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Jotunheimen National Park

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Address: | Vågå, Jotunheimen 2680, Norway
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With over 250 mountains of almost 2000 meters high, including the 2469...

With over 250 mountains of almost 2000 meters high, including the 2469 meters Galdhopiggen, Jotunheimen offers nature at its peak. Hike, bike, climb or ski. Flow with rivers and listen to waterfalls. Camp wild and free, spend the night sleeping inside the park's wooden huts, cabins and lodges and hotels. In the Home of the Giants you touch the sky walking over the famous Besseggen ridge. Fly with eagles standing on top of the mighty Galdhopiggen or just lie on your back in the lush meadows of this natural beauty embraced by picturesque Lom, the green slopes of Gudbrandsdalen, traditional Valdres, the waters of the Sognefjord and the eternal ice of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. So watch and be watched by the abundant wildlife. Experience the freedom, beauty, Zen and mystique of Europe's wildest nature. Come, meet the seasons and listen to the heart of Norway, beating in Jotunheimen. Jotunheimen National Park, the heart of Norway beats between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

A few friends and I decided to trek the Besseggen trail and it was nothing short of spectacular. Please be warned that when they say that it is a tough hike that takes about 8-10... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A few friends and I decided to trek the Besseggen trail and it was nothing short of spectacular. Please be warned that when they say that it is a tough hike that takes about 8-10 hours, they are absolutely right. Unless you're a truly experienced hiker, this hike will take its tolls on you. However, please don't let that discourage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been hiking in Jotunheimen in September for a few days and it is definitely a hike to do for all nature-lovers. We started from the North-West part of the park and headed South-East to Besseggen Ridge. We wild-camped there and there was no problems finding a spot with a stunning view. And the view around Besseggen is totally... More 

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Eilat, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

it was one of the most beautiful places ive ever been!!! the view was stunning and the climbing was so fun.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and our two teenagers completed the Bessengen ridge hike - we did the Gjendesheim – Memurubu direction as the boats for the early hours were already reserved (you get a deli style ticket at the boat). It took our teenagers 6 hours and took us about 7 hours. It is a beautiful and fantastic hike. The... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

In planning possible hikes to take with the family in Norway, I searched for "comparisons" between these two famous treks and didn't find many; so here's my contribution. Difficulty: Trolltunga is longer and harder. The first two ascents in Trolltunga are steeper and longer than the one in Besseggen (we did Memurubu-Gjendesheim direction). The second ("ridge") ascent in Besseggen is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Amazing views, vistas, and waterfalls. We first approached over the ridgeline and departed through the valley. Both were AMAZING!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have seen some parts of this nice part of Norway, it is not rare to meet some groups of raindeers and make loooot of nice trips, one of them was Bessegen with its two lakes ... :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great walk in Jotuheimen national park with magnificent views over the park. Easily reachable from Skabu, toll of 100 NOK to pay for the entry. Easy walk to an old falconnery that can be done with low age children. We saw 2 groups of reindeers!!! Can see how falconers were catching Falcons in the 17th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Driving throughout Norway in a camper this was one of the most expected attraction in Norway. We are in late fourties with 2 children of a older teenage age, we like physical activity - skiing, biking, some lighter hikes etc. So Besseggen, marked as Medium difficulty was a clear choice for us. We slept in a camper at the parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We did not have time to do much exploring or hiking, but we drove through the park and it was breathtaking. I love being in the mountains and looking for wildlife, birds, etc as we tour along. We still saw some snowfall here in June, and it was neat to see teh snow alongside the spring plants that are just... More 

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