Welcome to Rondvassbu
Opening date: 26th of February.
Closening date: 5th of April.
Opening date: 18th of June
Closening date: 10th of October
Rondvassbu is located in the middle of the Rondane Nationalpark with tempting peaks in all directions. The lodge is located at the south end of Rondevatnet lake. Svartnuten peak towers behind the lodge, and behind it lie a string of peaks - Vinjeronden, Storronden and the highest of them all, Rondslottet (2178 m).
Rondvassbu is the largest DNT lodge in Rondane. It was built in 1903, and bought by DNT in 1929. Since then, it has been expanded and remodelled several times.
Take bus from Otta train station up to the parking lot at Spranget.
The ferry Rondejenta takes you over the lake Rondvatnet.
Rent a bike from the parking lot and cycle the 6 km in to Rondvassbu.
Take the train to Otta or Hjerkinn to hike in Rondane
Hike choices in Rondane
Rondane offers many fine summit trips. With Rondvassbu as a base, you can take day hikes to many 2000 metre peaks. Ronvassbu is a natural overnight stop on a round tour through Rondane.
Facilities: The lodge has 128 bunks, in two-bunk and four-bunk rooms and dormitories. All bunks have duvets and pillows with covers. Please use your own sheet sack. Sheet sacks and bedsheets are also available for rent at the reception desk.
In the main building, there's hot and cold water, and the lodge has a diesel generator (220vVAC). Nonetheless, it's wise to have a torch in your pack, because the generator is turned off around 23.00 in the evening. Toilets, showers and a drying room are located in a separate building.
Ronvassbu has a serving licence for beer and wine.
Seasons: Rondvassbu is staffed from the first weekend in march to atfter easter and in summer. In the off season during the rest of the year, it offers self-service lodging with 26 bunks, available by using the DNT cabin key. NOTE: Each year, both the staffed lodge and the self-service quarters are closed from 1th of May until 10th of June, due to the wild reindeer calving season.
Extended stays of two days or more at midweek may be booked directly at the lodge in season in off season, contact the hosts to book stays. The lodge sometimes is overbooked. Nonetheless, all who arrive will have a place to sleep.
Summer: Drive towards Otta city. About 500 meters south of Otta you take of the E6 towards Mysuseter. At Mysuseter drive towards the parking lot called Spranget. This is a toll road and cost 30,- NOK. From the parking lot Spranget to Rondvassbu its 6 km (about 1,5 h). If you travel with train take the train to Otta and in the high season its bus from Otta to Spranget. You find link to the bus schedule for train and bus at the top of this page. If your traveling in the low season we recommend taxi from Otta. To order taxi please call +47 61 23 05 01 or maxitaxi +47 90 90 30 24.
Winter access: By car, turn off E6 just south of Otta (Sel kommune) to Mysuseter, where you can park at Letruds Parkering (NOK 30 per day). From around 1th of March through Easter, there's a 11 km staked route to the lodge. The first two kilometers up Tjønnbakken are quite steep. The rest of the track is in easy terrain. The tour takes three to four hours, depending on your pace and the size of your pack.
Thank you for visiting our web page, we hope you will come visit us in Rondane Nationalpark and se the fantastic nature combined with good food and friendly people. Welcome.