Randonee introduction at Bygdin Skiing

Learn safe Randonee skiing in Synshorn Randonee Park

  • Photo: Ida Ask / Mountains of Norway

  • Photo: Ida Ask / Mountains of Norway

  • Photo: Ida Ask / Mountains of Norway

  • Photo: Ida Ask / Mountains of Norway

Highlights

Discover safe randonee skiing at Bygdin, and learn how to explore the mountains in the winter time on your own. Surrounded by the alpine peaks of Jotunheimen, you will touch on topics like tour-planning, equipment, terrain, avalanche danger, and other factors that will ensure a safe trip. The tour is suitable for everyone that has basic skiing skills.

Essential info

  • Destination Beitostølen
  • Season November–May
  • Departures By request
  • Duration 1.5–3 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Audience Suitable for skiiers with basic skills

Book with Bygdin Fjellhotell

What You’ll Do

You will start off by meeting your guide, chosen by Bygdin Fjellhotel at the Bygdin Fjellhotel base. Here, a go-through on equipment and safety gear will be given. You will learn about bindings, skins, and avalanche safety beacons. The trip up to Synshorn will consist of easy terrain, and most of all, safe terrain.

At the top, Jotunheimen provides a display of beautiful alpine peaks, tempting you to head out on your own next time. After a quick lunch break, your guide will show you how to prepare your skis for skiing back down, and then it’s off for the most fun part!

What’s Included

Experienced guide

What to Bring

  • Randonee equipment can be rented at Beitostølen, but feel free to bring your own. 
  • Warm clothes
  • Extra change of clothes

Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments.

Meeting Point

The meeting point for the tour is at Bygdin Fjellhotell, located at Bygdinvegen 6920, 2953 Beitostølen, Norway.

Just up the road from the meeting point is Bygdin Høyfjellshotell, a cosy mountain lodge. The lodge serves great food, including a very good breakfast, and has a bar.

The closest town to Bygdin is Beitostølen. It is located in the middle of southern Norway, easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. The scenic routes Sognefjellsvegen and Valdresflye are perfect entry points to Beitostølen. Sections of the roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Check the National Tourist Routes in Norway to ensure the roads are open. For more recommendations on how to travel to Beitostølen, see How to get to Beitostølen.

Bus

From Oslo, take Valdresekspressen. The journey from Oslo to Beitostølen takes around 3.5 hours.

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Bygdin Fjellhotell

Bygdin Fjellhotell has the expertise when it comes to exploring Jotunheimen both summer and winter. 

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