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Wonderful view, tricky hike

Overall, this was a wonderful experience! The view from the ridge and all along at least one 3rd to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matteo B
One of my faves in Norway

You need better condition (steepness, chains), preparation (it takes some time) but views are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Besseggen ridge is one of the most famous hikes in Norway, Jotunheimen National Park.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this was a wonderful experience! The view from the ridge and all along at least one 3rd to half the hike are fantastic. However it is very fatiguing and there is a segment where you actually need to climb rock with hands and feet,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need better condition (steepness, chains), preparation (it takes some time) but views are totally worth your sweat. Magic!

Thank Agaszka
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I am sure I will come back to this amazing place. We take first boat and then went to bessegen. I think its better to do like this for the first time.

Thank Inga J
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a very nice hike, with magnificent points of view on the lake underneath and mountains around it. But it's far from being an easy or medium hike, we've been doing a lot of hiking with my wife before going there as we saw...More

1  Thank Daniele A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful hike, but I suggest the following since the scrabble part of the hike could prove to be dangerous. Take the boat to the end of the trail early in the morning. Hike up to the part where you are climbing, not...More

1  Thank Vance C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Don't underestimate this hike but it's brilliant. We took the boat in the morning tand hiked back to the parking. The part until the ridge is definitely the best and most entertaining with different landscapes and I he beautiful lakes. The ridge seems a bit...More

Thank nlnic
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My son (13) and I started our six night camping trip over Jotunheimen in Gjendesheim. From Oslo we took the Norway Express at around 8:30 AM and started the hike Gjendesheim-Memurubu right around 14: 30 the same day, we had heavy backpacks and send them...More

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We hiked this in early July. We wanted to be free from the ferry schedule so we intended to start from Gjendesheim, hike to the high point (1743 m, which is 748m or about 2450 ft of vertical climb from the start), enjoy the views,...More

Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Have lived in norway for about 10 years decided to take weekend tour to besseggen with 2 friends. We stayed overnight in a camp at maurvangen and started 09:30 with a boat to memurubu and started walking around 10:00 am. First steep we were very...More

Thank subs7
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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Magdalēna P
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Response from Jennifer E | Reviewed this property |
Did you walk already? No wc on the trial, but if you walk you mostly need water and do not need a wc. At the starting point is a wc.
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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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