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Private 5-day Jotunheimen Haute Route on skis

Explore Norway’s highest peaks in a unique 5-day ski touring trip across the Jotunheimen Haute Route led by IFMGA-certified mountain guide Anders.

Mountain RangeScandinavian Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Jotunheimen – which means “home of the giants” in Norse mythology – is a mountainous area covering 3,500 km²  in southern Norway and part of the Scandinavian Range. It comprises the 29 highest mountains in the country, including northern Europe’s two highest peaks, Galdhøpiggen (2,469m) and Glittertind (2,465m). Most of these rock massifs are located within the Jotunheimen National Park, which extends over 1,151 km².

Jotunheimen’s Haute Route is one of Norway’s most beautiful ski touring trails. Throughout the years, Jotunheimen’s rugged mountains have been eroded by the wind and rain, and carved by glaciers, giving way to several steep peaks, valleys and emerald lakes, creating a scenic setting.

Every day during our trip, we will climb up to 1,500 meters over 16 kilometers, visiting different peaks. A few examples of these are the Besshø (2,258 m), the Glittertind (2,465m), the Galdhøpiggen (2,469m), the Bukkeholstind (2,213 m), and the Storebjørn (2,222m). However, the exact itinerary will depend on each day’s snow conditions and level of visibility.

During the high season, we will spend the nights at comfortable mountain cabins or lodges. However, accommodation might change after mid-April given some cottages might be closed.

I usually take groups of a minimum of 4 people on this trip. Participants must be in good shape and have intermediate ski touring skills. While the program can be slightly adjusted to fit less experienced skiers, most of the time this route features extremely challenging backcountry terrain.

Don’t miss this ski touring experience across the finest and wildest Norwegian mountains! Send me your booking request now.

If you are looking for other ski touring adventures in Norway, check out the 4-day Jostedalsbreen glacier ski traverse and the 3-day ski tour from Finse to the Hardangerfjord.

Accommodation

5 nights in mountain lodges

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You need to bring the following equipment: • Transceiver • Metal spade • Probe • Ice climbing gear (axe, ladder, harness with loop, carabiner) *Please note that some of these items are available for rent.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Gjendesheim - Besshø - Memurubu

We will ski from Gjendesheim lodge to Memurubu lodge across the Besshø peak (2,258 m). Overnight at Memurubu.

Day 2: Memurubu - Surtingsui - Glitterheim

We will ski from Memurubu lodge across the Surtingsui mountain to Glitterheim lodge. Overnight at Glitterheim.

Day 3: Glitterheim - Glittertind - Spiterstulen

We will ascend Glittertind (2,465m), Norway’s second-highest peak. Overnight at Spiterstulen lodge.

Day 4: Spiterstulen - Galdhøpiggen/ Bukkeholstinden - Leirvassbu

We will try to ascend Galdhøpiggen (2,469m), Norway’s highest mountain, and/or Bukkeholstinden (2,213 m). Overnight at Leirvassbu lodge.

Day 5: Leirvassbu - Storebjørn - Gjendesheim

We will visit Storebjørn (2,222m) and take the Sognefjell mountain road back to Gjendesheim.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5699 each

Group of 2

EUR 2850 each

Group of 3

EUR 1900 each

Group of 4

EUR 1425 each

Group of 5

EUR 1293 each

Group of 6

EUR 1214 each

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