THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN NORWAY IS FOUND IN THE SCANDINAVIAN MOUNTAINS; A MOUNTAIN RANGE DIVIDING NORWAY AND SWEDEN IN THE NORTH AND FORMING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS IN THE WEST. GALDHØPIGGEN STANDS AT A HEIGHT OF 2,469 M (8,100 FT) ABOVE SEA LEVEL.
It is located in Oppland County and is also the tallest peak of the Scandinavian peninsula and Northern Europe.
The first people to reach this peak in the Jutunheimen National Park were the three men from municipality of Lom in 1850.
The ridges of the mountain are relatively easy to climb, that's why no actual mountaineering skills are required. Nowadays, it is one of the most popular destinations for lovers of the outdoors, with several hundred people embarking on a journey every day during summer.
The highest alpine ski resort in Scandinavia is also located here, with the T-bar lifts reaching 2200 metres (7218 ft) above sea level.
At the top of Galdhøpiggen, hikers are welcomed to a small cabin that offers soft drinks, snacks, chocolate bars, postcards and souvenirs during the summertime.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN NORWAY:
- Galdhøpiggen – 2,469 m (8,100 ft), in Oppland county, Southern Norway.
- Glittertind – 2,465 m (8,087 ft), in Oppland county, Southern Norway.
- Store Skagastølstind – 2,405 m (7,890 ft), in Sogn og Fjordane county, Western Norway.
- Store Styggedalstinden East – 2,387 m (7,831 ft), in Sogn og Fjordane county, Western Norway.
- Skarstind – 2,373 m (7,785 ft), in Oppland county, Southern Norway.
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