Jotunheimen is home to a massive number of outdoor adventures. From glacier hikes and ski touring to easy walks with great views, there truly is something for everybody. Base yourself at one of the many tourist cabins, lodges, or boutique hotels and explore the area on day trips. Alternatively, travel from cabin-to-cabin over several days to fully immerse yourself in the high mountains.
Besseggen ridge is one of Norway’s most famous hikes, rising above the emerald green Gjende lake. Galdhøpiggen (2,469 m.a.s.l.) and Glittertind (2,465 m.a.s.l.) are the two most popular summits to climb. Knutshøe, with views over Øvre Leirungen lake, is another must. In the west, hike up Utladalen valley to see the spectacular Vettisfossen.
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Check out our guide to exploring Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet.
For skiers, spring offers longer days and wonderful conditions for ski touring. Pick one of the many options along the Valdresflye and Sognefjellet scenic routes or head deep into the park, stopping at Leirvassbu or Eidsbugarden to experience snow-covered Jotunheimen at its finest.
Regardless of the season, local guides and activity providers offer a range of adventures for both adults and children. In summer, take a guided hike on the Bøverbrean glacier or join a ski touring trip to Sokse in the spring. For something a little different try dog sledding, rafting, or horseback riding.
The area is filled with excellent accommodation options for all budgets, close to the popular routes and attractions. Alternatively, pitch a tent and find some solitude deep in the national park.