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Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park in Norway

The highest peaks and the best landscapes of Norway are waiting to be conquered and admired

Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park
Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park
Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park
Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park

Jotunheimen National Park is listed as one of the most popular places in Norway for hiking. Here you can discover beautiful lakes, impressive glaciers and amazing mountains.

The highest peak of Norway—Galdhøpiggen (2,469 metres above sea level)—and another 200 peaks over 2,000 metres are found in the park. But if you are not so much into climbing, you can enjoy six flatter parts of the national park—Dovrefjell, Rondane, Jotunheimen, Breheimen, Reinheimen, and Dovre.

Another option is to hike the Besseggen Ridge, one of the most popular attractions in Norway. If you'd like to spend the night here, you don't have to worry about accommodations—you will find everything, from hotels to campings.

The best time to visit the Jotunheimen National Park is from mid-June to late August when most of the hiking trails are open.

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What are some notable hiking sites in Jotunheimen National Park?

Jotunheimen National Park offers many exquisite hiking spots. Besseggen Ridge is a popular choice due to its breathtaking views. Visitors can opt to go up Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest peak, or select from any of the park’s six flat sections, including Rondane and Dovrefjell. Show more

What are the recommended seasons to visit Jotunheimen National Park?

Mid-June to late August is the ideal time to visit Jotunheimen National Park when most hiking paths are open, and the mild weather is suitable for most activities. Visitors need to know that this is the high season, and finding lodging options could be challenging and crowded. Show more

What is the height of Galdhøpiggen's peak in Jotunheimen National Park?

Galdhøpiggen's peak is 2,469 meters above sea level, making it the highest mountain peak in Norway. A visit to the summit is worth the climb, as the scenic views of the park and surrounding localities are breathtaking. Show more

What are some of the recommended accommodations available for overnight stay?

Jotunheimen National Park offers a variety of lodging options like hotels, campgrounds, and cabins. The Gjendesheim Tourist Cabin is a great recommendation with its wide range of rooms and cabins. The Jotunheimen Mountaineering Lodge is another excellent option, boasting picturesque views of the park and neighboring mountains. Show more

Are there any flat areas for hiking aside from the ridges and peaks in the park?

Besides peaks and ridges, Jotunheimen National Park has six flatter areas, namely Dovrefjell, Rondane, Jotunheimen, Breheimen, Reinheimen, and Dovre. Hikers who want to skip the steep climb of the park's many peaks will enjoy hiking in these areas, where they can marvel at the park's beautiful landscapes and natural wonders. Show more

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