The famous hike in Jotunheimen, over a steep, narrow edge between two lakes of different colours

Besseggen

Last update July 2021, a long day plus an overnight stay

View over Besseggen

View over Besseggen

Waiting for the ferry

Waiting for the ferry

Early morning start

Early morning start

View towards Memurubu

View towards Memurubu

Various hiking options

Various hiking options

The hike starts steep

The hike starts steep

View along the view

View along the view

View right after the edge

View right after the edge

You need to use the hands sometimes

You need to use the hands sometimes

View to the West

View to the West

View towards Gjendesheim

View towards Gjendesheim

Moon-like landscape on the way back

Moon-like landscape on the way back

Reward in the evening

Reward in the evening

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Entrance of the "hytte"
Entrance of the "hytte"
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Local food & history
Local food & history
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Typical sight at Gjendesheim
Typical sight at Gjendesheim
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Information board
Information board
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Hikes in the neighborhood

 

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INFO

Distance from Oslo

  • 260 km / 4 hours by car

 

Highlights

  • One of the most popular hikes in Norway

  • Beautiful view over 2 differently coloured lakes

  • Fine impression of Jotunheim area

 

Overnight stay we can recommend

The extra tip

  • If you want the hike for yourself, stay overnight in Memurubu and start at first sunlight

 

The hike

  • The tour takes about 5-8 h in total.

  • Take proper hiking equipment. Be pepared for sudden weather changes up to snow fall in summer

  • The hikes goes up to 1.300m and down again - consider hiking poles 

 

More information

  • visitnorway.com about Jotunheim

  • Details from ut.no around the hike

  • Information about Jotunheim on VisitNorway.com 

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