Welcome to Grimsdalshytta 
Summer season 17th June - 11th September

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. 

Winterseason 2022

Closed due to too little snow.

The self serviced lodge Fehytta will be available during Easter. 

Summerseason 2022

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. 

Tour recommendations:

  • 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.

Summer access: 

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.

Winter access: 

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. 


Please see our price list for 2022.

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
17.06.2022 11.09.2022 Staffed Unlocked