(Jotunheimen Valleys) The DNT waymark
JOTUNHEIMEN VALLEYS (SELF-GUIDED)   3 stages . 4 nights . Jotunheimen   Booking

Jotunheimen Valleys
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Through the Jotunheimen in a linear trek
+ All-round mountain walking on rough paths
+ The pastoral, charming Skogadaslboen hut

Latest news March 2019
Please ask us about a trip during our 2019 season. Thank you.

We make a three-day trek through the Jotunheimen, Norway's national park with its highest mountains. Linking Spiterstulen in the North with Vetti in the South West of the park, paths largely contained within the valleys as opposed to the high mountain lead us from hut to hut.

The walking on this Valleys trip is less challenging than our main Jotunheimen Tour. Paths are rocky and earthy mountain paths, without the consistent rock-hopping that characterises many stages of our main tour. The walk past Skogadaslboen and down-valley to Vetti is popular in Norway and is made in a number of combinations of local huts.

The huts at Leirvassbu and Skogadalsboen, the two intermediate stops, are charming in their own ways. The bustle of Leirvassbu as an unlikely centre in the high hills contrasts with the rural charm and sense of remoteness at Skogadalsboen.


Alpine Exploratory
JHVg Jotunheimen Valleys (Self-guided)
21 July to 1 September 2019
Prices in GBP
per person
Dorms Private Rooms
Groups of 2+
Popular schedules
3 stages
(4 nights)
Singles 40
Our main JHV
Singles 40
4 stages
(5 nights)
Singles 80
Singles 80
Baggage transfer Please ask us.

Baggage transfer

Although baggage transfer isn't available on this hut-based trip, please ask us about having your bags sent from your first hotel to the end of the trip.


We can adjust your Jotunheimen Valleys walk in various ways:

Hotel at the start
Our trip includes a first night in Lom. Trekkers then take the local bus to Spiterstulen before their first walk. Instead, we can book our hotel in Otta - handier for the train from Oslo - or the hut Spiterstulen itself. Please ask us about the options.

Accommodation at the end
As normal you depart from Vetti on your last morning, walk to the bus stop for Ovre Ardal, then continue on your Norwegian trip or travel to Oslo airport. Instead we can book further nights' accommodation and we have some lovely options to suggest.

No dormitories
If you'd like to stay in fewer dorms, please let us know. We can often book private rooms in one or two of the huts. Unfortunately for solo trekkers, because of the way the huts operate it isn't possible to book private rooms in the huts.

DNT membership

Your trip comes with a year's membership of the DNT, Den Norske Turistforening, the Norwegian trekking and travel association.


The DNT has been running since the late 1800s and is responsible for Norway's national parks, the network of 500 mountain huts, plus tourist information offices in Norwegian towns. You'll quickly get used to seeing their red T waymarks.

Membership gives lower prices in some huts, which we have factored into the cost of our Norway trips, and also gives you direct benefits like discounts in DNT shops and some others.

We are delighted that our trekkers become bona fide DNT members like so many Norwegian trekkers, thus supporting the maintenance of the national parks.

In the run-up to your trip we will ask the date of birth of everyone in your group, as it's required for the DNT membership, and also a phone number to which your membership number can be texted. You can then use the DNT app on your Android or iPhone to show your membership to hut wardens and others.

Key information Summer 2019

Trip name: Jotunheimen Valleys
Guided or self-guided? Self-guided
Trip code: JHVsg
Route: JHT Jotunheimen Tour
(See our Jotunheimen background page)
(Prefer our full week or a tougher 3-day trip?)
Length: 3 days' trekking
Start: Lom for bus to Spiterstulen
End: Vetti
Typical walk: 16km, 450m ascent
Total distance: 48km or 30 miles
(Plus walk-out from Vetti: 5.5km)
Highest altitude: 1,480m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)

Prices Summer 2019

3 stages, per person:

JHVsg Dorms
GBP 560 (singles 40)
Jotunheimen Valleys (self-guided)

JHVsg Private rooms
GBP 660 (singles 40)
Jotunheimen Valleys (self-guided)

Research Summer 2019

Alpine Exploratory's 2018 research in the Jotunheimen will be led by:

Suze Connolly at Alpine Exploratory Simon Stevens at Alpine Exploratory Pete Ellis at Alpine Exploratory Lucy Rushton at Alpine Exploratory

Suze Connolly in June & July
Simon Stevens in June & July
Pete Ellis in July
Lucy Rushton in August

Recces 2018

Skogadalsboen hut
The Skogadalsboen hut (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

4 nights, staying in:
Mountain huts (3)
Hotels (1)

Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts, 2 packed lunches, 3 evening meals
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards JHT from the Exploratory system
Maps and local information
A year's DNT membership

Season for self-guided treks
21 July to 1 September 2019
19 July to 30 August 2020
Trek on your ideal dates

A grass-roofed barn in Norway
A grass-roofed barn (Photo gallery)

The Jotunheimen in Norway

Map of the Jotunheimen Valleys walk within Norway

Our city information in your info pack:
Olso, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger

City breaks after trekking

Find out more

Walking guides Our background page on the Jotunheimen

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