Photo Friday: Jotunheimen National Park

The Jotunheimen National Park in Norway is one of the dream destinations for hikers in Europe. It is home to spectacular natural scenery of mountains, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers and valleys. Glaciers have created numerous valleys and mountain peaks in Jotunheimen, including Northern Europe’s highest two peaks—Galdhøpiggen (2,469m) and Glittertind (2,465m)– by carving the hard gabbro massifs.

The name Jotunheimen, meaning “home of the giants”, was proposed by Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje in 1862. This name was directly inspired by the name Jötunheimr in Norse mythology, referring to Rock Giants and Frost Giants.


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