Hiking in norway and jotunheimen
Join us on a hike in Jotunheimen – from day trips to multi-day trips. Experience the majestic Jotunheimen from the deep, lush valleys to the highest peaks. We drive you from Oslo or Bergen straight into the mountain adventure, where we also take care of luggage transport, and arranging accommodation in cozy mountain lodges, with local history and traditional dishes.
Hiking in Jotunheimen
We at Jotunheimen Travel want to make it easy for you to experience Norway’s roof – Jotunheimen National Park.
If you are on a trip with us in Jotunheimen, we take care of everything from arrival by bus from Oslo or Bergen, and accommodation in the nicest places. We arrange tickets for Bygdinbåten M / B Bitihorn, or Gjendevannet and make sure that your luggage is transported to your next accommodation, so you can enjoy the trip with a light bag.
We offer self-guided tours where you are on a tour, or tours with one of our own local guides.
Frequently asked questions about our hikes
You probably have many questions when it comes to hiking in Jotunheimen. Here we have gathered answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you are wondering about anything else, feel free to contact us.
How do I carry all my luggage on a trip in Jotunheimen?</p> <p>
Jotunheimen Travel takes care of your luggage between the various accommodations, so that you can enjoy your trip with just a small backpack.
Luggage transport and handling, are included in all our mountain hikes in Jotunheimen.
How demanding is it to be on a Hike in Jotunheimen in the summer?
When you are on a mountain hike in Jotunheimen, you will stay mostly over 1000 meters. This ensures that the climate can vary quite a bit – from sunny and warm days where you just want to jump in every single water you encounter along the way, to windy, wet and cold days where you need warm and waterproof and windproof outerwear.
See recommended equipment list for our summer trips.
When you are on a self-guided tour you will walk on well marked trails and it will be easy to find. The trail can go over marshes, you may have to cross some small streams, and there can be a lot of clocks and rocks that can be demanding to walk in. It is important not to underestimate the challenges, and read carefully through tour descriptions. We have trips for most people, and probably also a trip that suits you.
Where do I spend the nights?
On a trip with us in Jotunheimen, you will spend the night in selected, cozy high mountain hotels and DNT cabins.
For us, it is important that you feel safe when you arrive, that you can relax after a long day with a lot of impressions outside, and that you can enjoy a good night’s sleep, so that you are ready to continue the adventure with new forces the day after.
All our guests basically stay in double rooms. Most accommodations have en suite bathrooms. in some cases, when there is a large demand for accommodation, you can expect to share a room with others. In that case, we will notify you when ordering.
Read more about our cozy mountain lodges:
Now, you probably wonder what a DNT cabin is?
A DNT cabin is runned by the The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). They run more than 550 cabins all over Norway!
What about food on the Jotunheimen hikes?
We believe that the meals is a big part of the experience on the trip, therefore the accommodation places serve you good local food in cozy surroundings. A rich breakfast buffet is served daily, providing enough energy for a long day in the mountains. Here you can make a packed lunch, and bring a hot drink in a thermos. In the evening, a 2-3 course dinner is served, which for most people will be one of the highlights of the trip.
All food and beverages are included in the price. There are usually opportunities to order food, and buy snacks and other items in small sales at the accommodation if you want something extra.
What do the color categories of the hikes mean?
We offer different tour categories on our hikes. The tours are adapted to different levels, so you can find the tour that suits you best. The tours take you on everything from the finest trails, to the most beautiful valleys and summit hikes, with unforgettable views.
The white route is best suited for beginners. The walks are nice and short, with low climbs, but the views are still amazing!
The green route is adapted for walkers with somewhat more experience. The trips are longer, and some are also day trips.
The red route is challenging and has more summit trips than the green route. All trips are day trips.
The black route is a demanding multi-day trip. It includes two very demanding, guided summit hikes, where extra equipment is needed to reach the peaks.
Experience Jotunheimen with us!