Besseggen

The most famous hike in JOtunheimen and one of the most popular mountain hikes in Norway.

The route over Besseggen starts at Gjendesheim, up to the trails highest point, Veslfjellet (1,743 m), down Besseggen, back to  Memurubu, where you may take the regularly scheduled ferry route back to Gjendesheim.

Some choose to do the hike in the other direction by starting at Memurubu after first taking the ferry there from Gjendesheim. The trip is estimated to take about 4 – 7 hours to walk.

From Besseggen there is a great views over lake Gjende and Bessvatnet. One of the unique aspects of the view is that Gjende lies almost 400 m lower than Bessvatnet, and while Bessvatnet has a blue color typical of other lakes, Gjende has a distinct green color.

The green color is the result from glacier runoff containing clay (rock flour). Looking down towards Memurubu one can see the nearby river Muru coloring the water with a light colored runoff.

It's a 30 - 40 min drive into Jotunheimen national park from Beitostølen 

Bitihorn

 

 

Bitihorn is a great peak close to Beitostølen mountain village on the border of Vang and Øystre Slidre municipalities.

Enjoy the panoramic view from the top towards Bygdin, Jotunheimen, and most of the northern region of Valdres. The top is perhaps one of the most visited viewpoints in Valdres. 

Getting there
Follow road 51 from Beitostølen for about 10 km in the direction of Bygdin to the Sami camp where you park at the left hand side. 8 minutes by car from Beitostølen.

The german path goes straight up and a little left to the top. 1 - 2 hours to the top. Parking right underneath.

The longer route along the ridge starts near Bygdin. There are several parking spots along the road. Some are free and some cost.

Picture of Bitihorn. Photo: Julia Helgesen

Picture of Bitihorn. Photo: Julia Helgesen

 

 

Synshorn

15 minutes by car / bus from Beitostølen.

Synshorn alone is a short and easy walk - about an hour or so up

Great views west towards Bygdin and south to Bitihorn. If you have time follow the ridge north to Heimre Fagerdalshøe (1510 m). 

 

great other hikes:

Rasletind 

Kyrkja

Galhøpiggen

glittertind

 

Go to turapp.no/valdres for more hikes.

Or download "Turapp" in your app store.

 
Picture of Bitihorn when coming from Beitostølen

Picture of Bitihorn when coming from Beitostølen

Lake under the mountain

Lake under the mountain

 
picture of Synshorn

picture of Synshorn

view towards Bitihorn from Synshorn

view towards Bitihorn from Synshorn

views from top. Photo Morten Helgesen

views from top. Photo Morten Helgesen