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Boat transport on Lake Gjende in Jotunheimen, Norway - Photo: Gjendebåtane
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Boat transport on Lake Gjende in Jotunheimen, Norway Photo: Gjendebåtane

Getting to Jotunheimen and around

Jotunheimen is centrally located in the heart of Norway between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, and is easily reached by public transport.

By bus and train

Express buses from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim stop in the area several times a day. The nearest train station is Otta on the Dovre railway line. From Otta there are local buses to most places in Jotunheimen. For more information and booking, please contact Nordfjordekspressen, GudbrandsdalekspressenNor-Way Bussekspress and the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).

There are local bus connections to many places in the mountains in the main season (from the end of June until mid-August). There are two daily bus connections via Otta-Vågå-Lom-Sogndal. Timetables for the local buses are available online at rute.oppland.org.

By car

There are many options. From the south, drive on the E6 from Oslo/Lillehammer or on fv. 51 from Fagernes. From Bergen, take the E16 via Lærdal, the ferry from Fodnes to Mannheller and fv. 55 from Sogndal to Lom. From Stryn, head eastwards on fv. 15 and from Geiranger take fv. 63 and fv. 15.

Some of Norway's most scenic routes pass through Jotunheimen:

All of the above are now classified as national tourist routes.

By boat

In the summer, there is boat transport available on Lake Gjende and Lake Bygdin.

Distances

To Jotunheimen:   

  • Bergen - Skjåk 386 kilometers
  • Stryn - Skjåk 113 kilometers
  • Geiranger - Skjåk 77 kilometers
  • Sogndal - Lom 137 kilometers
  • Fagernes - Vågå 130 kilometers
  • Lillehammer - Vågå 144 kilometers 
  • Oslo - Lom 360 kilometers
  • Trondheim - Lom  300 kilometers

Within Jotunheimen:

  • Skjåk - Lom 18 kilometers
  • Lom - Vågå 31 kilometers
  • Lom - Gjende 70 kilometers
  • Lom - Sognefjellet 54 kilometers 
  • Lom - Grotli 60 kilometers

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Boat transport on Lake Gjende in Jotunheimen, Norway - Photo: Gjendebåtane

Getting to Jotunheimen and around

Jotunheimen is centrally located in the heart of Norway between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, and is easily reached by public transport.

Getting to Jotunheimen and around

Source: Visitnorway

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