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Jotunheimen path through Hadeland, Vestre Toten and Gjøvik

Jotunheimstien – Hadeland, Vestre Toten, and Gjøvik

About Jotunheimstien
Jotunheimstien stretches from Oslo city centre, through Marka, across the mountain, and all the way to Gjendesheim in Jotunheimen – a great option for those looking for a long trip, and an ideal route to split into legs.

Completing this trip is certainly an achievement held in high esteem among outdoor enthusiasts, and at the end of Jotunheimstien you are rewarded with the spectacular Jotunheimen.
The Norwegian Trekking Association, represented by DNT Oslo og Omegn, DNT Hadeland, DNT Lillehammer, and DNT Gjøvik og Omegn, has done its part to ensure that the trip is an enriching experience.
You follow in the footsteps of Henrik Wergeland and Phillipe Pope, who in 1832 walked from the capital (at the time Christiania), past Kvitningen and up along Mjøsa, and then towards Huldreheimen and Gjendesheim in Jotunheimen.

The entire route covers 12 municipalities and three counties, and is approx. 380 km long.
Accommodation along the way is in 15 different cabins and two woodland shelters.
Estimated time for the entire trip is 17 days.

Legs 3 and 4 run through the Visit East Norway region, through the beautiful municipalities of Hadeland, Lunner and Gran, and then through Vestre Toten and Gjøvik.
This is a brief overview of these legs. A more detailed description of each section and the route as whole is available at the ut.no website

Leg 3: Bruvoll – Kvitingen
Total distance: 58.1 km – 3 days.
Level of difficulty: Medium
Season: June – September

Recommended leg, day 1: Snellingen – Åbborputthytta
Estimated time: 6 hours

Recommended leg, day 2 : Vassbråa – Lygna
Estimated time: 4.5 hours

Recommended leg, day 3: Lygna – Kvitingen (Kjerringfred)
Estimated time: 7 hours

Leg 4: Kvitingen – Storlondammen

Total distance: 80 km – 4 days
Level of difficulty: Medium
Season: June – September
Recommended leg, day 1: Kvitingen – Mælumsetra
Estimated time: 7 hours
Recommended leg, day 2: Mælumsetra – Vesterås
Estimated time: 4 hours
Recommended leg, day 3: Vesterås – Langvatnet
Estimated time: 7.5 hours
Recommended leg, day 4: Langvatnet – Lundsætra
Estimated time: 7 hours

Show consideration during your visit, and follow these basic guidelines:
• Adhere to the code of conduct for public right of access
• Park at designated car parks and campsites
• Take your litter home or use the bins provided
• Remember the rules for keeping dogs on a lead; respect campfire bans and restrictions, and use designated sites only
• Try to use local shops along the route
• Drive nicely, but not too nicely – keep up with the traffic
• Last, but not least; ENJOY your trip!

Last updated: 12/08/2023

Source: Visit Innlandet

Jotunheimen path through Hadeland, Vestre Toten and Gjøvik

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