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The year-round destination Beitostølen – fun for both young and old.

The mountain village of Beitostølen is a well-known and beloved destination for many. You can easily get here by express bus from various parts of the country, with multiple daily departures. Beitostølen is a family-friendly destination, and its location makes it a true gem for those who enjoy mountain hiking.

Hikers in the mountain at BeitostølenPhoto:

Beitostølen - an all year-round destination

Many might consider Beitostølen as a typical winter destination, but there's a lot of activities here all year round. If you your vacation is in Beitostølen, you also have a great starting point for various day trips and excursions in Jotunheimen: here you'll find opportunities for summit hikes, walks, fishing trips, bike rides, camping, and boat trips.

The winter's alpine facilities are utilized in the summer by Beitostølens Sommerpark, an activity park with both fun and exhilarating activities for the whole family.

A summer landscape in the mountains in Beitostølen with a person on a bike

Mountain biking on mountain trails.

From here, you can also take the chairlift to the top with your bike and try the mountain biking trails at Beitostølen Trail Arena. Here, you'll find mountain biking trails for the whole family, with challenges at all levels. From the seat of your bike you have a fantastic view of the mountains in Valdres and Jotunheimen. The mountain trails around Beitostølen might be Norway's most beautiful mountain biking trails.

Local tips and tickets

Visit the Beitostølen Tourist Office, where the staff is familiar with the local area and can provide you with first-class advice and tips for your vacation in Beitostølen. Here, you can also purchase fishing permits and tickets for boat and bus excursions in Jotunheimen.

The mountian Besseggen with Gjendevatnet in frontPhoto: Desirée Skalle

Mountains, summit hikes, boat trips, and Synshorn Via Ferrata.

Beitostølen is an excellent starting point for a lot of various mountain and summit hikes. The ascent of Bitihorn and the trek across Besseggen are two crowd favourites, but there are hiking opportunities for everyone. The boat M/B Bitihorn takes you between Bygdin, Torfinnsbu, and Eidsbugarden, and is a popular option in the summer months (June to September), and a good starting point for many hikes.

Hikers doing the Via Ferrata SynshornPhoto: Desirée Skalle

You can try the Via Ferrata up the mountainside of Synshorn: a tour where you are secured with a rope and climb, sometimes quite steeply upwards, using iron rungs hammered into the mountainside. Synshorn Via Ferrata is only accessible with a guide, and the tour takes about 3-4 hours in total.

Are you planning a trip to the Beitostølen area this summer? Read some local tips for hiking inspiration tailored just for you!

If you're looking for guided and pre-prepared tours, you can find them at Jotunheimen Travel.

Person climbing the Via Ferrata SynshornPhoto:

Travel to Beitostølen by bus

NW160/161/163 Valdresekspressen

Departures to Beitostølen from Oslo, Hønefoss, Fagernes, Gjendesheim, Tyinkrysset, Årdalstangen

Bus stop: Beitostølen bussholdeplass

NW162 Øst-Vestekspressen

Departures to Fagernes from Bergen, Lillehammer with a transfer to Valdresekspressen further to Beitostølen.

Bus stop: Beitostølen bussholdeplass

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