Find us

You find us right next to road 51, the National Scenic Route across Valdresflya. We are 340 km from Oslo through Gudbrandsdalen or 250 through Fagernes and Beitostølen. We are 310 km from Trondheim and 360 from Bergen, through Lærdal and Beitostølen. The road is open towards Gudbrandsdalen the whole year.

The road across Valdresflya is closed in winter, from December 15 th to March 31 st, . In this period you have to travel through Gudbrandsdalen. At Sjoa you take of to Heidal, and after 32 km you reach Randsverk. Take left on to road 51 – there is also a sign towards Bessheim. Drive along the road 30 km to Bessheim. Valdressflye is also closed at night in the period March 31 st to May 17 th , and often late November/early December. Closed at night means from 20.00 – 08.00 o clock. 

We are right by the road, a large brown building with numerous smaller buildings around.

Come here in your own car, by bus or on your feet from another cabin in Jotunheimen!

Bus

In the summer bus goes to Bessheim from Otta and Vågå. Schedules found here: opplandstrafikk.no

Many guests take the bus Valdresekspressen from Oslo, through Fagernes and Beitostølen, on to Gjende, Bessheim, Lom and Leirvassbu. See Nor-way bussekspress and jvb.no for schedule.

Winter 2020 bus.

DNT have scheduled buses between Gjendesheim and Otta this winter. You get to Otta by train or bus. See www.busstilfjells.no for all details. 

Below are the scheduled buses that stop at Bessheim:

Otta – Gjendesheim 13. March https://www.dntoslo.no/aktiviteter/114954/875492/

Gjendesheim Otta 15. March https://www.dntoslo.no/aktiviteter/114965/875504/

Otta – Gjendesheim 20. March https://www.dntoslo.no/aktiviteter/114954/875493/

Gjendesheim – Otta 22. March https://www.dntoslo.no/aktiviteter/114965/875505/

Otta – Gjendesheim 27. March https://www.dntoslo.no/aktiviteter/114954/875494/

Gjendesheim – Otta 29. March https://www.dntoslo.no/aktiviteter/114965/875506/

Train

If you go by train to the Nord-Gudbrandsdal and Jotunheimen National Park, the train stop at Otta station. So do trains from Åndalsnes, Trondheim and Oslo. See nsb.no

Closest airport

The closest airport is Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The distance is 250km by Beitostølen and Fagernes. If you drive the E6 through Gudbrandsdalen the distance is 300km.

Bus groups

If you are in charge of a small or large group in need of transportation, Jotunheimen tour bus, is a good alternative. The tour busses are managed by Hans Magne Ramen. The homepage is jotunheimenturbusser.no and the email address is jotunheimenturbusser@yahoo.no 

National tourist roads

Bessheim is cituated close to the county road 51 across Valdresflya. Valdresflya is one of 18 national tourist roads in Norway. Driving across Valdresflya is an extraordinary experience both summer and winter in all types of weather. During the spring and summer, you often see reindeers from Vågå Tamrein AS along the road. Read more at nasjonaleturistveger.no/