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A woman enjoying the view of lake Gjende in Jotunheimen in Eastern Norway
Besseggen in Jotunheimen.
Photo: Cathrine Dokken / Nasjonalparkriket
A group of people white water rafting in Sjoa river in the Jotunheimen mountains in Eastern Norway
Rafting on the river Sjoa in Jotunheimen.
Photo: Kristoffer Mæle Thuestad
A man enjoying the view of the Vettisfossen waterfall in Utladalen in the Jotunheimen mountains, Norway
The Vettisfossen waterfall in Jotunheimen.
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com
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Enjoy the view from the top of Norway’s highest mountain Galdhøpiggen, walk along the famous Besseggen ridge, and try some of the traditional food from the area.

The Jotunheimen mountains is a massive mountain area in Eastern Norway, covering an area of roughly 3,500 square kilometres. The mountain range is Norway’s most popular national park.

The most iconic hikes in Jotunheimen are Besseggen (1,743 m a.s.l.) Galdhøpiggen (2,469 m a.s.l.) and Glittertind (2,464 m a.s.l.) – the latter two are Norway’s highest mountains.

Jotunheimen is ideal for cross-country and alpine skiers, cyclists, and climbers who enjoy the experience of basically undisturbed nature and fresh air.

Other popular activities in Jotunheimen include glacier walking, rafting, climbing, caving, canyoning, and horseback riding.

Jotunheimen has a long culinary tradition, and some popular local produce include herbs, cured meat, sausages, cheese, jam, and bread.

There are many ways to spend the night in the Jotunheimen area, from hotels and mountain cabins to camping out in the wild.

Get in-depth travel information on The National Park Region’s and Visit Jotunheimen’s official websites.

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Top attractions in Jotunheimen

Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Jotunheimen.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Jotunheimen offers.

Getting to Jotunheimen

Get in-depth travel information on Nasjonalparkriket’s and Visit Jotunheimen’s official websites.
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Top attractions in Jotunheimen
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Lomskyrkja – the church in Lom - is one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway. Read more
Lom Stave Church
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    • Jotunheimen train

      By train

      Otta is the nearest train station. From there, you can take local buses to several places in the Jotunheimen area.

    • Jotunheimen bus

      By bus

      You can reach the Jotunheimen area with express buses from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim several times per day.

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    • Jotunheimen car

      By car

      If you want to go to Jotunheimen by car, follow the E6 from Oslo or Lillehammer, or the E16 via Lærdal from Bergen.

      Three of Norway’s National Tourist Routes pass through Jotunheimen: Sognefjellet, Gamle Stynefjellsvegen, and Valdresflye.

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    • Jotunheimen plane

      By plane

      The nearest airports to Jotunheimen are Oslo Airport and Trondheim Airport. You can travel by train from both airports to several destinations in the region.

      If you prefer your own car, there are several rental car services at both Oslo Airport and Trondheim Airport.

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    • Jotunheimen local

      Local travel

      Local buses serve the most popular hiking areas in Jotunheimen in the summer.

      In the summer season, boats traffic the Gjende and Bygdin lakes, transporting hikers, luggage, and canoes and kayaks.

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