Nice and accesible peak just east of Sognefjellvegen in Jotunheimen. Very wide view in almost all directions. Too few people visit this mountain partly because it is surrendered by more famous ones. Several routes are possible. The easiest one is from the 1300 meter marker at the road "Sognefjellvegen". This route is a walk up that takes about 2.5 hours.
There is no international airports in this part of Norway, so getting here from Oslo is as good as any options.
The fastest possibility is to drive from Gardermoen airport against Lillehammer and then follow Gudbrandsdalen valley ontop the little town "Otta". Then take left and follw the road against the town Sogndal. The road will get higher and higher before it crosses the wild "Sognefjellet" Mountain pass which at 1440 meters is the highest driveable mountainpass in Norway.
Just after the highest point The Mountains Steindalsnosi and Fanaråken will be visible to the left across a big glacier. Fanaråken is to the left.
The whole trip takes about 5-6 hours from Oslo.
Another slightly longer but much nicer drive is to drive the Begnadalen valley from the city Hønefoss just outside Oslo. The valley is at first a little boring but after a couple of hours at the town Fagernes the view opens up to the Galdhøpiggen range.
The road follow the valley which is one of the most beautiful in Norway. At the crossing "Tyinkrysset" take right steeply up the mountain to the lake Tyin. The road continues to the left of Tyin with an incredible view to the Mountain "Urdanostind" among others.
From a height of about 1100 meters the road falls almost directly into Årdal which is an extremely ugly industrial resort at the end of Sognefjorden which is the longest fjord in the world.
At Årdal drive through the centre of the town and continue the narrow road against Turtagrø. It is fully driveable if you got some sense of humour and a not too big car. From Turtagrø take right and look for the 1300 meter marker. It will take about 6-7 hours from Oslo.
Drive a little downwards from the pass and park at one of the small parkinglots close to the 1300 meter marker. The route goes more or less directly at the summit. At the slightly steep section just before the summit plateau it is OK to keep a little to the left.
There is a ridge from the main summit towards the South-western summit which is a little lower. It looks a little funny, but also exposed in some parts. I did not try to walk the ridge because of strong winds, so I do not know if it is possible without climbing equipment. The first part of it looks ok to me.
No red tape. Parking is free.
When To Climb
June to September is best. It looks ski-able in wintertime, but i am not sure of the avalanche conditions. Since the steepest part is on a slope and not on a ridge, I would be a little careful. I am not sure if the road is open during wintertime.
Camping allowed. Several huts are manned in summer season. There is several good places to camp near the road. In general the Jotunheimen area is tent-able up to about 1400 meters. Higher up there will be just rocks and glaciers, and also difficult to find running water in most areas.
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