Gjendebu is DNT’s oldest tourist lodge, built in 1871. Its located at the bank on the West of Gjende lake, at 990 m.a.s.l. The lodge has 119 beds, good room standard and shared showers and toilets facilities. Take the boat from Gjendesheim to the end of the lake and enjoy a night or two at Gjendebu!
Gjendebu is the oldest Norwegian Mountain Touring Association cabin and opened first time in 1871. The cabin lies 995 metres above sea level, by the western end of the lake Gjende, centrally located in the middle of Jotunheimen. Gjendebu is accessible by hiking along marked trails, or by boat over Gjende from Gjendesheim.
After hiking your Besseggen trip from Gjendesheim to Memurubu, you can extend the hike from Memurubu to Gjendebu across Bukkelægret.
Contact:Address: Gjendebu, PO Box 55, 2684 Vågå, Norway
Phone number: +47 47611533
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Discover Jotunheimen: Besseggen and Svartdalen (4-days)
Try the Jotunheimen highlight combination of two of the best hikes in the area, Svartdalen and Besseggen. The tour is a great fit for hikers in good physical condition and with some previous hiking experience.