Breheimen National Park

Glaciers, peaks, plateaus and valleys

Breheimen has some of the wettest and the driest parts of the country. The park spans from almost sea level to well over 2000 m. The landscape has been shaped by glaciers, avalanches and other geological processes through hundreds of thousands of years. Today, you can see everything from lush valleys with transhumance dairy farms to barren mountains and glaciers. Breheimen is one of the most varied national parks in Norway.

With its close on 300 km of marked paths, Breheimen has been tempting hikers into the mountains for many years. Yet many of the routes are among the most demanding in southern Norway, partly because the marked paths in the area are fewer and not so visible in the terrain as in more visited national parks, and the cabins are mostly self-service. When you are hiking in Breheimen, you expe- rience the stillness of nature and magnificent valleys, plateaus and peaks. In summer, you can meet grazing livestock on the many transhumance farms.



The Hestbrepiggane are the loftiest peaks in Breheimen, and Nordre Hestbrepiggen reaches 2172 m a. s.l. Tverrå- dalskyrkja (2088 m a. s.l.) is perhaps the best-known peak, towering over one of the paths from Sota to Nørdstedalseter. Wherever you begin, the ascent of Tverrådalsskyrkja takes a whole day. The most widely Hiking in Lundadalen (OR) used routes into the Breheimen National Park are via Sota, Lundadalen, Grotli, Høydalen, Sognefjellet, Nørdstedalen, Mørkridsdalen, Vigdalen, or along Vann- dalen and Vivatjønni in the valley of Jostedalen.

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