Knutshøe

Though I have lived in Norway for three years, I have never been to Jotunheimen where highest mountains are located. So I decided to give it a shot to go for a day trip to Knutshøe, one of the mountains in Jotunheimen.

I read it takes 4-5 hours for a round trip to Knutshøe and that I can start hiking from a parking place beside the highway. The picture was taken in the beginning of the trip and you can see the snow on the mountain in July.

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The track was straightforward but it is nice to take a whole picture of the trip just in case. My goal was to see Gjende, the beautiful lake that you can see on the top of Knutshøe.

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I thought it was all about hiking and not climbing. Unfortunately, I had to manage to climb steep slopes in the beginning and the end of the trip. The rest of the trip was easy and basically going forward. I recommend to bring a pair of mountain gloves and nice hiking shoes before the trip to Knutshøe. It might be dangerous to bring young kids and for people with extreme acrophobia.

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I am finally on the top of the mountain and could see Gjende from there. The picture does not show the actual color of the lake but it had a very unique emerald color which was quite different from other lakes around the mountain.

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The weather got much better on the way down the mountain and I could see many colorful wild flowers. It is amazing that they survived on this rocky mountain.

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There are many great mountains in Korea. But the difference between the mountains in Korean and Norway is I can enjoy the scenic view without many people around in Norway.

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