Glittertind Hiking

  • Photo: Jan Stokstad

  • Photo: Dag Nordsveen

  • Photo: Jan Stokstad

  • Photo: Dag Nordsveen

Essential info

  • Destination Jotunheimen
  • Season June–September
  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Distance 5.9 kilometers
  • Elevation 1,070 meters
  • Duration 6–8 hours

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About Glittertind

It's easy to understand why the hike up the second highest mountain in Norway is so popular. On the way up and on the peak, there are magnificent views over Jotunheimen.



Glitterheim tourist lodge at the foot of the mountain is a good starting point for the hike. After a night here you will be well rested to get started. You follow the marked route northwest up to 2250 meters above sea level. Here, head west and cross Glitterbrean, which you follow to the top.


A longer option is to start by following the path west towards Spiterstulen, and then take off to the north to Ryggehøi (2142 meters above sea level). Go further northwest to Glitterrundhøe (2089 meters above sea level.), From there, go up northeast to Glittertinden. Take the normal route back down to Glitterheim. This trip takes around 9 hours.

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