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Life in Jotunheimen

There are more than 200 peaks at over 2000 metres tall. Historical hiking trails, alpaca hiking, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, horse riding, glacier tours – whichever activity you are into, you will have plenty of options if you live and work in Jotunheimen.

All of this with the Norwegian taste for bringing modern innovation. In Jotunheimen you’re going to find cosy resort accommodation and e-biking opportunities for the best experience you can possibly get.

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  • Average working hours per week: 37.5 to 40 hours, 7.5 to 8 hours daily
  • Typical working day: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (sometimes even 4:00 pm)
  • Number of Vacation days: 25 days 
  • Commute: Mostly public transport, biking also possible
  • Work culture: Flat hierarchy, casual, efficient, punctual

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You can move to Jotunheimen by yourself, with a friend or as a couple. There are pros and cons to all of the situations. If you consider moving abroad with any kind of friend it can be a really good idea to sit down and talk through practical and everyday stuff such as economy, bills, cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking vs ordering, going out/staying in, how you deal with potentially going out without each other as well as having friends and family visiting (from near and far and extended visits). Apart from the practical arrangements, life is fun when you can share your new core memories with other people – so it is very recommendable to move abroad together. Moving with a friend can cause you to interact less with new people compared to if you move abroad by yourself. But if this is a good or a bad thing entirely depends on your personal goals and wishes as well as your personality.

Conclusion: communication is key if you and your friend decide to move abroad together

Jotunheimen has different options for transport to explore the region. A car will most often be the best solution for the routes leading to Jotunheimen, and it’s part of the adventure. You will see breathtaking views of fjords, mountains, and valleys.

Public transport options include buses connecting major towns like Oslo and Bergen to nearby villages such as Lom and Otta, which serve as gateways to Jotunheimen. During the summer months, local bus services operate within the national park, facilitating access to popular hiking trails and mountain lodges. For those preferring a more eco-friendly option, cycling routes are available, though they can be challenging due to the terrain. Additionally, organised tours often provide transport, combining convenience with expert guidance.

To begin your house hunt in Jotunheimen, consider checking online platforms such as Airbnb,, and local Norwegian rental websites, which offer a range of options from cabins and chalets to guesthouses and traditional lodges. For longer-term stays, local real estate agencies and community bulletin boards in nearby towns like Lom or Vågå can provide valuable listings.

Additionally, visiting tourist information centers in these towns can offer guidance and recommendations on available accommodations. Networking with locals through social media groups or forums dedicated to travel and housing in Norway is always a good idea.

There are also options like farm stays or eco-friendly accommodations.

Jotunheimen has diverse weather conditions due to the  mountainous landscape, where there is a subarctic climate. Winters are long and harsh, with temperatures below freezing and heavy snowfall. Summers are relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C, providing a short window for hiking and outdoor activities. The weather can be unpredictable, with sudden changes and frequent rain, making it essential to be well-prepared for varying conditions.

Still not sure about moving to Jotunheimen?

Okay, if the mention of alpaca hiking above still didn’t convince you to get a job in Norway, maybe a deeper dive into what exactly it is that makes Jotunheimen such a special place will. Poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje first named this place “Jotunheimen”, meaning “the dwelling place of the Jotun”. The Jotun, in Norse mythology, are giants, or rather, gigantic versions of the well-known trolls. So, if you feel like you don’t fit where you are anymore, and need a deep breath of air and a stretch of legs, there’s more than plenty of room here, in the land of the giants. 

That’s not to say that you need the strength of a giant to live in Jotunheimen. The place has been made so that it’s accessible to as many people as possible, from experienced hikers to families with smaller children. There’s activities for everyone, both on and outside of the land. Obviously, no adventure, no matter how bold and daring, is complete without a home to return to, and Jotunheimen offers plenty of cosy options. There’s a National Park Village (Lom) with shops, restaurants, and all facilities. As a plus, there’s also a famous baker, as well as one of Norway’s biggest Stave Churches. If you live in Norway, you’re guaranteed a high quality of life and free access to the most beautiful nature.

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