Jotunheimen Haute Route


Jotunheimen Haute Route or Høgruta i Jotunheimen is a five-day backcountry skiing tour that takes you from peak to peak in the heart of Jotunheimen. Cover eight glaciers, including Glittertind and Galdhøpiggen, and stay at mountain lodges. Each stage is about 15 km long, with 1000 – 1500 metre elevation gain.

When Johan Wildhagen and Stian Hagen went to Toubkal, the loftiest mountain in North Africa, they realized that there was a randonnée skiing paradise in the Norwegian mountain areas they knew from childhood.

They took their ski gear to another continent. After landing in Marrakesh, they drove a car for several hours and then hiked for hours in a queue of people headed for the same destination. People from round the world had come here. Two Norwegians, Stian Hagen, a randonnée-skiing pioneer known for having climbed almost all the way up the Matterhorn to ski down it, and his trekking partner and photographer Johan Wildhagen, known for his works in the world’s toughest landscapes, had come to ski down Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

It could be a godsend. It could be the luck one dreams about.

“Why are we here”, they wondered. “What are we doing?” It was then that the idea struck.

“Jotunheimen”, said Stian Hagen.

“We should go home to the Jotunheimen.  Norway’s Haute Route is there, waiting for us.”

They had trekked the Jotunheimen mountains as long as they could remember. The peaks had become so familiar as to be inconspicuous. But now a new aspect of them revealed itself. The mighty and much untouched peaks of the Jotunheimen obviously comprised a randonnée skiing destination. They viewed the inconspicuous anew. They took their skis and put together the Jotunheimen Haute Route. Read More

There’s something about going abroad to discover what you have at home. Playwright Henrik Ibsen went to Italy to write his greatest plays about Norway. In 2012, Stian Hagen and Johan Wildhagen had a similar experience in North Africa.

Visit Local Farms

Valdres and Jotunheimen are located in the county of Oppland, in the centre of Norway. Jotunheimen has for centuries attracted tourists and hikers to explore the mountains, and officially became a national park in 1980. In Valdres, which is the region located South West of Jotunheimen, hunting, farming, fishing, agriculture and forestry have been the […] Read more


JVB is operating a snowcoach route from Tyin to Eidsbugarden with a fleet of historic Bombardier Snowmobiles. This is living history, transportation and a tourist attraction combined! Our season starts in mid February and runs till the beginning of May. Travelling in these old Bombardier Snowmobiles is an experience in it self. You are sitting […] Read more

Zip line Prestfossen

Under the bridge in the center of Lom, we tense up a Tyrolean traversing, we have called it Prestfosstraversen since it goes beyond Preast waterfall in the river Bøvra. Zipline is quite spectacular with a waterfall splashing water up against you, and a river that waves directly below your feet. Here hurtling you away beyond […] Read more

Synshorn Via Ferrata

The Synshorn Mountain is situated between the lakes Bygdin and Vinstre in the Jotunheimen National Park. The view is simply breathtaking. There are a couple of resting areas (bench/cliff gallery) on the way. The name Via ferrata originates in Italia, where iron paths were built under Word War First to improve the accessibility of the mountains for the troops. […] Read more

River Rafting

Jotunheim’s rivers run from high mountains to the deep sea. Hungry for water, the streams are fed by snow, ice and rain. Some have a mellow and tranquil character while others are wild and violent, offering extreme sport possibilities. Rafting can be an extreme sport for the most daring as well as an exciting family […] Read more

Ski Touring

Do you get your skiing thrills from soaring down high peaks through untouched winter wonderlands? Are unmarked trails, far away from the hustle and bustle your ideal holiday destination? Look no further! Jotunheimen National Park-Winter Edition offers ski touring from magnificent peaks with accomplished guides that are specialised in winter tourism. Pack your skis to […] Read more

Activity Park Jotunheimen

Here are som of the Summer Fun Parks (in Norwegian Aktivitetsparken) in the Jotunheimen National Park.  While parents enjoy the relaxing atmosphere on the sun terrace of the mountain restaurant, children can fully explore the summer fun park. However, probably also parents won’t sit still for a very long time, as there is much to […] Read more

Dog Sledding, Husky Experiences in Norway

“Our mission is to inspire you, excite you and engage you into our world”  -Beito Husky Tours About Dog Sledding In the Jotunheimen National Park you can enjoy a unique dog sledding experience in the heart of Norway. Travel through stunning and untouched landscapes in the company of experienced mushers and energetic huskies, and feel the silence and peace of the […] Read more

Horseback Riding

We offer unique, fun and safe family friendly “hands-on” activities for all ages and levels – Myhre Gård The mountains offer riding adventures for everyone! Novice or expert, there are options for everyone! There is nothing like heading out into the wilderness accompanied by majestic and sturdy horses. Go ahead and saddle up and let these beautiful […] Read more

Guide Services

Welcome to the Jotunheimen Mountain Experience. Join us for guided tours to fairy tale glaciers, to stunning summits and some of the highest peaks in the area, or hikes and multi-day trekking along traditional trails. We can offer you a unique experience in this wild nature where hikers, artists, adventures and climbers have travelled for […] Read more