No, you can drive all the way up to Gjendeosen and park there for up to two hours for free, provided you park in the indicated space and collect a ticket from the automatic parking meter.

Kjør helt opp til Gjendeosen og parker på handikapp plasser. Betal parkering på vanlig måte. Du kan også parkere på Reinsvangen, hvis du kan bli med bussen inn til Gjendeosen.

Tents are not accepted. You will find better suited places for tents outside the parking lot. There are several great campsites in Sjodalen and towards Beitostølen that would suit you better.

Look at There is also ticket machine at Reinsvangen. You can park for up to two hours for free at Lake Gjende, but remember to get a ticket from the machine in the parking lot.

There are charging opportunities at Maurvangen and Gjendesheim

Gjendesheim has its own guest car park, where you can stay as long as you are a guest at Gjendesheim. After checking out, you will have to move your car to one of our car parks.

The first bus leaves from the parking lot 45 60 minutes before the first ferry departure. After that, the bus runs continuously, and the last bus leaves 15 minutes before each ferry departure. There is also a bus running every 30 minutes in the evening. See the poster at the bus stop to know when the last bus is leaving.

The boat timetable, tickets and information can be found at Everyone who has booked a place gets to go on the boat! You could buy residual tickets in the kiosk or on the boat.

GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 61.4953095, Longitude: 8.8089954

Calculate extra time before you go on the Gjendebåten. The shuttle buses run continuously between Reinsvangen and Gjendeosen all day, but it’s good not to stress.
Meet one hour before departure.

Many people take the trip over Besseggen. Detailed information about the route and the trip can be found at

At Gjendeosen you can park for free for up to 2 hours. Perfect for eating an ice cream, or if you want to take a picture of Gjende.