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Galdhopiggen

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Address: Postboks 63, Lom 2688, Norway
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Galdhopiggen is the highest mountain in Norway, 2.469 m.a.s.l. It is also...

Galdhopiggen 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 Galdhopiggen is also relatively easy to reach. You can follow the normal t-marked route from Spiterstulen 1.103 m.a.s.l., four hours to the top, two and a half- three hours back down.

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Great trek

Beautiful mountain with spectacular views. You can see perfectly white glaciers and beautiful mountains. The only difficult thing is to catch nice weather.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Monika M
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Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Beautiful mountain with spectacular views. You can see perfectly white glaciers and beautiful mountains. The only difficult thing is to catch nice weather.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Climbed Galdhopiggen from Spiterstulen in early October on a beautifully clear sunny day. However, it had snowed a couple of days before hand, with some sections near the top being almost waist deep at some points! T markers (which mark the path from bottom to top) became very difficult to spot (with some being covered in snow) and then at... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is one of Norways most accessible destinations and also the highest mountain. You can get to both of the most popular starting points by car or bus from the small town of Lom. The shortest route from Juvashytte is also a guided hike with ropes over a glacier at the foot of the mountain. It is a long and... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Go early because this is a popular destination with both tourists and locals. It is quite a hike and you'll need to 'rope-up' for safety to cross the glacier. There is now a hut at the top for food/drink which is quite welcome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

When the weather is good, this is an excellent trip. *We used approx. 6-7 hours from Spiterstulen (good place to start from). Down we skidded on plastic bags for a while on a glacier.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great weather, good guides and the Norwegian army's Hercules flyby at the top really made this a wonderfult hiking day. The view is absolutely magnificent!

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Elma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Equally challenging and fun, guides take you through 3 stages. The first is longer and over rocks, then one over the glacier, and the final (by far the toughest) up over snow and rocks. This is fought but there were kids also going up when I went. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GOOD WEATHER! It was terribly rainy and we couldn't... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

A spectacular country - mouth watering mountains - you just cant get to them - - went from Aberdeen 13th to 23rd June 2016 No buses till July tried and failed to hitch So sadly forced into car hire £85 for one day shocking!! From ski centre to summit 2hrs 40m nice and simple easy snowy glacier didn't bother with... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I just hiked Galdopiggen last weekend in such a good weather condition. The hike is fairly easy. I started from Spiterstulen lodge in the morning and met many hikers on the way. There is still a lot of snow but it is very easy to follow and walking in the snow is much easier than in the rocks. The view... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Climbed the mountain 3 times now (Each time in august). Everytime with sun and clear sky! Absolutly wonderful and worth every step. If the weather is good you can se all across the country! Proffesional guides takes you safe up and down the mountain. Put it on your "have to do-list"

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