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.
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.
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
> 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.
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.
The double rooms are small but cozy and functionally furnished.
All have their own shower / WC.
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.
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
> 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.
> 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.
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.
- A hiking week of fun, sport and relaxation in the grandiose expanse of Norway
- The hospitality of Hindsæter Hotel