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Jotunheimen National Park/Norway

Introducing Jotunheimen National Park

This is it. This is the big one. The high peaks and glaciers of the Jotunheimen National Park (1151 sq km), whose name means the 'Home of the Giants', make for Norway's best-loved, busiest and, arguably, most spectacular wilderness destination. Seemingly hundreds of hiking routes lead through ravine-like valleys past deep lakes, plunging waterfalls and 60 glaciers to the tops of all the peaks in Norway over 2300m; these include Galdhøpiggen (the highest peak in northern Europe at 2469m), Glittertind (2452m) and Store Skagastølstind (2403m). By one count, there are more than 275 summits above 2000m inside the park.

For park information, contact Lom tourist office.