Jotunheimen, Norway

The high peaks and glaciers of the Jotunheimen National Park (1151 sq km) make for Norway’s best-loved and busiest wilderness destination. Hiking routes lead from ravine-like valleys and past deep lakes, plunging waterfalls and 60 glaciers to the tops of all the peaks in Norway over 2300m, including 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. DNT maintains staffed huts along most of the routes and there’s also a choice of private lodges by the main roads.

Gibraltar – Top of the World Arctic Circle  ©  Monika Newbound

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