Leirvassbu | Mountain Lodge

Type:Mountain lodge

2687, Bøverdalen

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Tel: +47 61 21 12 10

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Leirvassbu - a meeting point for mountain trekkers  in Jotunheimen. 

Leirvassbu is a mountain lodge in Jotunheimen, situated by the lake Leirvatnet, just below the characteristic mountain Kyrkja.

At 4600 feet (1400 meters) above sea level, Leirvassbu is an excellent base camp and starting point for mountain walking, climbing peaks, glacier walking, glacier courses, spring skiing, rock climbing and fishing in mountain lakes.

Leirvassbu has been a centre for mountain walking ever since the first stone hut was built there in 1875. Today Leirvassbu can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. A solid breakfast is served, at which those who wish to can prepare a packed lunch and fill a thermos flask. Coffee, cakes and simple meals may be purchased during daytime hours. In the evening, a 3-course dinner is served. The bar is open for beer, wine and spirits. The lodge is primarily intended for mountain walkers. 

Tove and Ole Jacob Grindvold are the hostess and host at Leirvassbu

Leirvassbu is situated only 28 miles from the centre of Lom (about an hour’s car journey).Welcome to the mountains and to Leirvassbu!



  • caving
  • fishing license
  • glacier hiking
  • Guided tour
  • hiking
  • ice climbing
  • mountain hiking
  • recreational facility
  • rod fishing
  • trolling
  • walking


  • nice
  • relaxed

General facilities

  • bar
  • dining room
  • food/refreshments
  • parking place
  • reception
  • recreation room

Licensed premises

  • Fully licensed

Room facilities

  • family room - available


  • Summer
  • Winter

Winter sports

  • marked cross country ski trails
  • ski

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The road in Leirdalen: 

After the summer season, the road to Leirvassbu in Leirdalen is closed with a road barrier at Geitsætre / Illåe, about 5 km into the valley (from fv55 Sognefjellsvegen). The road from fv55 / Sognefjellsvegen to the cabin is approx. 14 km and there is a road barrier 1 km after driving off fv55.

In the summer season it is possible to drive all the way to the mountain hut by car. In the winter season, the road to Leirvassbu is open to Sletthamn, about 9 km after driving off the road fv55. Here you can park. It is then about 6 km from the parking lot to the hut.

It is possible to go cross country skiing to the hut, or -  if you are staying at Leirvassbu - book transport by scooter / tracker. 150, - per person, double price after 10 pm 23. To book a transport, call or email the day before arrival.

There are poor mobile coverage from the parking lot at Sletthamn.

Mountain Bus: During the high season in the summer (July and August) there is a bus to and from Leirvassbu. www.nor-way.no. 

Opening Times

* Open during season.


Leirvassbu | Hiking in JotunheimenLeirvassbu is the perfect starting point for hiking in Jotunheimen. 

Jotunheimen Haute Route - NorwayJotunheimen Haute Route is a five-day randonée ski tour in the heart of the Jotunheimen National Park.

Visit Jotunheimen AS | Bergomsvegen 17, 2686 Lom | Org.nr. 915 613 020 | +47 612 12 990 | info@visitjotunheimen.no