FAQ

Can I bring my dog? . . .

Dogs are usually not allowed in bedrooms, common rooms or rooms where meals are served. There are a few rooms that accommodate dogs, but this must be arranged in advance. The price for bringing a dog in your room is NOK 125 per dog per night.

Are you open? . . .

Most of the year. Since there is no road leading all the way to the lodge, we are dependent on the ice on Gjende being either completely safe to walk on, or melted. Click here for our opening hours. We'll also post on our Facebook page.

Is there room for me? . . .

The short answer is YES! As tradition dictates for mountain lodges in Norway, there is always extra room to be found. The same applies to us. When you have been out walking all day, you will never have to be met by closed doors with a sign saying “Sorry, no vacancy”. If you would like to secure the best spots, you can book a room in advance.

What does it cost? . . .

We are a private lodge, but follow roughly the same pricing strategy as the Norwegian Trekking Association. Click here for our prices.

What's the weather like? . . .

Always perfect. Norwegians often say that there is no bad weather, only bad clothing. But if you actually want to know, you can check the forecast for Memurubu at yr.no. But remember; this is only a forecast! The mountain location next to a large lake makes the weather very unstable. You should be prepared to experience all the seasons in a single day.

When does the ferry leave? . . .

Several times a day. You’ll find more information at www.gjende.no. Remember that you have to book your ticket in advance.

Where can I park my car? . . .

At Gjendeosen, close to Gjendesheim and the first stop for the Gjende ferry.

What kind of food do you serve? . . .

Homemade, tasty and with generous portions. If you have been out walking all day, you should not have to go to bed hungry. A large amount of the food is made from game and fish from the mountain. Some we buy from local manufacturers in Gudbrandsdalen, and the rest is typical Norwegian food. If you have allergies, if you're a vegetarian or have other needs, let us know, and we will accommodate them. The ferry is our only transport method for goods, so we may experience running out of some products. We do our best to avoid it of course, and hope that you can enjoy the view instead of pining over a specific product.

When's dinner? . . .

If we have many guests, we have two sittings - one at 6 PM and one at 8 PM. When we have fewer guests, we have one sitting at 7 PM.

Can I have lunch here? . . .

Absolutely! Our café serves waffles, hot and cold beverages, soups and lunch dishes.

Do you have a shower? . . .

All guests staying at the lodge can use the shower. The newer rooms have private bathrooms and toilet, whilst the older part of the lodge has shared bathroom facilities.

Do you offer bed linen? . . .

We recommend that you bring your own linen or a sleeping bag. You can pre-order linen when you book, and you can also rent a sleeping bag when you arrive.

What do I need to bring for my hike? . . .

The weather in the mountains is constantly changing, and even though the forecasts are getting more and more reliable, you should be prepared for the weather suddenly changing. The Norwegian Trekking Association has created a packing list for summer and a packing list for winter - and we would advise you to use them.

I forgot my beanie ... . . .

You should definitely have one, and since you are not the only one to forget something, we have a mini sports shop where you can purchase hats, mittens, t-shirts and other items that are easily forgotten, but very important for the hike. The shop is located next to the reception.

How long is the Besseggen hike? . . .

It depends on the weather, conditions and your own shape. The Norwegian Trekking Association has stipulated it to be an 8-hour trip, which, in our experience is relatively accurate for most people. Don’t rush your way through though, take the time to enjoy the trip. The Gjende ferry has several departures a day, and if you miss the ferry, you can always stay with us.

Can I buy groceries at Memurubu? . . .

We have a small kiosk where we sell things like biscuits and chocolate, bed we don't sell groceries.

How far is it from the pier to Memurubu? . . .

300 meters along a gravel path.