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Glitterheim - Glittertind - Spiterstulen

Route info

Description

This is a very exciting route on high altitude. 2470 metres makes Glittertind to the highest mountain in Norway if you include the thickness of the glacier. If the weather is bad we recommend to walk south of the mountain instead.

The route isn't steep at all in the beginning until you reach the glacier a bit down the peak. The you'll probably notice some extra heart beats up the steep snow hill. Try to start early in the morning to avoid walking in knee high snow which is really hard work.

On the glacier there are no path signs so just follow the path. Don't try to take another way outside the path, it could be very dangerous to walk to near to the snow edge. You start your way down in easy flat terrain but then you pass a steep hill with loose stones. The rest is just a piece of cake and you have a nice path to follow down to Spiterstulen.

Hiking time

7 hours

Worth to know

The best tent place is after the steep passage on your way down.

Glittertind was climbed for the first time in 1841 by Hans Sletten and Harald Nicolai Storm Wergeland.

 

Lodge info

Glitterheim - 1384 metres a.s

  • Staffed DNT lodge with 137 beds.
    Season: end of june to mid of september.

  • A genuine cottage with lots of peaks nearby, Glittertind of course. Nice path sign outside.

  • Home page: http://www.glitterheim.no
    Email: gl-heim@online.no
    Phone: 61 23 18 33

Spiterstulen - 1106 metres a.s

  • Staffed private lodge with 200 beds.
    Season: beginning of March to mid October

  • A really nice place surrounded with very high mountains, Galdhöpiggen and Glittertind.

  • Home page: http://www.spiterstulen.no
    Email: post@spiterstulen.no
    Phone: 61 21 14 80
    Fax: 61 21 19 72

 

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Pictures from this hiking route

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Cold weather the whole night. Frost in the morning.
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Nice sign. Nice dog.
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On our way towards Glittertind.
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Glittertind
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The fog is sliding towards the peak
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Our pulse begins to rice.
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The last break before the first peak. Only about 200 m rising left.
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Glittertind.
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We are still first in track. The Norwegians are far away.
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Therefore lot of time left to take some nice pictures.
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One more picture.
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One picture from Glittertind.
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2470 m above sea level. The fog is lighten.
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We are the champs!
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And we too!
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Bye, bye. See you later some time in the future.
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Still another picture from the top.
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The peak of Glittertind.
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Steinbuvatnet 1000 m far down.
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Now it's only the way down.
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It's not recommended to walk near the edge.
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Another picture from the peak.
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Nice path from the peak of Glittertind. Here we met the Swede who had camped 2 nights at the peak just for nice photo weater!
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Nice picture at the edge.
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I just like it!
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It's still blue sky.
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Far below the corner lies Spiterstulen. And you can almost see Galdhöpiggen from here.
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But we have to walk down this hill first.
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No problems!
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Galdhöpiggen far away.
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This is the way to walk.
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view of Visdalen.
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Steep uphill.
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and after that the route leveled out. Glittertind far away.
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Aslo some reindeers enjoyed the terrain.
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A short break at the route cross towards Glittertind/Glitterheim
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View towards Spiterstulen.
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The worse stone landscape in front of us.
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Finnaly some uphill slopes.
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You almost had to climb.
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Nice color variations.
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Glittertind far away.
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People on their way up.
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Soon we are there.
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Little snow made the path icey and slippery.
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A satisfied Annika at the peak.
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Hikers from Glitterheim on their way up.
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Nice peaks around Galdhöpiggen.
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Berra is walking somwhere below.
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Steinbuvatnet.
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Nice views from the peak.
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A peak picture.
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Some more steps and you stand on the overhang.
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Time to move again.
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Finally downhill again.
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Just follow the path.
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Here you see the overhang quite well.
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A lot of people on their way.
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Finally some stones again.
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A nice peak.
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A last picture before Glittertind dissappears.
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Downhill towards Glitterheim. A lot of stones.
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Glittertind started to fade away.
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Finally some green terrain again.
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Veodalen.
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Glitterheim.
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The sign outside the hut.
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A dog waiting for departure.
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An old stone cottage. Of course with the Norwegian flag outside.
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A short nap before the dinner.
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Relaxing on the bench.
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A beer is never wrong.
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