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!
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.
* Open during season.