DNT Mountain Lodges
Den Norske Turistforeningen (DNT)
Den Norske Turistforening (DNT) – the Norwegian Trekking Association – was founded in 1868, in the spirit of promoting sustainable outdoor tourism in Norway.
Two years prior to its founding, writer and poet Aasmund O. Vinje wrote in Dølen newspaper how philanthropist and banker Thomas Heftye had convened a meeting to discuss “the suitability of founding a trekking association”. His message was heard and resonated with the values and visions of the 223 members who joined the founding meeting, January 21st, 1868.
DNT has since grown to be the largest outdoor organisation, holding more than 300, 000 members, and 57 local organisations across the country; from the North Cape in the North to Kristiansand in the South, from Bergen in the West and Østfold in the East.
DNT Oslo og Omegn (“Oslo and surroundings”) is the largest member association by number and stems directly from the original DNT of 1868. The late 1880’s saw the founding of trekking associations in other principal cities such as Trondheim, Stavanger, Skien, Kristiansand and Drammen.
DNT aims to promote straightforward, active, versatile and environmentally-friendly outdoor activities and to preserve the outdoors and the cultural landscape.
The Norwegian outdoors is truly fantastic. However, activities such as hiking and skiing can provide some challenges as both terrain and weather vary, so it’s best to be well prepared. Load your pack well; know how to use and always carry a map and compass.
Enjoy your trekking!
DNT Mountain Lodges
The DNT network has around 500 cabins across the country available for tourists and travellers to use against a fee. The philosophy is that there should always be shelter available for those who need it, whether its planned or not. When that’s said, if you know you’re going to visit a particular cabin or going on a trek it is advisable to notify the cabin beforehand to secure a bed and facilitate the organisation of the running of the cabin. Below you can find our selected cabin for hikes, treks etc. in Jotunheimen.