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Galdhøpiggen | Hiking from Spiterstulen Mountain Lodge

Type:Peak hiking summer

Visdalsvegen 1710, 2686, Lom

Tel: +4761219400

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About

Spiterstulen lies 1100 m.a.s.l. at the forest border in the beautiful valley of Visdalen in Lom municipality in Jotunheimen. This is a popular starting point for trips to Galdhøpiggen.

The trip from Spiterstulen to Galdhøpiggen can be done both with and without a guide, and there are several route options. The most common route is not crossing the glacier, and it is easy to follow the well marked path.

This round trip is 13 km. long, with an increase of 1520 vertical meters. The trip usually takes between 7 - 9 hours and can be done with "young mountain hikers" down to the age of 5-6, if they are motivated.

Facilities

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • mountain hiking
  • nature trails

Participants must bring

  • backpack
  • mountain shoes
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • warm clothing
  • water bottle
  • waterproof clothing
  • windproof clothing

Sports activities

  • walking route

Theme

  • Nature experiences

Winter sports

  • ski
  • ski games
  • summit tour

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Highway 55 in Bøverdalen is 18 km from the private toll road from Røisheim to Spiterstulen. The road has been approved for all types of vehicles except caravans, buses and other vehicles over 6 meters. Please note that the road is closed by a barrier 5 kilometeres from the Mountain Lodge, and is open when the Mountain Lodge is open!

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