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It’s possible to join us for a guided tour to Norway’s highest mountain Galdhøpiggen on Saturday (weather permitting). The tour starts at 10 and it lasts for 6-7 hours. It’s a 15km round trip. The tour costs 175 NOK and covers the tour guide that is required to cross the glacier.

Photo: www.juvasshytta.no

The weather can be perfect or it can be awful, and it can change in minutes. It’s important that you wear/bring mountain clothing.
Recommended clothing:

  • Mountain/hiking shoes, if you have galoshes to, bring those. No trainers or city shoes, you need real hiking shoes
  • Weather proof mittens or gloves and a cap.
  • Wind/Rain proof jacket.
  • Change of clothes, Extra Dry socks (wool), mittens etc.
  • And hopefully: Sun glasses and sun block

It is possible to buy some equipment at the Hotel.
Let us know if you want to join us for this trip @gotoAndSki or email.

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Summer skiing

Apr, 23, 2010

At Juvasshytta there is an alpine ski resort with lift on a glacier, with top on 2200 meters above sea level, the highest in Scandinavia. It is called Galdhøpiggen summer ski center and is open from June and all the summer as long as the road is open.

All sorts of skiing equipment is available to rent, The one-day pass is NOK 325.- and the two-day pass is 560.-
Read more about Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski here

C.H./Innovation Norway

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alindquist_/ / CC BY 2.0
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One of the activities at Juvass is the hike to the summit of Northern Europe’s highest mountain. The trip is not hard, but the view is breathtaking and crossing the glacier is quite exciting!

“Access to the top of Galdhøpiggen is not especially hard: from Juvasshytta (1850 metres above sea level, 5 km from the summit) it takes about three hours up (including about 45 minute to prepare for crossing the Styggebreen glacier) glacier, an hour at the top and about two hours back. Some days in the summer, a few hundred people reach the summit each day. Guides are needed to cross the glacier, but are available every summer morning.

At the summit a small cabin has been built. In the summer soft drinks, chocolate bars, postcards and other items are sold here. Earlier the Norwegian Postal Authority had a small post office here—being the highest in Northern Europe.” (from Wikipedia)

While the postal office is no longer there, you can still get your postcards stamped at the top. You can find more info about the climb here (Norwegian). Below you can find a couple pictures from when my son did the trip some years ago as well as some more professional pictures from the summit.

Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway

Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway

Walking up to the summit / Looking up at the summit

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