Glacier Hike to Falketind


Falketind was first ascended in 1820 and was the first mountain of “alpine character ” to be climbed in Norway. This discovery is considered “the awakening of Jotunheimen”, as people became aware of the real potential and all the breadth of opportunities in the area. It is probably the most demanding, and at the same time best tour in Jotunheimen! A wonderful tour including crossing a glacier on the way up to the 2067 meter high peak. The last part is very steep and will require some crawling. The view from the peak is breathtaking, and the route in itself is as well scenic. The tour is guided by our certified and experienced guides.

The hike is demanding and suitable only for experienced hikers in good physical condition. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide that knows the area and that will make sure you have the best experience possible. The weather at high altitudes in Norway can change quickly, and a snowstorm can happen every month of the year.

Hike Description

  • Guided Tour
  • Difficulty: Very Demanding
  • Distance: 6.7 kilometers (Out and back)
  • Elevation: 2,067
  • elevation Gain: 1,050
  • Duration: 10-12 hours

The tour starts in Koldedalen and sets off for a 12km hike to the peak. The first destination is the glacier Falkebre, before a nice a hike and some climbing up to the glacier Stølsnobreen. Here proper equipment is required. the hike continues up along the ridge of Falketind to the peak.

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For Whom the Falketind Glacier Hike fits

As this hike is very demanding and suitable only for experienced hikers in good physical condition. Finding the right track is essential, this hike should be carried out accompanied by an experienced, certified guide, with the right equipment and experience. Embarking on the climb on one’s own is only recommended for highly experienced hikers.

For our tours we have certified guides as well as we provide all the equipment you might need.

Accommodation, food and drinks

  • Accommodation available as add-on


  • Day 1: Dinner and accommodation at Fondsbu DNT (available as add-on)
  • Day 2: Glacier Hike

When to go to to Falketind

Our guides offer tours in July and August