Galdhøpiggen via Svellnosbreen

This is a longer, but much more exciting route to the summit of Galdhøpiggen, 2469 meters above sea level. The route includes a spectacular glacier crossing and steep, but easy scrambling up the south face of Galdhøpiggen. We follow the normal route down to Spiterstulen. It is a demanding trip suited for fit youths and adults.

Hiking: Galdhøpiggen via Svellnosbreen

Difficulty: Challenging
Time: 9 hour(s)
Distance: 12 kilometers
Elevation at peak: 2469 meters
Ascent height: 1350 meters
Galdhøpiggen Photo by Christian Roth Christensen – Visit Norway
Galdhøpiggen Photo by Christian Roth Christensen – Visit Norway
Galdhøpiggen Photo by Christian Roth Christensen – Visit Norway
Galdhøpiggen Photo by Christian Roth Christensen – Visit Norway
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