High Peaks of Jotunheimen

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– For some, having 300 meters of solid rock underneath their feet will qualify as a mountain peak hike, given that they are in fact at the the very top. Others however, require it to be at least a thousand meters, in order for them to count it as a proper mountain top, and not just a regular hike in the mountains.

For this list we only list hikes to mountain peaks above 2000 meters. For other hikes and shorter mountain peaks. Find our listing of walks and hikes in Jotunheimen.

Jotunheimen, a natural beauty embraced by the counties of Oppland, Sogn & Fjordane and kissed by mountains, lakes and glaciers.

Jotunheimen Mountain Range is home to 29 of the highest mountains in Norway, including Northern Europe’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen. Galdhøpiggen, is the highest peak in Northern Europe at 2,469 metres above sea level

At your arrival in Jotunheimen National Park, you will soon discover the ecstasy of colours, life, beauty and peace. People are always surprised of how empty and quiet it is, and are immediately mesmerised by the unpolished beauty only raw nature can bring; the beauty of our colourful lakes such as Gjende and Bessvatn, that are connected by the famous Besseggen trail. This hiking trail takes you over the Besseggen ridge that runs between the emerald green Gjende and the 200 meters higher and deep-blue Bessvatn lake. The glaciers are painted with colours from the whole spectrum, ranging from pitch black to snow white to ice-blue. Many of the glaciers can be visited, preferably accompanied by a local guide.

Jotunheimen Travel offers guided tours to some of the highest peaks in Jotunheimen.

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Galdhøpiggen

Hike duration: 5-6 hours
Hike length:: 6.2km
Elevation at peak: 2469m

To sit on top of Jotunheimen, you’ll have to conquer a 2469 rise above sea level first. You’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree panorama of Jotunheimens mountain and lakes

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Østre Torfinnstind

Hike duration: 5-6 hours
Hike length:: 7km
Climbing height: 1060m
Elevation at peak: 2119m

Eastern Torfinnstind is located in the southern part of Jotunheimen, by the shores of lake Bygdin. You can access the area by catching the Bitihorn ferry from Bygdin Harbour.

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Torfinnstindtraversen

Hike duration: 9-10 hours
Hike length:: 9.5km
Climbing height: 1164m
Elevation at peak: 2119m

Torfinnstindtraversen is one of the classics in Jotunheimen. It takes you across the mountain Torfinnstindane’s three peaks, all of which are over 2000 meters high.

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Nørdre Kalvehølotinden

Hike duration: 5-6 hours
Hike length:: 8km
Elevation at peak: 2019m

North (Nørdre in Norwegian) Kalvehølotinden, with its 2019 meters above sea level, is the southernmost of Norway’s 2000-meter peaks.

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Kvitskardtinden

Hike duration: 5-7 hours
Hike length:: 7.8km
Climbing height: 1160m
Elevation at peak: 2193m

With its 2,193 meters above sea level, Kvitskardtinden is Norway’s 59th highest mountain. Great views over Svartdalen bellow and Jotunheimen in the background!

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Falketind

Hike duration: 10-12 hours
Hike length:: 6.7km
Elevation at peak: 2067m

Falketind is a very well-known mountain peak and hiking destination. The tour includes hiking to the Falkebree glacier and then climbing, to the Stølsnobree glacier. Here proper climbing gear is required. The last part you will follow the ridge of Falketind to the summit.

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Uranostind

Hike duration: 10-11 hours
Hike length:: 17km
Climbing height: 1050m
Elevation at peak: 2157m

Uranostind glacier is considered the most beautiful peak in Jotunheimen. Hike through Koldedalen valley and along the mountain ridge of Uranostinden. To access the peak climbing equipment is necessary. From the peak you’ll hike down to the glacier.

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Munken

Hike duration: 10-12 hours
Hike length:: 18.9km
Climbing height: 1210m
Elevation at peak: 2105m

Munken is a summit offshooting from Kalvehøgd, a 10 km long mountain massif in the southern part of Jotunheimen. Munken is one of seven lateral summits from Kalvehøgd, located on the northeastern part of Kalvehøgd. Throughout your hike you’ll be surrounded by impressive and inviting 2,000-meters peaks from every side; maybe you’ll be tempted to ascend more than one?

 

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Besshøe

Hike duration: 10-12 hours
Hike length:: 21.5km
Climbing height: 1280m
Elevation at peak: 2258m

Besshøe Mountain is the friendly neighbour of Besseggen. Located West of Besseggen, it is both a challenging and rewarding hike. You’ll hike from Gjendesheim and reach the small mountain lake Bessvatnet before you continue towards the mountain peak. At the top you’ll see the views over Besseggen, Gjende, Russvatnet and Bessvatnet. You’ll also see all the hikers as they make their way over the Besseggen ridge. This is a road less travelled, and thus even more exciting!

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Slettmarkpiggen

Hike duration: 8-10
Hike length:: 23.3km
Climbing height: 1230m
Elevation at peak: 2164m

The mountain hike to Slettmarkpiggen starts from Eidsbugarden. You’ll walk along the Bygdin lake before you start the ascent to Høystalltjernet and walk through the Uksedalen Valley. This hike is quite fun and involves both walking and some scrambling

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Glittertind

Hike duration: 6-8 hours
Hike length:: 11.7km
Climbing height: 1070m
Elevation at peak: 2465m

The hike to Glittertind, the second highest mountain in Norway, takes you from the travel lodge Glitterheim, across the glacier Glitterbreen to the peak of Glittertind. It’s an exciting and popular hike with unforgettable views over the national

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