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Mountaineering Jotunheimen

Join us on a mountain hike to Norway’s roof! In Jotunheimen you will find most peaks over 2000 meters in Norway – Galdhøpiggen, Glittertind, Uranostinden, Falketinden, Torfinnstindane to name a few, but also Bitihorn, Synshorn and Bessegen are a favorite with many. Here you can find mountain hikes that suit all levels.

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.

To the high peaks in Jotunheimen

With Jotunheimen Travel you can experience mountain hikes and climbs to many exciting peaks with our local guides. You can choose between day trips, or multi-day trips where you get to feel the freedom and mastery having hundreds of meters of solid rock underneath your feet.

Remember, you should be in good shape to join a mountain hike. It is mostly more than 1000 meters of altitude in very demanding terrain. In part you will cross glaciers, and on some peaks there will climbing.

Frequently asked questions about Mountaineering 

You probably have many questions when it comes to mountaineering 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.

What type of equipment do I need on a mountain hike in Jotunheimen?

You should bring a good day bag (20-30 l) where you have enough space for some extra clothes, a bottle of water, a thermos and food. Despite good weather, you must be aware that you usually move in areas above 1000 meters and the weather can turn quickly. When you start down in the valley, it can be warm and warm, but up at the top it can be a lot of wind and many degrees colder. It is important to be able to replace a sweaty sweater with a dry one on top so that you can enjoy the break without getting chilled before going down again. Summer wool is nice as the innermost layer. It is necessary with waterproof and windproof outerwear, mittens, hat / headband and preferably a buff. It is important to have the height of the mountain shoes that stabilize your ankles, and ensure that your feet are well protected, and have a good grip in demanding terrain. We also recommend that you bring a small first aid kit, a fully charged mobile and a charging bank.

We take responsibility for special equipment needed to cross glaciers, and climbs.

How many are in the hiking group on a mountain hike in Jotunheimen?

All our guides are certified with relevant education within the tours they guide. For simple summit hikes, there is a maximum of eight participants in the tour group. These are trips where it is relatively easy to move in the terrain, and you do not need further equipment. On our glacier trips, there are also a maximum of eight participants. On the demanding mountain hikes we offer in Jotunheimen; which involves difficult parts, rappelling or climbing with ropes, there are only two to four participants per guide. Feel free to read carefully through the tour description, where you will find more detailed information about this. For Jotunheimen Travel, it is important that you get a safe and nice experience, and we will always have your safety in focus when traveling.

Do I have to be in good physical shape to participate in the mountain hikes?

Yes, it is important to be in good physical shape when you participate in our mountain hikes. We will mostly stay above 1000 masl in occasionally demanding terrain, with steep climbs. The mountain hikes we offer vary between easier to more advanced and demanding where the mountain hike involves climbing and crossing glaciers. This is described in more detail during each trip.

Our Mountaineering hikes