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The eye-catching region of Valdres & Jotunheimen
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Various outdoor activities
From lush valleys to high mountains

The eye-catching region of Valdres & Jotunheimen extends from the lush and water rich valleys in the south to the Jotunheimen mountain range in the north. Jotunheimen is a largely undisturbed mountain area in Eastern Norway, covering an area of roughly 3,500 square kilometres. The mountain range is Norway’s most popular national park and includes the country’s two highest mountains Galdhøpiggen (2,469 metres above sea level) and Glittertind (2,464 metres above sea level), as well as waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and valleys.

The region is known for its various outdoor activities throughout the year, such as hiking, cycling and fishing in the summer, and cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter. Valdres is centrally located in southern Norway, and it is easy to get here by car and public transport.

Because of the stable climate in the region, you are normally guaranteed snow from November until May. More than 1,500 kilometres of prepared tracks await the cross-country enthusiast. Those who are more interested in the thrill of downhill skiing can challenge themselves in the alpine centres or terrain parks.

 

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Why choose Valdres & Jotunheimen
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Varied activities The region is known for its various outdoor activities throughout the year, such as hiking, cycling and fishing in the summer, and cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter.
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Norway's highest peaks The area has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 2,000 metres in Northern Europe and offers some of the most scenic hiking on the continent.
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Rich on culture and tradition The region is rich on culture and tradition. You can visit the summer symphony festival, small mountain farms and old churches within a short range.
 

Adventures

Top 3 family-friendly hikes
Trekking to the top of Grønsennknipa Mountain is a classic hike in the Valdres region. Grønsennknipa is an easily accessible peak giving you 360-degree views of…
8 km 2-3h
Medium
Kvamskleiva is the first section of the hike along Kongevegen from Vang to Lærdal and one of the original roads built in 1808. The trail lifts you up and over K…
5 km 1-2h
Medium
Another excellent hike from Bygdin is Synshorn. “Syn” means “sight” in Norwegian and from the top of this steep peak, you’ll have magnificent views of the surro…
5 km 1.5-2.5h
Medium
Signature adventure

Mjølkevegen: A family-friendly cycling route in Norway

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Places to stay

Storefjell Resort Hotel is a full service hotel 1001 m.a.s.l. up in the beautiful Mountains of Norway.
Gol
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Gomobu Fjellstue is a family-owned mountain lodge based at Vaset in Valdres, between Jotunheimen and Hemsedal.
Røn
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Beitostølen Resort consists of the full service hotels Radisson Blu Mountain Resort Beitostølen and Bergo Hotel, several apartment buildings and cabin units.
Beitostølen
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Filefjellstuene is located 900 m.a.s.l, by the old «King's Road» connecting East and West.
Tyinkrysset
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Situated at 1065 m.a.s.l. by the end of a winter-closed road, the Bygdin Mountain lodge offers spectacular views towards the Jotunheimen National Park.
Beitostølen
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The historical mountain hotel Danebu Kongsgaard is situated at 1000 m.a.s.l., with a stunning view over the valley Valdres and the nearby mountains.
Aurdal
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Bessheim Mountain Lodge is beautifully situated in Jotunheimen National Park, with groomed ski trails and several 2000 m.a.s.l mountains nearby.
Vågå
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Lemonsjø is a mountain lodge situated at the south end of the beautiful Lemonsjøen lake in the heart of Jotunheimen.
Vågå
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