Hike along the Østerdalen path through Rendalen

Hike along the Østerdalen Path
through Rendalen from Trysil North via the Pilgrim Stone at Åkre for individuals or small groups up to 4 persons

160 km 10 days Map Invite a friend

Recommendation for a hike along the Østerdalen path through Rendalen 

Day of Arrival: To North Jordet in Trysil 
Bus “Trysilekspressen” to “Trysil sentrum, Innbygda”. Bus to Jordet (poss.bus from Jordet to Eltdalen).

Jordet - village with groceries (Mo-Thu 9-17, Fr 9-18) and gas station (1 km off the trail). Make sure to purchase food for the next days until Åkrestrømmen! Nordre Trysil Church, opened in 2000, located 1,5 km off the trail.

Accommodation: Trysil Camping - Fredbo, ca. 1 km North of Jordet,+47 41617077, post@trysilcamp.no, www.trysilcamp.no or Jordet Community House by the trail, at the sports ground, right before the trail is taking a West turn towards the bridge. Cooking facilities. Contact Ingvei Bekkevold, +47 41543705

Day 1: Jordet - Nøsledammen – Eltdalen  ca. 18 km 

Slettvola at 770 ASL is the highlight of the day.  There is an open cabin owned by Jordet hunting and fishing club by the pond Nøsledammen.
Accommodation: Eltdalen Community House right by the track. Cooking facilities, toilet and shower. Terje Stenseth has got the key, +47 454619193

Day 2: Eltdalen – Munkbetsetra – Osdalssjøen  ca. 23 km

Hike in mountain terrain which slowly steepens. You reach the border of Rendalen municipality ca. 10 km past Eltdalen. Sign to a possible side trip to Leirsætra. A grave mound was found here during roadworks in 1964: a hunter’s grave at 820 ASL with archeological arrowheads, files, saws, armour from 600 AD. After ca. 12 km you reach Munkbetsetra: its name origins from the Middle Ages when only pilgrims (often called monks -”munk” in Norwegian) were allowed to pasture their horses here. From Munkbetsetra it’s 8 km through hilly terrain without steep elevations to Osdalsjøen.
Accommodation: Osdalssjøhytta – open cabin for 4-5 persons.  Simple cooking facilities. Outhouse.

Day 3: Osdalsjøen – Fjellkroken - Rensjøene  ca. 19 km

From beech forests at Osdalssjøen you come to pine forests at Fjellkroken where you cross river Osa over a bridge (NB 2018-05-31: The brigde is gone, you need to wade here untill new brigde is build) that leads into the nature reserve Osdalen; the trail slowly steepens towards Gammelskarven (906 ASL). After that varied landscape with woods and marshland. From Østvollen (700 ASL) on again steepening terrain, great view at Mount Sølen.
Accommodation: Pilgrim Cabin by Lake Nordre Rensjøen, unattended cabin for 4 persons. Outhouse. Fireplace.

Day 4: Rensjøene – Rosemaries kilde - Åkrestrømmen  ca. 12 km 

Path in slightly inclined terrain, passing Søljerøsta and Rosemaries kilde, a well inaugurated by Bishop Rose Marie Køhn in July 1998. The paths leads along river Mistra to the road Fv 217 and Åkrestrømmen - a village with groceries, cafe, gas station.  Joker Åsheim groceries, +47 62469160, 8-19/9-18.
Accommodation: Storsjøsenteret Camping right down by Lake Storsjøen, close by the pilgrim trail. Cafe with simple meals at the service center, +47 62468888 / +47 47803486, post@storsjosenteret.no, www.storsjosenteret.no. Mistra Hotel located where the pilgrim trail meets the road Fv 217. +47 62 46 62 00 / + 47 948 95 062, post@mistrahotell.no, www.mistrahotell.no

Day 5: Åkrestrømmen – Åkre – Otnes, Ytre Rendal  ca. 10 km

The trail follows the road Fv 217 and the bridge crossing river Rena, after that road Rv 30 northwards. Take a left turn by the Community House and follow the forest path until you reach the road Moraveien, then turn right northwards til Åkre - a pilgrim traffic junction. The Østerdalen Trails from  Trysil (EAST) and Rena (WEST) meet here. The Pilgrim Stone is a heritage from the pilgrim traffic in the Middle Ages, with carved cross and ML (=halfway or year 1050) by the trail, by Fagertun School. Follow Moraveien, the old King’s road,  uphill for 5 km until Otnes – village with groceries, gas station and Ytre Rendal Church (+47 62468469 – church office). Joker Otnes, +47 62467134, 9-18 / 9-20 Fr. Gas station open 8-22 Mo-Sa / 10-22 Su.
Accommodation: Pilgrim cabin close by the church, Strandveien 16, simple cabin with 2 beds, power, outhouse. Keys, information and water at the gas station.

Day 6: Otnes - Øvre Rendal ca. 17 km

Road Rv 30 northwards, take a right turn after 2,3 km and follow the agricultural road until Hornset, then alongside the river. In Øvre Rendal you pass by the Bull-museum (open jun-aug) and Øvre Rendal Church (+47 62 46 84 69 - church office). Shops open until 17 (last opportunity before the mountain stage). Ca. 800 m after the church, the trail turns left onto a gravel road.
Accommodation: Smedberget Pilegrimstun. Pilgrim cabin (the red cabin) has got solar-sourced power, 5 beds in 3 rooms and mattresses. Outhouse. Bathroom with shower, cooking facilities in the main house’s basement (ent. East). (Aslaug+Asbj. Haugen +47 90756922)

Remember to buy food for the next 4 days!

Nice path in the forest further northwards passing a shooting range and down to road Rv 30, you can follow that road til Fonnås. Bus Koppang-Tynset from the  road junction to Østagrenda.

Day 7: Øvre Rendal - Fonnåsfjellet – Skorsåsetra  ca. 18 km
Steep incline from Fonnås Gård in Elvål, up Mount Fonnåsfjellet, great view back, simple hike on  the mountain trail to Skorsåsetra.
Stay in a permanent tent or lavvo at the mountain farm.

Day 8: Skorsåsetra - Skarsjøen - S. Kvanntjønna, Tylldalen, ca. 12 km.

New mountain cabin at det lake Søndre Kvanntjønna - Pilgrimslavvo. Contact Tove Fjerdingby, +47 45004563

Day 9: Søndre Kvanntjønna – Småvangan ca. 12 km.

Staying in a small cabin. Possible to make fire. For more information: +47 90619060 - Beate Hjertager.

Day 10: Småvangan, Tylldalen - Tynset ca. 18 km.

Accomodation: Tynset Camping and Motel at the Tynset bridge crossing the river Glomma: +47 62480311 or Tynset Motel and Hostel, (Brugata 6, +47 62 480600).

Shops, museum, Tynset Church and Tynset station.

Practical information:

Arrival / departure: 
BUS: Trysilekspressen runs daily between Oslo and Trysil. Travel time 3,5 hours. Possible to get on the bus at Oslo Busterminal and Oslo Airport Gardermoen, more stops  along the way. (+47 481 66 900, trysil@boreal.no)

Lokal bus Rena-Rendalen-Tynset: Gauldal-Østerdalbuss: www.gobuss.no  and hedmark-trafikk.no  (+47 177 / +47 73 88 39 00)
TRAIN: Rørosbanen from Oslo via Hamar, Elverum, Rena and Tynset station. Train stops also at Koppang and Hanestad. www.nsb.no

Accommodation: Bring a sleeping bag. Contact the accomodations in advance. Keep in mind that there is poor coverage for mobile phones on parts of the trail.  

Prices: 150 NOK/night/person in most cabins.  

Contakt: Lia Gård, + 47 62466500 / +47 40413778 , retreat@liagard.no.  

You can find maps and more daily stages online: pilgremsleden.no (Østerdalsleden)

Have a great trip! 

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160 km 10 days
Jordet Samfunnshus

Jordet Samfunnshus

Phone:+47 41543705
Distance:At the path
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Munkbetsetra

Munkbetsetra

Phone:+47 62 44 40 75 ⁄ 920 16 298
Distance:At the train
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Osdalsjøhytta - cabin

Osdalsjøhytta - cabin

Charge:None
Open :Year around
Distance :At the path
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The pilgrim cabin at Rensjøen

The pilgrim cabin at Rensjøen

Charge:None
Open:Year around
Distance:At the path
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Rosemaries kilde

Rosemaries kilde

Distance:At the trail
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Pilgrimstone

Pilgrimstone

Distance:At the trail
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Pilgrimcabin

Pilgrimcabin

Address:Strandvn 16, Otnes
Distance:Near the path
Phone:62466500
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Pilgrimlavvo at Kvanntjønna

Pilgrimlavvo at Kvanntjønna

Mobil:45004563
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