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The Memurubu lodge is located in Jotunheimen, along Gjende, at the foot of Besseggen. This is about as close as you get when wanting to experience the best of the mountains. Want us to show you?

For centuries, Memurubu has been a popular starting location for both humans and animals. With its beautiful and sheltered location at the mouth of the river Muru, on the middle of lake Gjende, Memurubu is the perfect basis for exploring Jotunheimen and many of our most famous mountain hikes.

The hike over Besseggen starts, or ends here, and the lodge is an excellent starting position for day trips to peaks of all sizes in the surrounding area. If you are travelling with young children, you can combine a few days at the lodge with tents in the Memurudalen valley.

The summer season starts when lake Gjende is ice free, which is usually around 10 June, and we are open through to the end of September. Here you can eat well and sleep well, take the time to relax and enjoy the mountain without the stress of queues, parking and crowds of people.

Peckish? Even if you are not staying with us, you are welcome to drop by our café and enjoy warm and cold beverages, waffles, snacks and light meals – all those things you dream of on your way up and down Besseggen.

We are part of the Jotunheimen Haute Route, and you can either use us as a pit stop on a longer trip, or stay here a few days and explore peaks such as Surtningssue and Besshø – or how about hiking over Besseggen on skis?

In collaboration with the Gjende ferries and Gjendebu, we offer great package deals for a full mountain experience with guided trips over Bukkelægret and Besseggen in the weekends 9–11 and 16–18 September. The package includes three course meals, music and dancing, accommodation, packed lunches and tickets to the Gjende ferry. Check out the Autumn Weekend in the realm of Jo Gjende and Autumn Weekend at Gjende for more information and booking.


Complete the form below, click Submit, and our booking manager will look at your reservation and send you a separate confirmation e-mail. As tradition dictates for mountain lodges in Norway, you are more than welcome to visit us without reserving room in advance. We never turn anyone away, and we always try to dig up an extra mattress. However; in order to give you the best possible experience, we recommend that you book room in advance.

We also have a separate page for terms and prices.

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