Bessegan Ridge

We arrived to Jotenheimen National Park late in the evening, with just enough sunlight to stake out our tent and watch the sun go down, bowls full of steaming noodles in our laps. Our "Ramen Anniversary," we joked. To celebrate two years of marriage my husband and I traversed Bessegan Ridge, one of the most famous routes in Scandinavia and raved about at our local outdoor store in Oslo. We soon understood why...

The next morning, after waking up to frost on our tent walls (on Sept. 4th!) we took a ferry all the way to the end of the lake, then walked back over two days. We spent one night at a DNT Hut, enjoying waffles at our arrival, warm showers, and dinner cooked for us by the hut staff-- luxuries of the back country we are not accustomed to! 

Of all the gorgeous places we have hiked, this route is near the top of the list. The views were consistently breathtaking over the entire traverse. The photos below only begin to capture the relentless beauty of this region. Enjoy.   

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