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Gjendebu is at the end of lake Gjendevatn, and can be reached by foot (over Besseggen and Bukkelægeret which is very long for 1 day) or by a nice boat-trip across the lake. We also met some tourists on a 4-day hike across from Glitterheim....More
When one is rating Norwegian Turisthytter, one must remember they are NOT hotels. They are mostly situated in the mountains, quite a lot of them out of reach for cars. There are not always sewage systems in the mountains, often such systems are not allowed....More
This place is wonderful mostly because most people who have come here have walked far and are grateful for anything that is relaxing and fine. We came from a ten-hour walk and the beer was the best I had for a long time.
We travelled to Gjendebu Hut by boat after drove to Gjendsheim. Parking fee at the parking area next to the pier is NOK 120 per day. The room (2-person room, with a bunk bed) was very clean. We needed to use our own sleeping liners....More
Caught the boat from Gjendesheim - you need to be at the landing stage early say 7.30am to make sure you get one of the two boats a day that go to Gjendebu.
The Hut is clean and the staff very welcoming. The food was...More
Gjendebu offers accommodation in the heart of the Jotunheimen National Park, on the western bank of Gjende, at 3250 feet above sea level. Gjendebu stands on an old mountain dairy farm and is still resonant of the old mountain farming times. Sleeps 116 in double and quadruple rooms and a dormitory. Tent pitches. Excellent walking. Fishing. Breakfast and dinner. Licensed for beer and wines. Open: summer - June to September winter – mid-march until the end of Easter.
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"A room facing the lake or rivers will give you a beautiful morning with sunrise and stunning mountains."