Gjendebåten (Gjende lake)


Join Gjendebåten for a cruise – amongst the mountain peaks

About Gjendebåten

Start and/or end your Besseggen tour with a cruise on the Gjende lake. The boat has up to 7 departures every day in high season! Most people choose to walk Besseggen by taking the boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu and walk back to Gjendesheim. Gjendesheim to Memurubu is the most used stretch and even with two boats and several departures you should make sure to pre-book your ticket!The tour is very popular and several departures will be fully booked. You can also walk from Gjendesheim to Memurubu along Besseggen and take the boat back to Gjendesheim. On busy days, this alternative can be a good idea! The two boats with a capacity of 80 and 100 passengers travels between the three known mountain lodges on Gjende. Gjendesheim, Memurubu and Gjendebu.

Some practical information

Summer in the mountains is short and magical and on the most beautiful days many people want to travel on our boats. To make your trip as pleasant as possible, we have tried to find some practical solutions for parking, queues and transporting luggage. It might be a good idea to find out how things work before you travel with us.


You can buy tickets on board, with card or cash. Or on the gjende boat website.


If you need to park your car, there is a parking about 2 km from the quay. There is a free minibus service to and from the quay.

The boat / tickets / timetables: