on top of Norway
highpoint of a summer holiday.
at 2469 meters above sea level in Jotunheimen
is the highest mountain peak in northern Europe at 2469 meters above
sea level . And it's the most beautiful walk you can do in the famous
Norwegian mountain area called Jotunheimen.
Spiterstulen at 1100 meters above sea level you can climb up to the
top of Galdhøpiggen without any special equipment for climbing
the mountain other than ordinary clothes and shoes for cold weather.
And you can drive up to Spiterstulen.
west from the peak of Galdhøpiggen.
to the map printed by the Norwegian tourist information the walk
from Spiterstulen to the top of Galdhøpiggen is described as 4
hours up and 2 hours back down to Spiterstulen.
don't you rely on that information. Most people use up to seven hours
up including rests. Down from the top it takes far more than 2 hours
- you can more than double that because you must watch up for all the
stones on the path.
on the way up to the top Galdhøpiggen.
your trip to the Galdhøpiggen peak early so you're not hunted
by the darkness on your way back.
aware of the rules for walking in the mountains: The weather can
change fast in the mountain area and you will need warm clothes and
good shoes for the climbing up the path to the top across lots of
stones and snow: Food, water and so on.
sounds too tuff for you, there is an easier way up: You can drive up
to Juvasshytta at 1840 meters above sea level and walk a much shorter
and easier distance up to the top at 2469. But from Juvasshytta you
must cross over large areas with ice - so don't walk alone on this
ice: Most people cross the ice-area in groups with a guide.
way up to the beautiful Galdhøpiggen, - it's a trip you will
Spiterstulen at 1100 meters above sea level between Mt.
Galdhøpiggen and Mt. Glitretind.