“Fishing in Valdres”

”Fishing in Valdres”

Period: 3.06 – 18.09 September

Up here in the mountains there’s almost constant fishing luck, and after a fishing trip to Lake Vinstervatn almost always a fine trout or two accompany you home.

Take a buddy, your better half, children or grandchildren – and go fishing.

  • Fishing licence to the Raudøla river and 4 small lakes for one week
  • Complementary use of a rowing boat at lake Vinstervatn (Crown landy) The fishing licence to the Crown land has to be purchased separately.
  • Self contained apartment for 5-6 persons (2 bedrooms) for one week
  • NOK 4.500,-*

* Bed linen and towels NOK 100,- per set. Final cleaning NOK 450,-.

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


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!

“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.

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.

Autumn holidays on horseback

During the school holidays from Thursday the 5th till Sunday the 9th of October, we offer accommodation along with great riding tours in cooperation with Fjellrittet.

Arrival at Grønolen Fjellgard on Thursday afternoon / evening. Friday morning you will be picked up at 09.30 and do daytrips on horseback in the mountains. There will be a decent break with a campfire and fresh coffee at noon, and the tour ends around 16.00. The heads towards Olevann, Slettefjell and Knausehøgda.

You bring warm clothes and something to eat for the lunch break yourself, while we provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate for the break. You may also borrow riding helmets, chaps as well as saddle bags where you can store what you need for the day.


Including 3 days of riding: NOK 4.200:-

Including 2 days of riding: NOK 3.500:-

Including 1 day of riding: NOK 2.800:-

Without riding: NOK 2.385:-

The quoted prices include breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

Age limit is 12 years.

Welcome to riding tours among beautiful autumn colored mountains.

Rakfisk weekend – 31.10 – 02.11

Rakfisk weekend  –  31.10 – 02.11

In connection with the Rakfisk festival at Fagernes, 31th. – 2rd. November, we offer a weekend under the star of the rakfisk (fermented fish, a local speciality, traditionally served with potatoes, raw onion, lefse, which is a kind of potato pancake, and beer or aquavit). You arrive on Friday evening to a rakfisk buffet with fish from different producers.

On Saturday after breakfast you go to Fagernes by bus. Rakfisk is the main attraction, but there is much more to see, taste and experience, like all sorts of fine food from local producers (moose sausage, for instance), hand crafts and a bit of a crowd – just as a festival should be.

In the evening you get back to a culinary experience – a five course gourmet dinner.

On Sunday a good, long lasting breakfast will be served before departure.

Rate per person in double room NOK 2.950,- which includes the whole stay, all meals and the bus ride to Fagernes.