The highest mountain in Norway looms over the surrounding peaks, providing a stunning view of Jotunheimen National Park. Galdhøpiggen is more than a mountain - it is also a symbol of the relationship between the Norwegians and the mountains. But even as the mountain is the highest in Norway, it is not inaccessible. There are three main entry points to Galdhøpiggen all at different levels: easy, difficult, and extreme.
Although the entry point from Spiterstulen is relatively easy, it does require a lot of motivation and good physical condition because it is quite a long trip. During the hike, you will scale three peaks, totaling over 2,000 meters in height! This trip is among the more sought-after hikes in Jotunheimen.
In 2010, sherpas (mountain experts) renovated the trail because of increased erosion. Make sure to follow the trail markers, to help prevent more erosion and preserve the area. Upon reaching the top on a clear day, you can see up to one-fourth of Southern Norway!
Spiterstulen Turisthytte is located on a former mountain farm and is the most convenient option as a basecamp for Galdhøpiggen. The lodge accompanies all price ranges and has rooms to book as well as camping facilities with showers, toilets, and a communal kitchen. If you are bringing your motorhome there is an option to access electrical outlets and empty toilets. There’s also a swimming pool, sauna, and seating outside to watch the river or enjoy the mountains.
The season lasts from the beginning of March to the beginning of May, and then from mid-May to mid-October.
Tips, hints and links
Breakfast and dinner are served at Spiterstulen. The toilets are accessible to guests.
Use the Entur-link below to get the last updates on travel options to Spiterstulen. Bus 201 takes you from Lom to Spiterstulen.
Head south from Lom on route 55 and turn onto Visdalvegen. After about 1 km, Visdalsvegen turns slightly right and becomes Brekkvegen. Continue on Brekkvegen for 16 km until the road dead-ends at Spiterstulen Turisthytte.