Glittertind

Elevation (feet): 8,084
Elevation (meters): 2,464
Continent: Europe
Country: Norway
Range/Region: Jotunheimen
Latitude: 61.65
Longitude: 8.55
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1841
First successful climber(s): a survey party
Nearest major airport: Bergen or Oslo, Norway
Convenient Center: Spiterstulen, Norway

Glittertind is the second highest mountain in Norway, located in the spectacular Jotunheimen region, eighty miles northwest of Lillehammer. It rises immediately east of Norway's highest summit, Galdhøppigen (8,100 ft.). Its most recent official elevation is only sixteen feet lower than Galdhøppigen, but its height varies depending on the depth of its summit snow and icecap, whereas Galdhøppigen's summit is rock. In earlier surveys Glittertind was measured as the higher of the two mountains.

Trip Reports

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

There are 22 trip reports for Glittertind.

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  • Log #22144 - by Silvia Mazzani on Mar 15, 2011
    An easy scramble on snow and ice
  • Log #21250 - by Nick and Carol King on Apr 14, 2008
    Skied up from Glitterheim DNT hut using standard metal edged skis with climbing skins. Fine sunny day with superb views from the top.
  • Log #21008 - by Alan White and Lesley Williams on Sep 05, 2007
    Weather slightly drizzly but OK. A steady climb for 1310 metres to the summit. Visibility at the summit is about 10 metres and the GPS proves its worth by convincing us that the false summit we...
  • Log #20464 - by Matt Coppock on Oct 31, 2006
    Beautiful summers day.Set off from the road end towards Glitterheim.2 hours to the hut.Enjoyed watching the reindeer off the track.
  • Log #2376 - by Henk Broidioi on Nov 01, 2004
    We had to try twice. The first try we did was on september 13. In stormy, cold weather we headed for the summit. Almost halfway, we had to stop because we couldn't see anything, were amidst a...
  • Log #2377 - by Henk Broidioi on Nov 01, 2004
    We had to try twice. The first time we (Henk, Koen and Bert)climbed Glittertind, we stranded about halfway in an truly arctic storm. Temperatures were far below zero(-8). The next day was...
  • Log #2380 - by Simon on Sep 26, 2004
    Climbed on ski from the Glitterheim hut. Beautiful day, beautiful snow conditions. We climbed Galdhoppigen on foot during the summer a few years ago. Since Glittertind is the highest mountain in...
  • Log #2360 - by Bill Burt on Aug 31, 2004
    Superb weather, bright bright blue skies. Down to Glitterheim hut on the snow fields, with a huge herd of Reindeer.
  • Log #2361 - by Stig Nohlert on July 27, 2003
    Summited this fantastic peak from Spiterstulen together with two of my children Anna 20 and Johan 15. The ice on top was fantastic. Standing there 1 m from step into nowhere on backside was amazing....
  • Log #2362 - by Ola Torstein Endresen on July 20, 2002
    Jeg våknet opp med fjellturens store utfordring foran meg. Galdhøpiggen og Glittertind på samme dag, norges to største topper. Tanken hadde stått i hodet i hele vinter. Sto opp klokken 07:30 til...
  • Log #2363 - by mike wilson on July 19, 2002
    Im writing this on behalf of my father, who on 02/07/2001 we both climbed th mountaibn, and he slipped and fell and as a result he died. I was wondering any people have photographs of the mountain or...
  • Log #2365 - by Trevor Mose on Jan 16, 2002
    Spectacular mountain. Glacial ice on summit was best part of 25 foot thick and the drop off the north side is stunning. Weather was extremely hot we were climbing in 'skins'.
  • Log #2366 - by Reinout on Aug 17, 2001
    De mooiste belevenis van een 8-daagse wandeltocht door de Jotunheimen...
  • Log #2368 - by Sami Kuusisto on May 03, 2001
    Two Finnish snowboarders made it to the top with a best possible weather. With snowshoes and some climbing practising along the way, it took 7 hours from Spiterstulen to the top and 2 hours back....
  • Log #2369 - by Dmitri Poteriaev on Jan 30, 2001
    Could have been a walk but with a backpack for 1,5 week long autonomous hiking was a bit of a challenge (for me as a beginner :-) Heavy snowfall and visibility of about 10 meters prevented us from...
  • Log #2371 - by Piotr G. Mielus on July 24, 2000
    Base camp in Spiterstulen. Long trek through scree and soft snow. Magda, Adam, Krzych, Rafal, Arto and me on the top. Niech zyja Trole!
  • Log #2372 - by Hjalmar Munk on July 23, 2000
    A walk in the park. But very nice view. Do the glacier tour first. There are castles of ice.
  • Log #2373 - by Hjalmar Munk on July 23, 2000
    Don't do this trip with a bagpack. It prevents you from enjoying the trip.
  • Log #2374 - by Oyvind Lind Petersen on Aug 31, 1999
    Our goal was to climb this mountain in july on ski. This is not difficult, you just to have to carry your ski and sticks for hours before you finally hit the snow at 1700 meters. My brother Trond and...
  • Log #2375 - by Tony Robson on July 06, 1999
    Will there be snow on the peaks of the mountains in the Jotunheimen Nasjonalpark during July? If so, how deep would the snow usually be at the summits?
  • Log #2378 - by Gorm Engen on Feb 10, 1999
    Glittertind has one of the best views in Norway
  • Log #2379 - by Didier Rechatin on Sep 20, 1998
    Climbed this peak on Lars Müller's birthday! Nice condition but quite chilly with smooth wind. Some part of our face were getting frozen (Frightenenig when you turn to your partner and discover that...