Join us on this scenic journey on M/B Bitihorn over the Bygdin lake in Jotunheimen, starting at Eidsbugarden in the west end or Bygdin in the east end. The season starts the last weekend in June and our last sailing is beginning of September. Each day has two departures from Eidsbugarden and Bygdin.
M/B Bitihorn celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 and have spent all its years on the Bygdin lake. Built at Glommens Mekaniske Verksted in Fredrikstad, this was build number 19. Originally powered by a 40hp Bolinder diesel engine, it’s today powered by a 330hp Scania marine engine, the fourth engine in M/B Bitihorn since 1912. The vessel was originally 55 foot long but added 10 foot in 1977 making it to a total length of 65 foot. M/B Bitihorn has a passenger capacity of 98 plus 2 crew members, one captain and one deckhand.
During the journey across the Bygdin lake you will see more than 10 of Jotunheimen peaks over 2000m asl, among they are also the most southern 2000m peak in Norway, Nordre Kalvhølotind. If you are lucky it is possible to spot reindeers, occasionally large herds of several hundered animals. Along the route there is also two small old stone cabins that reindeer hunters used for shelter in the 19th century.