Foto: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes
Walking is man's best medicine Hippocrates

Finsehytta is a magnificent starting point for southward on the Hardanger Plateau or northward into Skarvheimen, the collective name for the ranges that lie north of the Bergen Railway Line and south of the Jotunheimen. The lodge lies midway between Hardangerjøkulen and Hallingskarvet. With trains almost to the door, the lodge is the base for ski touring until late May.

In summer, Finsehytta is a natural lodging for all who cycle the Rallarvegen as well as a starting point for the scenic trip down the Aurland Valley or other hiking routes.


In winter, open from mid March until early May. In summer, open from late June/beginning of July until mid September.

Accommodation can be booked by contacting the lodge directly by e-mail. Reservation are with full board. You are welcome to come without a reservation; as a DNT cabin we always have a place to sleep for our guests. Please note that some dates, such as Skarverennet (the cross-country ski race in April) and around the 17th of May (our national holiday) we are only open for People with reservations.


Finsehytta has 174 bunks in rooms of 2 to 6 bunks each and in a dormitory.


Summer or winter, you can travel to Finse by train, from either Oslo or Bergen. The lodge is just a ten-minute walk or ski from the railway station. Finse has no road, but you can drive part of the way there. If you drive from the East, park at Geilo or Ustaoset on National Road 7 and take a train from there; if you drive from the west, we recommend that you park at Voss on E6 and take a train from there. In summer, you can also arrive by bicycle on Rallarvegen or hiking on foot.