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Galdhopiggen

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Postboks 63, Lom 2688 Norway
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Tim S wrote a review Feb 2020
Uppsala, Sweden119 contributions24 helpful votes
Hiked to the summit from Spiterstulen. The path is well-marked, it's hard to miss. Start your trek early as there will be a constant flow of wanderers the whole day. Bring several liters of water with you - there are no places to fill up after the first hour of the ascent. After that, it's only at the top hut you can buy beverages, and it's a long way to go. Come prepared, we saw too many unserious persons walking with nothing but a 0.5L water bottle in their hand. Bring warm clothes and a windproof jacket/pants. It took us 4 hours to reach the top and another 3 to come back to Spiterstulen (breaks included). During the last part, you will be walking uphill in snow, close to the edge of the cluff, but push on and you will reach the summit. The summit was overcrowded, so we did not stay long. You can buy drinks, snacks and hot dogs in the hut (but no thrashcans or toilet there). So bring water, food and extra layers, and you will be fine. And start early in the morning!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Linda K wrote a review Aug 2019
Karlstad, Sweden8 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful hike but with a lot of fogg and really not recommended to hike in those conditions due to risk of walking of the edge. We were really careful, looking for the red "T"-s that mark the route. Eventually we walked above the clouds and the view became better. Took us bout 5h up (including lunch and water breaks) and 4h down (bad knees so took it really slow). Lot of rock to rock jumping and some snow crossings, really magical to be standing on Norways highest point 🤩
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Annika K wrote a review Sep 2018
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Highly recommended, beautiful scenery, rocky landscapes, challenging ascent but so rewarding, the views are the best you can get in North Europe! I was there 5 years ago but it’s still one of my favorite experiences! ⭐️☺️
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Christine W wrote a review Sep 2018
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I did this hike with the glacier guide from Juvasshytta. 'Guide' seemed to be a loose term, they are just there to get everyone roped up to cross the glacier on the way up and way down. Right before we roped up to cross the glacier, the guide stated that it is likely that someone would fall in since it had been such a warm summer. This did not seem completely safe to me but at that point I wasn't going to turn back. Thankfully no one fell through any cracks. There really isn't a defined trail for the hike. It is mostly stepping from rock to rock, and a bit of easy climbing toward the summit after you cross the glacier. This is not an easy hike. I would say that most of the hike wasn't super enjoyable because you had to constantly be looking down to step rock to rock. The view at the top was incredible. It was a great feeling to be up at the highest point above the clouds. We were lucky that the summit was clear while we were on our way up and at the top. It was covered soon after we started our descent. It would be a disappointing full 7 hour hike if the summit was not clear. It's hard to tell if it will be clear or not by the time you get there, but my recommendation would be that it's only worth it if the summit is going to be clear while you are up there. Side note- if you are deciding between Galdhopiggen and Besseggen Ridge, definitely choose Besseggen. I did both but if you can only do one, Besseggen is more enjoyable and still adventurous.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Dora C wrote a review Sep 2018
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We followed the T-marked way from Spiterstulen up to the summit.The trek was medium-hard on the rocks , several times we lost the mark. Whenever we got to a mark we couldn't see the next one on a vast rocky field and we lost some time finding T's . Overall the landscape was mind-blowing. We went home with good memories.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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