You will meet the guide and the rest of the group at Otta station at 17:45 PM, just after the train/bus from Oslo arrives. We will travel together to Gjendesheim and have dinner at 20:00 where we will have a briefing for the trip. We get a good night's sleep before the adventure begins.
Join us on a 5-day alpine ski trip in Jotunheimen and experience some of the most beautiful mountain scenery Norway has to offer. This is Norway's answer to the Haute Route Alpine classic.
- Alpine ski tour through some of Norway's finest mountain scenery
- Good food and pleasant accommodation along the way
This is a tough trip with long day stages and up to 12-1300 meters of altitude each day. The main goal is an alpine skiing experience through the heart of Jotunheimen.
Surtningssue, Glittertind, Bukkeholsbandet and Storebjørn are all big summits we will aim for on this trip. There are several different route variants along the way, and we will constantly assess the stages based on weather and conditions. Although the goal is to cross Jotunheimen from east to west, we cannot guarantee that it can be completed in its entirety every time. This is one of the risks of going on such a trip, in contrast to a "peak trip weekend" where you have a lot of leeway to choose trips each day based on weather and conditions.
- 24 hour emergency communication
- All guides have wilderness first aid experience
- Necessary medicine and first aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
To participate on a level 4 trip with us, you must prepare well and be ready for a real challenge! The trips are often longer than at lower levels, and the accommodation is often of a simple standard. Along the way, it will be both physically and mentally demanding, and it presupposes that you are prepared for this. You should do targeted training well in advance of departure. If the trip includes technical elements such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / summit hiking, you should have good skills in the relevant activity.
Activities / trips with significant risk. Events can happen, and they can be of such a nature that they require professional help. If guidelines from guides and / or the company are not followed, you can be exposed to incidents that in the worst case result in serious injuries.
Training and Preperation
This tour requires good physical fitness, good skiing skills and general mountain experience. You must be able to master descents in varying snow conditions and terrain with a steepness of approx. 35-40 degrees in some sections. The tour has long stages of 8-12 hours and up to 1,300 meters of altitude each day, 5 days in a row.
You must be experienced in backcountry skiing and be used to long stages over several days in a row to be able to take part in this tour. Participants must bring crampons and an ice ax and have experience in using these tools. Like all other summit tours, you also need to have and know how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe.You must carry everything you need for 5 days in your rucksack for the entire trip.
We will stay in mountain cabins in Jotunheimen in 4-person rooms. It is possible to pay for bed linens and towels at the cabins so that you don't have to carry a bag of sheets and a towel on the trip. Tick this in the booking form or get in touch with us to set this option up.
The easiest way to get to Otta is by train or bus, both from Oslo and Trondheim. Check www.vy.com for train times and prices.
It will also be possible to park private cars at Otta station.
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
The equipment list is intended as a guideline so that we can cope with whatever we encounter on the trip, but at the same time, be careful with the weight. We think you should include the things on the list, but not much more.
The pack should be as light as possible, not only so that you can carry it but to avoid blisters, to improve skiing technique whichreduces the risk of injury, and after five days of touring the pack might feel heavy enough even if it seemed light when packed.
The bag should not be heavier than 10-12 kg. Expect to have to carry some common equipment, max 1 kg.
Avalanche equipment (transmitter/receiver, search pole, and shovel) is mandatory on this trip.
It is possible to rent bed linens and towels at the cabins you don't have to carry the extra weight. Tick this in the booking form or get in touch with us to set this option up.