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Peaks and parks

Jotunheimen is a vast area of untouched nature with beautiful lakes and majestic mountains. The area includes two top-of-mind hiking destinations: The National Park region and Valdres, both with a long tradition for outdoor recreation and easy access to classic routes like Besseggen.

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Video: Hiking the Besseggen ridge

Getting here and around

  • By car

    By car

    Jotunheimen is located midway between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. The easiest way to move around in the region is by car. Follow the E6 from Oslo, or the E16 via Lærdal from Bergen.

    Three national tourist routes go through Jotunheimen: Sognefjellsvegen, Strynefjellsvegen and Valdresflya.

  • By plane

    By plane

    Travel by plane to Oslo or Bergen and continue by car or bus to the region, about 200 kilometres from Oslo.

  • By train

    By train

    Hop on the Bergen Railway, the train that goes between Oslo and Bergen, or Dovrebanen, which goes between Oslo and Trondheim. Book your ticket at NSB (the Norwegian State Railways).

Safety in the mountains

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Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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