52 Mountain Peaks to explore in Norway
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Besseggen is one of Norway's most popular mountain classics. The green waters of the Gjende lake, cradled amidst the steep mountains of the majestic Jotunheimen National Park, create the perfect scenery. Bessvatnet lake, on the opposite side of the ridge, is considered to be Norway's clearest lake, where you can see as far as 30 meters below the surface of the water.
This enormous dome-shaped mountain is a solid eye-catcher for anyone who drives highway 51 over Valdresflye or walks Besseggen. Almost 1300 meters it rises straight up from Gjende, and if you come driving north over Valdresflye, you get a real impression of the dimensions. Besshøe is a popular hiking destination, both due to the fantastic view from the top and the relatively easy access.
A friendly Peak to Trek near Beitostolen. Taking a bus or car towards Bygdin travel for approximately 10km. Park at the lap camp by the lake at Stavtjednet and follow the marked trek to the summit of Bitihorn. A beautiful place to have some nice time and a little bit of adventure.
Bletoppen is the highest summit on Blefjell, 1342 meters above sea level. Bletoppen is located in Tinn in Telemark. The view is nice in all directions. Places that are visible are: Gaustadtoppen, Hardangervidda, Jonsknuten, Skrimfjella. The summit is most easily reached by following a marked trail from the parking lot at Nordstul, 3 to 4 hours hike in the summer. Numerous shorter paths starts at the road to Fosskard and goes up the steep western side of Blefjell.
Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. This famous glacier arm lies in beautiful surroundings between mountain peaks and spectacular waterfalls, dropping 1200 meters into the narrow Briksdal valley below.
Dalsnibba is a mountain in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Geiranger valley, about 7 km south of the village of Geiranger and the Geirangerfjorden. The 2-square-kilometer lake Djupvatnet lies directly to the southeast of the mountain. The mountain is located very near the county border with both Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane counties, in the southeastern part of Møre og Romsdal county.
Drammen Spiral is a 1,650 meters long helix-shaped tunnel located near Drammen, Norway. The tunnel emerges at a summit 180 meters above the town on Skansen Ridge. From the summit, tourists can walk in the Drammensmarka, the forest area surrounding Drammen.
Galdhøpiggen is the tallest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, at 2,469 m above sea level. It is in the municipality of Lom in Innlandet county and in the Jotunheimen mountain area. During the ice ages, it was heavily glaciated and got its present form. The theory that the highest summits in Norway stayed above the ice as nunataks have been abandoned by most geologists.
The highest mountain in the Vestfold og Telemark county and is famous for its mesmerizing views, as one can see an area of approximately 60,000 km², one-sixth of Norway's mainland. The summit is accessible on foot in the summer, on a rocky pathway of medium difficulty, although the southern side of the mountain is very dangerous and inaccessible. The wreckage of an airplane crash lies there, as it is too difficult to remove it.
Gautefall is a compact ski resort with excellent accommodations. Gautefall is a family destination - with a focus on children and families. Gautefall Ski Resort has 15 slopes and 1 chairlift, 5 surface lifts and one roll band, which has a total capacity of 7000 people per hour. Gautefall have snow canons ensuring good conditions throughout the winter.
Norway's second-highest mountain Glittertind, which lies 2452 meters above sea level, is a majestic peak with a great view over large parts of Jotunheimen. This summit is coved of a magnificent snow and ice cap, and has its name from the river Glitra, which flows from Glitterholet in Visdalen.