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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.

Elevation (feet): 6,053
Elevation (meters): 1,845
Continent: Europe
Country: Norway
Range/Region: Jotunheimen
Latitude: 69.4667
Longitude: 19.9167
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

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #19433 - by Harald Bohne on Sep 27, 2006
    Best season is may by ski. Regular airflight from Oslo to Tromsoe every day. Mild climate, average januar approx. - 3 degree C, average july 11.
  • Log #3376 - by Olav Solberg on July 18, 2001
    Bestigning fra vest, retur mot st (paragliding). Frste gang med paragliding fra 1833 m ???
  • Log #3378 - by Kjetil Kjernsmo on Oct 06, 2000
    My party had a failed attempt in the Easter of 2000. We attempted to summit from Goverdalen up the southwestern glacier, mostly on skis. About half of the southwestern glacier is full of ice...
  • Log #3379 - by Herulf Skogheim on Sep 09, 1999
    Jiehkkivarre - Club 1833