Is jotunheim a real place?
Jotunheimen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈjôːtʉnˌhæɪmn̩]; “the home of the Jötunn”) is a mountainous area of roughly 3,500 km2 in southern Norway and is part of the long range known as the Scandinavian Mountains.
Why is it called Jotunheimen?
Norwegian geologist and mountaineer, Baltazar Mathias Keilhau initially proposed to name the range “Jotunfjeldene”. Later a poet named Aasmund Olavsson Vinje changed it to Jotunheimen. The name suggests, ‘mountain of the giants’, in German and is inspired by Norse mythology.
How do I get to Jotunheimen National Park?
You can reach the Jotunheimen area by daily express buses from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. During summer time, local buses takes you the starting point for the most popular hiking areas. Take the bus to the mountains this summer! En-tur | Norwegian travel planner for all transport services.
Was Jotunheim cold?
Whereas in the Marvel movie Thor Jötunheim was shown as cold and dark, in Norse myth it was characterized more as a wilderness, with a landscape similar to Midgard yet built on a much grander scale.
Did Thor sleep with giants?
On the way to the castle, Thor and Loki had to stay overnight with a gentle giantess, Gríðr, who warned Thor of the danger Geirröd possessed. The giantess lent him her belt and her magic staff.
How do you get to besseggen from Oslo?
Train, fly, car ferry, drive
- Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo lufthavn stasjon.
- Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Sogndal (SOG)
- Take the car ferry from Mannheller ferjekai to Fodnes ferjekai.
- Drive from Fodnes ferjekai to Besseggen.
Are Niflheim and Jotunheim the same?
These realms are the home of different kinds of beings, such as Asgard the home of the Gods and Goddesses, or Jotumheim the home of the giants. The first two realms, Niflheim and Muspelheim were created out of Ginnungagap.
Why does Loki destroy Jotunheim?
Loki already has a major inferiority complex when it comes to Thor and his upbringing. Taking over Jotunheim would always be looked at as a step-down. Loki even tries to destroy the Frost Giant world, hoping to prove to Odin that he’s worthy of Asgardian’s throne.
Who rules Jotunheim?
Jotunheim is ruled by Thrym (“uproar”), the feared king of the frost giants. The stronghold of Utgard, the chief city of Jotunheim and the abode of the giants, is ruled by the giant Utgard-Loki.