Discover Jotunheimen: Green Route (6-days)Enjoy Jotunheimen National Park on your own self-guided tour. Accommodation and meals are included and your luggage is transported between the hikes.
Our Jotunheimen Green Route Itinerary is a 6-day trek designed for hikers of average fitness, with some basic hiking and outdoor skills. This route takes you straight into the heart of Jotunheimen, across the beautiful Bygdin Lake to high peaks and through adventurous valleys. You will stay in some of the most historic accommodations in the Jotunheimen area, and hike to viewpoints and trails that have inspired mountaineers and artists for centuries. Minimum total route is 40 km and maximum can vary from 45 km to 50 km.
Climb the magnificent Bitihorn (1607 masl), and jump on the boat cruise, M/B Bitihorn, that takes you across the beautiful Bygdin Lake, and trek through Svartdalen and Veslådalen. The journey through Svartdalen is one of the most appreciated and respected treks among Norwegian outdoor adventurers. The arduous walk combined with dramatic mountains towering over you from all sides can make you feel like you’re in an old folk tale. On misty days this sentiment is emphasised as the pale light allows for the “reveal” of indistinct faces in the mountains and mythical mountain creatures hiding behind the cliffs. On clearer days, you can see the magnificent white peaks rising on either side of you, including Knutsholstiden, once believed to be the tallest mountain in Norway. The hike from Gjendebu to Fondsbu via Veslådalen is a very popular hike that connects two traditional lodges, Gjendebu and Fondsbu DNT.
This itinerary includes a free day for you to get a chance to rest and enjoy a relaxing day at Gjendebu Lodge. Alternatively you could spend this day exploring an optional hike such as the hike from Memurubu to Gjendebu across Bukkelægret; walking along the Ridge of Sjugurdtinden you will have access to the panoramas on all sides of the ridge; overlooking the Gjende lake in the East, the mesmerising valley of Memurudalen going North-West, the mountainous landscape in the West and the steep peaks towering over the Gjende Lake in the South. This is arguably one of the best and subsequently one of the more heavily underrated views in the area. This hike offers an exciting blend of mountain and nature hiking as well as it allows you to put your climbing skills to the test.
As another option for your free day, you could try a less arduous hike, namely Gjendetunga. This is perfect for those who want to indulge in a nice, relaxing and shorter walk, but who doesn’t want to go without a panoramic view experience. Towering over Gjendebu, Gjendetunga lies at 1516 masl and is “a not to miss” hike if you’re in this area. On clear days you can enjoy your lunch at the top of the mountain overlooking Gjende and its surrounding mountains. This is a road less travelled, but the Gjendetunga hike has earned its rightful place as one of the best ways to experience Gjende.
Stay in classic and historic lodges such as the Bygdin Hotel, Fondsbu DNT, and Gjendebu, where people from all over the come together to share their experiences, in peaceful and friendly ambiences in the heart of nature.
We also support you with luggage transportation during the trip and with transportation to and from Oslo or Bergen