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Best trails in Jotunheimen National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Jotunheimen National Park, Oppland? AllTrails has 19 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 15 hard trails in Jotunheimen National Park ranging from 5.7 to 28.3 miles and from 2,854 to 8,090 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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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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#1 - Besseggen Ridge
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 6 h
Take a boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu in order to make the a one way hike with epic lake view the entire way. Can also be done as a multi day backpacking trip. There is no parking at the ferry dockShow more
#2 - Galdhøpiggen fra Spiterstulen
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 6 h 15 m
The hardest part is walking on the rocks - many of them are loose so be careful with footing. The view and walk across the glacier are spectacular.Show more
#3 - Besseggen Ridge from Gjendesheim
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 8 h 53 m
This can be done as a multi -day trip with gorgeous lake views the entire way. This is the more difficult route than the one way trip, which can be done by taking a boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu: Show more
#4 - Kyrkja fra Leirvassbu
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Kyrkja fra Leirvassbu is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lom, Oppland, Norway that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#5 - Knutshoetopp Rundt
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Knutshoe: A quiet alternative to BesseggenShow more
#6 - Fannaråken
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
Fannaråken is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#7 - Glittertinden
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 9 h 43 m
Glittertinden is a 16.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Lom, Oppland, Norway that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarilShow more
#8 - Galdhøpiggen fra Juvasshytta
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 7 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. It is usually done as an in-and-outShow more
#9 - Leirdalvegen til Langevatnet og Gjende
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 28.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
Leirdalvegen til Langevatnet og Gjende is a 28.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lom, Oppland, Norway that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#10 - Langeskavlen
Jotunheimen National Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 55 m
Langeskavlen is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vang, Oppland, Norway that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
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