Skjolden Vandrerhjem is a seasonal hostel, which is opened from the 1st May to the 30th September. The hostel is located between Skjolden and Fortun, close to the Rv 55. The hostel is part of a resort with a small restaurant, camping ground with suitable sanitary facilities and a playground for the kids. There are 24 newly renovated rooms with private bathroom facilities.

The small town of Skjolden is set in a fertile valley of steep mountainsides, Skjolden is a beautiful place which boarders to Jotunheimen in the north with Hurrungane. In short distance to the hostel it is possible to see the magnificent view of the Vassbakkfossen waterfall cascading down the mountainside.

Climbing is particularly popular in the area. Turtagrø, about 15 km away, is one of Norway’s most known climbing areas. There are also several cultural heritage sites in the area. For instance Urnes Stave Church, which has been a part of Unesco’s list since 2001. In the centre of Skjolden there is a shop with post office services and a cultural centre, which contains a swimming pool and a climbing wall.

Skjolden Vandrerhjem is a perfect choice for a nice activity holiday with trips to Jotunheimen, Sognefjorden and Jostedalsbreen., Breakfast is included.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Quite a remote place and any problem you encounter, the staff will say they don't know, they can't help. Kitchen is dirty. No wifi at all in the dorm. Kitchen is average, restaurant is clean, environment is great with waterfall right there!


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Hoi Ning,

Tue 30 Jun 2015

Though they said they had free wifi, yet we were unable to find even the network name. When approached the counter staff (black clothes one), we only received an "I don't know" reply and a cold & unwelcoming face. Toilet is not clean. Kitchen utensils and oven not too clean too.


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Sat 27 Jun 2015