Day hikes Fjord region and Jotunheimen

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DAY HIKES AND ROUND TRIPS


Preikestolen, Norway

Fjord Norway and Jotunheimen

The Fjord region and Jotunheimen is an eldorado for day hikes! You can find anything from really streneous hikes to easier ones. Some hikes can also be varied to fit your capacity. 

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Below are some really great day hikes. The colours represent the difficulty and below you can read more about what differs red from black and so on. Have a great hike!



Difficult to choose? 

There are hundreds of amazing day hikes in Norway but there are 5 that really are one of a kind - the Big 5 Norway Day hikes in Jotunheimen and the Fjord region...


How difficult is the hike?

Very limited ascent/descent, mostly flat.
No tricky or nerve thrilling paths.
Low effort.

Moderate ascent/descent up to 500 metres of height.
No tricky or nerve thrilling paths.
Moderate effort.

Ascent/Descent up to 1,500 metres of height.
A few tricky and/or nerve thrilling paths.
Streneuous.

Ascent/Descent more than 1,000 metres of height.
Several tricky and nerve thrilling paths.
Very streneous.

* Some part(s) involve steep

    climbing or cliff hangers that

    might be scary if you are

    afraid of heights. 

Where to stay in Norway?

Like in any other country there are lots and lots of hotels in the larger cities like Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund and so on. In the mountain areas there are mountain huts in areas like Jotunheimen or Rondane National parks. There are also campings and camping huts for rent. Besides that there are a lot of opportunities for freecamping following from the freedom to roam. 


Following from the freedom to roam you have the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land with the exception of private gardens, near a dwelling house or land under cultivation. 


This freedom to roam means that you are allowed to freecamp for the maximum of two nights. Y If you are unsure of how close to camp a residence - ask the landowner before! 

 

Of course you shall bring all your rubbish with you (including toilet paper). 


Typical for the fjord region are fjord hotels, often white wooden buildings with a setting close to the fjords.

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