Tussheimbue Hiking Trail

Visit the new spectacular cabin

  • Photo: Lesja kommune

  • Photo: Lesja kommune

  • Photo: Lesja kommune

  • Photo: Lesja kommune

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: May-October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 6.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 460 meters
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

About Tussheimbue

Tussheimbue is a brand new architectural cabin built of wood in a modern way based on old Norwegian building techniques. The cabin is open for all hikers. Make Tussheimbue your next hike and you may cross Viewpoint Lesja off your bucket list.

Getting there

Parking available on the north side of ROAD E136, in the centre of Lesja. By train to Lesja station between Dombås and Åndalsnes.

Trail description

While you are down town Lesja centre, lift your head up  - there you can see Tussheimbue up on the ridge of the mountain. The hike is 3,2 km long. Signs and a distinct path will guide you to the viewpoint.

Walk under the railway underpass and follow the signs to Tussheimbue. Close the gate after you. The path ascends smoothly all the way, but it never feels steep. You will find posters with information about the wild reindeer in the area and its origin and use during the hike.

Solid benches of wood is stationed every now and then and invites for a break. Just above the forest you will find benches and a table made of rock. Follow the signs. Across the river Honna you may use the solid bridge. Once you are up on the mountain the path goes in easy terrain towards Tussheim and Tussheimbue.

The door is open. Inside the hikers hus there are benches and a great panorama window. There is light in the hut based on solar power. By the window you will find a big set of binoculars. Take a look and see if you can spot wild reindeers on the snow in the mountains of Reinheimen national park across the vally.

Follow the same path back down again or continue a bit further and follow signs to Lesja and Aurtandefeltet back to the parking lot. The round trip is about 6,8 km long.


The story of Tussheim

The big characteristic cairn was once the end wall of a small hut. Hotel director Hans Anton Johan Hole (1869-1963) built this place in 1909. He married his darling wife Thea in 1910. His nickname for her was "Thus", and so he named the little hut Tussheim. They spent their honeymoon at this place, and used the place regulary during holidays.


Where to stay

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