Torfinnstindtraversen + Climbing course (3-days)

Torfinnstraversen is one of the more extreme climbs we offer and consists of three peaks, Østre Tofinnstind (2120m), Mitre Torfinnstind (2112m) and Vestre Torfinnstind (2095m).

Torfinnstindtraversen is one of the classics in Jotunheimen. It takes you across the mountain Torfinnstindane’s three peaks, all of which are over 2000 meters high. The journey across Eastern Tofinnstind (2120 meters), Middle Torfinnstind (2112 meters) and Western Torfinnstind (2095 meters), is demanding one. It takes you through four rappels (going downhill using ropes), and has several areas that require light – to somewhat tougher climbing (UIAA grade 1-2). Torfinnstindtraversen is therefore well suited for thrill seekers and sporty mountaineers, who like to take on a challenge.

The route offers spectacular panoramic views of Jotunheimen, which themselves as well worth the trip. In addition, you are guaranteed a sense of mastery unlike any other when having travelled across these three majestic giants. I mean – how many can say that they have in fact climbed three 2000-meter peaks in one single day?!

Torfinnstindane is located in the southern part of Jotunheimen, by the shores of lake Bygdin, in the municipality of Vang. You can access the area by catching the M/B Bitihorn ferry from Bygdin (the place), and hopping off at Torfinnsbu. From Torfinnsbu, the climb almost immediately starts up towards the first peak, Eastern Torfinnstind. From here you continue on over to Middle Torfinnstind, and then over to Western Torfinnstind, before you descend down and return to Torfinnsbu.

The duration of the trip across Torfinnstindstraversen may vary quite a bit, but it will likely take from 9 to 12 hours to complete.

Meal plan:

Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Day: 1 - Bygdin Høifieldshotell
  • Day: 2 - Bygdin Høifieldshotell

Agenda day 1:

  • Accommodation: Bygdin Høifieldshotell

    Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated south of Jotunheimen, near the inlake "Bygdin" in an altitude of 3910 ft. It is 12km north of Beitostolen and 22 km from Bessenggen. The mainroad 51 over Valdresflya passes the hotel. The Hotel was built in 1912, and in 1955 and 1965 extensions were added on. The hotel has an old-fashioned warm style,which has been maintained throughout the entire building. Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated at the boarder of Jotunheimen National Park, with a view to fantastic scenery over the mountains with peaks up to 6900ft.

  • ©Bygdin Hotel
    ©Bygdin Hotel
    ©Bygdin Hotel
    ©Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer mot vannet – Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer mot vannet – Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer hotellet ©Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer hotellet ©Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel

Agenda day 2:

  • Cruise: (M/B Bitihorn) Bygdin → Torfinnsbu: 07:20 → 08:05

    Time: 1 hour(s)

    Cruise on the lake Bygdin with M/B Bitihorn. Between Bygdin and Torfinnsbu.

  • The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
  • Guided hike: Torfinnstindtraversen

    Difficulty: Difficult
    Time: 8-12 hour(s)
    Distance: 11 kilometers
    Elevation at peak: 2119 meters
    Ascent height: 1200 meters

    Torfinnstraversen is one of the more extreme climbs we offer and consists of three peaks, Østre Tofinnstind (2120m), Mitre Torfinnstind (2112m) and Vestre Torfinnstind (2095m).

  • Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
    Torfinnstindtraversen
  • Accommodation: Bygdin Høifieldshotell

    Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated south of Jotunheimen, near the inlake "Bygdin" in an altitude of 3910 ft. It is 12km north of Beitostolen and 22 km from Bessenggen. The mainroad 51 over Valdresflya passes the hotel. The Hotel was built in 1912, and in 1955 and 1965 extensions were added on. The hotel has an old-fashioned warm style,which has been maintained throughout the entire building. Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated at the boarder of Jotunheimen National Park, with a view to fantastic scenery over the mountains with peaks up to 6900ft.

  • ©Bygdin Hotel
    ©Bygdin Hotel
    ©Bygdin Hotel
    ©Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer mot vannet – Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer mot vannet – Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer hotellet ©Bygdin Hotel
    Sommer hotellet ©Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel
    Bygdin Hotel

Agenda day 3:

  • Cruise: (M/B Bitihorn) Torfinnsbu → Bygdin: 08:05 → 08:50

    Time: 1 hour(s)

    Cruise on the lake Bygdin with M/B Bitihorn. Between Bygdin and Torfinnsbu.

  • The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
    The ferry Bitihorn on the lake Bygdin taken from Eidsbugarden and Fondsbu
  • Bus: (Nor-Way) Bygdin Hotel → Oslo: 14:20 → 18:46

    Time: 4 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey through the countryside roads passing, through small towns and surrounded by lakes and fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains in the distance and before you know you’ll find yourself climbing the steep roads that take you straight into the national park. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.

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