Enjoy the view from the top of Norway’s highest mountain Galdhøpiggen, walk along the narrow, but popular Besseggen ridge, and try some of the traditional food from the area. This is the perfect tour for a hiking lover!
Jotunheimen is a largely undisturbed mountain area in Eastern Norway, covering an area of roughly 3,500 square kilometres. The mountain range is Norway’s most popular national park and includes the country’s two highest mountains Galdhøpiggen (2,469 metres above sea level) and Glittertind (2,464 metres above sea level), as well as waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and valleys.
The area has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 2,000 metres in Northern Europe and offers some of the most scenic hiking on the continent – everything from short strolls to multi day hut to hut epics.
One of the highlights is the path along the narrow Besseggen ridge from Memurubu lodge to Gjendesheim lodge. The view southwards over an emerald coloured Gjendevatnet lake (984 metres above sea level) and northwards over Bessvatnet lake (1,373 metres above sea level) is a real treat.
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.