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Besseggen

Besseggen, Vågå Municipality, Norway

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Mountain Peaks

About Besseggen

Besseggen is one of Norway's most popular mountain classics. The green waters of the Gjende lake, cradled amidst the steep mountains of the majestic Jotunheimen National Park, create the perfect scenery. Bessvatnet lake, on the opposite side of the ridge, is considered to be Norway's clearest lake, where you can see as far as 30 meters below the surface of the water.



Attractions near Besseggen

Besshø2.4km from Besseggen

This enormous dome-shaped mountain is a solid eye-catcher for anyone who drives highway 51 over Valdresflye or walks Besseggen. Almost 1300 meters it rises straight up from Gjende, and if you come driving north over Valdresflye, you get a real impression of the dimensions. Besshøe is a popular hiking destination, both due to the fantastic view from the top and the relatively easy access.

Gjende3.04km from Besseggen

A beautiful and adventurous lake which was located in  Norway's Jotunheimen National Park. This river has a characteristic light-green color resulting from the large quantity of rock flour which is discharged into the Gjende by the Muru river. The name is derived from Norse gandr m 'staff, stick'. This is referring to the form of the long and narrow lake.

Bessvatnet3.8km from Besseggen

A beautiful lake located in the  Vågå, Innlandet. Bessvatnet is known to everyone that has hiked Besseggen, as one passes its southern end while looking down on the green lake Gjende.

Surtningssue8.38km from Besseggen

Surtningssue  is the seventh-highest mountain in Norway. It lies in Jotunheimen, on the border between the municipalities Lom and Vågå. Surtningssue has several distinct peaks, of which Store Surtningssue is the highest.  Surtningssue is most easily reached from the cabin Memurubu, along the northern shore of Gjendin.

Store Knutsholstinden11.7km from Besseggen

A beautiful mountain located in the heart of Innlandet and is very famous among trekkers. Daily a lot of tourists visit this place because of its natural beauty.

Jotunheimen National Park13.54km from Besseggen

Jotunheimen National Park is a national park in Norway, recognized as one of the country's premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 square kilometres and is part of the larger area Jotunheimen. More than 250 peaks rise above an elevation of 1,900 metres, including Northern Europe's two highest peaks: Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 metres, and Glittertind at 2,465 metres.

Where is Besseggen

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Innlandet is a county in Norway. It was created on 1 January 2020 with the merger of the old counties of Oppland and Hedmark.