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10-day trip help: Lofoten, Jotunheimen, and Western Fjords?

We are a couple in our early 30s and will be in Norway for 10 days in June. We are focused on seeing Norway's natural beauty and spending time outdoors.

We'd like to see Lofoten, hike in Jotunheimen, and visit the fjords to the west, but wonder whether that will be too rushed and we should pick two of the three areas instead.


1) Should we pick 2 of 3? If so, which 2 are the best choice? Are two areas (e.g. Jotunheimen and west fjords) more similar, so that we would get more variety doing only one of the two?

2) Alternatively, is the below itinerary reasonable or will we feel too rushed?

We fly into Oslo and out of Bergen. We were thinking:

Day 1-3: Oslo --> fly + ferry to Lofoten, then spend two full days

Day 4: Ferry + fly to Trondheim, spend half day to break up travel

Day 5-7: Drive Trondheim to Jotunheimen, spend half day, next full day, and next half day hiking. Evening drive to fjords on day 7.

Day 8-9: Fjords (where to go / base ourselves?), Day 9 evening transport to Bergen

Day 10: Bergen (night flight out of Bergen)

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The Norwegian Trekking Association DNT for Den norske turistforening
is a good source for trekking (and ski touring) information. The DNT Oslo office is close to the Central train station (Oslo S) at Storgata 3. You can buy topographic maps at the office.

The DNT also operates mountain huts including some pretty nice ones in the Jotunheimen area:
(If the website displays in Norske, click on the language "button" in the upper right corner of the webpage.)


Most popular is undoubtedly the tour of Little and Besseggen between
Gjendesheim and Memurubu , but the trip to Galdhøpiggen from
Juvasshytta is a close second.


Gjendesheim , Fondsbu , Hjelle in Utladalen , Sognefjellet ,
Leirvassbu , Spiterstulen and Juvasshytta .

Web page has hot links. For example click on "Gjendesheim" and get:

As the flagship DNT cabins located Gjendesheim beautifully positioned
at one of the main gateways to the eastern part of Jotunheimen.
Especially among young families considered Gjendesheim for an
excellent place to spend the Easter and summer holidays. In season,
stays of two days or more booked directly at the lodge.

travel tips

Most people Going to Gjendesheim to go Besseggen. And it is not
strange; Besseggen is a special turoppleving - exciting, powerful,
magnificent scenery. It is easily accessible, familiar and popular,
and very many runs this trip in peak season. But there are plenty
dagar year that you can also find dagar where you can wander in einsam
majesty. But there are many other hikes you can go, here you can see
more suggestions.

Note that Gjendesheim will be open: 10th June to 9. October 2016.

Hut description in English:
Note that you don't need a car. You can take a train from Trondheim south to Otta then a daily bus to Gjendesheim. The DNT office should have bus information.

Summer access: Gjendesheim is on National Road 51, open in summer. By
car, you can drive to Gjendesheim, either via Otta or Sjoa to
Randsverk and onward, or via Fagerness and Beitostølen, via National
Road 51 over the Valdresflya plateau to Gjendesheim. There are direct
train services to Otta from Trondheim and from Oslo, and a daily bus
service from Otta to Gjendesheim. Winter access: By car, you may
drive from the north on National Road 51 via Randsverk, though from
the south, via Beitostolen and the Valdresflya plateau, the road is
closed in winter.