To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Bessheim Mountain Lodge and Cabins

Type:Mountain lodge

​​​​​​Sjodalsvegen 2977, 2680, Vågå

Tel: +47 61 23 89 13

Bessheim Mountain Lodge and Cabins


Bessheim has been a dwelling place for mountain hikers since the late 1800s, when Kari Storvik first began to offer accommodations and food serving for mountain hikers at her mountain farm. She set up her first main building here in 1890. Since then the family business has been in constant development, from mountain farm to modern mountain lodge in Jotunheimen. 

We offer accommodations in rooms, apartments, cabins and on camping grounds. At Bessheim we offer up to 180 beds in total. The rooms have mountain cabin standards, with made beds, showers, and toilets. Standard and size varies between the cabins and apartments. Here you will find information on all of them. Booking is done by sending an email to

Norwegian, traditional food: 
At Bessheim we serve norwegian, traditional food. We like to serve reindeermeat from Vågå Tamrein AS, deer and moose from local hunters, and mountain trout from the many good fishing waters in Jotunheimen. Every morning there is a breakfast buffet where guests can make their own lunch to bring along to the mountain hike.

During the day we serve dinner from the a la carte menu, and during the evening, from 18.30, we serve a three-course dinner. Please order this some time before.

We serve wine from the local wine importers Bertel & Martens, and the local brewed beer Høgruta from Lom bryggeri. We serve beer, wine, and liquor at Bessheim. Hubertus brewery at Dovre even made a beer for us called Besseggøl.

We serve meals for guests with allergies, but please let us know beforehand.

Hiking Besseggen: 
Bessheim is a good starting point for hiking the famous ridgde, Besseggen, which is one of the most popular mountain hikes in Norway. Most people who hike Besseggen take the Gjendeboat to Memurubu and walk back. But you can just as well do it the other way around.

Bessheim Fjellstue AS
Sjodalsvegen 2977
2680 VÅGÅ
+47 612 38 913

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bessheim is conveniently placed in the mountains between Valdres and Gudbrandsdalen along the county road 51 across Valdresflya. The distance from Oslo through Gudbrandsdalen is 340 km, and  250 km via Fagernes and Beitostølen. From Trondheim it is 310 km, and from Bergen it is 360 km through Lærdal and Beitosølen. It is accessible all year by road from Sjoa and Vågå.

Winter closed road: Remember every winter between December 15th and March 31st the county road 51 Valdresflya between Beitostølen and Bessheim is closed. If you plan a visit in this period you have to use the road E6 to Sjoa, Sjoa is cituated 10km south of Otta. From Sjoa up to Bessheim there is a distance of 62km. The road leads through Heidal. After 32km you reach Randsverk. From there you enter the road 51 to the left in the crossroad, continue towards Sjodalen until you reach Bessheim.

Bessheim lies right next to the road. From the time Valdresflya opens March 21st until May 17th, the road is closed by night between 20:00 and 08:00. The same is usually the case late November and early December.

It is best to visit us by car due the public transport is not very extensive in this area.

Opening Times

Summer (7 June 2019 - 6 Oct 2019)