The highest peak in Norway and Scandinavia, with its 2469 meters above sea level, is on most hikers’ to-do lists when visiting Jotunheimen.
The most common starting points for the trek are from Spiterstulen, where you follow the trail and hike across snow up to the top, or from Juvasshytta, crossing Styggebreen glacier before taking the final climb to the top of the mountain. The trek from Spiterstulen is challenging due to the steep uphill climb. The trek from Juvasshytta is easier, but from there, a hiker would require a guide or personal knowledge and the proper equipment. It is crucial that you do not venture up to the glacier without a rope and an experienced guide. The hike takes approx. 7 hours from Juvasshytta and is about 5 km long.