This is our planned rout for this summers visit to Jotunheimen nationalpark in Norway. We’re at a five day trip, more or less. Our starting point will be at the little village of Gjendesheim where we’ll take a boat early in the morning to our drop of at Gjendebu. From there we’ll hike up to Kyrkja (click for picture – same for every link) and just a little bit further before we make camp.
On the second day we will get up early and start moving towards Galdhøpiggen, the highest mountain in Norway and Northern Europe at 2469m. Galdhøpiggen will basically be a one day trip to the top and down from our starting point.
Day three we’ll be going for Glittertind which is the second highest mountain in Norway at 2465m – arguably depending on the depth of the snow it can be the highest. So for our first three days we might have the best views of the trip. The third day is planned to end at the shores of Russvatnet, maybe we’ll take a swim?
Day four, this is the day where we have an optional route up the Surtningssui via Bessegen. This is all depending on how or bodies feel and even more how much time it’s taken us to come this far. If we’re lagging behind we might just skip this route and move directly to Memurubu and the last leg.
The fifth day will hopefully be quite easy going as we’re going for one of Norways most hiked routes, Memurubu – Besseggen – Gjendesheim.
On this trip, if we complete it all with the extra routes and if we don’t use our two pre-planned shortcuts, we’ll be walking roughly 110km over a five days time. Any feedback or thoughts about our route will be appreciated or things that we shouldn’t miss on the way.