you at the reception desk.

For dinner, we will be served locally sourced food from Jotunheimen. Bessheim is known for its delicious meals.
After dinner, we will gather to talk about the next day.

Dag 2Hike to Knutshøe

After breakfast and coffee, we will prepare for our hike.
Our goal for the day is Knutshøe, known as Besseggen’s little brother. This lovely route across the ridge of Knutshøe is one of the best hikes in the Gjende region. The characteristic mountain ridge is easily accessible from the road across Valdresflye and Gjendesheim. We will hike along the ridge, past steep mountainsides, surrounded by majestic mountains such as Bukkehåmåren, Besshøe and Surtningssue, as well as the more well-known Besseggen.

Our tour guide will lead us to the top. There are certain steep sections where we will have to climb. From the top of Knutshøe, there is a stunning view of the inner regions of Jotunheimen. The hike will take about 4 to 5 hours up and down. Upon our return to Bessheim, we can relax and enjoy the sun, and talk about the day’s accomplishment.

For dinner, we will be served a five-course meal, as well as wine from the local importers Bertil og Martens, for those who wish. Our host, Bjørn, will entertain us with tastes of Italian and French wines, as well as samples of local foods from Jotunheimen.

Dag 3Hike to Heimdalshøe

We will pack a lunch and relax after breakfast with a coffee before heading out on our hike.
Today, we will be hiking up to a peak with a view of Bygdin and Jotunheimen. The massif of Heimdalshøe is often ignored in favour of more well-known hiking destinations. With its magnificent views of Jotunheimen, this destination is well worth the hike. There is a steady climb the entire way, so remember to turn around and look at the view as you get higher!
The entire route is lovely, so we’ll enjoy the hike and take plenty of small breaks along the way.
The hike will take about 4 to 5 hours up and down.

We will eat lunch at a suitable spot and take in some fresh mountain air before returning home.

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Price & dates

Dates

This trip is offered on the following dates:

  • 25  – 27 June 2021 (Friday – Sunday).

Price

The total price for this trip is from 4990,- NOK per person.

Included

  • Two overnight stays, in a shared double room. 
  • All meals according to the programme.
  • All excursions according to the programme.
  • Tour guide from Expa Travel.
  • The trip is covered by Reisegarantifondet (Travel Guarantee Fund).

Not included

  • Transportation to and from Bessheim Fjellstue mountain lodge.
  • Drinks with dinner.
  • Parking fees for private vehicles. 
  • Additional prices for single rooms or family rooms.
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our trips).

Conditions

Coronavirus terms and conditions

We make it safe for you to book your travel with us. If the scheduled trip cannot go ahead due to travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we offer a full refund. This means that you will receive a refund directly from us if the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to the area where the trip is planned at the time that your trip would have taken place.
This also applies to the paid deposit, minus the administrative fee of 495NOK.
We aim to refund you as soon as possible, and a maximum of one week after a cancelled trip.

If you wish to cancel the trip without the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs having advised against travel to your planned destination, our normal cancellation policy applies (see below).

Cancellation due to your own quarantine?

If you have to cancel your trip due to your own quarantine, insurance such as European Travel Insurance will cover your cancellation.
NB! It is important that you check the terms that apply to you with your own insurance provider.

Normal cancellation policy

FREE REBOOKING or FREE CANCELLATION up to 35 days before departure!

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  • The payments are made by bank transfer with a KID number. You will find your KID number on ‘My pages’. All bookings are binding.
  • The first instalment (deposit) of 3,000NOK must be paid within 7 days of your booking. Any unpaid deposit gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • The final payment is made 35 days before departure. You will receive a reminder by mail a few days before the final payment is due. Any unpaid instalment gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • If you book the trip less than 35 days before departure, the full amount will be required on booking.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel the tour, you will receive a 100% refund (minus an administrative charge of 495NOK) up to 35 days before departure You can read our full terms and conditions here.

Tick the box on the registration form to indicate that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund

Expa Travel’s tours are covered by The Package Travel Act and our membership in the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund Reisegarantifondet gives you, as a consumer, the best possible protection.

Number of participants

The minimum amount of participants on this tour is 6 and the maximum is 16. The price requires there to be a minimum of 6 people per group. If there are fewer participants the price will increase, or the trip may be cancelled.

Rooms

The price applies to a shared double room with shared shower/toilet. It is possible to book a single room at an additional price.

Experience beautiful Jotunheimen
Knutshøe seen from Besseggen / Photo: Shutterstock and Expa Travel
Practical information

Luggage

Bring a small, waterproof backpack for day excursions, with space for a change of clothes or extra clothes.
The backpack should also have room for a lunchbox, thermos flask and water bottle.

Equipment

Here are some suggestions on what to pack:

  • Well-tested day pack. A 30 to 70 litre backpack should suffice. 
  • 2 water bottles (min. 2 litres of water) A type of water bag or bladder. 
  • Comfortable, well-used hiking boots. Robust trekking shoes or hiking shoes. 
  • Rain and wind resistant jacket. 
  • Rain and wind resistant trousers. 
  • Hiking trousers/hiking shorts. 
  • Comfortable clothing for hiking at higher altitudes warm fleece and/or thin down jacket. 
  • Shorts and swim trunks/bathing suit. 
  • Gloves and caps. 
  • One set of wool underwear.
  • Thermos.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Indoor shoes for the evenings.
  • Toilet paper for your own use.
  • Mosquito repellent. 
  • Camera and mobile phone.
  • Travel first-aid kit.
  • Toiletries.
  • Comfortable clothing for evenings (casual of course).
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our trips). 
  • Power bank for mobile phones. 
  • Rain protection for your backpack. 
  • Small pocket knife. 
  • Hand sanitiser for your own use.
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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. Reed more here.

Expa Travel reserves the right to make typing errors and currency/price changes. The programme is preliminary, and subject to changes.

Send Enquiry
Questions / enquiry?

Please contact Aina on +47 918 19 556 / mail aina@expa.no or Eric on +47 926 18 805 / mail eric@expa.no

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