The wild expanse of Norway: a week in Jotunheimen National Park

5 Days

Your trip

Enjoy the vastness, tranquillity, breathtaking beauty and power of Norway’s nature!

Our long-standing partner for exciting winter adventures invites you to spend a week experiencing nature in Norway’s summer. Be inspired by the introduction to flora, fauna, wilderness, nature and culture on the edge of Jotunheimen National Park.

With all the power and grace of nature, you can relax in the hotel’s wellness area in the evening and then enjoy the excellent Norwegian cuisine with mainly local products.

What makes this tour so special?

It’s not just the experience – you yourself are the focus. This tour is not guided. You plan and go independently. However, the tour is accompanied intensively by the host accommodations. It is aimed at prospective “summer tour guides” in Norway – very low-threshold and unofficial.

Please note: This special price is a limited offer from Monday to Friday. An extension in the same hotel is unfortunately not possible. However, you are welcome to combine your tour with other trips to Norway. Feel free to contact us.

Accommodation

The hotel

The small historic Hindsæter Hotel is located by the Jotunheimen National Park, only 15 km from Gjende and Besseggen.

Hindsæter was built in 1898. The house impresses with its unique view over the valley and the national park. Hindsæter today is a wonderful place to relax with an extraordinary number of opportunities right on your doorstep. Also enjoy the very good Norwegian food that is offered to you here.

Catering

The hotel restaurant was included in the list of the best restaurants serving local specialties by Innovation Norway.

Hindseter is especially known for its reindeer dishes.

Included in the tour price are

> Breakfast

> Self-prepared packed lunch

> 3 course dinner

> Use of the wellness, spa and sauna area

Please specify any special dietary requirements, such as gluten-free or vegetarian, when booking.

Room

The hotel includes 7 double rooms and 10 romantic alpine suites with views over the valley or the surrounding forest. All rooms were completely renovated in 2020.

Double room

The double rooms are small but cozy and functionally furnished.

All have their own shower / WC.

Alpine suites

The Alm suites are furnished with historic farm furniture, traditional hand-woven tapestries, slind (cover for beds) and an old door to the “cheese store”, which can be filled up for your arrival. The romantic beds are produced in Norway by Dokka Bondemøbler with quality mattresses from Jensen.

Wooden panels on the walls and a log table from the local forest, moose and reindeer antlers. Seating area with warm wild sheepskins and good reading lamp. If you have booked an alpine suite, access to the whirlpool and saunas in the Kultursauna is included.

Wellness area

After a busy day of activity, you can relax in the hotel’s wellness area. Welcome – after a long day of hiking or skiing – in the whirlpool, to warm up in the saunas or to refresh a snow bath outside.

If you have booked a vacation apartment Almsuite, the use is included, otherwise for an extra charge, payable on site. Only for adults over 18 years.


The wellness is modeled after a small Norwegian mountain farm. Hundreds of years old pine beams of an old log barn decorate the outer wall of the sauna and other walls. The infrared cabin is dressed as a stone hut. Weathered wood and old doors convey history and culture around and in Hindsæter. The whirlpool is lined with wood from the water pipe of the old power station. The mountain formation “Hindholet” is painted directly with oil on the wall.

Equipment & requirement

Requirements

> The activities on offer do not require any special prior knowledge or training.

> The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Equipment

> Apart from hiking and sports clothing, you do not need any special equipment for this trip.

Arrival & Transfer

Arrival airport / train

From Oslo Gardermoen Airport or directly from Oslo Central Station you can take the train to Otta (about 3 hours). From there you will be picked up by prior arrangement (price and times on request).

You can find timetables and tickets for Norwegian Railways here: Norwegian State Railways

Arrival by car / ferry

If you would like to travel by car, the Colorline ferry mini-cruise from Kiel to Oslo is a great option.

We will be happy to make you a package offer for the trip including ferry crossing. The drive from Oslo to the hotel takes about 4 hours. We recommend that you take snow chains with you.

Country information

Please see our entry information for Norway on our Country Information page.

We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. you can find a quote on our travel insurance page.

Unforgettable

  • A hiking week of fun, sport and relaxation in the grandiose expanse of Norway
  • The hospitality of Hindsæter Hotel

From day to day

Arrival & dinner menu :
Day 1: Monday

Arrival & dinner menu

Arrival by car, bus or cab. Welcome drink, information about the program and the first of our dinner menus with 3-4 courses of Norwegian products.

Please note that there will be no parking available for almost the entire summer season, from 24.06. until 16.08. restrictions on public transportation. If you are not traveling by ferry and your own car, you can only reach your destination hotel by cab during this time.

Dinner
Stuttgongkampen :
Day 2: Tuesday

Day 2, Tuesday: Hike to Stuttgongkampen

Make your own packed lunch for the day over a good breakfast.

At 10 a.m. we will show you the start of the hike to Stuttgongkampen (1,416 m.a.s.l.). Follow the well-marked path, sign the summit register and enjoy the view over lakes, rivers and alpine pastures. The descent leads through a beautiful birch forest, past an old mountain pasture and the impressive waterfall.

Depending on breaks, you will arrive back at the hotel between 2 and 4 pm. Before the evening menu at 7 pm, you can relax in our wonderful spa area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Nature reserve :
Day 3: Wednesday

Day 3: Wednesday, tour through the nature reserve

After breakfast, a tour of the nature reserve behind the hotel awaits you.

You will receive a written guide with information about the plants and rare species in the pine forest so that you can find them yourself at your leisure. In the afternoon we invite you to a beer tasting in our beer cellar. Here we sample various Norwegian-brewed craft beers.

After the evening meal, you are welcome to visit our small, hidden beach by the river, about 100 meters away. Depending on the weather, you can bathe in the fresh mountain water, or we can make a campfire and talk about the traditions and history of the valley.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Hindflyin :
Day 4: Thursday

Day 4: Thursday, Hindflyin

After breakfast we will send you to the Hindflyin plateau. You follow an easy route along the deep and breathtaking gorge of the River Hinde. Once you reach the top of the plateau, a view over one of Jotunheimen’s mountain ranges awaits you. Here you also have a great chance of seeing reindeer. We provide you with binoculars to view these animals even better. Taste fresh mountain water directly from the small streams and enjoy the tranquillity and vastness of nature.

Take advantage of our spa area or return to the beach for a fresh swim in the afternoon. The evening menu is once again based on locally sourced ingredients. On at least one of the evenings you will be able to taste reindeer from the reindeer herd in Vågå municipality.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Departure or onward journey :
Day 5: Friday

Day 5: Friday

After breakfast, set off on your journey home or onwards in Norway.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel

Services

contain

  • 4 nights in the booked room category
  • Breakfast buffet, packed lunch, 3-course dinner menu
  • Activities and transfers according to the program
  • Use of the wellness area, included when booking the Alm-Suite, otherwise at an extra charge

Complementary:

  • Transfer from and to Otta train station
  • Drinks, cake in the afternoon
  • Rental bikes for additional days

Dates and prices

Arrival days: every Monday in …
Season 1 17.06. – 12.07. and 12.08. – 13.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1
Double room Comfort “Alm Suite” with use of sauna / pers 750 €
Standard double room 600 €
Single room standard 1.100 €
Extra nights with half board
Extra night Alm Suite / pers 180 €
Extra night double room standard / pers 150 €
Extra night single room standard on request
Additional services
Use of sauna and wellness for booking double room, single room standard 20 €
Transfer from and to Ottawa train station 50 €

Rental bike tours or rental e-bike per additional day on request

Please note: Unlike our travel tours, we do not show you any routes here but "only" the hotel. The daily program will be presented to you by your English speaking tour team on site.

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