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Besseggen Photo: Mathias Øvsteng
Besseggen
Besseggen is Norways second most hiked walk and has a special place in norwegian culture and outdoor tradition. The spectacular walk on the ridge between the Bessvatn and the Gjende lake is of intermediate difficultay and takes 7 to 9 hours.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 7 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June
August - September

Contact information

Description

This is the most famous hike in Scandinavia. Start the hike at Gjendesheim and hike the Besseggen ridge towrads Memurubu Toursit Lodge which offers good  standard accomodation. You can also taake the boat from Gjendesheim in the morning to Memurubu. From there fairly steep uphill to some 1400 m.a.s.l. Continue in easterly direction, here it is more flat. You pass the lakes Bjørnbøltjønne and Bessvatnet (both lefthand side)and cross Bandet before starting climbing the famous Besseggen ridge. From here you have wonderful views towards the green-coloured lake Gjende and the blue lake Bessvatnet. Furher you pass Veslefjell, with 1.743 m.a.s.l. the highest point on the route, before descending to Gjendesheim. Estimated time for the hike 7 to 9 hours.

There is also an altenative, marked route between the lodges Gjendesheim and Memurubu along the shore of lake Gjende. The route follows the old path dating back to the times when Memurubu was a mountain farm. Today Memurubu is a modern, high standard lodge, suitable for longer stays and as a base for daytrips, for instance to Surtningssui (appr. nine hours).

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

    • august
    • june
    • september
    • christmas
  • Nature and terrain

    • mountains
  • Classification

    • Marked trails with red Ts
  • Grading

    • challenging
  • Duration

    • 7 hours
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Besseggen

This is the most famous hike in Scandinavia. Start the hike at Gjendesheim and hike the Besseggen ridge towrads Memurubu Toursit Lodge which offers...

Besseggen

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