We were right in front of the highest mountain peak in Norway. So we parked the van and walked up it.
‘Walked’ is the wrong word. We only just made it to the top.
We weren’t prepared. We didn’t check the weather. We don’t have any ‘gear’, my boots have Gaffa tape on them and we set off at 1pm.
Galdhøpiggen: the tallest mountain peak in Norway and northern Europe
It’s in the Jotunheimen National Park. Here: https://goo.gl/maps/dYQcyDuD95H2
We took a small road off the scenic road 55
See post on the road 55: Norway by campervan: the scenic road you must not miss
And parked the van in Spiterstulen
This is a good place to start a hike up to the peak. Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/daG6sHcM9H92
It started with a well marked path
On a clear sunny day
It’s a steep climb
Patches of snow soon start to appear
But the markings got more and more difficult to see
Until the path sort of just… disappeared
Thick fog came over in the matter of minutes
We followed the rock stacks instead of the red paint
We were now against time. The sun was getting lower and lower in the sky
But we were so close to the top
So we carried on, another 2km
Parts of the amazing view pierced through the clouds below
The sky was pink and the light was going so we started to head back
And then it got dark
After this we carried on driving down the amazing scenic Road 55. See this post: Norway by campervan: the scenic road you must not miss