Famous walks in the Jotunheimen

With high peaks and deep valleys, the landscape of Jotunheimen National Park offers Northern Europe’s most beautiful vistas and dramatic walks. If Jotunheimen is the heart of Norway, thousands of kilometers of tracks are its veins.

The Jotunheimen National Park tracks lead you over Northern Europe’s highest, 2469 meters high, Galdhøpiggen peak or along the narrow Besseggen ridge, running between and emerald lake. Endless walking trails will take you along lush landscapes, through snow, over ice and across valleys, rivers and lakes. You can choose to stroll, hike or climb for hours, days or even weeks!

Maps of the Jotunheimen National Park trails can be obtained in local stores, hotels and tourist information offices as well as online or in upscale bookshops across Europe and the rest of the world.

Grab your boots, pack your bag and wander off into Jotunheimen’s beautiful landscapes and stunning wilderness.

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Jotunheimen National park

Besseggen Ridge

Duration: 6-8 hours | length: 22,9 km | elevation/moh: 1738 meters | level: challenging

 Caught between two bright colored alpine lakes, Gjende (emerald) and Bessvatnet (deep blue, this is Norway’s number one day hike. The popular trail offers breathtaking views of the Jotunheimen landscape Download GPS-Track
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Galdhøpiggen 2469 m

duration: 5-6 hours | length: 6,2 km | elevation/moh: 2436 meters | level: average

To sit on top of the world, you’ll have to conquer a 2469 rise above sea level first. When the weather permits, you’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree panorama including mountain, lakes and. Not to far in the distance, the Pigg cottage where you’ll be treated to warm Norwegian dishes and cold drinks
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Bitihorn Valdres

duration: 5-6 hours | length: 6,1 km | elevation/moh: 1607 meters | level: easy

This very accessible trail offers you a glimpse of the majestic Jotunheimen National Park. With the North Valdres and the Bygdin at your feet, you’ll feel like you are indeed walking in the ‘Home of the Giants. Download GPS-Track

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Knutshøe - retur Leirungdalen

duration: 5-7 hours | length: 12,9 km | elevation/moh: 1506 meters | level: challenging

This trail is like a day in the park and a suitable way to get to know Jotunheim for both young and old. Your feet will take you over the Knusthøe ridge along the Øvre Leirungen lake
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duration: 5-6 hours | length: 6,1 km | elevation/moh: 1607 meters | level: average to challenging.

Patiently Norways’ second highest mountain, the 2452 high Glittertind, awaits your visit to its summit. The trail will lead you across a glacier towards unobstructed views of the Oppland province leaving you breathless off beauty, not height…
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duration: 5-6 hours | length: 10,5 km | elevation/moh: 1480 meters | level: average to challenging

One of the most spectacular hikes in Jotunheimen, between Memurubu and Gjendebu. 10,5 kms, takes 5-6 hours. Steep up from/down to lake Gjende. Great variety of plants in the area…
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Showcase or Find your adventures through the Jotunheimen-TurApp ecosystem, both online and through the mobile application find the best hikes in the Jotunheimen National Park.

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Svartdalen / Torfinndalen

duration: 5-6 Hours | length: 13,8 km | elevation/moh: 1506 meters | level: medium
Svartdalen is an experience you will not find anywhere else. You can sense it already when you disembark at Torfinnsbu. The tourist lodge is beautifully situated in the green grass, and upwards into the Torfinndalen valley are grassy hills with beautiful summer flowers that make you feel at ease. Guide: gronolen@gronolen.no / +47 61352990
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