In order to prepare your stay and make it as pleasant as possible, we would like to answer some frequently asked questions.
1. How to reach Rondane River Lodge?
Coming by plane
The most convenient way to travel from abroad is by plane. There are good connections to Oslo Gardermoen Airport from most European cities. At the airport you can rent a car or take the train to Atna or Ringebu station. Both are located about 40 minutes driving time from Rondane River Lodge. We are happy to arrange transfers and provide prices on request. Please notice there are no bus connections stopping at Rondane River Lodge.
Coming by car
If you travel from mainland Europe you can drive over land by using the Øresund bridge that links Denmark and Sweden. But it’s a long drive and more convenient to take a ferry from Germany or Denmark to Norway. The most common connections are:
- Kiel-Oslo (Colorline)
- Kiel-Gothenburg (Stena Line)
- Hirtshals-Larvik (Colorline)
- Hirtshals-Kristiansund (Colorline)
From Oslo you should count about 4 hours driving time to reach Rondane River Lodge. You can either drive E6 in the direction of Trondheim until you reach Ringebu. There you turn off on road 27 (Rondaneveien) which you follow about 40km until you reach Enden. Turn left in the direction of Folldal and you will reach Rondane River Lodge after a couple of hundred meters. Please notice it might happen that road 27 between Ringebu and Enden gets closed during winter due to heavy wind or snowfall. Check www.vegvesen.no for current driving conditions.
Alternatively you can leave E6 a few kilometers north of Tangen and turn off on road 3 towards Elverum. Turn left at the roundabout just before Elverum and keep following road 3 through endless forests. You will pass Koppang and stay on road 3 until you reach Atna. There you turn left on road 219 towards Sollia. After circa 30 minutes you drive through Sollia and further along the shores of Setningen lake. At the end of the the lake you drive straight on towards Folldal and you will reach Rondane River Lodge after a couple of hundred meters. This road is normally always open and more secure in winter time.
Please notice it’s necessary to have winter tires, or even better spikes, to drive to Rondane River Lodge during winter season which lasts from November until April. It can be useful to take also snow chains with you.
2. Do I need a car?
We get this question often. This is highly depending on what you aim for. If you plan on relaxing, wandering and hiking or skiing in the nearby mountains, coming without a car is perfectly possible. Also a lot of our offered activities, can be arranged with transfers for an extra cost.
If you plan on visiting the wider region, towns or want to lunch in various locations, this might be more difficult. A few activities we offer also require own transportation. Please notice there is no public bus stopping at Rondane River Lodge.
Please also consider we do not serve lunch, except lunch packages and various kinds of waffles in our summer café during summer season, and there is no other restaurant nearby. The local supermarket in Antbrua is situated circa 7km from Rondane River Lodge. Upon request we can arrange transfers to the shop.
3. What can I do at Rondane River Lodge?
Apart from visiting the many attractions in and around Rondane National Park, we offer a wide variety of guided and self-guided activities.
We are confident you will enjoy the unspoiled nature and can escape easily from the daily hassle. We are keen on sharing our thorough knowledge about the region and have numerous suggestions taking into account your abilities and the forecasted weather conditions.
4. When is the reception open?
During the high seasons, our hotel reception is open daily from 8h00 until 22h00. Please ring the bell if nobody is present. You are also welcome to call the reception on (+47) 62 46 37 20.
5. When can I check-in/check-out?
All guests are welcomed at the hotel reception, where you will receive all information about your stay. You may access your accommodation from 15h00. Check-out is latest at 11h00.
Early arrival and late check-in can only be arranged in prior consultation with us. We will do all we can to facilitate our guests in this respect.
6. Can I park my car?
Free parking is available in front of the hotel. All log cabins offer free parking space right next to them.
7. When is the breakfast served?
Unless otherwise agreed upon we serve breakfast from 8h30 until 9h30. We can cater for allergies or food restrictions when you inform us in advance.
8. When is the dinner being served?
A three course dinner is served at 19h00 according to a daily menu. We require a table reservation latest at 14h00. Please call + 47 62 46 37 20 or use our contact form. Of course we can adapt the menu to allergies or food restrictions when you inform us in advance.
9. Can I buy alcohol?
Rondane River Lodge has a fully licensed restaurant and bar where we serve different kinds of beer, wine and spirits. It’s not allowed to take alcoholic drinks from the restaurant or bar outside the serving area or into the log cabins. You can however buy alcohol privately and consume it in your room or cabin.
10. How can I pay?
You can pay cash or by credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard.
11. Do you have internet access?
You can use our wireless network over the entire premises. Due to our remote location the connection speed can vary when there are many users at the same time.
12. Can I smoke?
Rondane River Lodge is a non-smoking hotel and offers non-smoking accommodation in accordance with Norwegian regulations. You are welcome to smoke outside.
A fee of 1500 NOK is charged for cleaning a room/log cabin in case of smoking.
13. Can i bring my dog?
Dogs are not allowed in the hotel and restaurant but are welcome to stay in the log cabins for an additional charge of 100 NOK per night.
14. Is there access for wheelchairs?
Unfortunately the main building is not specifically designed for wheelchair users and there is no lift to get to the hotel rooms on first floor. Although not specifically adapted, the cabins are definitely the best option for wheelchair users because all the rooms are on ground floor. Please take into account however the doors are not extremely wide and there are some tresholds.
15. Other questions?
In case of other questions you are welcome to contact Rondane River Lodge / Rondane Gjestegård AS.
Rondane River Lodge / Rondane Gjestegård AS
Rondeveien 34 – 2477 Sollia (Norway)
Telephone: (+47) 62 46 37 20