Jotunheimen Haute Route - Norway

Type:Ski tour

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Jotunheimen Haute Route is a five-day randonée ski tour in the heart of the Jotunheimen National Park. The route goes over eight glaciers and seven 2000-metre summits, including Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen.

Accomadation  at staffed mountain lodges. Each stage is about 15 km long, with 1000 – 1500 metres elevation gain.

DAY 1: Gjendesheim/Bessheim - Memurubu 
16 km – 1258 vertical meters

DAG 2: Memurubu- Glitterheim
18 km – 1400 vertical meters

DAG 3: Glitterheim - Spiterstulen 
14 km – 1100 vertical meters

DAG 4: Spiterstulen - Leirvassbu
17 km - 1800 vertical meters

DAG 5: Leirvassbu - Krossbu
12 km – 1150 vertical meters

Equipment list and further information: Haute Route Jotunheimen



Map & Directions


  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

Opening Times

Bessheim (10 Feb 2023 - 17 May 2023)
Gjendesheim (18 Feb 2023 - 1 May 2023)
Glitterheim (17 Mar 2023 - 16 Apr 2023)
Spiterstulen (17 Mar 2023 - 1 May 2023)
Memurubu (23 Mar 2023 - 16 Apr 2023)
Leirvassbu (23 Mar 2023 - 1 May 2023)
Krossbu (31 Mar 2023 - 17 May 2023)*

* Opening dates for the lodges along the Jotunheimen Haute Route winter 2020.

*Bessheim is also open from the 14th- the 17th of May.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Leirvassbu | Mountain Lodge, LomLeirvassbu is a mountain lodge in Jotunheimen, situated by the lake Leirvatnet, just below the characteristic mountain Kyrkja, and is an excellent base camp and starting point for mountain walking, climbing peaks, glacier walking and spring skiing.

Blue river flows past Krossbu tourist cabin in the summer. Krossbu | Mountain Logde, LomKrossbu Mountain Lodge is a private tourist lodge with majestic surroundings on route 55 - the Sognefjellet road - Norway's highest mountain pass.

Glitterheim | Mountain lodge in Jotunheimen, LomThe Glitterheim DNT cabin lays beneath Glittertind, encircled by a series of 2000-meter peaks. The Vole family awaits you with 137 beds and meals based on traditional food from the mountains.

Spiterstulen with Styggehlye in the background. Spiterstulen | Mountain Lodge, LomSituated at 1100 meters above sea level, Spiterstulen Mountain Lodge is the perfect starting point for hiking in the mountains of Jotunheimen. 

Memurubu | Mountain Lodge, LomMemurubu is a tourist hut in Norway, at the end or start of the famous Besseggen hiking trail. Memurubu is originally an old mountain pasture dating back to 1872.