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Galdhøpiggen Photo: Olav Olsen
Galdhøpiggen Photo: Olav Olsen
Galdhøpiggen is Norways and North-Euopes highest mountain peak with it's 2.469 metres above sealevel. Galdhøpiggen is also one of Jotunhimen's easiest peaks to climb. You can reach the peak either alone on a marked path or within a guided group.

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  • glacier
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June - September

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Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Norway, 2.469 m.a.s.l. It is also one of the most visited peaks in the country, apart from some hills in more densely populated areas. The hight is fascinating, and Galdhøpiggen is also relatively easy to reach. You can follow the normal t-marked route from Spiterstulen 1.103 m.a.s.l., 4,5 hours to the top, 3  hours back down.
An alternative route is with guide across the glacier Galdhøpiggen, starting from Juvasshytta
1.840 m.a.s.l. Daily tours from the lodge in summer, starting at 10.00 and 11.30.

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Galdhøpiggen

Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Norway, 2.469 m.a.s.l. It is also one of the most visited peaks in the country, apart from some hills in more...

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