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.
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.
5 nights in mountain lodges
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.
We will ski from Gjendesheim lodge to Memurubu lodge across the Besshø peak (2,258 m). Overnight at Memurubu.
We will ski from Memurubu lodge across the Surtingsui mountain to Glitterheim lodge. Overnight at Glitterheim.
We will ascend Glittertind (2,465m), Norway’s second-highest peak. Overnight at Spiterstulen lodge.
We will try to ascend Galdhøpiggen (2,469m), Norway’s highest mountain, and/or Bukkeholstinden (2,213 m). Overnight at Leirvassbu lodge.
We will visit Storebjørn (2,222m) and take the Sognefjell mountain road back to Gjendesheim.
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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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The price only includes the guiding fee.