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Hiking to Galdhøpiggen

Apr, 23, 2010

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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