Welcome to our guide to Jotunheimen. Here you'll find information that you need for a succesful hiking.
The list below contains only the routes in Jotunheimen that we have tried on our own and that's why we can give you a personal comment. You will also find info about the huts in the area.
A photo of the hut and a map of the actual route is displayed so you will get into the right mode.
The hiking time is valid when you walk with a light back pack, but it depends also on your own shape and the weather.
Just click on the map to select a route otherwise you can use the links under the map.
All of the norwegian peaks over 2300 metres are situated in Jotunheimen. That will tell us a lot about the area. You'll find everything from glaciers to nice valleys. The area is nowadays classed as a national park and we can hike at least 400 kilometres of marked paths.
The weather is really different if you compare the western area with the eastern. In the west, around Hurrungane you'll notice a lot of rain and snow.
How to get there?
One alternative is to drive your car to the cabin and then park it there until you'll be back. Otherwise you can travel with bus. You'll have no problem to find a bus from Oslo. To find out more try this link to a norwegian bus company: www.nor-way.no.
It is very popular to start the hike in Gjendesheim. From here you can use the ferry to get into the area much faster. Of course, you can also let the ferry take your heavy back pack. Check out the timetable here: www.gjende.no.