Female hiker sitting on Besseggen Ridge in Jotunheimen National Park, Norway

Photo: Olga Danylenko / Shutterstock

Jotunheimen highlights

  • Jotunheimen means “home of the giants” and features many of Norway’s highest mountains
  • Boats run across the Gjende and Bygdin lakes in summer, providing easy access deep into the park
  • Cosy tourist cabins make multi-day backpacking trips, like the Jotunheimen Historical Route, an easy and popular option
  • Direct buses operate daily from Oslo, driving as far as Leirvassbu lodge. There are good connections to Bergen and Lillehammer.
  • The surrounding area is packed with opportunities for adventure, including glacier hikes, rafting, and horseback riding.

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Map of Jotunheimen National Park

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