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“Galdhopiggen - the most unusual skiing in my life”
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Galdhopiggen
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Lom
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Owner description: 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.
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Galdhopiggen - the most unusual skiing in my life”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Galdhopiggen is the highest peak of Scandinavia (about 2500 meters). It features a small ski resort located right on the mountain glacier. It offers skiing in Summer so we have visited it during our trip to Central Norway in August 2002.
There was one Doppelmayr ski lift there, feeding skiers to two simple slopes going down on each side of the lift. Nothing special. But the real beauty was beneath our skis - the glacier itself. There was no snow coverage on the ice (like you know it from Austria or Switzerland) so we were skiing directly on the glacier itself. The surface was covered with ice firn good for skiing. We could see through it into the ice massive. Once the Sun started shining, the firn started to melt so there were streams of water running down the slopes and small geysers spilling water 30 centimeters into the air. We could hear loud cracks as the ice was breaking at the edge of the glacier and large pieces of it were falling into the lake beneath.
The resort was not too crowded at that time. We had been skiing among two Dutch families and a group of Swedish World Cup skiers with their trainer and that was all :-)
So this was my northernmost skiing experience. Also the most unusual one.

Visited August 2012
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