Hiking Besseggen Ridge, Norway

We have been here once. On a beautiful day in September we took the bus further and further up in the mountain, to finally enjoy the fantastic view of Gjende the beautiful emerald-green lake surrounded by high mountains. The green colour is the result from glacier run-off which contain clay, rock flour.

The river Muru originates at the glacier Austre Memurubrean and runs through Memurudalen then finally empties into the lake Gjende right next to Memurubu. The river is about 10 kilometres (6 mi) long and is the primary source for the lake Gjende.

Do enjoy the video made by Milosh from Amazing Places on our Planet¹

The pictures below are some of our old pictures from the area:

¹ Amazing Places on our Planet

Vi har været her en gang. På en smuk dag i september tog vi bussen højere og højere op i fjeldene, for til sidst at nyde den fantastiske udsigt over Gjende, den smukke smaragdgrønne sø.

Den grønne farve er resultatet fra gletscherens afstrømning, der indeholder ler, sten mel.

Elven Muru har sit udløb fra gletsjeren Austre Memurubrean, og løber gennem Memurudalen, for endelig at munde ud i søen Gjende, lige ved siden af Memurubu. Floden er cirka 10 kilometer lang, og er den primære kilde til søen Gjende.

13 Comments on “Hiking Besseggen Ridge, Norway

    • Hi there 🙂 The level differences of the lakes are a visual challenge if one goes down the ridge, and overlooks the lake Gjende on one side and Bessvatnet on the other.
      Gjende lies almost 400 m lower than Bessvatnet 🙂
      Yes, it’s a beautiful place and you can see the snowcovered mountains from far away ❤
      All the best,

  1. Wow, I love the emerald green colour of those lakes. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this place with us. Have a wonderful week, Hanna. 🙂

    • Hi Jane. It is a very interesting place to visit. But one could also fall in love with Iceland if you didn’t live in Brisbane and outskirts 🙂 🙂
      Wish you a great week too full with pleasant sun and joy ❤

  2. Impresionantes vistas y video Hanna. Lástima que esté tan lejos, sería un sueño para mí poder visitar y fotografiar esa región tan espectacular! but …… 🙂

      • Yes, I was there a few years ago. It is a beautiful natural park.It is famous for adventure sports, especially also to practice canyoning and hiking, climbing and mountain biking. Ah! You can also practice “drinking red wine”, “Somontano” Excellent, I love it. Ciao Hanna, be very happy!

      • Hi Jacint, I’ll keep “Somontano” in mind 🙂
        Thanks a lot for your nice comment!!
        All the best,

  3. What a fantastic place, Hanna. Wild, rocky and wet. I would love to get to know that area.
    Cheers, Alen

    • Alas Alen 🙂 This is where the trolls are 🙂 Here is a little introduction: About Jotunheimen …and further on I have a kind of gift for you: Do enjoy and dream about this cabin with a splendid view installed; But be careful if your dreams come true. I’ve been told that if you have to get up at night you have to watch your steps very carefully 🙂 Fannaråkhytta
      All the best,

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