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1-Day Hiking Besseggen in Jotunheimen, Norway

Come with hiking guide Orjan on an incredible journey to the vast expanse of Norway and take on the Besseggen ridge in the Jotunheimen on a fascinating day hike program to one of the most epic peaks in Scandinavia.

Mountain RangeScandinavian Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour of a remote region and learn about its fascinating culture

  • Participate in a hike along the Jotunheimen and the compelling terrain of Norway

  • Take in the classic Scandinavian beauty of northern Europe in one fulfilling day

Description

Take your hiking talents to the north and find your way to Besseggen and the immaculate Jotunheimen! Breath in the pure air of Scandinavia from the remarkable mountain ridge on a day tour that takes you to one of the most visually stunning regions of the country!

The small strip of land holding back the waters of Bessvatnet from flowing into Gjende is truly a sight to behold. At times it is a matter of feet that stands between the two bodies of water. It’s not just the panoramic aesthetics that are of the highest caliber. The evocative wilderness extending beyond this rare natural masterpiece make Besseggen and the all-encompassing Jotunheimen an unforgettable experience.

This day hike in delivers you to an oft-photographed ridge, the Besseggen, where you will witness the miracle of a tiny sliver of rock containing the higher mountain water reservoir of Bessvatnet. Below, the waters of Gjende sit exposed, flowing further into the distance and establishing its own place on the stunning horizon.

The trek to the ridge is relatively simple, lasting roughly six to seven hours.  The conditions are generally favorable with some moments of scrambling, so anyone with a passion for nature and a will to conquer this exciting hike is more than welcome to join.

Bad weather can add an extra layer of difficulty. We will plan accordingly for the most favorable conditions so you can have the best trip possible.

This area is my home, which means I take great pride in sharing it with others. My program will give you a safe and fun experience in an isolated area that rewards adventurers with life-changing vistas. My regional expertise is a valuable asset that will enhance your program exponentially, so you won’t regret this memorable Norwegian experience.

Book this day hike NOW and see the Jotunheimen from Besseggen Ridge and the captivating waterways of Norway!

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About the guide

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With Gjende and Jotunheimen right here in my backyard, it's hard not to spend every waking hour outdoors.

Ever since I was a child, I have been drawn to the natural world. Years later, I still find myself standing in awe of the mountains of my native Norway. Regardless of the season, I work and play outside in the beautiful landscapes that surround me.

While I enjoy many outdoor sports and activities, I must say the mountain biking terrain here in Vågå is hard to beat.

I look forward to exploring my backyard with you on your next adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

NOK 4640 each

Group of 2

NOK 4640 each

Group of 3

NOK 4640 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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