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Jotunheimen National Park, Jotunheimen
Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Jotunheimen National Park is a national park in Norway, recognized as one of the country's premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 km² and is part of the larger area Jotunheimen. More than 250 peaks rise above 1,900 metres, including Northern Europe's two highest peaks: Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 metres, and Glittertind at 2,465 metres.The National Park covers most of the mountainous region of Jotunheimen, including Hurrungane, but Utladalen and its surroundings are within Utladalen Landscape Protection Area. Geographically, it lies in both Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane counties. Geologically the Jotunheimen is a Precambrian province. Glaciers have carved the hard gabbro rock massifs of the Jotunheimen, leaving numerous valleys and the many peaks.Wildlife include the reindeer, elk, deer, wolverines and lynx. Most lakes and rivers hold trout.HistoryJotunheimen has been the site of hunting since before recorded time. Remains of Stone Age hunting camps have been found near the lakes Gjende and Russvatnet. These remains extend through the bronze and Iron Age, up to recorded times. The high pastures have been used as seters for at least 1000 years.To visit Jotunheimen National Park on your holiday in Jotunheimen, and find out what else Jotunheimen has to offer, use our Jotunheimen trip itinerary maker.
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A few friends and I decided to trek the Besseggen trail and it was nothing short of spectacular. Please be warned that when they say that it is a tough hike that takes about 8-10 hours, they are absol... read more »
I have been hiking in Jotunheimen in September for a few days and it is definitely a hike to do for all nature-lovers. We started from the North-West part of the park and headed South-East to Bessegge... read more »
it was one of the most beautiful places ive ever been!!! the view was stunning and the climbing was so fun.
Fabulous place of the weather is OK
The most beautiful places I've seen in Norway were in Jotunheimen. Namely Bessegen, the place between the lakes Gjende and Bessvatnet is a must hike. Up there is a bit different weather so be prepared for some rain and wind.
One of the most beautiful places in EU. WONDERFUL
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