Photo by P.Mäkelä
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1897|
|First successful climber(s):||G.Hastings, H.Wooley|
|Nearest major airport:||Troms or Oslo, Norway|
|Convenient Center:||Troms, Norway|
Jiehkkevarri,also known as Jiekkevarre or Jiehkkevárri, is north of the Arctic Circle. It is located on the Lyngen Peninsula, near the northern tip of Norway. It dominates its neighboring mountains in both height and bulk, its huge glacier-clad walls towering to an ice-domed summit.
The foot of the mountain is about one hour from the university town Tromsø, and two hours by plane from Oslo, capital city of Norway. The best seasons are late April and May for skiing (telemark or randonee), and June through August for ascending by foot. Temperatures range from -10 to +5 degrees Celsius from April through May, and from zero to 20 degrees Celsius on the summit in the summer. The long traverse by ski takes 10 to 12 hrs.