Grønolen at the doorstep of Jotunheimen 26 of Norway’s highest peaks dwell in this region. In close proximity of Grønolen you will find the wonders of we call Besseggen, Gjende and Bygdin. Spring, summer and autumn are great for hiking, walking through ravines, rafting and rock climbing among the tall peaks in the land of […]

Hiking rules

Weather conditions may change rapidly in the mountains, and being prepared is of the essential. Whether you are an experienced outdoor person or not, you would be wise to remember these codes of common sense in the mountains. 1. Be prepared 2. Leave word of your route 3. Be weather-wise 4. Be equipped for bad […]

Europa Wanderhotels

Europe Wander hotels is a voluntary co-operation consisting of over 70 nature- friendly family hotels in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Norway. The hotels must be seated in well known mountain areas. That way Norway’s best known mountain areas such as Rondane, Jotunheimen and Hardangervidda has been placed on the map. Grønolen Fjellgard has been […]

Hiking suggestiones

Heading for Gråhø¸, 1779 meters above sea level We go by car alongside Vinstervatn, passing Haugseter. We follow Liabekken up a comfortable and even climb, stopping every now and again to enjoy the beautiful view of the water and quaint clusters of farms. As we reach the ridge, we continue in a calm pace inwards […]

Hiking equipment

Rucksack with water-proof cover Water-proof, outer clothing suited for trekking, sweater, fleece jacket, water-proof gloves and proper socks. 2 sets of long underwear (wool) Shorts, swimming-clothes, towel Mountain boots made of Gore-Tex material with fitted sole, light sporting shoes Protection from the sun (cap, sun glasses, highly protective tan cream), rain (light rain jacket and […]