Attractions to explore near Gjende
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful lake located near to the Jotunheimen mountain range. Along the lake, there are many tourist huts. In the summer these huts are connected by boat and in winter by ski or snowmobile. A memorial was raised in 1909 to the Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje at the western end of Lake. This is one of the nice tourist places in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.
Norway's second-highest mountain Glittertind, which lies 2452 meters above sea level, is a majestic peak with a great view over large parts of Jotunheimen. This summit is coved of a magnificent snow and ice cap, and has its name from the river Glitra, which flows from Glitterholet in Visdalen.
A friendly Peak to Trek near Beitostolen. Taking a bus or car towards Bygdin travel for approximately 10km. Park at the lap camp by the lake at Stavtjednet and follow the marked trek to the summit of Bitihorn. A beautiful place to have some nice time and a little bit of adventure.
Kyrkja is a mountain of Innlandet in southern Norway. Kyrkja is nicknamed “The Chruch” because its peak is extremely steep and resembles a church spire. Kyrkyja was thought to be unclimbable until the 19th century, due to its steepness. Despite its slopes, climbing to the top is a day’s hike, helped by the rocks covering the mountainside. Kyrkyja used to be covered in snow, but climate change has severely lessened the amount of snow on the mountain.
Galdhøpiggen is the tallest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, at 2,469 m above sea level. It is in the municipality of Lom in Innlandet county and in the Jotunheimen mountain area. During the ice ages, it was heavily glaciated and got its present form. The theory that the highest summits in Norway stayed above the ice as nunataks have been abandoned by most geologists.
The beautiful church dates back to 1158-59, which was still the main church in Lom. The oldest part was built in Romanesque style. By archeological excavations in 1973 interesting findings were made; more than 2.000 coins and a love message with carved runes on a stick and this church has the largest collection of paintings found in any Norwegian church, most of them done by Eggert Munch.
Breheimen National Park is a national park that was established in 2009. The park is located in the municipalities of Skjåk and Lom in Innlandet county and in Luster in Vestland county, Norway. The park covers 1,671 square kilometers of the Breheimen mountain range.
The Valdres Folkemuseum in Fagernes was founded in 1901 and with its 105 buildings it is one of the largest open-air museums in the country. It is beautifully situated on the peninsula Storøye on the banks of Lake Strandefjorden in Fagernes. The museum focuses especially on folk music and instruments, folk costumes, and the conservation of historical buildings.
Located between Valdres and Gausdal and has a unique low-mountain landscape and extensive marshes in the south and northwest, and heights up to 1500 m.a.s.l in the north. Langsua offers many hiking- and cycling opportunities in light mountain terrain. The park consists of a total protected area of 537.1-square-kilometer.
The Peer Gynt Road is a 60-kilometer-long tourist mountain road, named for the folkloric character Peer Gynt. It is a toll road. It runs in the east of Norway in Innlandet county with views of Jotunheimen, along with the villages Skeikampen, Fagerhøy, Gålå, Fefor, and Dalseter. The road is only open in the summer, mostly from the 1st of June, and is closed when the snow starts.