In The Middle Of Snowhere: Grand Tour (7-days)

Are you an experienced hiker, up for a challenge and used to some travelling in snow and mountain terrain? Welcome to our 7-day snowshoeing and dog sledding winter adventure!

This trip gives you the winter highlights of Jotunheimen. You will get your snowshoes on and properly explore the Bygdin area before you embark on a 30 km adventure behind a Alaskan Husky sledge along the frozen Bygdin lake. Our experienced mushers will adapt the speed and pace according to your level of comfort. If you are up for the challenge, you can become a part of the crew and not “just another guest”! And yes, this means that YOU will get to be the one leading your own group of Huskies!

The snow-coach will take you to Filefjell where you will spend two days conquering the winter slopes of the Kings’s road. This historical road was the first to connect the east and west of Norway, and recently reopened as a hiking route. In 2017 it was awarded the Europa Nostra prize for cultural heritage. You will get the bus further into the country and to the fjords by Øvre Årdal. Here you will explore Paradise Juvet and the fjords during the day. In the evening enjoy beer tasting at the local brewery in Øvre Årdal in the evening.

The last day is more relaxing as you will get the boat cruise on the UNESCO listed world famous fjords of Norway. Once you disembark in the small village of Flåm you will get on the train, Flåmsbanen, and enjoy a spectacular train journey from Flåm, back to Oslo city centre.

This trip is moderate to challenging and designed to meet the expectations of experienced hikers, in average to good physical condition. Alternatively, we can adapt the hikes to make it suitable for less experienced hikers.

Luggage transportation:

Included

Transfer:

Included

Meal plan:

  • Hiking Board: Breakfast, Lunch to go & Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Day: 1 - Bygdin Høifieldshotell
  • Day: 2 - Bygdin Høifieldshotell
  • Day: 3 - Fondsbu DNT
  • Day: 4 - Tyin Filefjellstuene
  • Day: 5 - Tyin Filefjellstuene
  • Day: 6 - Klingenberg Hotel

Agenda day 1:

  • Bus: (Nor-Way) Oslo Bus Terminal → Fagernes → Bygdin: 13:05 → 17:33

    Time: 5 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey from Oslo to the Valdres Region. After leaving the bustle of the capital you will soon find yourself on 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.

  • 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:

  • Snowshoe Hike: Snowshoeing at Bygdin

    Difficulty: Moderate
    Time: 1-3 hour(s)
    Distance: 5 kilometers
    Ascent height: 250 meters
    Descent height: 250 meters

    Right outside the doorstep of Bygdin mountain hotel, the wild nature awaits to be explored and experienced. Jotunheimen is an enormous national park, with numerous options for exciting nature exploration,and we will seek out some hidden gems in this beautiful landscape. Your lunch is enjoyed outside by the bonfire, and you will have a traditional bonfire-coffee. In the evening, you will get the chance to experience an interesting lecture about the history of the area.

  • In the middle of snowhere – Bygdin Hotel – Winter
    In the middle of snowhere – Bygdin Hotel – Winter
    In the middle of snowhere – Cozy vibes at Bygdin – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Cozy vibes at Bygdin – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Great views from Synshorn near Bygdin
    In the middle of snowhere – Great views from Synshorn near Bygdin
    Snowhere Snowshoes – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Snowshoes – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Snowshoes – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Snowshoes – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
  • 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:

  • Dogsledding: Dogsledding (Bygdin - Eidsbugarden)

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 6-8 hour(s)
    Distance: 30 kilometers

    The local mushers will take you between Bygdin and Eidsbugarden, on a dog sledding adventure in Jotunheimen. The dogs love attention from the guest, and want nothing more than to go for a long run through the wilderness. As soon as you release the breaks of the sledge, the sound from the dogs almost disappears. Listen to the sound of light feet running through the snow, as you move elegantly through the winter landscape. The journey takes us between Fondsbu, a charming DNT-hut and classic Bygdin Hotel on the other side og Lake Bygdin.

  • Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
    Snowhere Dogsledding – Jotunheimen Travel © Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen
  • Accommodation: Fondsbu DNT

    Fondsbu DNT is run by Solbjørg and is located at Eidsbugarden on the bank of lake Bygdin. Here you have access to many popular hikes, inculidng glaciers hikes.

  • Eidsbugarden – Fondsbu DNT Cabin
    Eidsbugarden – Fondsbu DNT Cabin
    Solbjørg the host at Fondsbu
    Solbjørg the host at Fondsbu
    Eidsbugarden – Fondsbu DNT Cabin
    Eidsbugarden – Fondsbu DNT Cabin
    Eidsbugarden
    Eidsbugarden
    Burgers at Fondsbu ©Hallgrim Rogn
    Burgers at Fondsbu ©Hallgrim Rogn
    Fondsbu and Eidsbugarden
    Fondsbu and Eidsbugarden

Agenda day 4:

  • Snowshoe Hike: Snowshoeing on Kings Road

    Difficulty: Challenging

    "Kings Road” or “The historic Royal Route” is a 100km long cultural heritage that was the original main road between Oslo and Bergen. Today its one of the best restored and maintained hiking tracks in the area.

    The walk along Kings Road across Filefjell offers several tracks and paths. It is a great route both for hikers of all levels of experience. The paths can offer everything from great scenery in short 2 km walks to multi-day tours and excursions.

    For this tour you will hike over Filefjell, from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova, taking you over the highest point of Kongevegen. The high mountain trail, above the treeline, provides incredible views of Jotunheimen and the nearby fjords.

    You will also hike Vindhellavegen, the most spectacular stretch of Kongevegen over Filefjell, beginning next to Borgund Stav Church. The road goes through the Vindhella and turns you back and forth down the steep road to Husum. It is a good depiction of what types of roads were possible to build before the time of the dynamite. Built in 1842-43, the road was only suitable for horse and cart.

  • In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – B├©rren├©se viewpoint
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – B├©rren├©se viewpoint
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – Kyrkjest├©len
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – Kyrkjest├©len
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell 2 – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell 2 – theworldpursuit.com
    King’s Road by winter. A great snowshoeing adventure.
    King’s Road by winter. A great snowshoeing adventure.
    View over Vindhella.
    View over Vindhella.
  • Accommodation: Tyin Filefjellstuene

    Filefjellstuene is located in amid beautiful surroundings, in the heart of Tyin/Filefjell. It is a lively place both during summer and winter as there a re loads of activities to do here such as ski touring, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, and trekking. Welcome

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    IMG_0044

Agenda day 5:

  • Snowshoe Hike: Snowshoeing on Kings Road

    Difficulty: Challenging

    "Kings Road” or “The historic Royal Route” is a 100km long cultural heritage that was the original main road between Oslo and Bergen. Today its one of the best restored and maintained hiking tracks in the area.

    The walk along Kings Road across Filefjell offers several tracks and paths. It is a great route both for hikers of all levels of experience. The paths can offer everything from great scenery in short 2 km walks to multi-day tours and excursions.

    For this tour you will hike over Filefjell, from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova, taking you over the highest point of Kongevegen. The high mountain trail, above the treeline, provides incredible views of Jotunheimen and the nearby fjords.

    You will also hike Vindhellavegen, the most spectacular stretch of Kongevegen over Filefjell, beginning next to Borgund Stav Church. The road goes through the Vindhella and turns you back and forth down the steep road to Husum. It is a good depiction of what types of roads were possible to build before the time of the dynamite. Built in 1842-43, the road was only suitable for horse and cart.

  • In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – B├©rren├©se viewpoint
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – B├©rren├©se viewpoint
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – Kyrkjest├©len
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – Kyrkjest├©len
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell 2 – theworldpursuit.com
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing at Filefjell 2 – theworldpursuit.com
    King’s Road by winter. A great snowshoeing adventure.
    King’s Road by winter. A great snowshoeing adventure.
    View over Vindhella.
    View over Vindhella.
  • Accommodation: Tyin Filefjellstuene

    Filefjellstuene is located in amid beautiful surroundings, in the heart of Tyin/Filefjell. It is a lively place both during summer and winter as there a re loads of activities to do here such as ski touring, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, and trekking. Welcome

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    IMG_0044

Agenda day 6:

  • Snowshoe Hike: Paradisjuvet at Brennefjellet (Paradise Gorge)

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 4-6 hour(s)
    Distance: 10 kilometers
    Ascent height: 250 meters

    Join our experienced guides on a snowshoe hike in the snow to the viewpoint above the Paradise Gorge. This is a unique and off the beaten path hike through a beautiful landscape covered with pine trees. We eventually reach our destination at the viewpoint high above the Sognefjord, and only a few tourists have seen this view before. This area is primarally used as a recreational area for the locals, and therefore offer an authentic taste of the Norwegian outdoor lifestyle.

  • In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing Paradisjuvet
    In the middle of snowhere – Snowshoeing Paradisjuvet
  • Accommodation: Klingenberg Hotel

    Located on Sognefjord in the town of Årdalstangen is this waterfront hotel. It features free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre with sauna, as well as a terrace with fjord views. A flat-screen satellite TV and minibar are offered in each Klingenberg Hotel room. All have a bathroom with toiletries. Some include views over the fjord.

  • Klingenberg Hotel
    Klingenberg Hotel
    Klingenberg Hotel
    Klingenberg Hotel

Agenda day 7:

  • Cruise: Fjord Cruise - Winter

    Time: 6 hour(s)

    Join a short cruise on the UNESCO listed world famous fjords of Norway. Enjoy the view and snap some photos!

  • In the middle of snowhere – Fjord Cruise 2
    In the middle of snowhere – Fjord Cruise 2
    In the middle of snowhere – Fjord Cruise 3
    In the middle of snowhere – Fjord Cruise 3
    In the middle of snowhere – Fjord cruise
    In the middle of snowhere – Fjord cruise
  • Train: Flåmsbanen - Winter

    Time: 6 hour(s)

    Between the small village of Flåm and Oslo the journey goes by train. Flåmsbanen is considered by many to be the most beautiful train journey there is. But don’t take out word for it, with this tour you can decide for yourself!

  • In the middle of snowhere – Flåmsbana winter
    In the middle of snowhere – Flåmsbana winter

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