We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jotunheimen National Park

| Vågå, Jotunheimen 2680, Norway
Review Highlights
Besseggen Ridge Hike

Took the boat 08:00am on 30th August. If it wasn't for a school trip of 17 yos there would only be... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
North London
Bessengen Ridge

Did the Bessengen Ridge hike in late August on the traditional boat-Memurubu-Gjendesheim route... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Read all 79 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
With over 250 mountains of almost 2000 meters high, including the 2469 meters Galdhopiggen, Jotunheimen offers nature at its peak. Hike, bike, climb or ski. Flow with rivers and listen to waterfalls. Camp wild and free, spend the night sleeping inside the park's wooden huts, cabins and lodges and hotels. In the Home of the Giants you touch the sky walking over the famous Besseggen ridge. Fly with eagles standing on top of the mighty Galdhopiggen or just lie on your back in the lush meadows of this natural beauty embraced by picturesque Lom, the green slopes of Gudbrandsdalen, traditional Valdres, the waters of the Sognefjord and the eternal ice of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. So watch and be watched by the abundant wildlife. Experience the freedom, beauty, Zen and mystique of Europe's wildest nature. Come, meet the seasons and listen to the heart of Norway, beating in Jotunheimen. Jotunheimen National Park, the heart of Norway beats between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Bron:Visit Norway
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ridge hike” (6 reviews)
“national park” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Vågå, Jotunheimen 2680, Norway
Write a ReviewReviews (79)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Took the boat 08:00am on 30th August. If it wasn't for a school trip of 17 yos there would only be about 10-15 of us that morning. Booked boat ticket online for 150 NOK, and car park was another 190 NOK (as I remember). The...More

Thank SamColt
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Did the Bessengen Ridge hike in late August on the traditional boat-Memurubu-Gjendesheim route. There's a received wisdom that this way is easier but the views are better going the other way. I disagree about the second part, the views through the valleys of Jotunheimen national...More

Thank DN38516
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Really recommend this hike, the views are amazing. We are a young couple (30s, relatively fit) and it took us 6,5h including breaks. It is demanding - a steep long way up and a bit of climbing (not very hard but you need to use...More

2  Thank InesM1234
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A Must to see if you are in Norway. While the cities and villages are great to see -- go out to the north country and drive this national park. By far the best!

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you love nature, hiking and the feeling of being free and becoming one with nature, this is a fantastic place to visit. I've hiked here with tent and gear for three days and was amazed by the stunning scenery.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We took an excursion off our cruise to see this. The coach made several en-route stops for us to take it all in and take pics. There was a lot of mist n fog on the day which made it all the more beautiful. It...More

Thank malnit56
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

So great and so huge. If you want to feel better and want to experience something which you will never forget, go and visit this amazing place.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This hike is absolutely amazing for views, but it has a section where you clamber up (or down, depending on your direction) a rock face that's challenging and, quite frankly, terrifying. One slight slip or stumble can kill you, sending you on a half-kilometre plunge....More

2  Thank jjpPei
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We two Finnish adults did this great trail starting with boat to Memurubu. It is wise to come in time to car parking, because there was lots of people coming in morning time. 6 hours parking was 120 Kr. It is also important to book...More

1  Thank 401helenae
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went on a morning coach tour from a cruise ship in Skjolden. Very steep winding road to the top. It was so very beautiful with lots of snow still on the mountainside. The silence, snow and blue skies took our breath away. Loved it!...More

1  Thank Lynda D
Nearby HotelsSee all Jotunheimen Hotels
Bygdin Hoifjellshotell
30 reviews
19.85 km away
Leirvassbu Fjellstue
33 reviews
25.87 km away
Radisson Blu Resort, Beitostolen
186 reviews
29.75 km away
Bergo Hotel
89 reviews
29.95 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Eidsbugarden Hotel Restaurant
18 reviews
26.71 km away
Hytta Mat & Vinhus
104 reviews
30.86 km away
Kuba Cafe
21 reviews
38.23 km away
Bakeriet i Lom
282 reviews
38.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
141 reviews
.13 km away
Beito Aktiv & Skiskole
66 reviews
29.82 km away
The Saga Column
31 reviews
32.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 September 2017|
Response from Kai S | Property representative |
Hello Melanie, Can be early in the season, just keep track on the weather and the webcams at our site. Best Regards, Marco