Mountain tour and Gourmet weekend

Mountain tour and Gourmet weekend – 19.09.-21.09

The weekend 19.-21. September is reserved for you who love both the mountains and good food but can’t afford to spend a whole week.

You arrive on Friday afternoon to a good dinner followed by coffee and cake.

On Saturday your host Tor Erik accompanies you on a fantastic mountain hike while his brother Øyvind stays at home in the kitchen to prepare a real experience of a meal – a five course gourmet dinner with tastes from the Norwegian fell nature.

On Sunday you are welcome to make yourself a lunch package and set out for a hike on your own before you leave.

Rate NOK 2.850,- per person in double room which includes the whole stay, all meals and a guided mountain hike. Hiking time: 10-12 hours

Groups of 15 persons or more can order this package at any time throughout the season.



“Four Summits”

”Four Summits” – 4 two-thousand-meter summits – 17.07 – 20.07

Over the weekend from Thursday 17 of July until Sunday 20 of July we have a tour for experienced mountain walkers in the area around lake Gjende. You arrive on Thursday evening and Friday morning you’re fit for a 6–7 hours walk up Jostigen. This is the “shortcut” the famous reindeer hunter Jo Gjende used to get from lake Gjende to lake Bessvatn.
On Saturday we do a 10–12 hours tour in the Tjønnholstind/Høgdebrot massif. In other words, you need to be in a good physical condition.

Duration: 6-12 hours – 5 boots

Price: NOK 3.990:- per person in a double room. The price includes the entire stay as well as a mountain guide.



Hiking with guide

A tour program that will do you good in the weeks 29,30,31 and 32

The Grønolen brothers offer a tour program that covers the whole specter from climbing 2000 meter summits via canyoning to a lunch excursion to the old, family run summer mountain farm. Arrival on Sunday and departure on Friday leave you with sufficient time for a number of outstanding nature and food experiences in Jotunheimen.

Alternatively you can book a 3 nights stay with the arrival day of your choice.

Monday: Mjellknapp, 1678 m

We cross the Slettefjellet mountain plateau and can enjoy great views during the drive: At first towards Torfinnstindane and Jotunheimen and later towards Lake Vangsmjøsa and the Grindane massif in Vang. We park the car near Nefstadstølen at the Herredalen road and start the ascend of Mjellknapp – one of the summits on the Vennisfjell massif. It is not the highest point of the massif but probably the one with the best view. On the return we take a detour via the cliff edge towards Tjørobotten. Here we enjoy the panoramic view towards the twinkling Lake Slidrefjorden, surrounded by farms and green fields, as well as other Valdres mountains.
4-5 hours, 3 boots

Tuesday: Heimdalshøe, 1843 m.

We drive across the Valdresflya plateau to Maurvangen. From here we walk steadily, but not too steep, uphill. To begin with we follow the DNT track, then we cross the Brurskardbekken stream and continue up the Mollflyhalsen ridge till approximately 1600 m.a.sl. From here we enjoy gorgeous views towards Jotunheimen. The summit itself lies in the middle of a widespread plateau and doesn’t offer quite the view we enjoyed on the way up.
5-6 hours , 3 boots

Duration: 5-6 hours – Difficulty: 3 boots

Wednesday: Synshorn followed by lunch at the mountain pasture.

From the mountain summer farm Hålistølen we follow a sandy moraine towards Heimre Fagerdalen. It’s a little steep in the beginning, bringing up the heartbeat. We counter this with short breaks, enjoying a view of the historic M/B Bitihorn sailing towards Eidsbugarden. Eventually we reach the summit and enjoy splendid views towards Lake Bygdin with peaks such as Falketind and Uranistind in the distance. In the opposite direction we have great overviews of Lake Vinstervann and towards our mountain pasture. We continue towards Fagerdalshøe before we descend towards Fagerdalstjern, using the so called “Track of the Germans”. We then walk along the Rjupetjedn lake before we arrive at our summer mountain farm, where we are treated with a traditional dish of sour cream porridge and cured meat. The rest of the day is at your own disposal.
3-4 hours, 2 boots.

Thursday: “Jo-stigen” near lake Gjende

Once again we drive across the Valdresflya plateau to Gjendesheim. Today’s hike starts with approximately one hours walk along the glacial lake Gjende with its distinct green waters, through lush vegetation at the foot of the steep mountain face. Then we leave the main path and follow the historic tracks of the famous reindeer hunter Jo Gjende. This is one of the places he went to hunt reindeer, a really steep route leading straight up to the famous Besseggen ridge, which we also get to hike as a bonus on the return.
5-6 hours, 4 boots

Prices

5-nights-tour package NOK 5.250,- / 3 nights NOK 3.525,- per person in a double room with full board, all hiking tours with guide and a summer mountain farm lunch. Single room supplement NOK 150,- per night.

Special Tour program for groups For groups of min. 10 persons we can offer a tailormade tour program to suit your wishes and fitness level!