Traditional Norwegian food

At Bessheim we serve norwegian, traditional food. We use a lot of meat, eggs and milk, cream and sour cream. We like to serve reindeer meat from Vågå Tamrein AS, deer and moose from local hunters, and mountain trout from the many good fishing waters in Jotunheimen. Every morning there is a breakfast buffet where guests can make their own lunch to bring along to the mountain hike.

Our breakfast is a buffet were staying guests can make their own packed lunch. During the daytime we serve a la carte menu.

We serve a three course meal each evening between 18:30 and 20:30. Some nights we serve a buffet instead. In easter and in the period June 16th to August 22nd we have a set menu each evening. In other parts of the season we set the menu depending on the type of groups visiting us.

All Saturdays from August 23th to October 6 in 2024, we set up a buffet of cold and warm dishes and desserts. The focus is on meat made from locally sourced game. Many exciting tastes of reindeer, venison moose and mountain trout. On Fridays in the autumn there is a buffet with sour cream porridge, dried and salted meat, mountain trout and a dessert table.  Some weekends we have live music and party after dinner. 

We serve wine from the local wine importers Bertel & Martens, and the local brewed beer Høgruta from Lom bryggeri. We serve beer, wine, and liquor at Bessheim. We also have our own beer called Besseggen, made of the small brewerie Små Vesen.

We serve meals for guests with allergies, but please let us know beforehand.


Three course menu summer 2024 – from June 16 – August 22.


Salad with ham

Local mountain trout

Chocolate plate


Soup of the day

Steak of moose

Cake with cheese of Gudbrandsdalen and a berry mousse


Buffet with cold and warm dishes and desserts.

Some exiting tastes of local food – reindeer, moose, deer and mountain trout


Fish soup

Veal with mushroom stew, vegetables and potatoes

Seasonal dessert


Buffet with cold and warm dishes and desserts.

Some exiting tastes of local food – reindeer, moose, deer and mountain trout


Buffet with cold and warm dishes and dessert.

Some exiting tastes of local food – reindeer, moose, deer and mountain trout


Local mountain trout

Reindeer meat from Vågå Tamrein AS

Homemade caramel pudding

All starters are served with fresh bread and butter

Wine package of 3 glasses: 335 kroner per person

Our three course menu is at 490 kroner. The three course dinner is included in the half-pension. The menu is served 18:30 – 20:30 p.m. each day from June 16 – August 22. Enjoy your meal.


The vocational office Brimi-Kjøken


The Educational organization Brimi-Kitchen is a vocational office and a collaboration between many foodservice businesses in Vågå, Lom, and Sel. Every business has one or more chef apprentices. Here at Bessheim we currently have Aleksander and Magnhild. Marcus got his diploma in the spring of 2019. Espen, Marit and Heidi who are chefs here now got their degrees in 2016. From time to time our chef apprentices go out on excursions, courses, trips and on “Arneday” with Arne Brimi at his dinning establishment, Vianvang. The apprentices and the business owners both regularly travel together for inspiration and to learn new things from the food world. You can read more about Brimi-kitchen educational office here.

Vågå Tamrein AS

Here at Bessheim we offer meat from Vågå Tamrein AS. The tame reindeer roams free outside all year long and eats what it finds in the mountains. Four herders tend to the herd of 2400 reindeers. In a communal effort each fall the herd is gathered and a portion of the herd butchered. Vågå Tamrein AS have been active in Jotunheimen since 1942 and produce 50 metric tons of meat yearly. If you wish to read more about this, see