Accommodation, transportation and meals near Besseggen
All three tourist cabins Gjendesheim, Memurubu and Gjendebu lie on the banks of the Gjende lake and suit well as starting points for the hike. Besseggen Mountain Park, Maurvangen with camping and cabin rental facilities is another suitable accommodation for Besseggen hikers. There is a bus connection between Reinsvangen, Gjendeosen and the Gjende boat jetty. If you choose to stay at Bessheim, you can decide whether you want to drive to Gjendeosen first or hike all the way.
You will find some unique accommodations if you follow the Sjodalen valley toward Vågå.
Parking and travel to Besseggen
There is short-term parking at Gjendeosen, where you can park for free for up to 2 hours. If you need to park for more than 2 hours, drive to Reinsvangen, which is 1.7 kilometres from the jetty at Gjendeosen. During the high season, there's a shuttle bus continuous, or latest 15 minutes before boat departure. Make sure you leave enough time to park so you don't miss the boat!. It's also fine to walk from Reinsvangen - just follow the road. Read more about parking here: besseggen1743.no.
When you stay at Gjendesheim, you get free parking at the tourist cabin.
Another option is taking an express bus (Valdresekspressen) from Oslo to Reinsvangen/Maurvangen.
The Gjende Boat at Gjendeosen operates throughout the summer offering shuttle service between Gjendesheim, Memurubu and Gjendebu. As it may get very busy during peak season, it is advisable to book tickets in advance.