- on top of Norway
The highpoint of a summer holiday.
Galdh°piggen at 2469 meters above sea level in Jotunheimen
By Gunnar Christensen
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 Galdh°piggen without any special equipment for climbing the mountain
other than ordinary clothes and shoes for cold weather. And you can
drive up to Spiterstulen.
Looking west from the peak of Galdh°piggen.
to the map printed by the Norwegian tourist information the walk from
Spiterstulen to the top of Galdh°piggen 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.
View on the way up to the top Galdh°piggen.
So start your trip to the Galdh°piggen peak early so you're not hunted by the darkness on your way back.
be 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.
this 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.
Whatever way up to the beautiful Galdh°piggen, - it's a trip you will never forget.
Jotunheimen: Spiterstulen at 1100 meters above sea level between Mt. Galdh°piggen and Mt. Glitretind.
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