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Norway Hut to Hut Hiking

Unforgettable hiking trips across Norway

Norway Hiking Trips

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Backpackers at Besseggen ridge at Jotunheimen national park
Beautiful Gjendesheim Lake in the Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
young hiker with backpack enjoy the wiev of besseggen ridge, gjende lake in the Jotunheimen national park norawy mountains
Blond, young woman hiking  Besseggen, Jotunheimen,
View from Besseggen ridge over Gjende and Ovre Leirungen lakes, Norway
Wanderer im Visdalen nahe Spiterstulen, Jotunheimen Nationalpark, Norwegen
8 days / 7 nights
Gjendesheim
Step into the heart of Jotunheimen, where rugged landscapes and enchanting valleys offer a true encounter with Norway's breathtaking beauty.
From: 1,595€/person
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Rondane Nationalpark mit Hütte Rondvassbu
Norwegen, Blick auf den Fluß Atnasjøen und den Rondane-Nationalpark
The Storulfossen waterfall in Rondane National Park
Rondane Nationalpark mit Straße und Bergen
Rondvassbu DNT hut in Rondane national park, Norway
Rondvatnet See
Norway rondane landscape
5 days / 4 nights
Otta / Spranget
Discover the Rondane Tour: a self-guided hike through Norway's first national park featuring majestic peaks, tranquil valleys, and traditional mountain huts.
From: 890€/person
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Lake Vassbygdevatnet in Norway
Vassbygdi in Aurland West Norway
An isolated house on a lake in Hardangervidda National Park near Finse, Norway. Photo taken from Oslo-Bergen train, one of the most spectacular European railways
Vassbygdi in Aurlandsdalen
Beautiful landscape with green tent in Finse, Norway on July 28 2019
the mountains and lakes of Norway near Osterbo
Aurlandsdalen Norway
6 days / 5 nights
Finse
Explore the grandeur of Aurlandsdalen's 50-km hike in Norway, featuring historic farms, stunning landscapes, and the unique Vetlahelvete pothole.
From: 1,195€/person
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Lake Gjevillvatnet, Norway
Trollheimen, Norway
Spring in Norway
Lake Gjevillvatnet, Norway
Autumn in the mountains. Trollheimen National Park in Norway.
5 days / 4 nights
Gjevilvasshytta
Journey through Norway's Trollheimen Triangle, a mystical trek amidst diverse landscapes steeped in history and dotted with cozy mountain huts.
From: 845€/person
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What do we do at Norway Hut to Hut Hiking?

At Norway Hut to Hut Hiking, your dream of wandering through Norway’s most stunning landscapes transforms into reality. Imagine stepping into a world where each trail leads to a new discovery, from the breathtaking peaks of Jotunheim to the serene expanses of Rondane.

Our mission? To meticulously craft hiking trips that showcase the best of Norway’s natural beauty. Picture yourself traversing through landscapes that seem painted by the gods themselves.

From rugged mountains to deep fjords, each step reveals scenery so majestic it takes your breath away. It is the land of the midnight sun, where the polar day stretches the hours of adventure, and the northern lights dance across the starlit sky, creating a backdrop for hiking like no other.

Norwegian huts, scattered across these enchanting trails, offer more than a place to rest. They are cozy havens where comfort meets wilderness. Staffed lodges with warm meals and the luxury of a bed bring you closer to the rustic charm of the outdoors.

Here’s how we help you:

  • Detailed self-guided itinerary with all the necessary info for a successful hike
  • GPS route + simple-to-use app for easy navigation
  • Booking all your accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner at the huts
  • Full 24/7 support during your trip

Let us take care of unnecessary stressors and enjoy your hiking getaway!

About Mountain Huts in Norway

Norway boasts the world’s largest and most refined public hut system, overseen by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). This expansive network includes over 500 cabins across Norway’s National Parks and other scenic areas.

These huts, rustic yet well-equipped with essentials like wood, gas, and food, offer a unique blend of comfort and charm, making Norway’s rugged terrain more accessible and enjoyable for locals and visitors.

Rondvassbu DNT hut in Rondane national park, Norway
Rondvassbu DNT hut in Rondane National Park

Types of Huts in Norway

Staffed Lodges

These are the most developed huts, offering various services, including staff assistance, prepared meals, electricity, and hot showers. They are usually located in high-traffic areas and cater to a good number of trekkers daily.

The accommodation typically includes private and bunk rooms. The highlight is the communal dining experience, featuring a three-course dinner with local ingredients. These lodges also serve alcohol and provide a great opportunity to taste traditional Norwegian cuisine and interact with locals.

Glitterheim mountain cabins in the Jotunheimen national park
Glitterheim mountain cabins in the Jotunheimen National Park

Self-Service Cabins

These smaller cabins offer a more intimate and independent experience. They lack staff and prepared meals but are stocked with provisions like dried and canned foods, beverages, and even reindeer meatballs.

These cabins have no electricity or running water; candles and nearby natural water sources are used. They are equipped with kitchen supplies and gas stoves for cooking, offering a more budget-friendly option compared to staffed lodges.

Mountain and Lake hiking landscapes near Gjendesheim in Norway.
A cozy hut amid striking landscapes near Gjendesheim

No-Service Cabins

The most basic of the lot, these cabins provide facilities for cooking and sleeping but do not include food supplies. Hikers need to carry their own provisions. They share similar facilities with self-service lodges but offer a more rugged and solitary experience.

Leirvassbu, Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
Leirvassbu hut in Jotunheimen National Park

Hut Etiquette and Logistics

Upon arrival at any hut, hikers are expected to register their names, pick a bed, and familiarize themselves with the cabin’s layout and facilities. Lodges have varying sizes and layouts, but the operational systems are generally similar.

Hikers are encouraged to maintain cleanliness and order, including managing water supplies, cleaning personal and common spaces, and ensuring all kitchenware is tidy. The payment system at the huts operates in good faith, with hikers tallying their provisions and accommodation costs, payable via cash or credit.

Traditional wooden turf houses in the Norwegian mountains. Spiterstulen - Norwegian tourist hostel located in Jotunheimen Mountains, in Visdalen valley, on Visa River. Jotunheimen National Park
Traditional wooden turf houses in the Norwegian mountains

Sleeping Arrangements and Reservations

The sleeping arrangements vary across the different types of huts. Staffed lodges offer private rooms and dormitories, while self-service and no-service huts typically have smaller rooms and larger open sleeping areas. While all visitors are guaranteed a place to sleep, advanced bookings are recommended for staffed lodges, especially during peak seasons.

Cottage in the mountain.
Wooden lodge on the coast of a fjord

Additional Facilities

Most staffed lodges have modern bathroom facilities with running water and showers, while the other huts feature outhouse-style toilets. Supplies for the huts are delivered by helicopter or snowmobile, depending on the season.

Top 6 Hiking Regions in Norway

1. Jotunheimen National Park

Jotunheimen, or “Home of the Giants,” features some of Northern Europe’s highest peaks, like Galdhøpiggen. It offers diverse trails for all skill levels amidst stunning mountains, valleys, and lakes. The park is ideal for hut-to-hut hiking, with numerous DNT huts interconnected by well-maintained paths.

You can visit the park on our Jotunheimen Hut-to-Hut Trek.

Gjende Lake Norway Jotunheimen National Park besseggen ridge hike
View of Lake Gjende from Besseggen Ridge

2. Rondane National Park

Norway’s first national park, Rondane, is known for its tranquil landscapes and ten peaks over 2,000 meters. It provides trails for easy walks and challenging hikes, set amidst wild reindeer habitats. The park’s extensive hut network supports multi-day treks.

Our Rondane National Park Hiking Tour takes you through the most scenic sections of the park.

Sunset over Rondslottet mountain in Rondane National park, Norway, Europe
Sunset over Rondslottet mountain

3. Aurlandsdalen

Aurlandsdalen, often called Norway’s “Grand Canyon,” is famous for picturesque trails through forests and alongside rivers, suitable for various hiker levels. The valley’s rich history and traditional farms add a cultural dimension to the hiking experience.

Witness it all on Aurlandsdalen Hut-to-Hut Hike.

Vassbygdi in Aurlandsdalen
The magical Aurlandsdalen

4. Trollheimen

Home of the Trolls,” Trollheimen, is marked by a mix of steep mountains, valleys, and lakes. It offers diverse trails, including popular treks between mountain lodges, and is celebrated for its varied flora and fauna.

Head on the Trollheimen Triangle Route, and you might even meet some trolls!

Lake Gjevillvatnet, Norway
Lake Gjevillvatnet in Trollheimen

5. Lysefjord

Lysefjord, renowned for Preikestolen and Kjeragbolten, offers spectacular fjord views and trails ranging from moderate to challenging. The hikes here provide memorable vistas of the fjord and the surrounding cliffs.

Preikestolen Lysefjord
Preikestolen viewpoint above Lyserfjord

6. Hardangervidda National Park

As Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Hardangervidda features vast landscapes, wild reindeer, and numerous water bodies. It has a wide range of trails for day hikes and longer treks, supported by an extensive network of DNT huts for multi-day journeys.

Waterfall in Hardangervidda park, Norway
Waterfall in Hardangervidda Park

Why travel with Norway Hut to Hut Hiking?

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

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Only the best hut to hut hikes in Europe, cherry-picked by our local team with an in-depth knowledge of the region.

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