Friends take a break on top of Galdhopiggen, best of Norway

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Galdhøpiggen is Scandinavias highest peak at 2469m.

The Summer Ski Centre sits on Juvbreen Glacier at 1840m.

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Photo - Johan Wildahaugen, Visitnorway.com

SEASON: June - October

DISTANCE: 1200km

FERRIES: 0

CAMPING: 250nok/night

HOTELS: 1200nok/night

CAR HIRE: 2000nok/week

Skiing usually runs from the end of May into October.  With the T-bar lift up to 2150m, it is the resort with the highest altitude in Norway, and fresh snow can fall at any time.  The ski centre has rental equipment, a cafeteria, one T-Bar lift, and a longest run of 1500m with a 300m vertical drop.

Road Trip Suggestions

This summer road trip can be as leisruely, or as action packed as you like.  Drive through Jotunheimen and Rondane National Parks simply enjoying the scenery, or get stuck in with Downhill Biking, Skiing and White Water Rafting all available.

Day 1. Oslo - Lillehammer

Oslo Gardermoen - Lillehammer is a 2 hour trip whether by road or rail.  You will follow Norway's longest lake, Lake Mjøsa, to it's end and find the beautifully quaint town of Lillehammer.  Set in the heart of Norway, Lillehammer is an ideal family destination in both summer and winter.

 The local area has some stunning scenery with skiing, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding all possible. With museums and cultural centres, such as Maihaugen and Hunderfossen Family Park, Lillehammer is one of our most popular destinations. www.visitlillehammer.com

Day 2. Hafjell Bike Park

Traditionally a winter ski resort, Hafjell has has exploded onto the Downhill MTB scene and established itself as one of Europe's premier hangouts.  Hosting both the World Cup and World Championships in recent years, the word is out.

Lifts open from June - September.  15 minutes from Lillehammer. www.hafjell.no

Day 3. Sjoa River

One of Europe's best paddling spots and highest graded waters, Sjoa river is a test for the most advanced kayakers. As long as you can swim though, there are also a number of rafting companies offering fantastic family trips on safer stretches of this iconic river. www.visitnorway.com

Day 4. Besseggen Ridge

The Besseggen Ridge is one of Norway's most popular hikes and takes around 6-8 hours to complete depending on fitness levels. It is an arduous hike with some scrambling involved.

Most walkers catch the ferry from Gjendesheim and start the walk back from Memurubu, but you can choose to do it in either direction.

This 14km long route has achieved cult status, with most Norwegians wanting to complete it at least once in their lifetime. www.visitnorway.com

Day 5. Galdhøpiggen

At 2469m above sea level in Jotunheim National Park, Galdhøpiggen is Scandinavia's highest peak.

Take a 7hr guided hike to the top from Juvasshytte or visit the ski slope and rise from 1850m to 2200m on the drag lift. www.gpss.no

With it's close proximity to Galdhøpiggen, Lom is an ideal launchpad into the wild and has been a popular basecamp platform for many years.  Lom offers accommodation options and a supermarket with ziplines, rafting, glacier treks, caving and skiing all on it's door step. www.visitnorway.com

Day 6. Rondane National Park

Listed in 1962, Rondane was the first National Park in Norway.  Today it covers an area of almost 1,000 square kilometres in the counties of Oppland and Hedmark.

With Rondeslottet (2178m) being the highest of ten peaks above 2000m, Rondane National Park is an endless expanse of heather and moss offering sublime tranquillity and one of the country's National Tourist Routes. 

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