Jotunheimen is located in the middle of Southern Norway, the journey usually starts from either Bergen or Oslo. The mountain roads Sognefjellsvegen or Valdresflye are perfect entry points to the National Park. The roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Check the National Scenic Routes in Norway to make sure the roads are open.
There is no train leading directly to Jotunheimen, but you could take Dovrebanen and jump off at Otta. From Otta you need to rent a car with Hertz or take the bus from Otta to either Gjendesheim or Lom (bus number 501 from Otta, with one transfer at Vågåmo rutebilstasjon to bus 560).
From Oslo, we would recommend taking Valdresekspressen. This bus stops at several different entry points in Jotunheimen. Make sure to switch to the correct bus at Fagernes. You can go to the following destinations:
- Beitostølen, for Bitihorn
- Gjendesheim, for Besseggen
- Lom, for Galdhøpiggen
- Leirvassbu, to connect with the enormous network of trails through Jotunheimen
To reach the western part of Jotunheimen you can take Valdresekspressen from Oslo. This bus takes you to:
There are two boats running from two of the entry points deeper into the national park.
- Gjendebåten takes you from Gjendesheim via Memurubu to Gjende.
- M/B Bitihorn takes you from Bygdin via Torfinnsbu to Eidsbugarden.
From February to April you can access Jotunheimen by SnowCat. Two routes are open.
- Beitostølen – Bygdin
- Tyin – Eidsbugarden
You need to book in advance. Visit JVB who operates the routes to plan your journey.