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Bessheim
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Situated in Jotunheimen National Park
The mountain skiers paradise

Bessheim Mountain Lodge is beautifully situated in Jotunheimen National Park, 967 m.a.s.l. Whether you prefer hiking, cross-country skiing or ski touring in alpine terrain, Bessheim is perfectly situated with groomed ski trails and several 2000 m.a.s.l mountains nearby.  

The lodge offer rooms, apartments and cabins. Regardless if you are travelling alone, with a friend or the whole family, Bessheim will have a good place for you to stay. They serve a buffet breakfast in the morning, and you can pack your own lunch package (called “matpakke” in Norwegian). In the evening, they serve dinner from an à la carte menu. Get your taste buds ready for Norwegian reindeer, deer, moose and mountain trout prepared by highly skilled chefs. After dinner, the fireplace is lit, and you can relax in front of  the crackling fire. A perfect ending to a perfect day.

Our activities

Region:

Sjodalsvegen 2977

2680 Vågå

Phone:

+47 61 23 89 13

Website:

Specially recommended for
Active mountaineers

Bessheim is perfect for those who want short distance to alpine terrain and high mountains.

Meet the hosts at Bessheim

From a pasture to a lodge

Kari Lund and Bjørn Ekerbakke are the hosts at Bessheim Mountain Lodge. The lodge has been in Kari’s family since it was started in 1890, and it has developed from a small mountain pasture named Bessætra, to a modern mountain lodge named Bessheim.

Kari grew up on the farm Nordgard Storvik, which is the farm that originally owned Bessætra mountain farm. In 2005 Kari inherited the mountain lodge from her grandparents Kari & Knut Lund, and she now runs the family business with Bjørn. Bjørn is originally from the valley Valdres, and he is formally educated as a chef. He has been working with mountain tourism for many years, and before working at Bessheim he was a host at Haugseter.

Doorstep adventures

Within short distance from Bessheim, you have approximately 20 mountains that are above 2000 m.a.s.l., which gives you the perfect opportunity to stay for a week and still be able to try a new peak every day.

Rasletinden is one of the towering peaks situated along the west side of road 51, Valdresflye, between Bygdin and Gjendesheim. This hike is not especially diffi…
15 km 5-8h
Medium
Munken is one of the seven summits that offshoots from the mountain Kalvehøgde, and is located on the northeastern part of the 10km long glacier situated in the…
19 km 10-12h
Demanding
It's easy to understand why the hike up the second highest mountain in Norway is so popular. On the way up and on the peak, there are magnificent views over Jot…
12 km 6-8h
Demanding

Rooms & amenities

Bessheim is beautifully situated in Jotunheimen National Park, 967 m.a.s.l., and offer accommodation in comfortable rooms, apartments and cabins.
Great food and cosy environment
27 rooms (64 beds)

Shower and toilets in all the rooms. Sheets on the beds, and towels in the rooms.

27 cabins and apartments

Most of the cabins have showers, toilets and a well equipped kitchen.

Shuttle Service

During the winter time, guests can be picked up from the train at Otta.

Local food

Get your taste buds ready for Norwegian reindeer, deer, moose and mountain trout prepared by highly skilled chefs.

Getting here

Traveling to Bessheim
By car

Winter: The fastest way from Oslo is via Lillehammer, Sjoa, Randsverk and up to Bessheim. It is 62 kilometers from Bessheim to the road E6 at Sjoa.

Public transport

During winter time and in the spring, there's no public transport to Bessheim. Bessheim has a shuttle service that picks up guests arriving with the train to Otta. It's 75 kilometers from Otta to Bessheim (approx. 1h15 drive).

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