Beitostølen lies on the edge of the beautiful Jotunheimen National Park and offers 320 km of groomed cross-country trails in the forest and mountains. It is a compact resort which is easy to get around, and is situated around the base of a downhill ski area, with all the resort facilities within easy walking distance. For a small village, there is a surprising number of restaurants, bars and shops to choose from, plus several supermarkets and bakery, all housed in attractive wooden cabins.
Getting to Beitostølen – Air
Oslo is the nearest airport and is about a 3-4 hour bus journey away.
Transfer from the Airport to Beitostølen
If you are travelling independently then you can catch the Valdres Express.
Getting to Beitostølen – Bus
Here is the number of a local taxi service which is handy to have for getting about:
+47 613 406 00.
Ski Bus information/Timetable
There is a free small ski minibus that runs between Beitostølen and the downhill resort at Raudalen. You can use this to start the routes further to the west, or to bus/ski in either direction from Beitostølen if you don’t want to ski both ways. The bus picks up from the lay-by next to Huset Steak and Bones restaurant and the cafe at the foot of the Raudalen downhill piste. You may even find that if you are the only ones on the bus, they will drop you to your hotel if it is reasonably central.
Cross Country Ski Maps
The best way to plan your route is to use the information to see when the ski tracks were last groomed. This map can be accessed from a phone and is useful on the trail, and also gives the route profile and length. This information is available for the whole of Norway so can be used in other resorts.
Cross Country Ski Tracks/Routes
There are a variety of tracks and terrains, so take a look at the full list of Beitostølen ski tracks here.
Cafes/Huts on Cross Country Ski Routes
Norway doesn’t really do trail cafes, so the nearest you you get is a small cabin to warm yourself along the track. They are quite difficult to spot sometimes, but are often marked on the trail maps. Around Beitostølen several cabins are open daily during the winter weeks 7 – 8 – 9 and Easter. In some of the small cabins they serve food and beverages during high season periods. But usually be prepared to bring a packed lunch and thermos flask for your refreshment stop.
Vaffelbua – by Green 4.
Olebu – by Red 1.Image
The Beitostølen webcam is situated on top of the Bergo Hotel and looks out towards the downhill ski slopes.
Where to Stay
There is a good choice of accommodation of all types within the village. And there is also a selection of tour companies to book a complete package such as Inn Travel and Crystalski, to name a few.
Where to Eat
There is also a good choice of places to eat.
This is the main Beitostølen tourist information website. You will find the tourist office a little further down from the Bergo Hotel going towards the bottom of the town.
Here is a map of Beitostølen town