Skåbu Mountain Hotel
Photos by Ansgar Valbø/Skåbu
Situated in the center of the mountain village of Skåbu
A charming boutique hotel

Skåbu Mountain Hotel is situated in the center of the beautiful little mountain village of Skåbu, and at this charming boutique hotel you stay scenically and homely. Skåbu is Northern Europe's highest settlement (870 m.a.s.l.) and one of Norway's most beautiful villages. Skåbu is part of the Gudbrandsdalen valley and is centrally located on the stairs to the Jotunheimen National Park, surrounded by hospitable mountains, beautiful scenery and old picturesque farms.

The hotel is perfectly located for outdoor activities year-round, with several opportunities from the doorstep. You can pick and choose in beautiful mountain walks, hikes, cultural hiking, rafting in Sjoa, dog sledding, fishing, cycling, skiing or take a short drive to Sikkilsdalen, Jotunheimen and famous peaks such as Besseggen, Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen. How about a visit to the spectacular potholes in Hell?

The hotel is renown for their excellent food. In the restaurant you can enjoy excellent, local food, based on seasonal ingredients and old food traditions, and in the fireplace room, social coziness and relaxation are provided.

Our activities

Skåbuvegen 23

2643 Skåbu


+47 61 29 55 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. 

From the city to the mountains

Meet the hosts at Skåbu

Jannicke Haug Doksæter and her family fell in love with the small mountain village of Skåbu back in 2008. Whether it was the majestic mountains, the bustling wild life or the warm, hospitable residents that intrigued them the most, they are not really sure. But regardless; they felt welcome and at home in Skåbu since the very beginning. Twelve years later, all three generations of Jannicke's family have moved from the city up to mountains, and together with Henrik Sverdrup Beston she runs both Skåbu Mountain Hotel and Lykkja Mountain Farm. 

The mountain hotel is in fact the old grocery shop at Skåbu, and it has been the village's gathering point throughout all times. In this building there is a lot of valuable history, good memories and warm atmosphere. This unique atmosphere will cater for and recreate for Jannicke & Henrik's guests for years to come.

Rooms & amenities

The hotel offers accommodation in homely surroundings with 12 beautiful double rooms and 5 comfortable apartments. In the restaurant, good local food is served and the warm fireplace lounge is a pleasant and relaxing gathering point for visitors of all ages.
Superb food and a warm atmosphere
Rooms & apartments

12 beautiful double rooms and 5 comfortable apartments, all newly renovated

Local food

At Skåbu their hearts go into good food: the hotel kitchen emphasizes the taste of Norwegian mountains and local produce with the most pure and natural ingredients

Shuttle service

Guests can be picked up from the train or bus station at Vinstra


With Skåbu as a starting point there is a wide range of possible activities in the surrounding area

Getting here

Traveling to Skåbu Mountain Hotel
By car

The mountain hotel is situated in the centre of Skåbu mountain village in the Espedalen Valley, a tributary valley to Gudbransdalen, about 250 km from Oslo and 290 km from Trondheim. From Oslo you follow the E6 road towards Lillehammer. At the intersection (number 83) on E6 by Lillehammer, follow the signs to FV255/Gausdal/Storhove/Fåberg. Drive Vestringsvegen to Espedalsvegen, and follow the signs to Skåbu. 


Public transport

Multiple train departures daily from Oslo Train Station to Lillehammer and Vinstra stations (3 hours). Check time tables and book tickets on: The hotel offers shuttle service on request for an additional fee.