Located on the peak of Fannaråken at an elevation of 2068 m, Fannaråkhytta is Norway's highest tourist lodge. Few peaks can compete with the view from Fannaråken, which includes the Hurrungane string of peaks and the Smørstab and Jostedal glaciers. Sunrise with Jotunheim peaks around the points of the compass is an unforgettable scene, an outdoor experience for life.
You can hike to Fanaråkhytta from Skogadalsbøen (5 hours), Sognefjellhytta, Krossbu or Turtagrø (6 hours). From Krossbu or Sognefjellshytta, you can join a guided roped party that leaves the edge of the glacier at 13:00 every day and goes over the glacier up to the lodge. Allow about three hours to the edge of the glacier and about two hours over it. Book a place in the roped party at the lodge where you stay the previous night or by telephone to the Fannaråkhytta warden.
By car to Krossbu or Sognefjellshytta on National Road 55 in Leirdalen. By bus 145 (Møre-ekspressen) or by Dovre Line train to Otta from Oslo or the Gardermoen gateway airport, then by Fjord1 Sogn bus southwest from Otta to Krossbu or Sognefjellshytta.
Hosts: Eldar and Melissa Venes
Phone: +47 48 15 22 44
Utside of season:
Phone: +47 48 21 73 17 or +47 91 32 83 47