Snøhetta Hiking

  • Photo: Martin I. Dalen

  • Photo: Martin I. Dalen

  • Photo: Martin I. Dalen

  • Photo: Martin I. Dalen

  • Photo: Martin I. Dalen

Essential info

  • Destination Oppdal
  • Season January–December
  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Distance 5.9 kilometers
  • Elevation 820 meters
  • Duration 4–6 hours

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About Snøhetta

This is a classic trip, which on sunny days can be quite busy. Snøhetta is Norway’s highest point outside of Jotunheimen. From Snøheim you’ll follow the trail up towards Stortoppen. The entire trail is well marked. The elevation and length makes the trip a bit demanding, but it is still a relatively easy terrain to handle. Notice that the weather can change quickly in this area, so pack accordingly with extra warm clothes, food and water. The trail follows easy and enoyable terrain up until the old Reinheim. Once you start on the backside, you’ll begin the steep inclines. Take breaks to enjoy the nature along the way. The last stretch you might have to pass over snow, depending on the weather conditions and the time of year. The top is very exposed, which means it could be a good idea to save your packed lunch until you’re on your way down again. Regardless, spend enough time on the top to truly enjoy the exquisite view from 2286 meters in the sky! The tourist cabins Reinheim and Åmotdalshytta are on each side of the mountain, and also make for good access points to the top of Snøhetta. Bus from Hjerkinn to the tourist cabin Snøheim. Check hjerkinnhus.no for bus departures. Estimated time is to and from Snøheim.

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