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Sjoa River in Jotunheim National Park in Norway

Jotunheimen National Park

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Visit a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts, nicknamed '“The Home of the Giants.'´

According to Norwegian mythology, Jotunheimen is the home of trolls and giants. However, its nickname, “The Home of the Giants”, has more to do with the fact that all of Norway’s 29 highest mountains are found here. This is where you'll find Jotunheimen National Park, a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. 

Galdhøpiggen, the tallest of those 29 giants at 2,469 meters (8,100 ft) is easily reached via a toll road from Bøverdalen and a short walk to the summit. And if you drive the national scenic route over the Sognefjell Mountains between Luster and Lom, you will have a great view of Store Skagastølstind or “Storen”, the third highest peak at 2,403 meters (7,884 ft). In the park you can also take a guided tour of the Svellnosbreen glacier with its dramatic ice formations.

Here you will also find one of the most hiked routes in Norway, the Besseggen trail, which attracts about 40,000 hikers each year. This six-hour hike runs across the narrow Besseggen ridge, with breathtaking views of the Gjende and Bessvatn lakes on either side.

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