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Attractions in Jotunheimen

Visit Lom Stave Church, the Norwegian Mountain Museum in Lom or Gallery Jotunheimen to learn about local traditions and culture.

Mimisbrunnr Climate Park 2469

Come along on a journey 70 meters under the ice and 6,000 years back in time. Learn about the history of Norway’s climate and the tradition of hunting that goes back to the Iron Age. Bring the whole family and experience the only ice tunnel in the country.

In Norse mythology, Mimisbrunnr is the well of wisdom. Mimisbrunnr Klimapark 2469 is a contemporary source of knowledge about the past. The park, situated by the foot of Northern Europe's highest mountain Galdhøpiggen, is easily accessible for everyone.  

Lom Stave Church

Lom Stave Church is one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway. It dates back to the 12th century and is still in use. The church is closed during church services. The church in Vågå is also worth a visit.

The Norwegian Mountain Museum - the Jotunheimen National Park Information Centre

Through pictures, objects, sound and light, the Norwegian Mountain Museum offers an insight into the correlation between humans and the mountains.

Different exhibitions guide you through the history of the human existence in nature. The museum's full size models of an adult and a baby mammoth are very popular.

Jutulheimen Bygdemuseum and Lom Bygdamuseum

Jutulheimen Bygdemuseum in Vågå and Lom Bygdamuseum in Lom are two open air museums showing how people used to live and work.

Fossheim Steinsenter

This museum has Norway's largest collection of minerals and precious stones. You will also find a workshop and a shop on the premises.

Haukdalen

The idyllic Haukdalen is peacefully situated in Flatmogrenda in Lom. Quaint old buildings surround this traditional smallholding with an abundant garden. For many years, Haukdalen was home to Kitty Wentzel, one of Norway's first female journalists. Kitty was married to the well-known painter Gustav Wentzel.

At Haukdalen there are sketches, paintings and preparatory versions of well-known paintings by Gustav Wentzel and other contemporaries, which have been owned by the Wentzel family.

Homes of authors and poets

You are welcome to visit the homes of the local authors and poets Knut Hamsun (Hamsunstugu), Tor Jonsson (Tor Jossonstugu) and Olav Aukrust (Lyvjaberg).

Nordgard Aukrust Herb Garden

The south facing herb garden and farm shop at Nordgard Aukrust, with its characteristic brown timber walls, has over 150 different herbs. They are all marked with Norwegian and Latin names on plates and you are welcome to walk around in the garden.

Flåklypa

The name Flåklypa refers to two stones in the Bøvra River. When farmers were bringing hay down the frozen riverbed from their mountain pastures in winter, parts of the cargo would be knocked off in the narrow gap. This is where Kjell Aukrust found inspiration for his famous film success Flåklypa Grand Prix.

Galleries

Gallery Jotunheimen is located at Hindseter Fjellhotell in Sjodalen. Gallery Mathilde  is located in Bøstugu in Bismo. Here you find local handicraft and wood carvings for sale as well as exhibitions of works by regional artists.

Lake Gjende and Jotunheimen National Park

The Gjende Boat takes you across Lake Gjende to the heart of the Jotunheimen National Park. From the stops at Memurubu and Gjendebu you have plenty of hiking options.

Ridderspranget (The Knight's Leap)

The canyon in the Sjoa River got its name from the legend of the knight Sigvat Kvie from Valdres, who stole a bride and fled. With the girl in his arms, he jumped across the river.

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Last updated:  2013-04-09
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Lom Stave Church, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Attractions in Jotunheimen

Visit Lom Stave Church, the Norwegian Mountain Museum in Lom or Gallery Jotunheimen to learn about local traditions and culture.

Attractions in Jotunheimen

Source: Visitnorway

Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 6,500 feet in Northern Europe.

Summer Skiing in Norway

Norway’s biggest summer ski center at Stryn is situated at the edge of the famous Jostedalsbreen Glacier.

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.

Tour suggestions in Jotunheimen

Hike the classic route over the Besseggen Ridge, walk to the top of Galdhøpiggen or drive the scenic roads over Valdresflya and Sognefjellet.

About Jotunheimen

Tourist information in Jotunheimen

The tourist information offices in Jotunheimen will help you book rooms at the mountain cabins and plan your trip in the area.

Key facts about Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen is the most popular national park in Norway. Here you find the highest mountains in Norway, glaciers and a range of outdoor activities.

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