From its beautiful location with cultural buildings, Grimsdalshytta affords a panoramic view of the Rondane mountains. Here in the Grims Valley, the terrain is open, and around the lodge there are many easy hikes. Grimsdalshytta was rebuilt in the summer of 2007, with a new main building supplementing the existing cultural buildings.
Closed due to too little snow.
The self serviced lodge Fehytta will be available during Easter.
Opening date: 17th of June
Closening date: 11th of September
Grimsdalshytta is staffed at Easter and in summer. In the off season during the rest of the year, it offers self-service lodging, available by using the DNT cabin key.
The lodge has 54 bunks, in two-bunk and four-bunk rooms, a larger room and a dormitory. All bunks have duvets and pillows with covers. Please use your own hut sack. It is not alowed to use own sleeping bag. Bedclothes also are available for rent at the reception desk.
The lodge has a diesel generator (220 VAC). Nonetheless, it's wise to have a torch in your pack, because the generator is turned off around 23.00 in the evening. , Drying room are located in a separate building next to the generator.
- Cycle tour along Grimsdalsveien. Follow the old cattle track between Grimsdalshytta and Tollevshaugen. Along the way, you can view old cultural monuments, a reindeer hunting facility at Tverråå and Viking graves at Grimsa.
- A summit hike to Kattuglehøi at an elevation of 1553 amsl. From here, there's a panorama of the Alvdal mountains to the east and the Rondane to the south.
- If you want to try your luck at fishing, we recommend the Storrvatnet lake or the Grimsa river that flows past the lodge. A local fishing licence can be bought at the lodge.
- At UT.no it is several tour recommendations.
Take a train to Dombås, where the warden can pick you up upon agreement in advance. Or you can take the morning express train from Oslo or Trondheim to Hjerkinn and then hike five hours (21km) in to the lodge. By car, drive on E6 to Dovre southeast of Dombås, and then take the toll road to the northeast past Einsethøi to Grimsdalshytta.
By car on E6 to Dovre, past Bjørkheim as far as the road is ploughed. Or by train to Dombås, where the warden can pick you up upon agreement in advance. Person and baggage transport from Bjørkheim, about 20 km along a staked route.
Opening times and service levels
|From||To||Service level||Key type|
|01.05.2022||10.06.2022||Closed for the sake of wild reindeer||Closed|
|11.06.2022||16.06.2022||Self-service||DNT cabin key|