How to get in the Jotunheimen by car

From Oslo for example an express bus heads for the National Park 4 times a day. There are also daily buses from Bergen and Trondheim leaving for Jotunheimen all year round. Another option to visit the ‘Home of the Giants’ is by car.

Direction of Oslo (South)

The E18 road leads you north west from Oslo to Fagernes where you turn onto Rv51 to Beitostølen and Lom. Driving over Rv51 you will pass the beautiful boutique hotel Herangtunet. Here you also find the magnificent “Valdresflya” (A National Tourist Road) with magical vistas (but either stop or keep your eyes on the road) over the eastern part of Jotunheimen. Another sight you’ll pass is the famous Besseggen Ridge between the colourful alpine lakes Gjende and Bessvatnet. Make sure to check road conditions during the winter season.

Direction of Trondheim (North)

From Trondheim the E6 will take you south Oppdal and over Dovrefjell. You sometimes share the road with huge 1,5 meters high and 400 kilos heavy Arctic mammals named Musk Oxen, famous for their mighty sight and memorable smell. After you reach Otta turn onto Rv15 and head westwards to Skjåk and Lom. Check road conditions in winter season for this route as well.

Direction of Bergen (West)

Coming from the direction of Bergen, most visitors to Jotunheimen National Park come through or from Sognefjorden or Geiranger, two very popular Norwegian tourist destinations.

From Sognefjorden please take Rv55. The Rv55 is a National Tourist Route and listens to the name Sognefjellsvegen. Sognefjellsvegen (Sognefjell Road) takes you over Sognefjellet Mountain before delivering you (and some very nice snapshots) into Lom. Before reaching Lom, you have crossed some of Norway’s most beautiful highlands guarded by mighty peaks watching over lush valleys.

From Geiranger it’s Rv63 that first takes you to Grotli while passing Djupvasshytta along the way. If you want, you can stop and make a short excursion up to Dalsnibba which offers wonderful views over the Geiranger Fjord and surrounding mountains. After this visual treat, continue along the 63 until the road joins the Rv15. You are now at Langvatnet, heading eastwards and passing through Bismo (Skjåk district’s main village) before arriving in one of Jotunheimen’s ‘base camps’: Lom.

From Stryn you follow the road to Skjåk and Lom. An alternative route, in case you have beauty on your mind and some time to share, is leaving the main road and following Rv258, the 27 kilometres long old Stryn mountain road.

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Jotunheimen National Park is centrally located in the heart of Norway. The park is easily accessible from Norway’s major cities Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Public transport is a good and affordable way to reach Jotunheimen.

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nature's guest

In Jotunheimen you are nature’s guest. Please remember the following gidelines.

You can walk, bike or ski wherever you like but engines are prohibited

Feel free to stop, enjoy the scenery and set up your tent as long as you tidy up after yourself and don’t leave litter.

You can build a fire, apart from April 15 to September 15 when there is a general ban on fires in forests. Please restrain yourself when collecting firewood.

Berries, mushrooms and common plants can be picked for your own use and risk as long as you show consideration of cultural relics, vegetation and fauna.

Remember, you are a guest of nature so be extra careful during the breeding and nesting season.

When you plan to make use of the Jotunheimen’s hunting and fishing opportunities remember you need a license. Do not use live fish as bait or transfer live fish from one watercourse to another.

Dogs are welcome as well, just remember to keep yor dog on a leash between April 1 and August 20.