Romantic couple’s trek
1080 €
9 days

Romantic couple’s trek

This trip is designed for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. How about hiking through the mythical Rondane massif? From DNT* cabin to DNT cabin, immerse yourself in Norway’s oldest national park. A truly unique experience!
*DNT : Norwegian Trekking Association

Type of trip

  • Nature trek


Day 1 :

After landing in Oslo, take the train to Otta (approx. 50€/round trip/person). Once in Otta, I can meet you at Pilarguri Kaffe to discuss the adventure that awaits you. Then I will take you to the starting point of your trek: Hjerkinn!

Night: Hotel in Hjerkinn
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2 :

STAGE 1: Hjerkinn – Hageseter – Grimsdalshytta (17.5 km / 10.5 mi – D+: 450 m/1476 ft)

After a good breakfast, this is where the adventure really begins. Your first stage is 17.5 km (10.5 mi) long. You start by taking the old Dovreveien road to quickly find the marked trail that will first lead you to Hageseter. You pass through Hageseter and continue to the Grimsdalen Valley and finally to the Grimsdalshytta DNT cabin.

The estimated time of the route is about 5 hours.

With this stage, you will find yourself right in the heart of the Dovre National Park and catch your first glimpse of the majestic mountain range of the Rondane National Park.

Night: DNT cabin (Full board)

Day 3 :

STAGE 2: Grimsdalshytta – Døralseter (15.8 km / 9.8 mi – D+: 830 m/2720 ft)

The second day takes you to Dørålseter, via Dørålglupen, “The Gate of Rondane”. That’s it, you enter the mythical park of Rondane. Established in 1962, it is the oldest park in Norway. It extends over 962 km2/598 sq. mi, so you will have enough space to have a little fun.

Night: DNT cabin (Full board)

Day 4 :

STAGE 3: Døralseter – Bjørnhollia (20 km/12.5 mi – D+: 1100 m/3600 ft)

A long stage of 20 km awaits you today. As a bonus, you will also be climbing Mount Høgronden. Today, you get a little more into the heart of the matter. You swap the soft and green plains for the arid and rocky high mountains. But, in return for your efforts, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the highest peaks of Rondane. Take your time and enjoy these breathtaking landscapes!

Estimated hiking time for these 20 km/12.5 mi: between 6 and 7 hours.

Night: DNT cabin (Full board)

Day 5 :

STAGE 4: Bjørnhollia – Rondvassbu (17.5 km/10.5 mi, D+: 1320 m/4330 ft)

Probably my favorite stage! First of all, the cabin of Bjørnhollia is beautiful and beautifully located, and also, this stage will lead you up on the roof of Rondane, on the highest peak of this massif, the famous Rondeslottet. Again, no rush, follow the red “T” markings and ensure each of your steps on the rocky part that leads you to the top. Once up there, check out the 360° view before descending on the other side to the no less magnificent DNT cabin of Rondvassbu. Estimated walking time: approx. 6 hours.

Night: DNT cabin (Full board)

Day 6 :

STAGE 5: Rondvassbu – Eldabu (23 km/14.3 mi, D+: 320 m/1050 ft)

Before leaving Rondvassbu, stock up on cereal bars and buy something to prepare for your evening dinner because the next cabin does not serve food. On the other hand, you can cook and sleep there. The stage to Eldabu is the longest but is much less physically demanding than the previous stages.

Estimated walking time for these 23 km/14.3 mi: 5h40.

Night: DNT cabin (Full board)

Day 7 :

STAGE 6: Eldabu – Venabygfjellet (14 km/8.7 mi, D+: 280 m/918 ft)

It is already your last day of walking and for this last day, the stage will be relatively short: a little more than 14 km/8.7 mi, or about 3.5 hour of walk to get to your last accommodation: a beautiful mountain hotel where you can relax, enjoy the jacuzzi or the pool where you will spend a wonderful evening sharing all of your unique memories made along your journey through Rondane. You did it!! You have crossed the Rondane National Park from North to South and, in my opinion, it calls for celebration (the hotel has an aquavit bar with more than 140 varieties to choose from)!

Night: Mountain hotel in double room

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 :

Enjoy one more day of the hotel’s beautiful services and relax or explore the surroundings of the hotel to admire the Rondane Park one last time.

Night: Mountain Hotel in double room

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 :

Otta – Oslo – Home

After a good evening, a good night and a good breakfast, I will pick you up in the morning at the hotel to drive you back at Otta train station.

On our way to the station, you will tell me all about your travel anecdotes and share with me your feelings on this trek!

Price details

Estimated price per person on a basis of 2 people.

Recommended season

Price per person


Summer (June to August)
1080 €


  • Nights in DNT cabin (dormitory) and nights in a hotel (double room) and meals as mentioned in the trip description.
  • Accommodation taxes.
  • Subscription to the Norwegian Trekking Association (allowing preferential rates for nights in cabin)
  • A personalized digital travel diary.
  • English-speaking assistance 24/7. 

Not included

  • Flights and transfers by train or car.
  • Car rental and fuel and insurance costs (if applicable).
  • Personal expenses, parking fees, tolls… and any other meals or activities not mentioned above.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional travel insurance (cancellation and/or multi-risk).