On Top of Norway

Galdøpiggen summit hut

Yesterday I hiked up to the top of Galdhøpiggen, the highest peak in Norway at 2469m, in Jotunheimen National Park. My plan was to stay up there until sunset, and I was prepared for a long wait on the summit in the cold wintery conditions. When I got to the summit I was happily surprised to see a hut on top of the mountain! I relaxed in the warm hut for about four hours, chilling out with the friendly hut warden who I think was also glad to have some company. Every once in a while a good cloudbreak would come and I’d run outside to take some photos. Eventually right as the sun was setting the clouds cleared off quite a bit and I was super stoked to get some nice photos of the surrounding vista and glaciers during the sunset!

Not sure where I’m off to next; the weather forecast is thankfully looking a bit better so I may have two more days for some hiking and photos.

2 thoughts on “On Top of Norway

  1. Great pictures, shame you got the rubbish weather in Alesund. There are some awesome views here, I’m coming to the end of a 3 1/2 week stay and we’ve had quite a few excellent days. I come here regularly as my parents live here most of the year. We did a road trip earlier in the month see my link http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/norway/-norway/564125002411862827

    It covers the normal tourist route of Geiranger but the areas around the national park are fantastic. The road over the mountains from Lom is awesome, right up with the glaciers. If you are back this way any time I would recommend it. Hoping to post a few pics when I get back to the UK and will send you a link so you can see what it’s like.

    If you are back in Alesund anytime I also recommend Hjørundfjord, I think it is a far more beautiful area than the mountains around Geiranger if you want to include some water.

    Hope you enjoyed your trip to the beautiful fjords and mountains of Norway !!

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