Autumn creates the perfect setting for a sense of comfort, warmth and reflection. Not to mention the days get shorter, the air crisper, the food richer and the colours more dazzling. Celebrate autumn the Norwegian way, with a wide range of temperatures and weather types.
Here we have gathered some of the best places to visit in the Norwegian mountains. You can experience the grandeur of Norwegian autumn, exciting adventures, food, people, culture, architecture, history and welcoming hosts.
Skåbu Mountain Hotel, Jotunheimen
Skåbu Mountain Hotel is a family-run hotel in the centre of Skåbu. The hotel is steps away from the beautiful Jotunheimen National Park and is rich in Norse history and local culture. Offering many activities in autumn such as: hiking, biking, rafting, mushroom picking, hunting, and fishing, either on their own or with local guides.
Steinbergdalshytta is a traditional Norwegian “turisthytte” (tourist lodge) with a long history of being a place for hikers and other guests to seek warm refuge from the elements. The cabin was built in 1895, and is filled of high quality food like fish, meat and dairy products. There are approximately 50 beds in the main building, as well as the annex, the barn and two smaller cabins. This lodge is best known for their cooking classes and cheese tasting.
Bjerkeløkkja is perfect for those looking for privacy for events, such as weddings, anniversaries or smaller events, but of course also for regular travellers. In total Bjerkeløkkja has 35 rooms, all with private bathrooms. The Oppdal region offers a large selection of exciting activities, that are both energetic and relaxing ones. Some of the activities are hiking, rafting, canoeing, musk ox safaris, and also historic guiding and beer tasting.
Geilo Mountain Lodge, Geilo
This property is the ultimate English styled accommodation. Come and see with the goal to 1920 England, that includes hand picked furniture, doors, fireplaces, crockery and textiles. The lodge offers accommodation in 10 large double rooms and suites. Beside a traditional Norwegian cuisine that uses local produce such as birds, wild meat, fish, mushrooms and berries from the Hallingdalen highlands.The hosts can assist visitors with a wide range of activities and excursions to some of Norway’s most well-known attractions.
The old family farm estate Elveseter has received visitors since the 1870’s. Besseggen is home to Norway’s largest mountain. Elveseter is often used as starting point for hikes over the spectacular peaks of Besseggen, which is in the vicinity of the hotel. The hotel offers horseback riding, caving, fishing, rafting as well as visits to the Climate Park, wine tasting and also a well-known art gallery.
The Bortistu Guest Farm is located in the heart of Trollheimen in the middle of Norway. Guests can make their own meals if they chose not to eat in the restaurant that is on site. Additionally, they offer all year-round activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and a treatment center for relaxing after a day of activities.
Hindsæter Hotel, Sjodalen
At this hotel guests can enjoy the fresh mountain air on hikes, or enjoy excellent dinners in historical dining rooms. Reindeer dishes are highly recommended. Offering 10 “summer farm suites” and seven double rooms, all with private bathrooms. The nature and cultural landscape of this hotel has hiking as well as biking trails both in forests and on mountain plateaus.
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