The mountain ridge of Besseggen rises above green Lake Gjende and blue lake Bessvatnet in Jotunheimen, Norway.
Besseggen is one of the most popular hikes in Norway. The mountain ridge of Besseggen (or Besseggi) rises between green Lake Gjende and blue lake Bessvatnet in Oppland county, in Jotunheimen (the Home of the Giants, the highest section of the Scandinavian Mountains), Norway. Ride a boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu, then hike along the trail to narrow Besseggen at the halfway point. Then ascend to the trail's highest point, Veslfjellet (1743 meters), and walk steeply down to Gjendesheim, in about 8 to 10 hours total. Pretty Lake Gjende is colored green from glacier runoff containing clay (rock flour). Panorama stitched from 11 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download