River rafting, canyoning and caving
The Otta River is a popular rafting river, especially for family tours. The Sjoa River is also popular, and regarded as the best river for rafting in Northern Europe.
Rafting companies offer raft paddling, swimming and other pleasant pastimes in safe surroundings.
The main rafting season is from mid-May until the end of September.
You can also try canyoning. Follow a river through gorges and canyons – an experience in nature that will no doubt impress you.
In Jotunheimen you also find one of the largest cave systems in Norway. Come along and see fish and waterfalls inside the mountains.
More information is available at Lom og Skjåk Adventure.
Jotunheimen offers many excellent climbing opportunities. Both the Galdhøpiggen Climbing Park and Brimiskogen Climbing Park offers exciting experiences. In Lom there is a new climbing tower, Lomseggen, and close to the centre of Lom there is a climbing path/ladder (via ferrata) which takes you from Nissegard to the top where you have great views of the national parks Jotunheimen, Rondane, Dovrefjell and Reinheimen. At Jotunheimen's official website you will find an overview of companies that offer climbing activities.
Guided glacier hikes are offered by many companies. The glaciers offer an amazing experience on blue ice and snow. There are guided hikes on Smørstabbreen, Bøverbreen, Styggebreen, Svellnosbreen and other glaciers. Go to Jotunheimen's official website for a list of glacier tour suggestions in the area.
Hunting and fishing
Hunting wild reindeer and small game is available in some areas. Contact the local tourist information offices or local municipal authorities for further information.
There is excellent trout fishing in numerous lakes and rivers in the area. Fishing licenses can be bought at the local tourist information offices or online at Inatur.
Jotunheimen offers horseback riding for everyone, on calm and safe horses. In Raubergstulen, you can go riding in the high mountains.
The Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre is located below Norway's highest mountain Galdhøpiggen (2,469 metres above sea level) and on the Juvbreen Glacier. Experience powder snow in the summer at the summer ski centre with the highest altitude in Norway. The centre has a slope for snowboarders, downhill skiers and Telemark skiers.
For many decades, Sognefjellet has been considered Scandinavia's best destination for summer cross-country skiing, and many Olympic and World Champions have started their way to gold here.
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