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2. Besseggen Ridge

Location: Jotunheimen National Park
Time: 5-7 hours one way
Access: Gjendesheim Hut

Located in Jotunheimen National Park, home to the Northern Europe’s highest peaks, Besseggen Ridge is one the most popular day hikes in Norway. The trail traverses a thin ridge between two contrasting alpine lakes, Gjende and Bessvatnet, all while surrounded by Norway’s highest mountains. Most hikers complete the journey by taking the morning boat to Memurubu and walking back over the Besseggen ridge to Gjendesheim. The hike takes approximately 5–7 hours with steep sections near the beginning.

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