Glittertind is easily accessible from Spiterstulen lodge

Glittertind had earlier been a challenger for the title as the highest mountain in Norway, as measurements showed Glittertind including the glacier was slightly higher than Galdhøpiggen (2,469 m above sea level and with no a glacier at the summit). In a 1917 official map, the mountain was indicated to be 2481 m.[1] So it was a matter of defining a glacier as a part of a mountain or not. The glacier has, however, shrunk in recent years, and the dispute has been settled in Galdhøpiggen’s favour. The summit of Glittertind was reached for the first time in 1841 by Harald Nicolai Storm Wergeland and Hans Sletten.
Glittertind is easily accessible from Spiterstulen lodge in the west, by a climb of 1300 m, and from Glitterheim lodge in the east, by a climb of 1000 m. The hike from Glitterheim is the easier, but Glitterheim is inside the National Park and can therefore only be reached by foot. The summit hike is a very popular one, only surpassed in seasonal numbers by Galdhøpiggen, its western neighbor.
The route across the glacier that crowns the summit is completely without crevasses, but on a hot summer day it might be a wet hike across the melting snow which covers the ice. Visitors might even experience that the meltwater blows up across the summit, leaving hikers totally soaked. The view is magnificent. East and southeast of Glittertind there are hardly any high peaks, and hence most of the northern and eastern parts of the province of Oppland can be seen. All famous photos of Glittertind are taken on the eastern flank slightly below the top.
There used to be a cabin at the summit, but because of the impossibility of mooring it sufficiently, it was taken by a storm and landed on the Grjotbreen glacier, under the steep north wall of the summit. Jotunheimen is a unique mountain area with majestic mountains and glaciers, and is a paradise for hikers of all ages. Here, you can hike for a few hours or several days. The starting points from Valdres are first of all Tyin/Eidsbugarden, Bygdin, Beitostølen and the road across Valdresflye to Gjendesheim.
This is where you will find the two highest peaks in Northern Europe: Galdhøpiggen at 2469 m.a.s.l and Glittertind, with its ice cap, at 2464 m.a.s.l. The National Park has many magnificent lakes, such as Gjende, which is the largest and the deep blue Bessvatnet. Between these two lakes, there is a marked trail across the narrow Besseggen Ridge–one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Norwegian mountains.
Source: Wikipedia – Valdres destination

Glittertind is the second highest mountain in Norway, at 2,465 m above sea level, including the glacier at its peak. It is located within the municipality of Lom, in the Jotunheimen mountain area. Wikipedia

Elevation: 2,465 m

First ascent: 1841

Prominence: 995 m

Mountain range: Jotunheimen

Easiest route: Hiking

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Besseggen Ridge

Duration: 6-8 hours | length: 22,9 km | elevation/moh: 1738 meters | level: challenging

 Caught between two bright colored alpine lakes, Gjende (emerald) and Bessvatnet (deep blue, this is Norway’s number one day hike. The popular trail offers breathtaking views of the Jotunheimen landscape Download GPS-Track
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Galdhøpiggen 2469 m

duration: 5-6 hours | length: 6,2 km | elevation/moh: 2436 meters | level: average

To sit on top of the world, you’ll have to conquer a 2469 rise above sea level first. When the weather permits, you’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree panorama including mountain, lakes and. Not to far in the distance, the Pigg cottage where you’ll be treated to warm Norwegian dishes and cold drinks
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Bitihorn Valdres

duration: 5-6 hours | length: 6,1 km | elevation/moh: 1607 meters | level: easy

This very accessible trail offers you a glimpse of the majestic Jotunheimen National Park. With the North Valdres and the Bygdin at your feet, you’ll feel like you are indeed walking in the ‘Home of the Giants. Download GPS-Track

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Knutshøe - retur Leirungdalen

duration: 5-7 hours | length: 12,9 km | elevation/moh: 1506 meters | level: challenging

This trail is like a day in the park and a suitable way to get to know Jotunheim for both young and old. Your feet will take you over the Knusthøe ridge along the Øvre Leirungen lake
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Glittertinden

duration: 5-6 hours | length: 6,1 km | elevation/moh: 1607 meters | level: average to challenging.

Patiently Norways’ second highest mountain, the 2452 high Glittertind, awaits your visit to its summit. The trail will lead you across a glacier towards unobstructed views of the Oppland province leaving you breathless off beauty, not height…
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Bukkelægeret

duration: 5-6 hours | length: 10,5 km | elevation/moh: 1480 meters | level: average to challenging

One of the most spectacular hikes in Jotunheimen, between Memurubu and Gjendebu. 10,5 kms, takes 5-6 hours. Steep up from/down to lake Gjende. Great variety of plants in the area…
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Svartdalen / Torfinndalen

duration: 5-6 Hours | length: 13,8 km | elevation/moh: 1506 meters | level: medium
Svartdalen is an experience you will not find anywhere else. You can sense it already when you disembark at Torfinnsbu. The tourist lodge is beautifully situated in the green grass, and upwards into the Torfinndalen valley are grassy hills with beautiful summer flowers that make you feel at ease. Guide: gronolen@gronolen.no / +47 61352990
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