Fannaråkhytta (Jotunheimen National Park, Norway): Trail Report

As for Jotunheimen National Park, that was a no-brainer. It was both beautiful and accessible. So we made the one-lane-switch-backs-everywhere-foggiest-day-ever drive up to Turtagrø, deciding to camp the night at the Turtagrø Hotell and hike in the morning when the weather was more favourable.

Suggested Stops

The Lom Bakery is perhaps the most famous in all of Norway and considered a must stop after you drive through Jotunheimen National Park. It is located at Sognefjellsvegen 7, 2686 Lom, Norway.

Important Insights

Let us say how incredible kind and informative the staff at the Turtagrø Hotell are! First of all, I think I went back up to the front desk at least 10 times in a 30 minute period to ask questions about camping, weather, trails, amenities. There’sa large map at the front desk to go over the trails, they’ll gladly look up weather conditions and share their suggestions with you. It was nothing but laughs and smiles and helpful insight. Kudos to them!

The camping fees (which includes showers, wifi, lobby use, and coffee) are quite affordable. Surprisingly, the rooms are as well. The comfortable lobby area and library was a welcome change to camping life. The building at the back offers up rooms, showers (heated floors!), and something I’ve never experienced – a drying room for your clothing/gear. It’s set up like a sauna and a complete lifesaver. Apparently a common thing in Norway and I was pretty happy to have dry boots after such a muddy/wet hike!

Land Acknowledgement

None appropriate for this location, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Jotunheimen National Park

Suggested Stops

The Lom Bakery is perhaps the most famous in all of Norway and considered a must stop after you drive through Jotunheimen National Park. It is located at Sognefjellsvegen 7, 2686 Lom, Norway.

GPS Coordinates

61.50420953838551, 7.801866756612942

Street Address

Turtagrø Hotel, 6877 Fortun, Norway

Directions

Turtagro is located off Hwy 55 on a well maintained and paved mountain road. It is considered the gateway into Jotunheimen and a popular route for cars/buses/cyclists on their way to Lom.

Parking

At the Hotel.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Located at the hotel.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

The Fannaråkhytta is open from late June/July to September, double checked with Turtagrø Hotell prior to hiking.

Trail Map

Available from the Turtagrø Hotell.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

8.5

Elevation Gain (m)

1184

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Permitted.