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Besseggen - the most famous hike in Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

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.

Besseggen

(1,743 metres above sea level)
Take the boat from Gjendesheim to the Memurubu Mountain Lodge in the morning, and walk back to Gjendesheim along the marked trail. The Besseggen tour takes six to eight hours, depending on your chosen pace. You can also start the hike at Gjendesheim Cabins and take one of the Gjende boats back in the afternoon or the next morning.

Memurubu Mountain Lodge offers accommodation in wonderful surroundings in the heart of Jotunheimen National Park.

Watch this video from Bessegen:

Galdhøpiggen

(2,469 metres above sea level)
This tour takes you to the top of the highest mountain in Northern Europe. Galdhøpiggen is a favourite goal for adults and children all summer. Follow the marked trail from Spiterstulen (a four-hour hike) or join the guided tours from Juvasshytta, crossing the glacier Styggebreen (a three-hour hike).

Prices for the guided tour: NOK 160 for adults and NOK 110 for children up to 15 years. There are daily departures at 10:00 am from 21 June to 12 September. From July to mid-August there is an additional departure at 11:30 am. Meet at Juvasshytta half an hour before departure.

Other peaks

Loftet, Fanaråken, Glittertind, Surtningssui, Besshø, Nautgardstind, Kyrkja, Skridulaupen and Lomseggen are other peaks worth exploring for a hike.

Geopath to the Storbreen Glacier

The path to the front of the Storbreen Glacier in the Leirdalen Valley in Lom is an easy walk in open fields (around two hours). There is an information board at the bridge across the Leira River, and the staff at Fossheim Steinsenter can help you to determine the species of minerals.

Hulderstigen

Hulderstigen is a nature and culture path of about 5,5 kilometres in easy terrain. It is signposted from road fv. 51 and there are information boards alongside the path. Part of the trail crosses the Stuttgonglia nature reserve. The trail is both educational and fun for children, and there are also opportunities for fishing.

Bordvassvegen – cultural walk along old irrigation systems

The Jotunheimen region is very dry. Only an old, complicated irrigation system made agriculture possible in the old days. The walk is around eight kilometres long and fairly easy. Starting point: Norsk Fjellmuseum/Lom Tourist Office.

Aursjøen cultural walk

The signposted culture path close to Lake Aursjøen in Skjåk shows how the old watering system was built up. The walk is around six kilometres long.

Tour suggestions by car or bicycle

The Sognefjell Road (fv. 55)
The scenic Sognefjell Road, which is the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe and one of Norway’s national tourist routes, runs between the Sognefjord, the world’s second longest fjord, and Gudbrandsdalen.

The Old Strynefjell Road (fv. 258)
Go past stone walls and guard stones. Between Grotli and Videseter, the Old Strynefjell Road twists at one with nature through the Strynefjell pass, just as it did at the beginning of the last century. The narrow road includes a bit of Norwegian road-building history, with gravel and guard stones.

Valdresflya (fv. 51)
The Valdresflya Road practically floats across the mountain plateau, with endless views of mountains and lakes. Its highest point is at 1,389 metres above sea level. 

Blåhø Mountain (1,617 metres above sea level)
From Blåhø you have a great view over the entire national park. Follow the road signs from Vågå to drive to the top of the mountain.

More suggestions
In Lom and surrounding municipalities you can find a perfect basecamp for trips to the fjords and mountains in the southern parts of Norway. Go to Visit Jotunheimen for a further nine suggestions on beautiful daytrips and exciting car excursions around Jotunheimen.

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Last updated:  2013-04-09
On their way to the top of Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen, Norway - Photo: Olav Olsen
On their way to the top of Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen, Norway
Leirdalen in Jotunheimen, Norway - Photo: MB Kleiven
Leirdalen in Jotunheimen, Norway
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Besseggen  - the most famous hike in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

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.

Tour suggestions in Jotunheimen

Source: Visitnorway

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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.

Jotunheimen

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

Attractions in Jotunheimen

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

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.

Key facts about Gudbrandsdalen

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