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The land of the Giants

I truly love this national park, you'll love its breathtaking landscapes, glaciers, waterfalls... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Milan, Italy
Out of this world

Me and my friends were camping in a camp near Øvre Årdal and took this road as a detour to check... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Vågå, Jotunheimen 2680, Norway
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I truly love this national park, you'll love its breathtaking landscapes, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. I had some of the best hikes of my life here. According to myths and Norse cosmology, the Giants (Jötnar) inhabited one of the Nine Worlds, Útgarðr, or Jötunheimr....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends were camping in a camp near Øvre Årdal and took this road as a detour to check this fascinating part of Norway. Don’t have any other words except that this place is out of this world. Worth every single extra kilometre...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MajoBachrik
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is about as high you can get if you are driving. Even in midsummer this is mostly windy and cold, so bring proper clothes. The road is normally open from May to September, due to weather conditions. If you have the opportunity, do not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RuneT193
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Geiranger. There is a nice, new, guest center with restrooms and a restaurant. There is a walking path that gives you some nice views of the area, or you can follow one of the trails to see more....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Wow stunning. A real highlight of our 2 week car trip around the Western Fjord region. We took the boat out to Memurubu and started our climb there. Although in our 40s and 50s we are fit and experienced climbers. Having done knife edge ridge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 917katem
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I visited Jotunheimen last week and had an appalling treatment from one crew member of Gjende company, which has the monopoly there. Unfortunately, his horrible behavior did a big harm to my whole trip in Norway for no apparent reason but sadism and xenophobia. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank fabianom663
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If like me snowy mountains are for you this trip is a stunner. We got a coach from scholden and did the hairpin journey into the mountains. We were lucky in that it had recently snowed and in places it was as high as the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Teresa S
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  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

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank InesM1234
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28 August 2018|
Response from Rannugode |
Hi, Jotunheimen is a huge national park and, yes there are plenty of places to park a car! The cost spans from zero to a limited cost depending of where you park and the duration of your stay!
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14 February 2018|
Response from RuneT193 | Reviewed this property |
Jeg ville anbefale å kjøre fra Bergen - Voss - Gudvangen - Flåm - Lærdal - Årdalstangen - Øvre Årdal - Lom - Geiranger - Eidsdal - Linge - Liabygda - Stranda. Håper dette kan hjelpe. Rune T.
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