About Hjerkinn fjellstue
In 900 BCE, King Eystein built a hostel at Dovrefjell. The journey along the King’s Road over the mountains was a difficult one, and providing shelter was necessary. It was a joy to arrive at such a hostel in the high mountains, especially during the winter and in bad weather.
The mountain lodges over Dovrefjell are located in the same places to this day, and are remnants of a tradition that started 1200 years ago.
This traditional lodge is run by the 12th, 13th and 14th generations. Hjerkinn Fjellstue is the oldest mountain lodge in Norway that has been in continuous operation, and the Hjerkind family proudly welcomes travelers from near and far.
Hjerkinn Fjellstue and Fjellridning offers guided horseback riding on sturdy Icelandic horses during the summer months. In addition, it is the only place in the country (probably the world) where you can experience a musk ox safari on horseback!
The annex was renovated a few years ago and has modern, self-catering apartments. Hjerkinn Fjellstue is in full operation and constantly evolving. It has an active farm and stables, and the place is bustling with life during the summer.