Also known as the Home of the Giants, Jotunheimen is the premier national park in the country and one of the most popular places to visit in Norway. The park is located in the south-central territory, it runs along some mountain ranges and includes 29 of the highest peaks in Norway.
The Vettisfossen waterfall, standing tall at 275 meters as the highest waterfall in the country, is also found here. Well-marked trails and mountain lodges make this place a tourist’s delight for skiing, mountain climbing, summit tours, and glacier hikes. Trekking associations and tour companies also provide outdoor adventure experiences for visitors across all skill and age levels.
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Quick information and Jotunheimen National Park travel tips
- Currency? Norwegian Krona
- Languages? Norwegian and English
- Where is this place? Located in Southern Norway
- What is Jotunheimen National Park and Norway famous for? Skiing, The Royals, and architecture.
- Best time to visit Jotunheimen National Park? All year round. But if you’re not a fan of winter, come in summer, spring, or autumn. The weather won’t be extreme but mind that spring and autumn might be wet from the rain. Just make sure to bring a good winter jacket and travel shoes with you!
- How to get there? You can take the plane if you’re coming abroad or other big cities in Norway. Otherwise, you can also come by cruise or train (from other big cities).
- Other famous places in Norway? Oslo, Tromsø, Åleslund, Trondheim, Svalbard, Stavanger, Lofoten Islands, Bergen, West Fjords, Bodø, Fredrikstad, Alta, Røros, Helgeland, and Jotunheimen National Park. You can check all the top places to visit in Norway, click this to read the post.
- Famous neighboring countries? Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland
Do you need a visa for Norway?
Norway is part of the Schengen area and citizens of EU group of countries can freely enter this Baltic state while citizens of USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia can enter the country just with their passports and stay for 90 days.
You can check ourguide on how to get a Schengen visa and as well to see if you’re eligible to enter the country with just your passports or if you’ll need to apply for a visa prior entry – read it here.
Where to book your flights to Jotunheimen National Park?
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