Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2025

8 Days
goat guide

DATES Sat 23rd August 2025
- Sat 30th August 2025

7 nights

This is one of our favourite summer hiking spots. The air is fresh and even with the sun shining it is not too hot. Imagine walking from your hotel door into the wilderness to experience the very best of the rolling mountains of Espadalen, Eastern Norway. Everyone who has been on this holiday would recommend it to other women. Do come and experience it for yourself.


Dates: Saturday August 23rd to Saturday August 30th 2025 7 nights/8 days

Guide: Wenche B Løfsgaard our local guide

Walking Grade: 2 Goats with options of rest days and more stretching walks to climb the higher peaks to experience breathtaking views. Expect to be out all day with walks between 4 – 6 hours. There will be plenty of stops for cuppa breaks and lunch. Maybe even mountain lake swimming.


  • Expansive, uncrowded stunning rolling mountains
  • Walking directly from the hotel door
  • The Norwegian hospitality that is the family-run Dalseter hotel

Base: Dalseter Mountain Hotel – 3.5 hours from Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Transport will be arranged or it is possible to travel by train from Oslo via Lillehammer and on to Dalseter.

Arrival: Our airport transfer will leave Oslo Gardermoen airport at 15.00 on Saturday 23rd August. Please book flights to arrive by 14.00.

Departure: Leave the hotel after breakfast on the 30th to arrive at the airport at 12 noon. Please book flights to depart after 14.00.

We can also advise if you would like a stopover in Lillehammer.

Price: £1500  person fully inclusive:

  • Ensuite bedroom with a stunning view from your room.
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Picnic lunches made by guests from breakfast. Please bring thermos flasks for tea/coffee/hot juice and sandwich wraps or boxes for salads, sandwiches
  • Welcome drinks
  • Use of pool and sauna
  • Local english speaking guiding
  • Group Airport transfer by coach from Oslo
  • The WalkingWomen personal service to help with your travels

Not included:

  • Travel to Norway
  • Additional  drinks from the bar

If you bring a friend/partner and share a room there is a discount of £100 per person. Price per person is £1400

Watch our video below to get a taste of this holiday…


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Summer in Norway is proving very popular – perhaps because of the lovely climate in Norway for summer hiking and to experience the wide open spaces and the uncrowded mountains. It is said that there is nothing better than a summer holiday in the Norwegian mountains. We are usually the only ones walking in wonderful solitary landscapes – a very special experience.

The highest point is Ruben at 1517 m above sea level. We will hike here to see the fabulous mountain views across the Jotunheimen and Rondane National Parks.

The terrain is friendly and does not present any very high challenges. Walks will be from 4-6 hours a day with plenty of rests.

There are also opportunities to get closer to the lake and swim. To swim in the mountain lakes is exhilarating!

If you are a beer lover there is a local brewery in the neighbouring hotel. To sit and drink beer made of alpine herbs and mountain water is something that you cannot do anywhere else in the world. This beer is not exported so you can only drink it here.

What many of our guests loved is arriving back at the hotel to be able to have a swim and sauna in the hotel pool. Or maybe to sit with a cold,refreshing drink and watch the incredible skies as the sunsets.

This holiday is a popular holiday so please book early.


The itinerary is proposed walks and may change depending on the weather and at the discretion of our local guide. There are options to take rest days or to do shorter walks as we mostly walk from the door of the hotel.

Day 1 Arrival in Norway and settle in 
​19.00 Dinner served.
This evening we will meet after dinner for the holiday briefing.

Day 2: ​​The peak of Rundho at 1268m 6-7 km total,  300m ascent and descent. A gentle introduction through birch forest and easy mountain terrain.

Back at the hotel in good time for an afternoon swim or just relaxing in the lounge.

Day 3: ​​Bingsbu at 1152 m 11-12 km total,  200 – 400 m ascent and descent to one of the winter warming huts the hotel runs together with their neighbour Ruten Mountain lodge.
There is an option to include the peak of Sprenpiggen (1329 m) before we return to the hotel

​​Day 4: ​An option of a rest day or trip to Lillehammer (additional cost and depends on numbers)

Day 5: To Storhøliseter (970 m) 11 km total,  200 – 400 m ascent.

We will walk down to the Lake Breidsjøenhike and through the forest up to the old Fredrikseter summer farm. Beautiful scenic views as we pass the small lake at the top and head down to where we are collected with a minibus and transported back to the hotel (approximately a 45 minutes drive)

Day 6:  ​​Historical walk 13 km total,  200 m ascent and descent

This day we mostly stay in the lower areas and hike around the lake Breidsjøen.  We get closer to local history as we look at Verksodden, where we see Espedalen mountain church (1974), the unique graveyard and the remains from the mining period. (1850 – 1870’s).  Before returning to Dalseter we will have a short visit to the “Elgtårn” – a unique accommodation tower in Espedalen.

​Day 7 :  ​The Ruten (1 517 m) massif 13 km total,  600 m ascent and descent located between Espedalen and Gudbrandsdalen, and is a popular beginner’s peak hike for both adults and children – a great trip in summer as well as in autumn.
Beautiful views of 360 degrees when we reach the cairn at the top. We take another path back in beautiful landscape down to Bingsbu. Familiar hike from Bingsbu back to Dalseter as this is where we walked up on day 2.

​or Heidalsmuen (1 745 m ) 1 hour drive from Dalseter. A gentle walk through forests and open mountain.

Day 8 departure after breakfast



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Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2025
DATES Sat 23rd August 2025
- Sat 30th August 2025

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