Jotunheimen is a unique mountain area with majestic mountains and glaciers, and is a paradise for hikers of all ages. Here, you can hike for a few hours or several days. The starting points from Valdres are first of all Tyin/Eidsbugarden, Bygdin, and the road across Valdresflye to Gjendesheim. Jotunheimen is very popular among hikers from all over the world.
This is where you will find the two highest peaks in Northern Europe: Galdhøpiggen at 2469 m.a.s.l and Glittertind, with its ice cap, at 2457 m.a.s.l. The National Park has many magnificent lakes, such as Gjende, which is the largest and the deep blue Bessvatnet. Between these two lakes, there is a marked trail across the narrow Besseggen Ridge – one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Norwegian mountains.