Taste and enjoy

Venabygdsfjellet is centrally located in the area of Gudbrandsdalen with a strong food tradition. A good meal is just part of what we offer. Stop by for a lunch or reserve a table at one of our popular buffets.

Photo: Olav Storm


Norwegian Specialities Buffet

Every Wednesday in the summer and winter seasons Venabu Fjellhotell hosts a large buffet table, with speciality hot and cold recipes based on long Norwegian food traditions. Many of the ingredients have local provenance and the food is made on the premises using traditional recipes and methods. The buffet is open to non residents, but please book your table in advance.


Viltaften (game buffet)

As the hunting season draws to a close in late October / early November Venabu arrange their renowned game buffet. This tasty buffet includes a variety of hot and cold dishes based on game, fish & berries as well as a large selection of cheeses and desserts. A wine tasting is also available to those intersested. There’s a weekend package availabel or just reserve a tabel for the buffet. It’s very popular!

Photo: Olav Storm



On selected Saturdays you are welcome to join us for the renowned Gudbrandsdals buffet at Spidsbergseter. Hot and cold dishes with plenty of desserts. Included is game, fish, shellfish, salads and cheese (and everything you can imagine!)

The buffet is also open to non residents, simply reserve your table in advance.

When: Saturdays  18.30–21.00
Price: on request


Sunday lunch

Available on selected Sundays during summer season at Spidsbergseter. Numerous hot and cold dishes as well as plenty of desserts. Coffee afterwards is of course included.

Sunday lunch is also open to non residents, as this is a very popular lunch it´s not possible to reserve a table in advance. Here it´s “first come, first served”. 

When: Sundays  13.30–16.00 
Price: on request


Aquavit Barn

Originally an old stone barn from 1850, the barn smell has gone but tradition is there is every wall.

Here we serve a large variety, over 220, of this noble Scandinavian spirit. In the barn you’ll be taken on a journey through the world of aquavit, and also the history of Spidsbergseter. Groups can also be served their own food experience in the Aquavit Barn.

Opening Times:
Friday and Saturday 20.30–21.30 (normally)



Both Venabu and Spidsbergseter serve alternatives to their meals and adapt for those who have different dietary requirements. Vegetarian and Vegan dishes are served as part of our regular buffets and a large salad bar is part of this offering. Most of the sauces are gluten and lactose free. If you have a dietary requirement, please let us know at the time of booking.

Photo: Olav Storm

Photo: Olav Storm

Christmas Buffets

Christmas buffets have a long tradition in Norway and normally take place in the weekends leading up to Christmas for party groups and friends. It’s a great pre-Christmas treat in the mountains.

Our buffets comprise of good homemade food, traditional Christmas food, seafood and other delicacies. You’ll need to book early to take part in this tasty seasonal buffet!


Summer farm lunch at Lykkjesetra

Lykkjesetra is owned by Venabu Fjellhotell. Every Tuesday in the summer, traditional summer farm meals are served here. This comprises delicious sour cream porridge, dried and cured meats, sour cream waffles from a traditional waffle iron and local strawberries. Our Tuesday walking and horse riding trips include the summer farm lunch, or make you own way there on foot, by bike or by car. Prebooking essential!

Getting there:
Walking, riding, cycling or car

When? Tuesdays in the summer season

Photo: Olav Storm

Welcome to Venabygdsfjellet!

Venabygdsfjellet is a mountain area that lies between Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen in the municipality of Ringebu. From December to April, Venabygdsfjellet is snow-proof with a stable winter climate and fantastic ski terrain.

Venabygdsfjellet is located south of Rondane National Park between Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen. The altitude is between 850 &1000 metres, so the terrain lies partly in the birch forest belt and partly above the tree line. The mountain peaks are located at 1200–1400 meters and offer wide views of all directions.