Where is jotunheimen National Park?
How do I get to jotunheimen National Park?
You can reach the Jotunheimen area by daily express buses from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. During summer time, local buses takes you the starting point for the most popular hiking areas. Take the bus to the mountains this summer!
How many national parks are in Norway?
47 national parks
What does jotunheimen mean?
Jotunheimen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈjòːtʉnˌhæɪmən], the home of the Jötunn) is a mountainous area of roughly 3,500 km² in southern Norway and is part of the long range known as the Scandinavian Mountains. The 29 highest mountains in Norway are all in Jotunheimen , including the very highest – Galdhøpiggen (2469 m).
How do you get to besseggen from Oslo?
From Oslo , head north on E16, towards Bergen, for 185 kilometers. When you reach Fagernes, follow signs to road 51, towards Vågå/Beitostølen. From Beitostølen keep following road 51 towards Bygdin. Drive past Bygdin for another 22 kilometers until you reach the signs for Gjendesheim lodge on your left.
Is Svalbard in Europe?
Situated north of mainland Europe , it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty, and the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the Kingdom of Norway.
Why did Thor go to Jotunheim?
After a few Frost Giants had managed to get into Asgard’s weapons vault, Thor wanted to go to Jotunheim to get some answers on the break-in. He would help Laufey and his Frost Giants to Asgard, so Laufey could kill Odin and Loki would take the throne.