Travel to Venabu
Venabu is easily accessible from both Oslo and Trondheim. Venabu Fjellhotell is on road 27, “Rondevegen”. At an altitude of 932m, we are on the mountain pass between Gudbrandsdalen & Østerdalen, just south of Rondane National Park. The Enden to Folldal section of road 27 is known as the “Rondane National Tourist Road”.
Travel by train to get to Ringebu (the closest station to Venabu) is straightforward and rail services in Norway are excellent. We will pick you up from the railway station in Ringebu, if you book this service with us in advance, please see below. The transfer time to the hotel from the station is about twenty minutes.
At Oslo Gardermoen airport (lufthavn) the railway station is in the same building as the airport, downstairs. Buying tickets is easy: online with Vy’s app, at the ticket machines or in person. You’ll find that the station staff speak excellent English and everything is well signposted.
Booking ahead – once you know your flights and you have decided to travel by train it makes sense to book your rail journey. It is best to book ahead as the trains can become booked up – everyone has a seat, no standing. Booking ahead may give you the option of a reduced price ticket, the minipris ticket, though this is non-refundable. The Vy website is easy to use and has an English version.
Take the train to Ringebu on the Dovre railway line. It’s a scenic journey of about two and a half hours from Oslo Gardermoen. Oslo city centre and Lillehammer are on the same rail line.
by express coach
Pick up from Ringebu or Lillehammer railway station
We can pick you up from either Ringebu or Lillehammer railway stations by prior arrangement.
Price from/to Ringebu one way:
Between 8am and 8pm: 250 NOK per person
Between 8pm and 8am: 300 NOK per person
Bank holidays*: 350 NOK per person
* Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday
Price from/to Lillehammer one way:
For 1–4 persons 2500 NOK
For 5 persons or more: 500 NOK per person
If you are a large group please contact us for a quote.
Winter season only
The closest airport to Venabu is Oslo Gardermoen. We offer our own direct bus to and from the airport every Saturday in the winter season (also in connection with the Christmas holidays). This service must be booked in advance.
Departure form Gardermoen at 2pm. Return 9am the following Saturday, with arrival Gardermoen at 1pm. The transfer time is about three hours.
Price: 520 NOK per person, one way.
Follow E6 to Frya, 5km north of Ringebu centre, then road 27 signposted Venabygd/Folldal ca 16km.
E6 to Hjerkinn, road 29 to Folldal, then road 27 to Venabu, Norwegian Scenic Route, Rondane.
Please note road 27 is a mountain road and can be closed at short notice during the winter if there is bad weather. Road 27 is closed at night during the winter, east of Venabu between Spidsbergseter and Enden. This road closure doesn’t routinely affect the road up from Ringebu.
Road 30 to Tynset, then road 3 to Alvdal, road 29 to Folldal & road 27 to Venabu (Ringebu).
Road 3 to Koppang, then road 219 to Enden & road 27 to Venabu (Ringebu). From Elverum it is the same distance if you drive the main E6 road.
Charging for electric vehicles
Charge your electric vehicle at Venabu
Venabu Fjellhotel now has three Easee Home electric car chargers in place.
They have Type2 universal charging connectors. The power is upto 22 kW and distributed so two cars get 11 kW each and three cars get 7 kW each.
They support overnight charging. As an example, a trip from Oslo of 240 km will require about 40 kWh, 2–6 hours of charging.
The boxes are locked, and the RFID tag can be picked up at reception.
Price: NOK 100-150 per charge.
Travel to Venabu from overseas
Alternatives to flying
It is possible to travel to Venabu without flying from Europe and the UK.
The website www.seat61.com has plenty of detailed, useful information on rail routes, prices, booking. There are plenty of suggestions to guide you through the process of planning your journey to Venabu, from the UK or from within continental Europe.
Distances from Venabu:
Oslo via Rv 4 230 km
OSL Gardermoen E6 220 km
Trondheim 270 km
Lillehammer 78 km
Røros 181 km
Folldal 87 km
Elverum 172 km
Ringebu 18 km