The road across the Valdresflye plateau provides expansive views of mountains and plains, from which it seems to swoop into the Jotunheimen massif like the beginning of an endless journey. To the north, you can catch a view of the Jotunheimen National Park, where the mountains are steeper and wilder than to the south, where the landscape widens into serene, rolling hills.
Here, cultural landscapes dominate, with mountain pastures and several tourist lodges that have long traditions of catering to visitors. Large sections of the road run above the treeline, and it reaches its highest point at 1 389 metres above sea level.
No matter where you choose to stop you will find excellent opportunities for hiking. Especially the area around Gjende lake has a wide network of marked trails that allow for short as well as longer hikes. The most famous hiking route goes along the Besseggen ridge.
National Tourist Route Valdresflye runs from Garli to Hindsæter with detour to Gjende over a total distance of 46 kilometres.
The mountain crossing is closed in the winter season.Information about National Tourist Route Valdresflye, download pdf.