Jotunheimen National park is situated between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim in the heart of Norway, bordering the Utladalen Protected Landscape Area. The park is close to Lom, Vågå & Vang (county of Oppland) as well as Luster & Årdal (county of Sogn & Fjordane)
Jotunheimen is famous for its pristine nature, rich vegetation, wildlife and endless outdoor recreation possibilities. The park is home to Norther Europe’s highest mountains, glaciers, large lakes and wild rivers. Several species of large mammals, predators and birds of preys live within the border of Jotunheimen. Outdoor activities include hiking, alpine climbing, bicycling, rafting, skiing, hunting and fishing.
Jotunheimen National Park can be reached via:
- Rv 55 over Sognefjellet: several car parks and branch roads lead toward Jotunheimen
- Rv 53 between Årdal and Tyin – Rv 252 from Tyin to Eidsbugarden – Rv 51 over Valdresflya: several car parks and branch roads leadi toward Jotunheimen
- Park your car at Bygdisheim and take the boat over Lake Bygdin to Eidsbugarden
- Park at Gjendesheim and take the boat over Lake Gjende to Memurubu or Gjendebu.
Can be obtained at hotels, local Tourist Information Offices, online or at upscale book stores across Europe. Two outstanding maps are:
- “Jotunheimen” (1:100 000)
- ”Aust-” and ”Vest-Jotunheimen” (1:50 000)
Year of birth and size: 1980 – 1151 square kilometers (km2)