Photos by Yngve Ask
Enjoy the sound of silence
Discover the wilderness

Escape into the pristine winter landscape and enjoy the sound of silence. Situated at 1065 m.a.s.l. by the end of a winter-closed road, the Bygdin Mountain lodge offers spectacular views towards the Jotunheimen National Park. The desolate location offers tranquility and endless opportunities for discovering the wilderness.

This family-run mountain lodge dates back to 1912, and has kept most of its historical interior, giving you that authentic mountain lodge feeling. Bygdin Mountain lodge offers historical rooms, double rooms with private bathrooms, as well as dormitories for bigger groups.

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2954 Beitostølen


+47 61 34 14 00


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Perfect for those seeking an active vacation. 

Quiet escapes

Perfect for those looking for tranquility and peace, combined with stunning nature. 

Long-standing history

Since 1912

The oldest part of this historical hotel was built in 1897, and was at that time named Jotunheimen Turisthotel. In the 1920's, they changed the name to Bygdin Høifieldshotell, and it was at the time one of the most modern tourist hotels in Jotunheimen – with central heating and hot/cold water in all rooms. The Queen Wilhelmina from the Netherlands used to visit Bygdin, and her room is still available for guests to stay in. 

Today it is Tor Oxhovd, his two brothers, mother and father that are running the place.

Doorstep adventures

Bygdin Mountain Lodge offers several adventures from the doorstep. Ski touring and cross-country equipment can be rented upon request. The lodge also offers snowshoeing tours and husky adventures in cooperation with Beito Husky Tours. Several viewpoints and surrounds the lodge, perfect for both ski touring and snowshoeing adventures of varying difficulty.

Fagerdalen is surrounded by several great ski touring peaks. Synshorn and Fagerdalshøe are both wonderful mountains with great descents. Fagerdalen is easily ac…
7 km 3-5h
Discover safe randonee skiing at Bygdin, and learn how to explore the mountains in the winter time on your own. Surrounded by the alpine peaks of Jotunheimen, y…
5 km 1.5-3h
Bitihorn is another popular hike situated between Beitostølen and Bygdin. You can choose between hiking the mountain from the north or the south. While the sout…
6 km 2-4h

Rooms & amenities

The lodge first opened in 1912 has expanded several times, offering you a range of unique rooms. All simple with a cosy atmosphere. The lodge offers historical rooms, single-and double rooms and dormitories. The lodge serves breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Make sure to also try the mouth-watering waffles in the café during your stay.
A cosy historical hotel
55 rooms

Bygdin has expanded several times, offering you a range of unique rooms.

Groomed ski trails

There are groomed ski trails just outside the lodge with varying difficulty level.


The lodge serves breakfast, packed lunch and dinner, in addition to a variety of treats from their café all day long.

Shuttle service

Bygdin provides a shuttle service from Beitostølen upon request for travellers arriving by public transport.

Getting here

Getting to Bygdin
By car

From Bergen or Oslo follow E16 to Fagernes, then take the Fv51 all the way to where the road is closed for winter. You will find the hotel on your left hand side.

Public transport

Take the Valdresekspressen bus from Oslo to Beitostølen, where there is a pick-up service available upon request.


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