The popular tourist destination Beitostølen, is located at the very entrance of Jotunheimen with the characteristic Bitihorn mountain as its recognizable landmark. There's lots to do in all four seasons, from music festivals, sports events and a large number of activities.
This small mountain village has the region's best selection of restaurants, bars, shops and accommodations, but yet only a short walk from powerful mountain adventures. The hiking trails start from the center of town and before you know it, you'll be in the midst of a hikers paradise, looking towards the high peaks of Jotunheimen.
During the summer, the alpine area is turned into a summer park, with summer alpine sledge, downhill carting, gyro trampolines, mini climbing course and kiddie bumper boats. You can also participate in horseback riding, summer husky tours, mountain climbing, fishing and rafting.
Beitostølen is the best starting point for one of Norways most popular hikes - Besseggen. It only takes 45 minutes by car/bus from Beitostølen to Gjendesheim. After a long day of hiking, you can return to Beitostølen for a nice meal, spa, and a comfortable, readymade bed. Other popular hikes in the nearby area is Bitihorn (1607 masl) and Rasletinden (2105 masl.), which is probably Norways easiest accessible 2000-meter peak.
Beitostølen is also a top winter destination with international standards and snow guarantee with its location 900 masl. A family-friendly alpine center and many other fun winter activities such as snow rafting, husky tours, and ice fishing.
If you arrive to Oslo Airport Gardermoen, there are trains or buses to the Oslo Bus Terminal where you'll easily find the transfer to Beitostølen with the Valdresekspressen bus service. This terminal is also within easy reach if you arrive by Color Line from Kiel, DFDS Seaways from Copenhagen or Stena Line from Frederikshavn. It is about three hour drive along the E16 and road 51.
There are also daily flights from Oslo Airport to Fagernes Airport with Air Norway. (Except Saturdays). From Fagernes the bus transfer to Beitostølen is only 45 min.