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Besseggen

Jotunheimen Nationalpark, Vagamo 2680, Norway
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One of the most popular hikes in Norway - for a good reason

Besseggen - along with Prekestolen and Trolltunga - is extremely popular and can get crowded at... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
JornBerg
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Bergen, Norway
Hardest but most beautiful hide I've done in my life

This hike is simply amazing. I did it taking the boat to Mumurubu and then walking the Besseggen... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Marina L
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Bath, United Kingdom
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The Besseggen ridge is one of the most famous hikes in Norway, Jotunheimen National Park.
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Jotunheimen Nationalpark, Vagamo 2680, Norway
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Besseggen - along with Prekestolen and Trolltunga - is extremely popular and can get crowded at times. Still, it's a spectacular hike and you should not let the crowds stop you. It's popular for a reason. It's also hard, so be prepared to hike for...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This hike is simply amazing. I did it taking the boat to Mumurubu and then walking the Besseggen direction to Gjendesheim. The views for the whole trek are stunning. However, I wouldn't recommend this trek to everyone as it is really hard and it takes...More

Thank Marina L
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Did the Bessengen Ridge hike in late August on the traditional boat-Memurubu-Gjendesheim route. There's a received wisdom that this way is easier but the views are better going the other way. I disagree about the second part, the views through the valleys of Jotunheimen national...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

i came here without know anything about beseggen or Jotunheim NP and one person f the place indicates me this hike as the most beautiful in the zone. That man was RIGHT! The besseggen hike is quite difficult if you're not usual to hike or...More

Thank Marco M
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

After 8 km of walking ( started from Gjendesheim) the view from the top of the ridge was breathtaking. Something incredible. If you hike from Gjendesheim be sure to continue your walk until reaching the "Lake/Fjord meeting". 1 liter of h2o and waterproof/Wind clothes are...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience to hike the Besseggen! It was absolutely beautiful and we had so much luck with the weather as well. I do recommend to train for this hike in advance so you can enjoy it even more.

2  Thank Marco v
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

First a few warnings/cautions: NOT RECOMMENDED WHEN ITS WET OR RAINING! Secondly if you have a big fear of heights you might want to rethink this hike. Thirdly, start from the Memurubu side you definitely want to go up the ridge from that side than...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This hike was difficult - the views are worth it. As a pretty in shape woman who has hiked since I was little, I found this hike great until one part. There was one part of the hike, were we were literally bouldering up the...More

1  Thank KaitlynSpinney
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We did this stunningly beautiful hike on a sunny day in July. We took the boat to memurubu and hiked back. This is a very popular option, I advise to book the boat in advance. We booked 2 days before and the earliest boat we...More

Thank Drikke
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Disclaimer: written by a moderately fit, not so avid hiker, who lives at sea level and hiked with 3 very fit, avid hikers So, I was talked into doing this hike by my travel-mates and it was recommended by several other people - in fact...More

3  Thank jknd02
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judith_kelley
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Response from Maria R | Reviewed this property |
You have two options. Either wait in line in the morning for the boat to Memurubu and walk back to Gjendesheim. This option gives you more freedom as you're not dependent on a boat that only leaves two or three times per... More
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