Bitihorn Hiking

Visit one of the most popular viewpoints in Valdres

Essential info

  • Destination Valdres
  • Season June–October
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 3.2 kilometers
  • Elevation 550 meters
  • Duration 2–4 hours

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About Bitihorn

Bitihorn is a classic route close to the destination, Beitostølen and on the border of Vang and Øystre Slidre. The panorama view from the top makes Bitihorn one of the most visited mountains and viewpoints in Valdres.

There are two trails taking you to the top of Bitihorn. The northern trail is the easier route and can even be accessed in the winter. Upon reaching the top, there is a huge telecom antenna and a modest cabin not open to the public. Bitihorn was initially climbed in 1811 by the botanist, Christen Smith. 

Getting There

From the Northeast (Route 1)

Route 1 is found 11 km from Beitostølen. Follow road 55 toward Bygdin and park your car at the left side of the road. The parking lot is marked on this map.

From the South (Route 2)

Route 2 is found 7.6 km from Beitostølen in Båtskaret. Follow road 55 toward Bygdin. The parking lot is marked on this map.

Trail Description

Bitihorn can be accessed by two routes:

From the Northeast (Route 1)

This trail is very well marked and starts at the parking lot. Hike along the northern ridge, which gives you a great view over the lake Bygdin and the southern side of Jotunheimen.

From the South (Route 2)

This trail requires technical climbing, and should only be taken if you have good knowledge of the route or are with someone who does. Follow the marked trail from the parking lot to the top. Hiking the southern side of Bitihorn is a bit steeper and gives a great view over the sloping wooded hills of Valdres. As you reach the top you get a perfect view over Jotunheimen and Valdres.

Amenities

Shops and many restaurants are available at Beitostølen, only a 10-minute drive from the adventure. 


Where to Stay

Beitostølen is a mountain resort village with plenty of hotels, cabins, and apartments to book. 

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