Rasletinden is one of the towering peaks between Bygdin and Gjendesheim. 2105 m above sea level. From the top of this peak, you’ll experience stunning views of the surrounding peaks in Leirungsdalen Valley, an area often referred to as the Gjende Alps.
The hike is well-marked and easy to follow, taking you from the valley floor to the top in just a few hours. You'll pass several idyllic mountain lakes along the way.
Bygdin Høyfjellshotell is located some 7 kilometers south of the trailhead. This cozy mountain lodge serves great food, including an excellent breakfast, and has a bar.
There are also several hotels and cabins available in Beitostølen.
Gjendesheim Cabin is located some 14 kilometers north of the trailhead. This staffed DNT lodge offers locally sourced food as well as affordable accommodation.
Tips and hints
- Free parking.
- Shops and restaurants are available in Beitostølen.
Alight from the bus at the stop Valdresflye. The trailhead is just across the road when coming from Oslo or Beitostølen.
Note: buses between Beitostølen and Leirvassbu (Lom) only operate in summer, approximately from late June through August.
From Oslo, head north on Road E16 towards Bergen for 185 kilometers. When you reach Fagernes, follow the signs to Road 51, towards Vågå/Beitostølen.
Follow road 51 for another 57 kilometers until you reach the parking lot located where Valdresflya Vandrehjem once stood. It’s located 7 kilometers north of Bygdin on the right side of the road and directly across the road from the trailhead to Rasletinden.
Note: Parts of Road 51 (between Garli and Maurvangen) is closed during winter and typically open from April to December.