Summer in Jotunheimen
Jotunheimen has an extensive network of walking trails and is excellent for hiking, from short family-friendly walks, mountain hikes and mountaineering, exploring glaciers and rock climbing, to multi-day cabin-to cabin expeditions.
Jotunheimen is bursting with opportunities for fishing and hunting for small and large game. Local restaurants often source their raw ingredients directly from nature's very own pantry. The trout are eager to bite in the streams and fishing waters; in autumn you can pick berries and mushrooms; and reindeer, moose and grouse thrive in the mountain landscape.
Besseggen ridge is considered one of Norway's greatest mountain hiking routes, with some believing it should be compulsory for all Norwegians. About 60, 000 visitors walk Besseggen each year. The views are magnificent, with steep mountainsides surrounding Lake Gjende's green waters and the majestic Jotunheimen as the perfect backdrop.
Along the newly-marked “Historic Hiking Route Jotunheimen” you will experience the very best the Norwegian mountains have to offer. It follows in the historic footprints of Peer Gynt, Jo Gjende, Edvard Grieg, Edvard Munch and many more celebrated Norwegians.