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Galdhopiggen, Lom

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Galdhøpiggen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɡɑ̀ɫhøːˌpɪɡn̩]) is the highest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe. The 2,469-metre (8,100 ft) tall mountain is located in Lom Municipality in Innlandet county, Norway. It is in the Jotunheimen mountains within Jotunheimen National Park. The mountain sits about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of the village of Fossbergom and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of the village of Øvre Årdal. The mountain is surrounded by several other notable mountains including Keilhaus topp to the east; Store Styggehøe to the southeast; Svellnosbreahesten, Midtre Tverråtinden, and Store Tverråtinden to the south; Storjuvtinden and Skardstinden to the west; Veslpiggen, Storgrovtinden, and Storgrovhøe to the northwest; and Galdhøi and Juvvasshøi to the northeast.
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  • We hiked up from Spiterstulen, not sure what to expect because some reviews said it was really hard and others said it was easy. It took approx 3h15 on the way up and 3h down and we didn't stop at... 
    We hiked up from Spiterstulen, not sure what to expect because some reviews said it was really hard and others said it was easy. It took approx 3h15 on the way up and 3h down and we didn't stop at...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • The highest place in the Nordic countries is a great place to hike, about four hours uphill and during that time the weather can change many times. Upstairs cafe but bring your own lunch. Just a daypack is enough and you will be down much faster
  • Spectacular. One of the most rewarding hikes we have ever done, the views at the top are breathtaking. The path is easy to follow if there is good visibility but it’s not easy terrain. Lots of big boulders, a little bit of scrambling and crossing passages of snow. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as well as suitable shoes. There is a tuck shop at the top but I think we paid about £6 for a can of coke!! Paying for the convenience! There is 125NOK toll road fee up to Spiterstulen, which it tracks by number plate recognition so don’t forget to pay! The car park at Spiterstulen advertises as 50NOK for day parking, when we paid we did not receive a ticket to display or provide our number plate…so make of that what you will. There are toilets, showers and drinking water at the start. As well as the lodge providing food and drinks, but we did not use this. Bring a plastic bag or something to slide down the snow passages on your return, great fun and so much quicker! It’s busy at the top but a nice atmosphere. We completed is in 7 hours, including an hour stay at the top. Enjoy!

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