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Best trails in Jotunheimen nasjonalpark, Norway

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Looking for a great trail in Jotunheimen nasjonalpark, Innlandet? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 17 hard trails in Jotunheimen nasjonalpark ranging from 5.7 to 28.3 miles and from 2,854 to 8,087 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Jotunheimen means “Home of the Giants,” which fits this hiking and fishing destination known for its large mountain ranges and vast fjords. It features more than 250 mountain peaks, including Northern Europe's two largest peaks: Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind.

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Map of trails in Jotunheimen nasjonalpark, Norway
Park information
Acreage:
285,407 acres
Contact
+47 99231500
Top trails (23)
#1 - Besseggen
Jotunheimen nasjonalpark
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 6 h
Take a boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu to take a one-way trip with an epic view of the lake all the way. Can also be done as a multi-day backpacking trip. There is no parking at the ferry pier where the trip begins, so park a lot about half a mile up the road, and there is a shuttle bus from there. Beautiful hike with stunning scenery. It is a good rocky climb, but will not try it in snow or strong winds. Good hiking equipment is a must. The trail is well marked and many other hikers.Show more
#2 - Galdhøpiggen from Spiterstulen
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 6 h 15 m
Norway's highest mountain towers over the surrounding peaks and offers a fantastic view of Jotunheimen. From Spiterstulen it is relatively easy for hikers in good shape to hike. However, the tour is quite long and you should plan around 9 hours out and back. From Spiterstulen you take the path to the west up the hill over the peaks Svellnose and Keilhaus. The hardest part is walking on the rocks - many of them are loose so be careful. Demanding elevation gain.Show more
#3 - Besseggen Ridge from Gjendesheim
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Length: 15.0 mi • Est. 8 h 2 m
Hiking on the Besseggen ridge offers an iconic view shaped by the colorful Gjende and Bessvatnet lakes. Lake Gjende is a stunning emerald green color and is very long and narrow. Lake Bessvatnet is deep blue and is one of the clearest lakes in Norway. Hiking on the Besseggengrat is very demanding. The path becomes extremely difficult in rainy weather. So check the weather forecast and talk to locals and other hikers before you set off. This is the more difficult route than the one-way trip that can be done by boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/norway/oppland/besseggen-ridgeShow more
#4 - Fannaråken
Jotunheimen nasjonalpark
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
A nice and easy hike along the valley until you hit the ascent with switch backs and some light scrambling. There is a tough section within the ascent but nothing unmanageable. The Trail is clearly marked throughout, apart from the glacier section, where some route finding and decision making is required. On a clear day you will have a with great view of the valley and surrounding peaks.Show more
#5 - Kyrkja fra Leirvassbu
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Just before you reach the top there is an area you have to climb a bit, but it is not very demanding. At the top awaits a fantastic view over Jotunheimen!Show more
#6 - Knutshoetopp Rundt
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Knutshoe: A quiet alternative to BesseggenShow more
#7 - Glittertinden
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
This popular hike will lead you up to the second highest mountain in Norway. On the way up and on the peak you will have magnificent views over Jotunheimen. The trailhead is the Glitterheim tourist lodge at the foot of the mountain. You follow the marked route northwest up to 2250 meters above sea level. Here, head west and cross Glitterbrean, which you follow up to the top.Show more
#8 - Galdhøpiggen from Juvasshytta
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
This spectacular trail to Norway's tallest peak Galdhøpiggen starts from the Juvasshytta and crosses the glacier Styggebreen which requires a guide and safety line. On the summit you will be rewarded with a 360 degree panorama of Jotunheimens mountain and lakes.Show more
#9 - Leirdalvegen to Langevatnet and Gjende
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Length: 28.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
#10 - Langeskavltinden
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 7 h 3 m
Langeskaveltinden, towering at 2,014 meters above sea level, is a demanding hike that starts near Bygdin Lake. It is located on the outskirts of Jotunheim National Park, in the southern area of the Jotunheimen mountain range. Langeskaveltinden is the highest point of the mountain ridge. From the top, you'll get fantastic views of Eidsbugarden and Tyin as well as the mountains and landscape of southern Jotunheimen. From Eidsbugarden/Fondsbu, hike towards Tyinholmen, until the red T-marked trail directs you towards Skogadalsbøen. Turn onto the path towards Sløtatjernet, located at 1,323 meters above sea level, in the westward direction. Continue west up the ridge, and further northwest before reaching the summit at 1,878 meters above sea level. Return the same way you arrived, or hike on the backside of the mountain - returning to Eidsbugarden.Show more
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