Krekkja Winter Park Skiing Mountain Lodge
Krekkja is owned by DNT Oslo og Omegn, was 125 years in 2004 and there are 85 beds.
The seasons are:
15. march to 18. may and 1. july to 15. september.
The hosts are:
Elin Wiborg and Kjell Slåtten, 3576 Hol.
How to get there:
Train, or car to Haugastøl, follow the marked 12 km route to Krekkja.
Car to Fagerheim and 4 km route to Krekkja.
You can also be picked up at Haugastøl, after appoinment with the hosts at Krekkja.
One of our grouse friends
One of our dog friends
On one of the mountain tops
On this time of the year it can be hot in the sun
The best is a nice rest
The doorstep at Tuva
Tuva Winter Park Skiing Mountain Lodge
Tuva had 100 years jubilee in 2015!
(1915 - 2015)
12. march to 25. april and 25. june 12. september.
Hosts: Aileen and Peter, Skurdalen, 3580 Geilo.
Tuva is famous for their cake-making "vaffler" and the good kitchen.
The lodge is around 8 km from Ustaoset, (train station) and is a good starting point for your winter park skiing trip.
20 beds and room for 20 persons.
Rest at Hein
Hein Winter Park Skiing Mountain Lodge
15. march to 25. april and 1. july to 15. september.
Bjørg Hjalland and Knut Harald Brekke, 3632 Uvdal.
There are routes to Hein from Tuva, Fagerheim and Rauhelleren.
Normally we use to eat lunch at Hein, but last year we arrived late from Rauhelleren, did eat dinner and stayed for the night.
Good food and nice rooms. We highly recommend it.
A marvellous evening at Rauhelleren
Rauhelleren Winter Park Skiing Mountain Lodge
There are beautiful views from the building and we allways love to arrive at Rauhelleren.
After 27 km skiing you are a bit tired and normally we get a nap after arrival.
You get marvellous meals and we highly recommend the place.
Hans Olav Lægreid and Mona Helle, 5783 Eidfjord.
12. march to 18. april and 1. july to 12. september.
There are some very interesting projects with wind and solar energy going on at Rauhelleren and DNT is planning to get an environment certification for the place.
Stigstuv Winter Park Skiing Mountain Lodge
The first time we stayed overnight we arrived after a very hard tour with wet snow and hard front wind, so we felt lucky when we came indoor.
We slept in the living room because many guests had searched shelter!
The food was excellent!
Hosts: Ingebjørg and Fritjof Myklatun, 5783 Eidfjord.
Seasons: At Easter and 1. july to 20. august.
Dyranut Mountain Lodge
Dyranut Winter Park Skiing and Turist Lodge
It is the lodge on top of the road over Hardangervidda (approx. 1250 meters).
We decided to stay in this lodge to test the area and the skiing tracks.
Host: Leif Olav Litlatun, 5784 Øvre Eidfjord.
There are marked routes to Stigstuv, Rauhelleren, to Bjoreidalen, Sandhaug, to Kjeldebu, Krekkja, and Finse.
The lodge is under modernizing, but most of the guest rooms are still with ovens. You have to be prepaired to fire up the oven early in the morning. Good food and nice people. We enjoyed our stay there and it was a very good starting-point for day trips along the different routes.
The kite-skiers are obviously fond of the area, because we met a lot of them around Dyranut for many days.
The doorstep at Dyranut Turist Lodge
The host and his crew
Dinner at Dyranut Turist Lodge
The beautiful Foxy
A good teabreak
Kite-skiers enjoying the snow
Skiers from Rauhelleren and Dyranut meeting at Stigstuv
Teabreak before Kjeldebu
A cup of coffe at Krekkja...
A good meal at Halne...
The Famous Grouse, mountainbird
The home trip on deck of Crown of Scandinavia in very nice weather
Hardangervidda National Park
The Hardangervidda National Park is from 1981 and Norway's greatest. The 3422 square kilometres are of international importance. With the addition of Saupsjøen-Hardangerjøkulen and Møsvatn-Austfjell national parks the total area is: 4267 square kilometres.
The beautiful area has fantastic nature, wild reindeers, moose, wolverine, fox, hare, stoat, (ermine) marmot, (mountain mouse) and lots of smaller animals and birds: Imperial eagle, grouse, snowy owl, loom, many types of water birds and ducks.....
DNT-routes on Hardangervidda are around 1500 kilometres with lots of ski-ing tracks marked with twigs for safe ski-ing between the mountain lodges. There are around 40 mountain lodges with different standard and prices.
Take care and use the norwegian mountain rules...
Nine Good Rules For Winter Park Skiing
- Do not set out unless you are in good shape
- Leave a message saying where you are going
- Respect the weather and the forecast
- Be equipped for bad weather and cold, even on short trips.
Always take a rucksack and equipment required for a mountain trip
- Listen to the voice of experience
- Use a map and compass
- Do not go out alone
- Turn back in time. There is no shame in turning back
- Save your energy and dig a snow shelter if necessary
During winter time the weather conditions can change very rapidly, so you have to be prepared with extra equipment and warm clothes...
Examples of bivouac building:
Fjell og Vidde FEB-07, www.turistforeningen.no M. Kolbjørnsrud, C. Helgeland
We want the arctic fox
back in the mountains
Hardangervidda Marked Routes
Sør: Ustaoset-Hakkesetstølen-Fagerhøy-Haglebu-Tempelseter-Norefjellstua og
alle løypene til Høgevarde|
|Gaustablikk-Tuddal Høyfjellshotell |
|Finse-Krækkja-Haugastøl og Klemsburunden|
|Finse-Kjeldebu-Krossdalen/Maurset, Dyranut-Kjeldebu og Krækkja-Kjeldebu |
|Krækkja-Bjoreidalen og Krækkja-Tuva-Ustaoset|
|Bjoreidalen-Stigstuv-Rauhelleren-Sandhaug, Hein-Åan (merket til
skoggrensa i Seterdalen), Kalhovd-Mårbu-Lågaros, Krækkja-Fagerheim-Hein, Våkavadet-Bjoreidalen-Sandhaug-Lågaros-Mårbu, Tuva-Hein-Rauhelleren-Solheimstulen-Mårbu og Rauhelleren-Mårbu|
|Fagerheim-Stigstuv og Halne-Stigstuv-Sandhaug |
Wunder Map With Weather Forecast
Find the Hardangervidda MapFollow our normal route from: Ustaoset – Tuva – Heinseter – Rauhelleren – Stigstuv – Dyranut – Fagerheim – Haugastøl – Ustaoset
Daily distances between: 20 and 27 kilometers.
Total for the trip: 120 - 125 km.
Recommended litterature about Hardangervidda National Park...
"Hardangervidda" by Jens Justesen
How To Get There
By plane to Oslo, or Bergen airport.
From Oslo, or Bergen you take the train to Haugastøl, or Ustaoset.
You can also drive directly to Fagerheim, or Dyranut...They have good car parking areas.
Winter Park Skiing Tour Planning
The Norwegian Mountain Touring Association (DNT)
DNT Oslo og Omegn
Please find nice tour proposals for skilled skiers with years experience in the following:
Planned 8 days skiing trips to Hardangervidda:
Departure: normally, three week-ends in march -
(- -03- -, - -03- - and - -03- -)
Sunday:Train Oslo S, kl. 10,37 to Ustaoset.
To Tuva 8 km.
Monday: To Krekkja, 20 km.
Tuesday: To Heinseter, 16 km.
Wednesday: To Rauhelleren, 13 km.
Thursday: Skiing around Rauhelleren.
Friday: To Mårbu, 20 km.
Saturday: To Kalhovd, 20 km.
Sunday: To Steinsbøle, 17 km. Extra bus kl. 14,15 to Mæl, and from Mæl to Oslo kl. 18,30.
Tour proposals for skiers with some experience:
6 days tour:
Departure: normally, two week-ends in march, april.
(- -03- -, - -04- -)
Train from Oslo S, kl. 10,33 to Haugastøl.
4 days tour (training)
Departure: normally, two week-ends in march.
(- -03- - and - -03- -)
Train from Oslo S, kl. 08,11 to Ustaoset.